We must have 31-round clips
then, I guess the debate is over
Six days after Tucson, the NRA
broke its silence, pledging to fight off any and all attempts
to impose harsher regulations on guns and high-capacity magazines.
An unattributed statement posted on the NRA website late Friday,
written in the rhetorical style
the blood-thirsty bastards are known for, dubbed gun control supporters
"gun ban advocates"
and the proposals mentioned in the wake of the mass shooting "schemes."
There's no question that the debate over gun control will continue
after the Tucson attack,"
the NRA said. "Please rest assured that the NRA will, as always, stand
front and center
in defense of the rights of gun owners."
The association took a pre-emptive strike at legislation which would
ban the future sale or transfer
of high-capacity magazines like the one used by Jared Loughner. That
bill will be proposed next week
by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), who told TPM that the legislation is
The Senate version will be introduced by Frank Lautenberg, who said
that America's problem
is not that there are more madmen, but that guns are too readily
available to them.
This is another issue that should be a slam-dunk for
Democrats, but we don't have
any leadership so once again, the GOP and the Assassins Lobby will roll
right over us.
Is there nothing that
today's Democrats will fight for?
Why do Democrats fight so hard and spend MILLIONS to get
only to say, "Gee,
I dunno, I don't have an opinion," at crunch time?
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