Quote of the day—Sebastian

The problem is, once they start smelling blood in the water, the sharks come out.

As gun owners, if we could just experience the grief and sorrow along with the rest of the country, instead of having it intruded upon by that impending feeling of doom about what the media, the politicians, and the people in society who don’t much care for civilian gun ownership are going to do to our lives, liberty and often times livelihood? If we could go through something like this without worrying how much we’re going to be the scapegoats?

December 14, 2012
From Hickenlooper Says “Time is Right” for Gun Control and Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
[I’m not quite as pessimistic as Sebastian is over the political fallout from the shooting in Connecticut. In part because it is my understanding that handguns were used rather than “evil black rifles”. Handguns are specifically called out as being protected in the Heller decision.

Still, he is correct. The sharks will smell blood and we will likely have to play some defense for a while. My expectation is that restrictions on magazine capacity will take point.

And those worries are not what we should be focusing on. We should be grieving and dealing with the emotional trauma.

Our political response probably should be focusing on getting rid of victim disarmament zones and pointing out what a dangerous failure the “gun free zones” experiment was and is. Perhaps now is the turning point where people can see gun control doesn’t work and it just cost the lives of some of the people we value the most.—Joe]


4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Sebastian

  1. CT already has a magazine capacity limit ban in place so that isn’t going to play. Regular handguns were used so no evil “assault weapons” to push a ban on. CT is highly rated by the Brady Campaign so those who want more control in a model state like CT have some explaining to do.

  2. Very tragic, but it seems like the guy knew the routine:
    Shooter was son of teacher.
    District recently implemented new safety protocols.
    Meanwhile, in a “model” gun control country:
    Man uses knife on 22 children at elementary school:

  3. Don’t discount the EBR angle yet. MSNBC started early speculating that he may have used an AR and then were reporting that reports showed that he may have had one.

    Now they are reporting that he only had the pistols, but that a rifle, “perhaps an AR-15” was found in a car connected to him…

    They’re determined to connect an AR to this, and if there is a way to, they will. Meanwhile, you’re right about them going after “high capacity” magazines–they started that early on as well.

  4. Whatever is going to be done will have to happen via Executive Orders. Think ammo shipping/supply, imported ammo goes away, imported milsurp & imported EBRs go away, parts kits go away, C&R may go….you get the idea. Anything that takes an act of Congress, we wont see. I don’t see how any of the old AWB stuff (magazines) can come back, it was all public law. Private vs. FFL sales? Might be a grey area. Obama may push the Hell out of EOs to get tough gun control, but then he might lose in SCOTUS, too.

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