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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

From The Pantheon Of Brilliant Democrats ...

... steps the man who thought the island of Guam, if populated by too many U.S. military forces, might tip over and sink:
Rep. Johnson: Since Assault Weapons Ban Expired ‘It’s Been Open Season’
By Eric Scheiner, CNS News

On the House Floor Tuesday, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said “It’s been open season” since the expiration of The Assault Weapons Ban in 2004.

“We have work to do in this congress. You see, the assault weapons ban in place for a number of years, of ten years actually, expired in 2004 and after the expiration of the assault weapons ban it’s been open season,” Johnson said after reflecting on last week’s shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

The Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and banned 19 types of semi-automatic guns and ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds. The law expired in 2004. [link]
It's hard to say for sure what was ricocheting through that expanse of brain cavity of his when Johnson used the words, "open season," and I'm not sure why I feel the need to convince him that he's delusional in suggesting that things changed after Clinton's assault weapons ban expired, but here goes anyway:

US crime rate at lowest point in decades.

FBI: Violent crime rates in the US drop, approach historic lows.

Oh, I should add this:

Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks

As we argued before Clinton and his buddies passed his crime fighting anti-gun legislation, it would have no effect on crime. It didn't. Nor did the law's demise.

Turns out? Just as we warned at the time, his feel-good law was (a) unconstitutional and (b) boneheaded.

Bu there'll be no convincing Democrats like Hank Johnson, who together wander around each day in einem Nebel; in einem Dunst. America suffered because of the termination of the assault weapons ban and that's that.