Second, it is the expiration of the most useless (indeed, damaging) piece of legislation in history, the Assault Weapons Ban. Yet who supports the highly unpopular ban? Kerry, of course:Evidence notwithstanding, there are many who want to renew the ban. John Kerry has offered up the argument that assault weapons are not needed for hunting, so the government can and should ban them. Kerry said last week, "I support the Second Amendment. I've been a hunter all my life." In April his spokesman said, "John Kerry used assault weapons in the military, so he understands that they're not meant for hunting dove or deer."Precisely.
It's scary when a man who may well become President of the United States thinks the Second Amendment — which says, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" — refers to hunting, not self-defense.
Monday, September 13, 2004
Assault Weapons Ban Expires
First, I've always thought that the term, "assualt weapons" was repetitive. Alpha Patriot weighs in on this issue: