Warning! If you are a right wing republican conservative you will hate this blog. If you are a left wing democrat liberal you will hate this blog. I don't care. This blog is for open minded people who don't toe the party line and can think for themselves.
While I think the Supreme Court held up the letter of the law with their ruling on the Chicago gun ban it is interesting that the conservatives who are so tied it up in state and city rights over federal law went to the federal government to overturn a city ordinance.
The NRA is another story The NRA in most are wrong and if gun owners would stop fearing that any law that remotely has to do with guns is going to take away their guns we wouldn’t have a lot of the fights we have.
Almost every city and state law association has called for the outlawing of cop killer bullets- bullets that can penetrate their Kevlar vests (hence the name cop-killer). The NRA says that is infringing on their rights.
Assault rifles are being shipped from the US to Mexico and in turn are endangering our citizens on the border. The law enforcement community wants to outlaw them. There is no reason why anyone needs a gun that can fire 600 rounds per minute. Trust me your rifle will take out a deer and your handgun will take out a burglar. You don’t need to make chop meat of them. The only people using assault rifles right now are the bad guys. We take the assault rifle off the street and they can’t get them.
There is a bill that would prevent people who are on the federal No-Fly list from being able to buy guns. The NRA says this is a violation of their rights since they haven’t been convicted of a crime, Huh??? Maybe there is a reason they are on the No-Fly list in which case I don’t want them having guns.
My main beef with the NRA is their arrogance, Wayne LaPierre the NRA honcho referred to Federal agents as jack-booted thugs. He also said "Twenty JBT's [jack-booted thugs] outside your house may be bullet proof but they're not fire proof." Former President George Bush quit the NRA (along with former President Ford), saying he was outraged that NRA officials had characterized federal agents as "thugs" who wear Nazi helmets. Bush wrote that he was upset that the NRA executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, had defended his attack on federal agents "even in the wake of the Oklahoma City tragedy" where a former secret service agent who worked under Bush was killed.
The NRA should have muzzled LaPierre a long time ago. Anyone who spouts that sort of rhetoric is not someone I would want speaking on my behalf. It just makes the NRA look bad. And supporting something that can kill law enforcement officers makes them look worse.