Saturday, October 11, 2003

JoinTogetherOnline tells us that "...Congressmen Richard Gephardt (D-MO) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) have co-sponsored H.R. 2038, a bill that will renew and strengthen the federal assault weapons ban..."

Lovely, no? Seems like the Democrats may embrace gun control as a party platform once again. Not that they ever adandoned it, they just went Republican on us - supported it as discreetly as they could.
This is bad for two reasons, the first is that a lot of gullable democrats would suport it without thinking, the other is that when the Democrats are openly pro-gun control the Republicans don't draw as much attention to themselvs for being pro-gun control. They appear to be the lesser of two evils & get support from gun owners.

Another example of the Republicans exceptional PR department:

"...If the president doesn't read newspapers but relies only on his aides, then I wonder if they told him about Kimberly Requell Mari Brice, the Landover, Md., five-year-old first grader who was fatally shot by her four-year old brother...It was a tragic story that made a compelling case for gun control, something that Bush is totally opposed to..."

That comes from this story bemoaning the fact that Bush doesn't read the papers himself.

But did you catch that? "...a compelling case for gun control, something that Bush is totally opposed to..."

Anyone ever hear of Bush reading a gun control bill he didn't like? Ever see him take direct action to oppose a gun control bill, or support a pro-gun bill? Bush is not a friend of gun owners. He's a friend of government. But for a variety of reasons, most think Bush is pro-gun Rights.

So Bush supports renewing the assault weapons ban & asks the Supreme Court to not hear second amendment cases (Emerson, & a challenge to the NFA whose name escapes me) but gets labeled as pro-gun Rights.

There is a difference between Republicans & Democrats when it comes to gun control: the Republicans have much better PR people.

BTW, here's a link to a site called Candidates On Guns for your amusement.

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