02 February 2009

And Another Thing . . . The Curious Case of Michael Steele

The republican base is none too charged up about Michael Steele, the newly elected head of the GOP.

And before the bigoted Left starts shouting "racism," no, it isn't because he is an african-american. Steele, known for his "outside the box" creative thinking (something I admire) has another problem that bugs mainstream Americans: He simply isn't exactly friendly to firearms owners and the lawful ownership of competition rifles.

Judge him by the interview he gave to the Washington Post in 2006:

"Society should draw lines. What do you need an assault weapon for, if you're going hunting? That's overkill. But I don't think that means you go to a total ban for those who want to use gun for skeet shooting or hunting or things like that."
So what exactly does that mean? He apparently has never heard of "the slippery slope." Its bad enough when you know the enemy ahead has four years to push through an agenda that is known to make crime rates go up -- its worse when you have to guard your flanks (and sleep with one eye open) wondering whether the party that historically has been on the side of individual liberties might try a kidney punch when you aren't looking.

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