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Monday, April 02, 2012

The Rabid - and not so bright - Anti-Gun Left

Read the first paragraph of a Washington Post op/ed piece from this morning's paper and tell me what's wrong with it.  I'll give you a hint:

1 + 1 ≠ 2.

I'll give you another hint:

The author, Janet D. Howell, is a Democrat senator from Fairfax.

From "Responsible gun laws in Virginia? Yes, it could happen":
In December, New York police officer Peter Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the NYPD and a father of four, was shot to death while confronting a robbery suspect in Brooklyn. The Ruger 9mm pistol the suspect used to kill Figoski was sold in Virginia to a man who later moved to Queens but claimed that he “lost” the weapon while being evicted from a Virginia apartment in 2009. The man never thought to inform law enforcement that he had “lost” the weapon, and police in New York suspect that, in fact, the gun was illegally sold and trafficked to New York. Gun trafficking between Virginia and New York has caused countless tragedies over the years. 
Misrepresentation? Or is she that stupid?

You decide.

A man living in Virginia buys a gun in Virginia.  He subsequently moves to New York.  The gun he bought moves with him.  It was later used in a crime by someone else.  Does any of that lead to ...

"Gun trafficking between Virginia and New York has caused countless tragedies over the years"?  Where's the "trafficking" part of that scenario?

Is this Howell person alleging that the gun purchaser didn't move to New York and that the gun was "trafficked" without him?  Or that the man moved to New York just so he could "traffic" that gun that he had legally purchased here in Virginia?

It's a stretch, babe.

No, it's worse than that.  It's a complete distortion.

Or is it simple stupidity?

Which brings us back to the fact that the author, Janet D. Howell, is a Democrat from Fairfax ...