Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:49 AM
DonViejo (19,507 posts)
The White House Just Set Gun Rights Activists Ablaze
ver the weekend, the Washington Post reported the gun violence task force led by Vice President Biden is considering gun legislation “far broader and more comprehensive…than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.”
News that the White House is considering significant gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting is music to the ears of gun control advocates, who have waited decades for a serious conversation about guns. But it’s also being welcomed by gun rights groups, who say leaks from the Biden task force are just the thing to push their flock back into the fight.
“ was a Molotov cocktail right into the middle of this thing,” Dave Workman, a former board member at the National Rifle Association, told TPM Monday. “That lit the fuse, it really did.”
Biden has “galvanized the gun community,” Workman said. Though no longer on the NRA board, Workman still spends most of his time advocating for expanded gun rights. He’s an official with the Second Amendment Foundation, communications director for Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and a prolific writer on the gun rights. Both groups Workman serves on are sponsors of Gun Appreciation Day, a nationwide effort to highlight gun ownership scheduled for the weekend of President Obama’s second inauguration.
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The White House Just Set Gun Rights Activists Ablaze (Original post)
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:42 PM
Recursion (50,180 posts)
1. Well, if we're going to lose the white house again, it had better be because of better legislation..
... than the completely pointless AWB.
Go for the handguns.
Response to Sunlei (Reply #2)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:16 AM
Oglee (3 posts)
3. As a gun owner we do need the NRA
If Feinsteins bill was to be passed as it a lot of guns would be considered "assault weapons". My personal HD weapon a Beretta 92FS would be considered an "Assault Weapon" and would have to either be registered or disposed of.
I am not ok with that, I am ok with some stricter gun laws but to ban any weapon that features a detachable magazine is insane. That would mean my M1 and M14(which I use for hunting) would also be considered "assault weapons" and thus illegal as well.
While there does need to be talk and the NRA is a bit extreme, if it was up to Feinstein every gun out there except for 5 round bolt actions and shotguns would be banned, that is until someone shoots up a school with a Remington 870 that you can buy at Walmart, then those would be targeted next until all guns are banned and hunting is near impossible.