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Posted on 07/22/2004 8:36:57 PM PDT by Mulder
With the ban on assault weapons set to expire in September, 10 years after it was enacted by Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) will again try to bring the gun control issue to the forefront during a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston next week
McCarthy, who became a national advocate for tougher firearms laws after her husband was killed and son injured by a gunman on the Long Island Rail Road in 1993, said she hopes the speech stirs the American public to pressure Congress to pass another 10-year ban
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The democrats have finally figured out that gun control is a losing issue for them throughout most of the country, so their strategy is to have the guys at the top of ticket remain silent on the issue, while the gun-grabbing trolls at the lower levels push an anti-gun agenda.
Bring it on. I hope she rants on and on about more gun control.
It'll never get past the House. I think last time Delay talked about the AWB, he said it is 20-30 votes short of the number needed to pass.
I'd like to see this as well. Unless Kerry disavows her, and he can't afford to, that will be the message that the voters take away from the convention no matter how carefully he tries to be to stay ambiguous on the issue.
The Dims cant help themselves. Featuring scary strident gun grabbers may help pile up more useless votes for Kerry in Vermont, but will cost him big time in battleground states such as WV, PA, & OH, & MI.
Why not trot Rosie O'Donut out there like you did at the Million Moron March? Worked great for you then, didn't it?
Come to think of it, everything Rosie touches turns to s**t. You've got the Moron March, the Boy George Broadway fiasco, the Rosie magazine debacle, she showed up at Martha Stewart's trial and a juror was offended (I really like that one!). If I didn't know any better I'd say that woman's got a bad case of Karma on her hands.
Great! Let the RATs throw another rant about gun control and see how many "undecideds" they lose. They know it's a loser issue for them, but their leftist base demands lip service (not the monica kind), so they will have to publicly take the losing side on a hot-button issue, and the RAT lapdog media will play it for all it's worth, obtusely refusing to realize they're hurting their own chosen candidate.
This woman is a blithering idiot. When are they going to ban fence post (which was used to murder my son), screwdrivers, scissors, knives, hammers, bricks, bats, tire irons, bath tubs or hand & feet?????????? All have been used to kill many times over.
And let's point out that McCarthy cosponsored a bill that would ban all non smart pistols!
And John Kerry's vote for the .30-30
These ASSHoles should UNDERSTAND that there are 20,000 laws on the books. TWENTY-THOUSAND laws which 'could' be enforced. /rant
Waiting for my Ruger Vaquero Baisley .357 for a SASS shoot.
6 Legislative Days Left Until The AWB Expires
Which is hardly a safe margin. 30/435 is less than 7 %, and 20/435 is just over 4.5 %
Is Carolyn a 'Pubbie sleeper?
Is Carolyn a 'Pubbie sleeper?
(or are the Dims really this stupid?)
John Kerry has been traveling the country saying that he is a hunter and respects the Second Amendment. That is a joke, right? Who does he think he is fooling? Mr. Kerry's 20-year record in the senate exposes his dishonesty when he says he supports hunting.
Mr. Kerry voted for his Massachusetts colleague Ted Kennedy's Senate Amendment - SAMDT.2619. Even 12 Democrats, including liberals Pat Leahy and Tom Daschle, voted against this extremist infringement on our rights.
The bill bans almost all centerfire rifle ammunition that is considered "armored piercing bullets." The bill's definition of "armored piercing bullet" is whatever the Attorney General (Likely a Janet Reno clone under a Kerry presidency) decides it is.
Mr. Kennedy specially targeted the .30-30 round in a CSPAN speech. (Source: Page S1634-S1639 Congressional Record.) The .30-30 is one of America's most popular deer-hunting rounds. Since another hunting round, the .30-06, is more powerful than the .30-30, we would see that banned as well.
Mr. Kerry cannot vote for this bill and say that he supports hunting or the Second Amendment.
I was born at night, but not last night. John Kerry is a "Ted Kennedy" wolf in sheep's clothing.
Ban 30-30 ammo?! In Feinstein's dreams!
6 Legislative Days Left Until The AWB Expires
I still wouldn't worry about it. Hastert and Delay have said it isn't going to come up for a vote regardless of what the Democrats and Senate want. The issue is DOA as far as the House leadership is concerned.
October 7, 2003
KeepAndBearArms.com What do you get when you put a current and former board member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the same room with two of the most vehemently anti-gun members of the House and Senate? asks CNSNews columnist Jeff Johnson in his Sept. 26 news report. On Thursday, the answer to that question was: agreement.
The NRA is enthusiastically endorsing a gun control bill that's also supported by avowed gun banners Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. Handgun Control, Inc. calls the bill a sensible step that will save lives note the word step which is what they say about banning semi-automatic rifles due to ergonomic and safety features, and what they've said in the past about completely banning handguns.
NRA's former and current board members took the stage with two of America's premier gun banners, smiling as they announced unequivocal support for this new gun control bill. Rep. Dingell called the two gun prohibitionists patriotic Americans and praised them in other ways. Sen. Schumer and Rep. McCarthy vehemently oppose the intent and purpose of the Second Amendment and consistently sign on to bills that would ban guns. They were both elected to Congress and pride themselves on their gun banishment agendas. Some would have a hard time calling such people patriotic. NRA insider Dingell didn't stutter.
About the Legislation
This NRA/Schumer gun control bill is called the NICS Improvement Act and has just been introduced under that name in both houses of Congress (S.1706 & H.R.3237). The bill's alleged visible intent is to improve the national instant criminal background check system, and for other purposes.
By improve, according to the Washington Times, they actually mean to add 35 million new records to the system. CNSNews says that includes investing $1.25 Billion dollars over three years roughly $4 for every man, woman and child in America to add records to the FBI's database. The bill amounts to the bribing of States with federal money to add private, personal records to FBI's list of prohibited persons to expand their list of people who cannot purchase or possess firearms and to penalize States that fail to comply. Included in those records will be medical records.
As for the latest hatefest planed for the DNC, well,,, some dogs just can't quit howling . . .
Great! Let her speak. This is great news for The Prez.
Make it long and make it rabid. Show the faithful how much you hate guns. Give 'em both barrels, Carolyn.
Was that the crazy black terrorist Colin Ferguson? And is this the same McCarthy behind this lawsuit:
A meritless lawsuit filed by victims' families against Olin, manufacturer of Black Talon ammunition, and Ruger, manufacturer of the gun Ferguson used in the killings, is dismissed because it would involve a wholesale expansion of tort law. McCarthy v. Sturm, Ruger and Co., Inc., 916 F.Supp. 366 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)Banning guns isn't going to stop insane terrorists.
The more they push gun control, the more they'll win.
I urge them to follow this advice.