Ugh. Here we go again, another “common sense” and “reasonable” gun bill from lawmakers who know absolutely nothing about firearms.
Below, in his own words, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) lays out what’s known as “The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act,” a bill he introduced in the Senate and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) introduced in the House on Thursday.
“It prohibits high-capacity magazines,” explained Menendez. “It wouldn’t take them from people who already have them but moving forward large capacity clips will be in the hands of our military and law enforcement where they belong, not on our streets or our schools and not in the hands of those who don’t need them and shouldn’t have them.”
“If you need 10, 20, 30 or 100 shots as a hunter, maybe you shouldn’t be a hunter,” said Menendez.
Toward the end of his address, Menendez said that he will continued to fight for tougher gun laws, “So that we never again have to see the suffering of another parent describing what happened to their loved one at the hands of a madman.”
Menendez speech is exactly what we’ve come to expect from anti-gunners in that it is replete with erroneous nomenclature, large capacity “clips” (I highly doubt he knows the difference between a magazine and a clip), the misguided notion that the government can decide what tools citizens need to protect themselves, the ass-backward presupposition that the Second Amendment was created to protect hunters, and the utterly insane premise that if we just ban certain guns and gun-related accessories homicidal maniacs will (a) start following law and (b) suddenly stop taking innocent lives.
I don’t really have to say much in response to Menendez or his ill-conceived bill that seeks to place a federal ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Through his profound ignorance and poor grip on reality he’s pretty much said enough.
Though, I will say the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act will ultimately die in Congress. The reason? It lacks the very thing the creators of it claim it has: common sense.