Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Bill Of Needs?

Kurt Hofmann, the St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner, recently posted a column entitled, "Gun rights: Of rights, needs and 'sporting purposes'". In it, he examines the responses from the gun prohibitionists including Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and  Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarty (D-NY) to the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

As Kurt notes, the common thread among all three is their claim that we don't "need" whatever they want to prohibit.
Never mind the fact that it is not the place of Congress to determine what we "need." Never mind the fact that when being attacked by dozens of assailants (as can happen right here in St. Louis) a person most definitely does need the ability to fight off more people than can be accounted for with a 10-round magazine. Never mind that Lautenberg and McCarthy apparently believe that police officers--even retired ones--do have such a need.
 Read the whole column here. It is well worth it.

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