QotD, The New Republic Is Projecting Their Behavior On Us Again edition.

Oh, irony, how I miss thee.

…[One] element of the old law should not be repeated. [snip]: the 10-year sunset clause.

Superficially, having a time limit on the law makes sense. Congress is then forced to examine new evidence, gauge public opinion and make adjustments. But in practice, the sunset clause gave gun rights absolutists in Congress the power to ignore public opinion and new evidence. All they had to do is sit on their hands, without ever having to take a recorded vote and face their constituents.

…You know, if you just replaced ‘gun rights absolutists’ with ‘Democratic tax enthusiasts,’ you’d end up with something that was actually true and a fairly accurate description of Democratic tax policy over the last decade. As for the ‘sunset clause’… :shrug: I’m sure that it drives people nuts that the post-repeal decade demonstrated that there was never a need for the “assault weapons ban” in the first place, but I can’t imagine how any of that is MY fault.  Because it’s not.  Neither are any of the psychosexual neuroses that seem to be rampant among the anti-gun folks these days…

Moe Lane

(Link via Hot Air)


Tweet Of The Day, The Second Assault Weapons Ban Is Farce edition.

This is exactly what happened last time.


…but God forbid that political activists who are terrified of guns be kept from having to shell out money for a therapist like the rest of us.

Moe Lane

PS: Another blast from the past: banning the manufacture of larger magazines will simply mean that the gun manufacturers will stockpile them beforehand. Banning their manufacture and sale without compensation will probably not fly, and if by some strange happenstance it does fly the court cases will start twenty minutes later. They’re metal boxes with springs attached, people. Not hard to make.

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