Like a moth to a flame, a Chicago Democrat is drawn to gun control. Bitter's got the round-up. Here's the money quote from President Obama: "...AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities."
Yes, that's what he said -- and you'll note he leaves no room at all for the honest gun-owner, nor bothers with the distinction between a fully-automatic AK-47 (which takes a $200 tax stamp and Federal paperwork, above and beyond the stunning price the limited supply commands) and a one-round-per-trigger-press semi-auto SovBloc tomato stake from Ed's Bait and Boomsticks. Nope, in his world they're all eeeeviiiiil and if you have one and you're not a soldier, you must be a crook.
Thanks for motivating the gunnie base, Mr. President -- though I'm pretty sure that wasn't your intention.
Elsewhere, Mr. Romney has been busily applying a new coat of lipstick to the pig of the Massachusetts "assault weapons" ban he signed while Governor; perhaps that's what gave Mr. Obama the notion this was a can of worms he could open.
I certainly hope Mr. Romney is a quick study. The 'States as a whole do not look much like his home state on this issue. (And meanwhile, where is the Libertarian Party? Come out, come out, wherever you are -- this is an issue you can own! Assuming you can get the creaking media to notice, that is.)
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