Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Pick Up The White Courtesy Clue Bat

John Tabin's article in the Spectator shows he understands current firearms regulation far better than those who would attempt to ban our ownership of all means of self defense.

The AK-47s that you can buy at the average gun store are semiautomatic rifles; you only get one shot per trigger-pull. How did the assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 affect the availability of these? It didn't, in any meaningful sense. The differences between the rifles that were legal before the ban, during the ban, and now are entirely cosmetic.

FEIT'S SILLY COLUMN WOULDN'T BE quite so remarkable if not for how it came to my attention, through an approving link from Andrew Sullivan. Sullivan is ubiquitous these days, promoting a book entitled The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back. His comment on Feit's column: "As Jon Stewart said of John McCain, Giuliani has turned his straight talk express into a bus to bulls**t-town."

The only thing left out of the article is the absence of any legally owned fully automatic weapon being used in a crime by a private citizen. The only instance known of the criminal misuse of a fully automatic weapon was a police officer who killed his wife.

With the clue bat apparently out of the closet and dusted off for use perhaps our beautiful country will move beyond its hoplophobia and begin the rollback of the Gun Control Acts of 1986 and 1968.

Hat Tip to PoliPundit

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