School of the America's for gangbangers.
just joking Tim and Caleb
His exact statement was,
"So what I am trying to do is get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally, part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban re-introduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence."
He then proceeded to state that most of the violence in Chicago was from cheap handguns 'Hi-Point *cough*'.
First off and on a personal political note IMO 90% of all politicians in Washington 'or trying to get there' need to be sent home. The bi-partisan finger pointing and flat out yes/no black/white nonsense happening along party lines is disgusting.
As far as the presidential race goes its like this "which turd are you voting for?", so I DO NOT have a horse in this race.
That being said IMO when he said this it was pandering to the Antis and the simple fact that he isn't even sure he could get the legislation introduced speaks volumes.
& TTAG and some other blogs are IMO hitting the panic button and pandering to all of us just as much as the President did to the Anti's.
Last edited by Jay; 10-17-2012 at 11:00 AM. Reason: typo
Thanks for the exact quote, Jay. Apologies for my inaccurate second person relay earlier.
Lets face facts on the actual possibility of a re-introduced AWB.
1. It will either have a sunset, or be overturned. In the current political climate EVERYONE has bigger fish to fry and no matter what you do you cannot regulate crazy.
2. As callous or shocking as this may sound, an AWB would be nothing short of lucrative for pretty much every member here.
That being said there are plenty more toys I want to buy, and considering I am all of 3 weeks in on the wait for my 4 NFA items and about ready to pull my hair out from said wait, the thought of a 10 year blight nauseates me.
Also and this is just my opinion, Romney is just as dangerous if not more so than Obama when it comes to gun control. Tonight he made it sound like the NRA sat down with him to help him draft the AWB in Massachusetts.
In my opinion, the bigger threat is not the possibility of the AWB being reinstated. The bigger threat is the high probability that Obama will be appointing more Supreme Court Justices. With our rights already hanging by a slim margin in the Supreme court, THAT is the bigger threat.
I guess I should have said,
After some thought an AWB could actually be quite detrimental to some of our SME's & Instructors. Jay(LSHD) & F2S come to mind, my apologies to all for not considering your livelihood in my above statements.
Last edited by Jay; 10-16-2012 at 11:15 PM. Reason: Additional thoughts
Obama is either completely unable to appreciate irony (and I don't put that past him, as I've never bought the idea that he's a genius...I think quite the opposite) or he thinks the rest of us are.
A bunch of angry people who insist that those bastards get not an inch more is a good thing...and, sadly, a necessary thing to keep the meddlesome wolves at bay.