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Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Truly Modest Proposal


In the wake of Friday's mass killing at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she plans to introduce an assault weapons ban bill on the first day of the new Congress.

"I'm going to introduce in the Senate, and the same bill will be introduced in the House -- a bill to ban assault weapons," Feinstein said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

And the problem will be solved, and everyone will go away happy and satisfied.

No.

Tax the ammunition.  It was Sen. Daniel Moynihan's solution, and it's still the only one that works.  Make it more expensive to fire a gun than to purchase one.  Dry up the amount of ammunition available, in all its forms (including reloading elements like buckshot and bullets).  It's still available, so it's not like a ban, a prohibition.  But the black market is not going to make it cheaper; not for something people will want so badly.

Tax the ammunition.  You may have a right to bear arms; you certainly don't have a right to fire them.

Tax the ammunition.

Tax the ammunition.

The guns are out there.  You'll never get them back.

 Tax the ammunition.

Tax the ammunition.

Tax the ammunition.

Chuck Schumer is gridlocked:


New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) said on Sunday that when entering the gun control debate, the left must "admit there is a Second Amendment."

"We've been gridlocked," he said on CBS's Face The Nation. "We need a new paradim because both sides are in the corner and they could come to the middle. Those of who are pro-gun control have to admit that there is a Second Amendment right to bear arms... once we establish that there is a constitutional right to bear arms we should have the right admit, and maybe they'll be more willing to admit, that no amendment is absolute after all."
This is the paradigm shift.    There is a 2nd Amendment.  You do have a right to bear arms.  You do not have a right to shoot them.

Tax the ammunition.

Tax the ammunition.

Tax the shit out of the ammunition. (h/t to Windhorse, in comments)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Windhorse said...

And just to add:

Tax the shit out of the ammunition.

3:19 PM  

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