Getting on the pro-gun bandwagon?

Elected Leaders Show Bipartisan Support of National Hunting and Fishing Day

Most representatives are afraid of looking too anti-gun to too many voters. So things like the upcoming National Hunting and Fishing Day is a great time to score a couple of points with outdoorsmen:

H.RES.634
Title: Encouraging participation in hunting and fishing, and supporting the goals and ideals of National Hunting and Fishing Day and the efforts of hunters and fishermen toward the scientific management of wildlife and conservation of the natural environment.
Sponsor: Rep Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY-20] (introduced 9/5/2007) Cosponsors (51)
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans.

I wonder how many of the 52 sponsors and cosponsors are aware that hunting rifles are usually far more powerful than “high powered assault weapons”?

Just asking.

Polish Heavy Sniper Rifle

wkw wilk tor anti-materiel rifle

USAREUR plays key role for Immediate Response 07
Photo by Spc. Jerry Wilson
September 19, 2007

Sgt. Chad Droege, Illinois Army National Guard, learns how to fire a Polish sniper rifle from Polish army Cpl. Lukasz Bocwinski during Immediate Response 07 at the Wedrzyn Training Area in Poland.

That appears to be a WKW Wilk Tor 12.7mm anti-materiel rifle. Photo from Army.mil.

More from Florida

Observations on guns and an officer’s death from Miami Herald readers:

On Sept. 13, four Miami-Dade police officers were shot, one fatally, by Shawn LeBeet, who had an outstanding warrant for aggravated battery and assault with a firearm for more than five years.

Followed by:

As a South Florida cop for the past 23 years, I offer the following challenge to the local and national police unions: Stop endorsing presidential politicians who have worked to overturn the assault-weapon ban or are not in favor of re-implementing it. How in the world can police as a collective group ever support anyone who would show such a callous disregard for the safety of law-enforcement personnel?

and:

How much money does the National Rifle Association give to political campaigns? Allowing criminals and terrorists to easily obtain assault weapons puts police and their communities at risk. How many officers must die before we say enough?

But here’s a real shocker:

LaBeet’s weapon was not an automatic weapon. He could only fire each shot as fast as he could pull the trigger. In fact, it was illegal for LaBeet to own any gun. LaBeet obtained his weapon through identity theft. [emphasis Murdoc’s]

Keep in mind that these quotes are all feedback from readers and should be taken as such.

Water Pistols vs. High Powered Assault Weapons

Miami Worried About Sudden Rise In Use Of High-Powered Assault Weapons:

There has been a sudden increase in the amount of assault weapons on the street, with more and more such weapons being used in murders and other shootings. The number has been growing each year.

John Rivera, president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association told the Associated Press, “It’s almost like we have water pistols going up against these high-powered rifles.”

I’m sure that a president of such an organization is fully aware that assault rifles are not “high-powered rifles,” but it appears that he doesn’t mind pretending they are to help make a point.

As usual.