Robert H. Scales wrote a piece for The Atlantic entitled Gun Trouble, with the catchy subtitle as follows: The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed. Military lives depend on these cheap composites of metal and plastic. So why can't the richest country in the world give its soldiers better ones? Scales then proceeds to rehearse the history of flaws after the initial rollout of the M-16 in Vietnam, well known flaws (and failed to mention [read more]
That’s its formal title.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on Tuesday co-sponsored House Resolution 308, Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices Act, following the horrific shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Clackamas Mall last week.
“The loss of so many promising lives to gun violence last week was a call to action that we cannot ignore,” said Bonamici.
“As a first step, this legislation will help to keep ammunition clips like those used in the recent massacres out of public circulation. My colleagues and I will continue to explore additional policy options for ending gun violence in all communities and addressing our mental health crisis, but this commonsense bill is a step to protect American families from the unimaginable horror and grief that follows the mass shootings that have become too common in recent years.”
The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices Act, introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York and co-sponsored by 113 members of Congress, is modeled on provisions in the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act that was signed into law in 1994. The bill will prohibit the possession, transfer, or import of large ammunition clips manufactured after the date of enactment. It includes exemptions for law enforcement and public safety.
Mike Vanderboegh (correctly) says that Speaker Boehner is a liability. Chance Ballew gives us three reasons gun control isn’t going to happen. Boehner can stop this from ever coming to a vote. Will he? Does he have the spine?
Either way, fight House Resolution 308. It increases the power and control of the federal government, and doesn’t add a single thing to your safety.