Tuesday, April 19, 2005

And Speaking of Idiots...

This from the Houston Chronicle's coverage of the NRA Members' Meeting:
But the former ATF officials say the NRA's policies actually protect criminal gun purchases because they are the bread and butter of the U.S. gun industry. Since a gun lasts about 100 years, most law-abiding gun owners buy only one or a few in their lifetime, Nunziato said.

Criminals, on the other hand, buy new firearms every few years, he said.

"If it wasn't for criminals, there wouldn't be a gun industry in this country," Nunziato said, adding that the claims of the NRA and other gun-rights groups that they are protecting law-abiding citizens with their policies are false.

"The only people it's protecting are criminals."
"Nunziato" is Gerald Nunziato, the former head of ATF's National Tracing Center. Nunziato is now a partner in Crime Gun Solutions, another one of the numerous antigun group trying to scam a few dollars from local law enforcement budgets or suck on the public tit. This guy's a rocket scientist, isn't he? I mean, there's five acres of displays of GUNS GUNS GUNS, which are purchased by law-abiding gun owners who actually WANT MORE THAN ONE GUN! Maybe he should get out more.

Our guys, in the person of Alan Gottlieb from the Citizens Committee to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), were quick to call a spade a spade:
CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb fired back: "If it wasn't for remarks like Nunziato's, perhaps law-abiding American gun owners would not consider ATF an adversarial agency when it comes to Second Amendment rights. His comment is nothing short of slanderous. I guess in his opinion, we're all criminals."
Maybe we should all form a local branches of Crime Gun Solutions (which, BTW, only turns up anecdotally in a Google search) to try and scam a couple of bucks on our own, which we could then donate to the NRA. I'm sure we could all do a better job than Nunziato. Hell, that SWAT MONKEY could do a better job!

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