Leviathan’s Control Freak

Obama’s Case for Gun Control: One Emotion-Laden Non Sequitur After Another – Hit & Run : Reason.com

All right, then: How might a a ban on “assault weapons,” a 10-round limit on magazine capacity, or a broader background check requirement have saved Hadiya Pendleton? Ward, who apparently used a revolver, fired six rounds. He was on probation for a weapons offense, and I am guessing he did not obtain the gun he used from someone who will suddenly start running background checks on his customers if that is what the law requires. Likewise, although Obama claims Congress “can prevent anyone from buying guns for resale to criminals,” all it can really do is jack up the penalties for something that is already a crime.

Well, Obama says, you can’t expect to “prevent every senseless act of violence.” But if the policies he favors would not prevent the sorts of homicides he cites, why is he citing them?

Because he’s not after gun control, he’s after people control and the total disarmament of the American people.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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