The NRA’s greatest lie is its talking point that gun violence prevention laws in America are a “slippery slope” that will eventually lead to total confiscation of privately held firearms. What an absurdity that is today — 43 years after the signing of the 1968 Gun Control Act — as demented individuals like Jared Loughner and Nidal Malik Hasan continue to legally buy guns and carry them in our communities.
The reality is that the slippery slope has been running in the opposite direction the entire time — toward a future where even the most violent and deranged individuals can legally buy guns, legally carry them on the street, and legally bring them into churches, schools, daycare centers, public transportation, government buildings and the rest of our most sensitive public spaces.
Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
The Real Slippery Slope of Gun Laws
November 16, 2011
[The government has NO business trying to prevent “gun violence”. If there isn’t a victim or imminent danger of permanent injury or death to an innocent person or serious property damage then the specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms must be given precedence. This point is probably the most important one we should be making. It strikes at the very core of the “The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence” and the nearly all of the arguments of people like Horwitz want to make.
If Horwitz believes that since 1968 “the slippery slope has been running in the opposite direction the entire time” then he has crap for brains, he is lying, or he is so ignorant that he missed out on the following major gun bans (does not include hundreds of increased restrictions, registrations, and lawsuits):
- 1976: Washington D.C. bans handguns and all other firearms must be rendered inoperable.
- 1981: Morton Grove Illinois bans the sale, transportation, and ownership of handguns.
- 1982: Chicago bans new registration of handguns.
- 1982: Evanston, Illinois bans handguns.
- 1984: Oak Park Illinois bans handguns.
- 1986: Sales of new machine guns banned nationwide.
- 1989: Highland Park Illinois bans handguns.
- 1989: California bans “assault weapons”.
- 1991: New Jersey bans “assault weapons”.
- 1991: New York City bans “assault weapons” and gun registration lists were used by police to go door-to-door to confiscate them.
- 1992: Chicago bans “assault weapons”.
- 1993: Connecticut bans “assault weapons”.
- 1994: Sales of new “Assault weapons” and magazines holding more than 10 rounds are banned nationwide.
- 2000: New York state bans “assault weapons”.
- 2004: Massachusetts (Mitt Romney, as governor, signed the bill into law) bans “assault weapons”.
- 2005: New Orleans sends the police and the National Guard door to door to confiscate all firearms in the wake of hurricane Katrina.
And that doesn’t even include the U.S. politicians who said they were trying to ban firearms in the mid 1990s.
So which is it Josh? Are you ignorant, lying, and/or have crap for brains?—Joe]