The Anti's have a new ally.

This is a discussion on The Anti's have a new ally. within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; And it does not bode well for us... Story here Commander Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is speaking out against our ...

Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree4Likes
  • 4 Post By pscipio03

Thread: The Anti's have a new ally.

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array oakchas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,189

    The Anti's have a new ally.

    And it does not bode well for us...

    Story here

    Commander Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is speaking out against our government's enforcement of gun laws.

    I suspect his message will be "tweaked" by the anti-gun groups to illustrate a need for a return to the AWB.

    Please note, Cmdr. Kelly specifically said:
    “We have a political class that is afraid to have meaningful debates about our gun laws and how they are being enforced.
    (bolding and underlining my own)

    That is very carefully worded to reflect the lack of enforcement, and put the onus on government itself for its failure.

    The largest problem is indeed enforcement. Our gun laws are already restrictive enough. But our Government's failure to enforce them; and in fact, break them intentionally (Fast and Furious), has allowed more guns into the hands of criminals. Which in turn, get used against the law abiding citizens of this land.

    But, be aware... by changing just a few words in his statement... he becomes a spokesman for "Meaningful debate about our gun laws..."

    The ramifications of this are:

    A heroic astronaut, who's wife was shot by a madman (with what used to be considered an assault weapon component), is speaking out against assault weapons and calling for another "thoughtful" ban.

    Many cards in play here...

    His wife was a staunch supporter of the 2nd amendment (IINM, she even had a permit to carry).
    His wife was shot by a weapon with an extended magazine.
    His wife was a congresswoman who miraculously survived the heinous attack, and in it's aftermath, even voted on the floor of the house, attended the State of the Union address, and continues to recover from the injuries she sustained.
    He is a "heroic commander" of a space shuttle.
    He heroically supported her during her recovery.

    We will see more of him. And he will be against at least some of the things we hold dear.
    It could be worse.
    "The History of our Revolution will be one continued Lye from one end to the other."
    John Adams
    "A gun is kind of like a parachute. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again".

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array Ksgunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    3,828
    Csn anyone spell Brady2....just askin

  4. #3
    Distinguished Member Array noway2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,843
    There are already a bunch of bans in place, like bans on places where guns can be carried. Those bans clearly don't work, what makes them think that another one will? Then again, I am preaching to the choir here

  5. #4
    Ex Member Array pscipio03's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    406
    Step one-- they should pass a law that makes murder illegal. That will stop the BG's from committing that crime.

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    4,263
    Quote Originally Posted by pscipio03 View Post
    Step one-- they should pass a law that makes murder illegal. That will stop the BG's from committing that crime.
    Yep, no doubt. More legislation will fix ANYTHING! And the more, the better!

    I've about decided that laws are becoming like fishing lures. They're now more interesting to the makers & users than they are to...the fish!
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

  7. #6
    Distinguished Member Array GunGeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,249
    A restrictive government law that common sense dictates, is doomed to failure. Another great idea brought to you by the champions of failed legislation and policies of failure for the last 50 yrs. You can't fix stupid!!

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

comander mark kelly's antigun group

Click on a term to search for related topics.