Gun control void?

This constitutes “news”?

Some States Try to Fill National Gun Control Void

OVERVIEW: The July 20 shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater that killed 12 people has prompted Democratic leaders in at least three large states to push for tighter restrictions on assault weapons and the purchase of large amounts of ammunition. While California, New York and Illinois push proposals, gun control hasn’t gained traction in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail.

Let’s rewrite that overview as it would have been written by a “reporter” just as biased in the other direction:

Administration still ignoring wide scale civil rights violations

OVERVIEW: The July 20 shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater that killed 12 people has prompted bigoted, prejudiced Democratic leaders in at least three large states to push for tighter restrictions on so called “assault weapons” and the purchase of ammunition in such minor quantities as to be insufficient for a weekend class or match. Clearer heads with at least a modicum of respect for the Bill of Rights and/or fearful of voter outrage resisted the extremist proposals. Even as California, New York and Illinois push proposals, gun rights hasn’t gained traction in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail. This is despite repeated calls for the U.S. Attorney General to file charges against politicians and law enforcement officials for violation of civil rights under the color of law. Some gun owner rights activists are demanding U.S. Marshalls and/or the National Guard step in and restore the right to keep and bear arms to those deprived of their rights. “A right delayed is a right denied”, they claim. They point out that further delays could mean those in a position to correct the the rights violations but failing to do so should be charged as co-conspirators.

I responded with a more succinct and less radical comment:

I view a biased and prejudiced article like this the same way I would an article with a title of “Some States Try to Fill Speech and Religion Control Void”. The right to keep and bear arms is a specific enumerated right. That some states are infringing upon that right should result in all the wrath that it would if some states were infringing up on the rights of blacks as they did in the deep south not too many years ago.

I’m seriously of the opinion that if necessary the Feds should put the entire slate of politicians and law enforcement thugs who enforce laws violating civil rights in Federal prisons and let the people start over. Of course there would need to be some Feds who respected our rights to begin with to avoid infinite recursion.

2 thoughts on “Gun control void?

  1. When I saw the title, it parsed as Gun Control [Null and] Void, and I smiled. Then I realized void was being used as a noun and not an adjective.

  2. “I view a biased and prejudiced article like this the same way I would an article with a title of “Some States Try to Fill Speech and Religion Control Void”. This reminds me of your question of a few years back, “are the people we delegate the power to make laws for us authorized to vote against liberty?”

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