22 hours ago
Monday, January 14, 2013
STOCKING UP ON AMMO
Of course, the other part of our society is running around like chickens getting gun permits and stocking up on ammo at gun shows and generally saying and doing all the stuff they have been forever. "It's not the gun...Only criminals will have them...Out of my cold, dead hands..."
In San Francisco there was a record turn out at the gun show last week. No one could walk away with a new gun because we have a 10 day waiting period here in CA. That is one of the proposals being taken to Congress. Ten days - to check the records (hopefully they will get better at the record keeping) and to cool down from any incident which has sparked the desire for a gun.
NRA President David Keene said: "The two people who are selling so-called assault rifles are Sen. Feinstein and President Obama - not us. They're the ones that are scaring American gun owners. It isn't the NRA."
Harry Reid might find himself in the NRA cross hairs - he seems to be changing his stance on guns following Newtown: "We need to accept the reality that we are not doing enough to protect our citizens,” Reid said on the Senate floor.
I commented on a few blogs after the last school shooting that it is too late to do anything about guns in this country. There are too many of them, too much money behind them and too many ways to skirt the existing laws. But maybe things will change bit by bit, child by child gunned down.