Old Joe’s at it again. Here he is pandering to a black audience on MLK Day:
And I’ll say what I said then and I’ll say it over and over again: I am going to get assault weapons banned. I did it once, and I’m going to do it again.
There’s no social redeeming value. Deer aren’t wearing Kevlar vests out there. What the hell do you need an assault –no, I’m serious. And ban the number of bullets that go in a magazine. There’s no — no need for any of that.
I love my right-wing friends who talk about “the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots.” Give me a — if you need to worry about taking on the federal government, you need some F-15s. You don’t need an AR-15. I’m serious. Think about it. Think about the rationale for this. It’s about money — money, money, money.
At least he didn’t tell people to destroy their front door by leveling shotgun blasts at it from inside, hoping (stupidly and futilely) to hit unidentified target(s) on the other side. He also refrained from again advising law enforcement to try shooting perps in the leg.
A few points & questions:
What is the definition of “assault rifle?”
Where does is say in the constitution that our rights are only valid if they have “social redeeming value?”
How do we determine the legally proper magazine capacity? By what criteria?
Finally, the old canard about “taking on the federal government” is an insult to gun owners, and even more, an insult to the anti-gun audiences politicians aim this tripe at.
Brady Leonard tackles the president’s malarky in a humorous short commentary. Please read it and tell us, what say you?