Gun Control Legislation

… what politicians do instead of Something.

So Democrat members of the Arizona legislature have introduced a bill, HB2711, to ban the possession of any

… magazine, drum, feed strip or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than ten rounds of ammunition but does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

The fifteen round magazines for my 1935-designed Browning HiPower? Verboten. The fifteen round magazines for my M1 Carbine? Nyet. The seventeen round magazines for my .38 Super Witness? Ditto. The twenty round magazines for my M25? A definite no-no. The twenty and thirty round magazines for my two AR-15’s? (Oddly, I have no pictures of those…) Definitely too frightening for the congresscritters.

Here’s a clue Representatives Farley, Chabin, Hale, Hobbs, Miranda R, Tovar, Wheeler, Ableser, Alston, Arredondo, Gonzales, Heinz, McCune Davis, Meyer, Miranda C, Saldate, Senators Aboud, Cajero Bedford, Lopez, and Gallardo:

You can’t have mine. Aside from the fact that I have invested several hundred dollars in acquiring them, I am no threat to the general public and neither are they.

You. Can’t. Have. Them.

I am a law-abiding citizen without so much as a moving violation on my record for the last fifteen years. I pay a LOT of taxes. And I vote.

And you want to make me a criminal because a nut-case went on a shooting spree.

Ask yourselves if that’s something you really want to do.

Of course it isn’t. It’s political grandstanding. The Arizona legislature is majority Republican, and these people know there isn’t a snowball’s chance that this bill will get passed, but it does give them a holier-than-thou soapbox to stand atop and it tells people who ought to know better what their so-called “representatives” think of the peons who put them there.

We’re winning, but we’re not done by a long shot.  (No pun intended.)

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