“Dem Senator Vows to Use Lanza Search Warrant in Gun Debate”
Good. I say go for it, Dick!
Because here’s the thing: the sooner people who don’t normally pay attention to politics find out that a US Senator is describing ammo in amounts less than the 2 bricks of 22LR so many gun owners have stuck in drawer for later plinking as “absolutely staggering,” the sooner they’ll determine who the real “extremists” in this gun-control debate truly are.
Search warrants on the home Lanza shared with his mother, Nancy, were unsealed today, and details a “Savage Mark II” .22 caliber rifle found at the home along with hundreds of rounds of miscellaneous types of ammunition and several knives. Reports varied about one to three more guns, including a BB-gun, being found at the home.
A BB-gun? Quick. Someone do a mental health check on Ralphie! Several knives? Quick, send the ATF to raid the compound of The Galloping Gourmet!
The unsealing of the warrant coincided with a gun-control event at the White House, and spurred statements from lawmakers such as Blumenthal who are trying to keep the waning gun-control push alive.
“The sheer volume of ammunition, guns and weapons revealed and retrieved in these searches is absolutely staggering and should provide strong evidence for the urgency and importance of common sense gun safety measures. The apparent easy access to this huge trove of arms and ammunition by a clearly disturbed and deranged individual shows the need for a comprehensive strategy to stop gun violence,” Blumenthal said.
“This means background checks for both gun and ammunition purchases, as well as a ban on high capacity magazines containing more than ten rounds of ammunition—sensible measures most Americans support,” he said.
The senator added he’s going “use this evidence” in April’s gun debate in the upper chamber.
Again, good. A couple pistols, a shotgun, a rifle, and a BB gun, plus “hundreds of rounds of ammo” characterized as “absolutely staggering” may finally give pause to all these “I own a gun, I like to hunt, but even I support a ban on assault weapons”-type pleasers, who’d I’d be willing to bet own multiple rifles and shotguns and maybe a handgun, and have plenty of ammo stored away.
– And whom I bet didn’t realize until just now that they, too, were evil, in the eyes of “common sense gun control” lawmakers — and were being used temporarily as useful idiots by those who think them every last bit as evil as those whose rifles have a folding stock or a bayonet lug.
The fact of the matter is, several hundred rounds of 22LR is what many plinkers would shoot at a single range session. Add to that another 3 or 4 mags of pistol ammo, which depending on the caliber may be upwards of 60-80 rounds, and you’ve exhausted the supply that the Lanzas had on hand. In a single range session.
Now ask yourself: if lawful gun owners happen to using this “absolutely staggering amount” of ammo for practice in a single range session in order to become safer and more reliable with their firearms, wouldn’t that mean we should be celebrating such “staggering numbers” when they are used in lawful, earnest training by non-criminals? — or, as the founders and framers would have called them, the militia, or the citizens?
That was a rhetorical question, by the way. Dick.