Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Not an auspicious beginning

The incoming head of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has announced that one of her top priorities in that position will be to push legislation requiring all firearm transfers between law-abiding individuals to go through a licensed gun dealer:

"'It is outrageous that gun buyers evade the background check system every day, even in broad daylight,' Wasserman Schultz said Monday at a gun reform rally in Miami sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns."

Nobody's evading anything, ma'am.  Law-abiding people exercising their Second Amendment right to purchase, own and carry a firearm without first having to beg the government for permission aren't criminals, as much as you would like to make them out to be.

And just why does Ms. Wasserman Schultz wish to impose this sort of burdensome process on the peasantry?

"The issue of gun reform rose in prominence in January after a shooting rampage in Tucson left six people dead and 13 others injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), a close friend to Wasserman Schultz.

The suspect arrested in the shootings, Jared Lee Loughner, had been expelled from community college for disturbing behavior and denied entrance to the military for a history of drug abuse. Yet he was able to buy a firearm and high-capacity ammunition magazines from local, licensed gun dealers."
  (Emphasis ours)

So an unlicensed transaction wasn't at all to blame for this incident, but to prevent a repeat of the tragedy we must get rid of unlicensed transactions. 

We're sure that argument makes perfect sense to someone besides Ms. Wasserman Schultz.  We wish her luck finding those few individuals.


Chris Mallory said...

I have a sneaking feeling that Miss Wasserman is a terrible woman advocating tyranny.

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

You're right on, Chris.

As far as wishing this Nazi luck in finding "those few individuals", all she has to do is go to the Brady Bunch. They did that little Danse Macabre before the bodies were even cold.