Skip to comments.Pete King bill would ban guns within 1,000 feet of lawmakers
Posted on 01/11/2011 10:16:18 AM PST by Redcloak
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), one of the few pro-gun control Republicans in the House, wants to make it illegal for someone to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of certain high-ranking federal officials, including members of Congress.
It is imperative that we do all that we can to give law enforcement the tools they need to ensure the safety of New Yorkers and prevent an attack before it happens, said King, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, during a press conference in New York.
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Laws like the one he proposes will not inconvenience or deter any potential assassins.
Post #6 seems suitable.
This is transcends normal stupidity, and soars into the lofty heights of meta-stupid.
How in the world could you avoid breaking this law, as a lawful gun owner? What if the politician drove past you? Went to the same restaurant? Walked towards you?
And how would it deter someone that was trying to kill a politician? Either they are crazy or they’re okay with the risk of getting caught or killed. What’s another slap on the wrist going to do when you’re looking at a murder of a government official charge?
That’s the edge of a very slippery slope. Should doctors be able to say who is or isn’t allowed to own a gun? Suppose your doctor thinks that the very desire to own a gun is a sign of insanity; then what would you do?
This is exactly the opposite of what is needed.
Had someone at the event on Saturday been armed, the shooter could have been promptly dispatched, saving lives.
IIRC, there are laws against shooting people, but that didn’t deter Loughner.
Laws are only observed by law abiding people.
If someone is intent on doing harm to another, such as a politician, King’s law is probably not going to deter the individual.
Yes if we outlaw guns within 1000 feet of lawmakers then only outlaws will have guns within 1000 feet of lawmakers.
Maybe we should make it illegal to shoot people.
The fish rots from the head down...DC is the head of the fish!
When you have people this stupid making policies it only makes sense that a good portion of this country is even dumber.
There you go.
King has some good points on other issues, but this isn’t one of them. He, like other anti-gun types fail to understand that the insane DON’T ABIDE BY THE RULES!!
Hmm....interesting concept. I'm kind of surprised that nobody has come up with this idea before.
You beat me. I was going to post the same.
I’d like a bill that bans people who intend on killing me from coming within 1000 feet of me.
Since there is already laws against shooting people, why do you think this one would make them safer?
And why elevate the safety of lawmakers above those of citizens?
Had the perpetrator not been tackled and disarmed the packers present at the event Saturday would have been barred from taking him down and stopping his carnage.
Another attempt to solve a symptom instead of a problem.
Must be a new way to scam more more more dollars from the gummint.
You FORGET about incremental steps with Liberals making laws.No Gun Zones around schools were struck down.
So, next time some loonytoon goes after a lawmaker there won’t be anyone carrying to save anyone.
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