Monday, February 6, 2012

Supporting more gun laws is the patriarch thing to do

Here is the ad featuring my city's mayor, Tom Menino, and his pal Michael Bloomberg.  It's in the classic Fudd form of "We're supporters of the second amendment, but..."

In their case, the "but" is to make it as expensive and difficult to lawfully own firearms, as well as to add on to the hopelessly complicated state and local laws that put good people through the legal meat grinder.

Specifically, they want to criminalize private sales of firearms between adults, an act that has come to be known somehow as a loophole.  However in Massachusetts, it is already illegal for an individual to sell a firearm to another individual who does not have the proper license.  This is true whether the parties meet up in a parking lot or at a gun show.  It is therefore unclear what new laws Menino seeks, and I doubt he would be able to articulate this.

And Mayor Menino, would you please tell me why more complicated gun laws is "the patriarch thing to do?"

ETA: The ad did not air in the Boston market.  The whole thing was a publicity ploy.   Lame.

1 comment:

  1. I really have to hand it to the lawmakers. They always manage to make things complicated. I want a license to own a gun but they make it so diff