Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Pressure cooker background checks

Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney, for one, is not giving up on the quest for more gun control measures, and is convinced that further gun legislation “will pass eventually” — but she drew a few rather dubious conclusions in the process.

    "As it stands right now, Tamerlan, as we know now, was on the terrorist watch list, so we know a gun check would stop him. If there was a background check, as it stands now, Tamerlan… or the next terrorist, can go to any gun show, and buy a hundred-round magazine. They can buy all the assault weapons they want, no questions asked. The gun lobby has the upper hand now, even though 90 percent of Americans want gun safety. This in no way infringes on the right of law-abiding Americans… but for the terrorist, for the bad guys, let’s pass sensible gun-safety legislation."

Hey, Lady!  He used a pressure cooker, not a gun.  Should we have background checks for pressure cooker buyers?


Wireless.Phil said...

I may have posted it to your site, to Rusty at Jawa or sent it to Jon, don't remember, but I had no email for you.


Windy Wilson said...

Even hoplophobes understand the innocent utility of a pressure cooker, but if it prevents just one more Marathon bombing, isn't a background check and a little delay bringing home a pressure-retaining device that can so easily be converted into an instrument of death worth the savings of lives?

Even if it isn't the magic device?