Friday, March 16, 2018

Ludicrous Posturing

It is like little kids posturing on the school yard. One kid says something and the other kid says, "Yeah? Well, I did that and this too!" So it is with politicians and firearms especially if they have D after their name.

The latest extreme example of this comes from my home state of North Carolina. Rep. Rodney Moore (R-Mecklenburg) says he'll introduce a bill to raise the legal age to purchase a rifle to age 21.

Here is his rationale as reported by WRAL:
Rep. Rodney Moore said he didn’t need to look any further than the faces of the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to know change was necessary.

“[They’re] very tragic examples of where we’ve become as a society in letting weapons of war be distributed on our streets,” Moore said.
 His bill would per the usual exempt law enforcement, firefighters, and members of the military.

You are probably saying, "So what! Lots of people have said they want to raise the age to 21."

Ah, but it gets better.
Penalties for using rifles to commit a crime in places like a school or public building would increase and the law would require a 90-day waiting period to purchase guns.

“We need to go through a thorough criminal background check. We need to do a mental evaluation and that is why we need the waiting period,” Moore said.
In a statement of extreme irony, Moore concludes by saying he supports the Second Amendment.
Moore said he is a supporter of the Second Amendment, but does not feel his proposal violates anybody’s rights.

“What it is doing is enhancing the safety of that particular amendment,” he said. “When the Second Amendment was written into the Constitution, the founding fathers had no idea how technology, how weapons would change.”
 Raise the age to 21, add a 90-day waiting period, insist on a mental evaluation, AND say you are doing it to enhance the "safety" of the Second Amendment. In terms of political posturing that is going to be hard to beat.


  1. Just raise the legal age of getting shot to 21 - it would be about as effective.

  2. Sigh... ALL political posturing... He doesn't give a rat's ass about the kids.

  3. Why don't they just make it illegal to murder people by any means? Wouldn't that be the easier way to stop another mass murder? If they just make murder illegal than we can't say, "instead of waiting 90 days to pick up their gun, they'll make a bomb" because a bomb would be illegal, too.

    Wait. What?

  4. How many kids die each day from texting while driving? How many kids die when driving while intoxicated?
    How many kids die from post-birth (yes, POST-birth) abortion?

    Spare me you so and so pinko commie. It ain't for the kids and you know it. And we know it. Stop your lying you fool. He wouldn't know the 2A if it rode in on rails. This jerk needs a good punch in the nose, better yet, told to drop out of politics. They don't seem to be getting the message. Words go in one ear and out the other and without slowing down in between. Maybe a bit of corporal discipline to enough of them and they would start to get the message. #Beat Your Congresscritter Day

    Oh, and I am serious.

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