Skip to comments.Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill
Posted on 01/09/2011 10:52:29 PM PST by Sprite518
One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday targeting the high-capacity ammunition the gunman used.
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The Left is going nuts by exploiting this situation for political gain. They almost immediately blamed Sarah Palin, talk radio and the tea party when it was a radical Leftist that did this. Rahm Emanuel's never let a crisis go to waste comes to mind.
It's obvious they want to silence all opposition to Obama and the leftist by calling any disagreement "hate". It has not even been 72 hours and we are still just trying to get all the facts. Unreal and complete B.S. !
Recall proceedings ought to begin against the Tuscon sheriff.
You are correct!These people are SNAKES waiting for prey.
Never let a crisis go to waste, eh Beyotch?
This from the woman whose husband probably took a bullet willingly to get out of a life in her company.
You gotta realize the Univ. of Arizona is in Tucson, plus about a thousand busloads of illegal aliens ready to vote.
Not much chance of getting that sheriff recalled.
Already happening. My daughter says that when she asks a black student a question they should be able to answer -- but can't -- they respond with "Why you bees hatin' on me?"
Why did you think the libs wanted "hate" to be declared a crime...?
(Not hassling you; we are in full agreement...)
At least Reagan had the excuse that he was shot with the same gun — by the same hand — that disabled Brady...
What the hell is high-capacity ammunition???
Note the irony from the LI Railroad Wiki entry:
” None of Ferguson’s victims were black, although it was unclear whether any other black passengers were aboard the train.
“After arresting Ferguson, police found pieces of notebook paper in his pockets with scribbled notes with the heading “reasons for this”. One of the notes referred to “racism by Caucasians and Uncle Tom Negroes”
Remember how all of this racism was played down? This jerkov, baited by the likes of Sharpton and Jackson, the NAACP and the MSM had so much hatred built up he kills 6 people.
Yet I guess we were to “understand his ‘black rage’”
I forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me.
It’s obvious what’s going on here. I am just wondering... did the congress act the same way after the JFK assassination?
My guess is Magazines for Rifles? 10 rounds or more...
Anything more than single-shot or more powerful than a BB gun.
She claimed to be a republican at the time of the LIRR shooting. Then switched to supporting Cuomo because he was against the death penalty. Following that illogic she refused to condemn partial birth abortion.
All the while professing her devout Catholicism.
Yeah... Liberalism is a mental disorder
But what about muzzle brakes? You know, that shoulder thing that goes up. /S
Yes, it’s that idiot.
It's that dangerous kind that they use to kill people with those really dangerous black guns that use clips
And so the “we-need-to-do-something-to-appear-to-be-doing- something” parade begins.
What a surprise! Who could have seen this coming.......< /s >
If you mean being shot in an assassination attempt is "helped greatly" because the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act ("Brady Bill") was passed by the Democrat controlled Congress and signed by Bill Clinton in 1993.
It didn't come under Reagan or even Bush 41.
“high capacity ammunition”, Whew...I’m glad he used a 9mm, means my .45ACP is safe, right?
On a serious note, I’m grateful he didn’t use anything more effective than a 9. Had this maniac been using a pistol chambered in .45 ACP, .40 S&W or others, the Gentlewoman from AZ would not be here. Along with maybe a dozen others.
Thank God it wasn’t worse than it was.
No amount of gun law will undo the violence perpetrated against McCarthy’s husband and son. I remember the incident well.
It’s enough to criticize her judgment - she doesn’t deserve the personal attacks.
I’m just curious, what exactly is high capacity ammunition? Isn’t there anyone fact checking articles these days? That and “clips” for magazines just scream ignorance.
well if they out law high capacity clips for pistols we are all safe because pistols use magazines.
Right off hand, I can not think of any pistol that uses a clip and the only rifle I can think of is the M1 Garand, which uses an 8-rd en bloc clip.
Perhaps there is a FReeper who is a clip expert who can enlighten us.
HUH???? I want some of that high-capacity ammunition!! < /s>
how this mental defective keeps getting elected is beyond me.
There are several Semiautomatic pistols that have this feature.
That being said, this will not deter CRIMINALS, it will only ease their fear, knowing that they are now less likely to be opposed or out gunned by their victims.
They also loaded from the top and held 8 rounds. They were difficult to reload and was one of their weaknesses. The Japanese learned this trick during Banzai charges and used it with limited success. Marines also learned this tactic and staggered their fire accordingly. The 30-06 round was extremely powerful and with Ball Ammo, they were capable of killing 3 enemy soldiers with one round. The Jap’s learned this the hard way during their futile Banzai charges.
The M-1 Garand was designed and built under the specs if Gen. George S. Patton. This is also one of Patton's greatest contributions as to why we won WW 2.
1) Keep n mind this article is written by a ditz reporterette so any correct firearm verbage or firearm facts are irrelevant.
2) Further on in the the article it says;
'McCarthys spokesman confirmed the legislation will target the high-capacity ammunition clips.I always note on gun article who the 'reporter' is. 99.956% of the time it's a female. (gotta be a union rule) /s
another idiot ditz, as its Magazine not, 'clip'.
I use 'clips' for my 8mm Mauser(1) but not my 9mm Star Model B(1), or my 9x18 Makarov(1)
(1) I luv 'old' guns from WWII and buy them with my C&R license. All good shooters.
The Mauser was Brand New & covered in cosmoline. That's my 'Main Battle Rifle'.
Right off hand, I can not think of any pistol that uses a clip and the only rifle I can think of is the M1 Garand, which uses an 8-rd en bloc clip. ... Perhaps there is a FReeper who is a clip expert who can enlighten us.
I'm no Clip Expert', but I know a 'little'. I have a C&R license and collect WWII era firearms (and 'some' that are 50 years and older from the 'cold War' era.(1))
But except for the Mauser, SKS and Mosin-Nagant 'clips' are/can be hard to find. Looking for 'Surplus Ammo' is the best bet to get ammo already on 'clips'. But hand loading 5 rounds into the internal magazine isn't that big of a deal. It's like a loading a Remington 700.
(1) The BATF decides which 'old' guns qualify. Some American 'sporting' guns are classified as C&R. And some 'old' Military Firearms that should be, aren't)
I am familiar with “stripper” clips but was thinking of the en-bloc variety. They supply 5.56 Nato with clips you strip in to the magazines. The old battle Mausers and Enfields would toss the clip when you closed the bolt IIRC.
The nice thing about Glocks is you can use Model 17 mags in a shorter Glock like the 19. I have shot the 30 rd mag and it is impossible to load with just a thumb abd is even difficult with snappy loader like the Lula.
The 33 rd mag was made to be issued with the full auto variant of the Glock 17 -the Glock 18 which has lots of Youtube videos of it in action..
The US troops also learned to carry an expended clip to throw down after they had fired 5 rds. The enemy, hearing the distinctive ping of the clip hitting the ground, would get up and charge, thinking the M1 was empty, and thereby get plugged by the clever American.
Never waste an opportunity to exploit a crisis. Especially when you can add tens of millions of dollars to the legislation to replenish the RAT Slush Fund.
promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday targeting
the high-capacity ammunition the gunman used.
Which doesn't even make sense.
I wonder if the bill will include language about "The shoulder thing that goes up"?
Then yes, the M1 is the only one (I can think of).
*** The old battle Mausers and Enfields would toss the clip when you closed the bolt IIRC.***
Correct, stripper clips were tossed after loading the cartridges.
It's *Funny* you should mention the Enfield. I forgot about that Rifle and I'm looking at getting one (DOH!), the Enfield #4 Mk 1. It can be easily 'Sporterized' with a new stock and scope, and the Ballistics for the Brit .303 is pretty darn good (at 200 yds w/ Remington Ammo, it's very very close to the .308) and ammo is plentiful.
I also like the K-31 Schmidt Rubin, and the 7.5x55 'Swiss' ammo is also easy to get.
(I think I'm drawn to it due to its *odd* straight pull bolt action)
The Enfield is a very fast, smooth action although I always thought it was unattractive. The .303 hardly kicks because the rifle is quite heavy. It is a favorite action for the African Professional Hunters to customize into dangerous game rifles like the .450 Ackley Improved. I shot one once. Let me emphasize once. Then, after I had my retinas reattached, my shoulder reconnected and my nose quit bleeding I decided a .416 did not kick so much after all.
I shot a Cape Buffalo, which was facing me, with a .375 H&H and it was not very impressed so the PH shot it in the guts with the .450 as it ran past us. The PH was to my right and I was impressed that he seemed to disappear as the recoil shoved him back pedaling a few feet. Conversely, the buff was unimpressed with the .450 in the guts and barely flinched. My next shot spined him which goes to show you location always trumps power.
Anyway, I am a Mauser man myself but the Enfield and the Mauser are proven battle rifles. The .303 has probably killed more game in Canada and Africa than any other modern cartridge. It has also wounded more due to the use of military ball ammo and the yahoos that shoot it.
As I recall Reagan tried to stay a statesman when his tenure in the Oval Office was over, unlike Carter or Clinton two who can't seem to shut-up about anything.
I disagree. In my view, a callous hag like her who uses the personal tragedy of people as an excuse to violate the rights of millions of law abiding Americans deserves every bit of ridicule and scorn that can be heaped upon her. She richly deserves to be personally derided. I think it is way past time to stop treating freedom hating statists like decent and honorable people; they are not. They are loathsome autocrats who are eager to plumb any depths to get their way.
President Clinton signed that bill, but Reagan claimed support for it, IIRC.
The 1896 "Broomhandle" Mauser pistol, a classic and distinctive firearm, uses a 10 round clip to feed its fixed box magazine. (In the interest of historical accuracy)...
My grandfather was born in Germany in 1906 so the Broomhandle pre-dates even the “evil gleam in my father’s eye” by 6 decades.
I guess it was one of the first “Assault Pistols” developed 114 years ago just to piss off today’s liberal.