The notorious “assault weapons” ban instituted by Bill Clinton during his presidency was a failure, as even a great many anti-gun commentators are now willing to concede. Crime data reveals that taking firearms out of circulation because they looked scary did nothing to impact the real roots of violent crime.
Yet White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has suggested that we bring it back anyway. Earnest listed the reinstatement of the ban as one of several “common-sense” steps that would provide “a national security benefit.” We know that President Barack Obama would like to make gun control part of his legacy; what we don’t understand is why he’s so eager to copy Clinton’s failures.
The NYT Opposed The Watch List When It Wasn’t About Guns
Breitbart points out that The New York Times editorial board’s newfound fervor for banning all gun sales to individuals on the FBI’s Terrorist Watch List doesn’t stack up against the outrage that the paper previously expressed about the list’s very existence. The Times condemned the list as “a violation of basic rights” that should not be part of a “democratic society premised on due process.”
Of course, if you’re talking about letting people buy guns, these same editors seem enthusiastic about throwing due process out the window. It’s time for these journalists to admit that in the end, they hate guns a lot more than they love civil liberties.
Anti-Gun Politicians Obstruct Legislative Process
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who want more restrictive gun control have begun turning the legislative proceedings into a clown show, repeatedly calling for the House to be adjourned if it’s not going to pass more gun-control legislation. As the congressional gun-haters realize they’re unlikely to get their way, they are favoring political theater over professionalism.
Each motion to adjourn failed, and the anti-gun reps are being asked to examine some unrelated bills on homeland security—you know, to actually do their job. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, condemned their practices, saying, “This body ought to be about doing things that make a difference, not doing things for show.”
Ed Schultz Thinks You’re A “Jackass” For Respecting The Constitution
According to former MSNBC host and liberal political commentator Ed Schultz, you’re a “jackass” if you have a soft spot in your heart for the Constitution, reported Newsbusters’ Jack Coleman. Since the cancellation of Schultz’s MSNBC show and daily talk radio program, the liberal political commentator has held a daily Web-based podcast, on which he announced Friday that the Constitution is just “totally outdated” and an “old piece of paper.”
“… Just tell the American people we can’t get anything done on gun violence because Republicans are in the way,” said Schultz regarding GOP opposition to gun-control legislation in the wake of the San Bernardino terror attack. “Put it on the obstructers. Put it on the people who always defend a piece of paper that was 225 years old or whatever, back in a society that doesn’t even exist today, the Second Amendment.”
New Jersey Mayor, Local Officials Call For Normalizing Right To Carry
Egg Harbor Township Mayor James McCullough wrote to The Press of Atlantic City that the world is unsafe and that “Maybe if someone had a gun during the San Bernardino shooting spree, some of the 14 innocent people would still be alive.” Councilman-elect Joe Venezia, also of Atlantic County, supported McCullough’s letter, noting that New Jersey—where anti-gun laws keep honest people largely disarmed—is likely a “breeding ground for terrorism.”
Although the Press plainly tried to dismiss the notion of making Jersey’s carry laws similar to those of other states, Scott Bach, of the Association of N.J. Rifle & Pistol Clubs, warned, “People die because they are actively prevented by the state from defending themselves with a firearm outside the home” in New Jersey.
Odessa Homeowner Thwarts Burglary Attempt
An Odessa, Texas, resident is the latest example of a homeowner using a firearm for self-defense. It happened in the early morning hours, just after 2 a.m., when a would-be robber tried to force his way into Hector Garcia’s house by kicking in the front door.
Garcia, 35, shot at the suspect multiple times until he fled and drove away in a truck. The suspect had also vandalized Garcia’s vehicle by breaking a window and denting the sides.
Odessa police later located the suspect at Medical Center Hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound to the lower body. Warrants will be served upon his release.