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InsiderOnline Blog: August 2004

Gunning for a Gun Ban

The Federalist Patriot has some thoughts on controlling gun control. The Clinton-era "assault weapons ban" is nearing its sunset date-- Sept. 13. But there are six bills pending in Congress and many backers anxious to get it renewed.

Dianne Feinstein, co-sponsor of the original bill and one of its modern counterparts, had this to say about gun rights in 1994: "If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate...for an outright ban, picking up every one of them -- Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in -- I would have done it!"

Ouch. I guess if Dianne gets her way, we'll all just have to hope our robberies go as smoothly as this man's did Thursday in Northern Virginia: Cell Phone Foils Robbery (page 3, sorry no permalink).

An attempted robbery came to an abrupt end Thursday night when a 69-year-old man– when confronted by four strangers – pulled out a cell phone, Alexandria police said.

Arm yourselves citizens, with polyphonic ringtones and really bad reception. These are the crime-fighting tools of Feinstein's world. Good luck! Check here for AEI's documentation of the real results of gun control. 

UPDATE: Dave Kopel at NRO on how more guns could have meant less death in Darfur.

Posted on 08/23/04 01:33 PM by Mary Katherine Ham

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