Wednesday, January 02, 2013

"A PR Stunt to Fool the Gullible"

That's the best definition of an "assault rifle" I've ever read — a PR stunt to fool the gullible. The definition is from an article in Forbes by Peter Ferrara:
That is because the term “assault weapon” is just a PR stunt that fools the gullible and easily deluded. It is defined in legislation by cosmetic features that frighten white bread suburbanites, but do not involve any functionality of any gun. We tried it, conservatives said it wouldn’t work, and it didn’t work. Yet, it is the liberal answer to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.  
Why do the hard work of actually making a difference, when with no work at all you can perform a meaningless and irrelevant gesture that won’t make any difference? A Connecticut state law already banned assault weapons. The difference that made in stopping the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary: zero, zilch, nada, as the saying goes. 
I spent most of the day writing letters to legislators, and I'll probably spend most of the rest of the week contacting as many as I can. That's what you need to do as well!


grivon88 said...

Mr. Bane,
Is there any way you can provide us with a form letter of sorts that we can copy/add to? Ive never written a congressman before and i think it would help if I or we could see some details or talking points that should be included in our letters. Maybe also some tips. should the letter be hand written and sent in the mail or is email the way to go? Do we include any info to prove that we are actually in their district? Do we mention Feinstein or parties by name or just speak generally?
Anyways, thanks and looking forward to the rest of the seasons of SG and BD.
Come and Take Em,

tablekiller said...

I've been writing senators and congressman and now working on my state legislature as well. Next, week, Ill start all over again, by calling senators and congressman. My senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran are rock solid on the 2nd amendment. I need them working on other members to make sure anything that resembles an Assault weapons ban is defeated.

George "the mad ogre" Hill, on last weeks, Armed American Radio had the best comment. The federal government wants to regulate a box with a spring in it. So, I am trying to educate our elected officials why this is stupid.

We are in this fight together! It's all out war!