Sunday, May 17, 2009

McCarthy to Push for New Assault Weapon Ban

Defying logic, common sense, and political realities, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has pledged to reinstate the so-called “assault weapon ban.” Ignoring the facts that semi-automatic rifles labeled “assault weapons” are done so for purely cosmetic reasons, ignoring the fact that semi-automatic rifles are used in a tiny minority of crimes, ignoring the fact that literally all of the propaganda leveled against these firearms is patently false, the Democratic self-appointed “elite” seems to believe they know better than the rest of us. McCarthy’s own comments are predictably holier than thou:

"Our gangs are getting assault weapons, our police officers are being killed, and my voice will not be shut until we have a law here that will protect the average citizen. . ."

If gangs are getting “assault weapons,” then chances are they’re already breaking one or more existing laws. Why haven’t these existing laws protected the “average citizen”? How many of these so-called “assault weapons” are in the hands of “average citizens” and are used by “average citizens” for hunting, practical shooting, and self-defense? I guarantee you more than are in the hands of criminals by a nearly 100% margin. All McCarthy’s proposed “feel good” legislation would accomplish is to persecute the “average citizens” that her bill allegedly is there to “protect.”

Senator Dianne Feinstein does not believe that there are enough votes in the Senate to pass the measure. I’d also contend that there are not enough votes in the House either, and McCarthy knows this. I, and many others strongly believe that this measure is to provide a political “test” for Senator Gillibrand. While arriving with an “A” rating from the NRA, Gillibrand has been a disappointment, and I strongly expect that rating will drop precipitously during the next election cycle. McCarthy, quite frankly, wants Gillibrand’s job and is using the House of Representatives as her personal bully pulpit to highlight issues that she believes will gain her political capital going into the 2010 election.

I’m quite frankly disgusted, and I hope not only that Gillibrand will return to her principles and oppose McCarthy’s agenda of disarmament and gutting of our Bill of Rights, but that McCarthy fails in her bid for the Senate and gives the House a much needed respite from her deluded agenda.

Until next time!!!


Troy said...

I swear I shudder every time I hear anything from McCarthy. I honestly can't recall ever hearing anything in the news about her that wasn't attacking the 2nd Amendment in some way!

Fingolfen said...

Guns are her "signature" issue...