Hope for Obama's Gun Bill
Obama Can Unite Nation on Gun Issue...
...if he does the right thing.
November 12, 2008
It may seem impossible, but Mr. Obama can enact new gun law and satisfy the gun lobby with his proposed "assault-weapon" legislation.
If he bans criminal misuse of these firearms, he'll earn support from NRA-types and the half of America that owns guns, a great accomplishment.
If he instead bans firearms that millions of Americans own in homes, apartments and farms, he risks an uprising. However he spins it, people have the right to these tools now. If new law confiscates these rights, it will go down badly.
Assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware. Outlaw criminal behavior -- big win. Outlaw people's property -- big problem.
He says "these" firearms (Clinton included normal magazines like police use for protection), belong on "foreign battlefields." God help us if they're needed on domestic battlefields against a government confiscating rights. Mr. Obama -- I know these people. Disarm criminals, mobilize robust support, disarm the public, mobilize robust resistance. Please choose wisely. (163 words)
Alan Korwin, Author
P.S. I'll have The Obama Litmus Test and a detailed assessment of his proposed gun policies in my Page Nine report soon. http://www.gunlaws.com/PageNineIndex.htm
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