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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Guns Make Loud Bang. Therefore They Are To Be Banned.

This from an official in the Obama administration may be the most laughable explanation for a policy shift I've ever read:
Obama Pushing Shooters Off Public Lands
By Paul Bedard, U.S. News

Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first major move by the Obama administration to impose limits on firearms.

Officials say the administration is concerned about the potential clash between gun owners and encroaching urban populations who like to use same land for hiking and dog walking.

"It's not so much a safety issue. It's a social conflict issue," said Frank Jenks, a natural resource specialist with Interior's Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres. He adds that urbanites "freak out" when they hear shooting on public lands. [link]
At least in decades past those who wanted to ban guns spoke of carnage and mayhem (remember all the dire warnings relating to state laws that eased concealed-carry?). Problem is, those making the wild claims proved themselves to be idiots. The carnage and mayhem never ensued.

So now those same idiots have to revert to the "guns make New Yorkers freak out" argument.

Well, New Yorkers (and idiot Obama administration officials) make me freak out. Can we ban them too?