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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Senator Biden gets tough on . . . freedom

Although details aren't yet available (or at least I've not been able to find them), Biden's "2007 Biden Crime Bill" has been introduced. It includes both a reauthorization of the now-defunct (thankfully) 1994 "assault weapons" ban, and closure of the mythical "gun show loophole."

Stop Senseless Gun Violence: Renewing the Assault Weapons Ban and Closing the Gun Show Loophole. The Biden Crime Bill provides for a straight-forward reauthorization of the assault weapons ban that became law in 1994 and it closes the so-called gun show loophole by requiring all gun show sales submit to federal background checks, just like any store-based firearm sale.
Predictably, the Brady Bunch thinks it's a marvelous idea.
"Our country can't be tough on crime without being tough on guns. Many of our communities are under attack by thugs with assault weapons, and we must get these killing machines off our streets," Helmke said. "We are very grateful for Senator Biden's leadership in cracking down on crime and gun violence. The proposals should be welcome news to police leaders and families who are facing an onslaught of violent gun crimes."
If, by "killing machines," you mean the thugs, I agree with you completely, Paul. If, on the other hand, you mean the so-called "assault weapons," I suppose I agree that they shouldn't be left lying around on the streets--it can't be good for them to be run over by cars all the time. Somebody needs to pick up those guns and give them a good home--I'd be happy to, but I can't seem to find any on the streets around here.

Update: Forgot to mention the following part. Not sure about what it will mean for gun laws.
Update Current Law to Keep Up with Changing Technologies: The 2007 Biden Crime Bill also updates federal laws relating to child exploitation and violence against children, drug possession and trafficking, firearms, computer crimes and intellectual property and victims rights.
"Smart guns," maybe, or microstamping? No telling, at this point.


me said...

"Our country can't be tough on crime without being tough on guns. Many of our communities are under attack by thugs..."

What kind of insane mental gymnastics does one have to partake in to get to that position?

our country can't be tough on drunk driving without being tough on cars.

our country can't be tough on arson without being tough on flammable materials.

our country can't be tough on drowning without being tough on water.

maybe, gosh, just MAYBE it's the thugs?

if the bedwetting bunch wants to get killing machines off the streets, I'll build them a pop bottle raft and they can head for their utopia, it's only 90 miles off Florida.

The family I blogged about the other day used "assault weapons" a knife, pepper spray, and a stun gun to kill a girl and attack people who were trying to intervene.

Let's see the stats on "assault weapons" since the expiration of the ban...I'd bet they haven't changed. Until the ______ers trying to disarm everyone but the criminals realize you CAN be tough on crime without being tough on anything else I've got a steaming chocolate/corn/peanut sundae they can eat.