Quote of the day–Doug Pennington

What people don’t realize, at the national level, at least, is that I can count the federal gun laws on the books on one hand. I don’t even need all five fingers to do it.

Doug Pennington
June 7, 2009
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Gun Loving Sons-of-Guns–How different is Georgia’s attitude about guns from those of other states?
[He goes on to enumerate “the 1934 ban on machine guns”, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the Brady Law.

Giving him an allowance for NFA34 covering suppressors, short barreled shotguns/rifles in addition to machine guns and that GCA68 covers more than prohibition of felons owning firearms. He conveniently overlooks the following (here and here are partial references):

  • The executive order import bans
  • The “sporting purpose” requirements on imported guns
  • The Hughs Amendment
  • Bans on “destructive devices” which includes some shotguns
  • Restrictions on disguised guns (disguised as pens, cell phones, canes, etc.)
  • Restrictions on handguns with a forward grip
  • Extra taxes on guns and ammo
  • Restrictions on guns near schools
  • Restrictions on sale of a gun to a person in another state
  • Restrictions on how you can ship a firearm
  • Restrictions on firearms on airplanes
  • Restrictions on transporting a firearm while aboard a “common carrier”
  • Age restrictions on gun possession
  • Age restrictions on ammo possession
  • Restrictions on “armor-piercing handgun ammo”
  • Restrictions on sales of multiple handguns to one person within a five day period
  • Documentation of sales via form 4474 which must be stored for 20 years
  • Bans on possession by people convicted of domestic violence

Apparently Pennington is living in an alternate reality from the one I’m living in. But that isn’t surprising. It’s long been known that gun control advocates have mental problems.–Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Doug Pennington

  1. He could also have twenty or more fingers on each hand.

    Oh, wait…he said something about all five fingers. Never mind.

  2. Or he might count the way my two-year-old son does. He gets the numbers in the right order, but he often starts counting things at “eight, nine, ten…” instead of at “one, two, three…”

    Still working on the concept here.

  3. Well, to be fair I can count to 1023 on my hands so he could be able to get to 15 on “less than all five fingers”. But I don’t give anyone from the Brady Campaign credit for enough brains to count in binary.

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  5. You just know his weasel on this will be that most of the laws you mentioned are not “gun laws” they are laws about something else that have gun stuff in them. To his thinking, that really is different. To my thinking it merely proves your point about mental deficiencies.

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