Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Obama Defends Concealed Carry?

"The Obama administration is legally defending a last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush that allows concealed firearms in national parks, even as it is internally reviewing whether the measure meets environmental muster." [link]

Yeah I couldn't believe it either. But for some reason I am not getting a warm fuzzy feeling all over. I think somebody had better start looking up this man's sleeves, because there is definitely something hiding up there.

More Gun Control Drivel

"On February 17, 2009, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed two resolutions sponsored by Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan regarding stricter gun control. For the third year, the commissioner authored legislation urging the U.S. Congress and Florida Legislature to reinstate the Federal Assault Weapons Act...the commissioner passed another related item, urging both Congress and the State Legislature to pass legislation requiring all gun sales, regardless of venue or type, to be registered with law enforcement within 14 days of purchase, in addition to any other existing restrictive requirements..." [link]

OH! My favorite! Draconian style firearms control, restrictions, limits, etc... Whatever floats your boat. For some reason politicians can't get it through their thick, brainless skulls that these types of regulations only apply to law abiding citizens. They do not understand that criminals, by definition, will still continue to do what they do, commit crimes. They will do this regardless of any barriers in their way. Did the invention of safes stop them from trying to get to the valuable stored inside? Did the invention of CCTV and the use of it at gas stations stop hold ups from these establishments?

If merely passing a law remedied a situation we would have not more drunk driving incidents, no murders, not theft, no extortion, no rape, etc... Only the law abiding follow the laws. The problem we start to run into is nearly everyone has that theoretical line in the sand drawn at some point. At what point will politicians turn you into a criminal?

Quote for the Day

"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense." -- Thomas Jefferson