Sunday, June 20, 2010

Find The Lady

Or, NRA plays three-card monte with Congress -- and guess who steps up?
The gun lobby, however, didn’t count on an uprising among African-Americans in Congress who favor gun control. To the credit of these urban lawmakers in the Congressional Black Caucus – who know that allowing the easy sale of guns in cities is the moral equivalent of yelling “fire!” in a crowded theater – forced the Democratic leadership to withdraw the bill for now. A House vote that was scheduled on the DISCLOSE Act for Friday was quietly canceled.
Well, then.
Suuuuure they didn't count on it. Or something similar.

(Also, what? "...allowing the easy sale of guns in cities is the moral equivalent of yelling “fire!” in a crowded theater...." You read minds, maybe, and have mastered psychohistorical prediction, too? Riddle me this: How is it that Indianapolis, then, is demonstrably and significantly less panicked than Chicago, unlawful-shooting-rate-wise? Not to mention less shot-up -- yet anyone in Indy who can pass a NICS check can own any gun they can afford, while Chicagoans are limited to some types of longarms and even that requires various permits and registrations merely to possess).

1 comment:

Matt G said...

True story: In 10 years in law enforcement, I've NEVER worked a shooting. Oh, I've worked some "He pointed a gun at me" cases, but never a bullet-through-human being incident.

This, in gun-happy Texas, where personal sales are unregulated, and there is ZERO restriction against an adult owning a handgun, rifle, shotgun, or papered full-auto.