Is Ms. Stapleton’s concept of a “military-style assault rifle” akin to the Feinstein Flummery citing such evil appointments as the fear-inducing “black shroud” covering the barrel, the bone-chilling “pistol grip” and, of course, the ubiquitous “bayonet lug”? The only military-style assault weapons that I am aware of are the original World War II German automatic weapon and the M-16 models currently in use by our military that have a selector that allows a semiautomatic mode, a two- or three-shot mode, and an automatic mode. But they are restricted and not commercially available.
You devote a third of your missive obsessing over the political contributions to various senators but contributions made by the National Rifle Association. I’m sure it was an oversight on your part to not cite donations by George Soros or The Tides Foundation, and how much they donated to Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer and Dick Durbin? Just wondering.
Creating a database of legal gun buyers would be an obvious result of the extended background checks an,d that then would be, for all intents and purposes, a National Gun Registry. As history has proven, confiscation is the next step, as England and Australia found out. For the “It can’t happen here” crowd, it has already taken place in New Orleans, is taking place in California and New York and is promised by a host of Democratic anti-Constitutionalists.
You know what’s amazing? All of this gun-control rhetoric would have absolutely no affect on any of the tragedies. None.
—Pete Lepo, Edmond