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.