That’s sheer insanity.
If you remove the background check requirement, you’re literally writing a death sentence for law enforcement officers, family members, just people in the street.
M. Kristen Rand
Legislative director for the Violence Policy Center.
January 30, 2010
Seeing Loose Gun Laws as Still Too Tight (NY Times and the AP)
Ms. Rand is referring to a proposed law to remove the requirement for a license in order to carry a concealed weapon.
[Ms. Rand also said almost the same thing in regards to relaxing Washington D.C.’s oppressive gun laws. Complete with the “lunacy” and “writing a death sentence” phrasing. Of course she ignores places like Vermont and Alaska which have low crime rates and no requirement to obtain a license to carry. And, of course, D.C. didn’t have an increase in the blood running down the street after the gun ban was overturned. But apparently in Ms. Rand’s mind that really doesn’t matter so she repeats her previously faulty prediction with just as much conviction as the previous time.
With such blatant disregard for the facts I have to conclude the only insanity involved is that of Ms. Rand. One could disregard the raving of such a lunatic if it were only her talking to parking meters on the street or other inmates in an asylum. But the New York Times and the AP apparently think there is value in sharing some of her delusions.–Joe]