23 June 2008

GOP Congressman Sponsors New 'Assault Weapons' Bill

Of course, is it any surprise that the Congressman is from Illinois?

H.R. 6257, known formally as the "Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act," is also being cited by its author, Rep. Mark Kirk, as "the Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008."

Read the full text of the bill, as submitted by Rep. Kirk. Note that it bans any rifle with a detachable magazine. Get that????

Then contact your representative and tell them that this legislation needs to be killed before it ever gets a hearing. The only purpose of this bill is to protect politicians from a handful of shrill donors who are forcing the kool-aid upon them. I read this and I go back to the quote from the 19-year-old first time voter, who had this to say about bans on competition rifles.

As for Kirk, remember, it's not about public safety. Its about a republican (in name only) trying desperately to be relevant to liberal voters in a state that is run "The Chicago Way."

Pathetic, Mr. Kirk . . . pathetic.

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