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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 9, 2013, 09:01 PM

27. This is good information, but my point still stands.

 

Yes, the law is 22 years old. However, it was signed by a Democratic Mayor (Dinkins) at a time in NYC when Democrats pretty much ruled unopposed (Dinkins' incompetence was part of what ended that streak, ushering in the Ghouliani misadministration).

The OP is a Maher quote about how Democrats don't really want to take away anyone's guns. The 1991 NYC law (passed by mostly Democrats) disproves that. The 2012 NY State 'SAFE Act' (passed by mostly Democrats - though Constitution-shredding Repubs trailed along) disproves that. The CA 'Assault Weapons Ban' (passed by mostly Democrats) disproves that.

If Democrats don't want to be tarred with this particular brush, then they should stop supporting laws like these.

I vote Democratic because I am pro-choice (which the Democrats are at least pretty consistent in supporting), and I continue to hope that the Democratic Party might move back toward a New Deal type of economic populism. That means I love Elizabeth Warren. But I still have to grit my teeth when she gets to talking about gun control.

-app

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