I’m subscribed to the Democrats’ email list. Why? Because I once was one, and I can’t find the “unsubscribe” button. For the last few weeks they have been using this list to hammer into their base a hatred for Republicans who are trying time and time again to repeal Obamacare — something that the American public seems to agree with, since they elected those officials specifically on that platform. Dems seem to have an inherent belief that they are doing things for the good of the people, public opinion doesn’t matter and lying to their constituents is perfectly OK. But when it comes to things Republicans are doing, they categorically oppose those actions. “Tell them it’s here to stay!” they say. It seems like Democrats aren’t taking their own advice though, and are introducing similarly repetitive and useless bills designed to change matters of settled law. In this case, they are once again introducing legislation to ban “high capacity” magazines . . .
From Fox News:
Thursday in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) unveiled their Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act.
It would ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.
“During the dark day of Dec. 14, 2012, eleven innocent children escaped the ravages of gun shots at Sandy Hook Elementary School because shooter Adam Lanza had to pause to reload his gun. Large capacity magazines that allow people to shoot up to 100 rounds of ammunition have no place in our schools, our movie theaters, our parks, or our streets,” said Rep. Esty.
Lawmakers argue there’s no need for Americans to possess such powerful weapons.
Also in attendance at the unveiling of the bill were Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT).
“The vast majority of Americans support this common-sense measure—it’s time that Members of Congress remember who they represent here, and pass this bill,” said Senator Murphy.
“More magazine changes might have helped save more lives. Even if we cannot stop all killers, we can make them less lethal,” said Senator Blumenthal.
This exact same legislation has been proposed and rejected almost as many times as the Republicans’ Obamacare repeal has been proposed in the House. It’s an outright lie that “the vast majority of Americans support this common-sense measure,” because neither the majority of Americans want new gun control nor is this measure qualify as “common sense.”
In bill after bill, Democrats are trying to slowly, incrementally strip the American people of their ability to defend themselves. They want to eliminate private ownership of body armor, leaving civilians defenseless in the face of an armed attacker because of one or two instances in which a criminal wore something that looked like body armor (but wasn’t).
They want to ban firearms from schools, simply because they can’t bear the mental image of their children in the vicinity of these evil objects and would rather have they be gunned down by an attacker than admit that an armed defender might actually save their children’s lives.
And now they want to eliminate the ability of citizens to effectively defend themselves because of the actions of one or two mentally unstable individuals a year, whose actions could have been stopped without infringing on the civil rights of all Americans.
They don’t care. They need to “do something” to stop the alleged “gun violence epidemic” and, of course, “protect children.” Even if it does more harm than good.