Another East Coast Dem State set to launch 2nd Amendment attack
This time, it’s Rhode Island:
Rhode Island’s legislative response to the gun-control issues raised by the Newtown, Conn., school massacre will be unveiled on Tuesday, Governor Chafee said at a news conference on Wednesday.
– Because naturally, Rhode Island must “respond” to a crime committed in another state with guns obtained illegally. Because because.
The governor and sponsors of school safety bills — Rep. Joseph McNamara and Sen. Hanna Gallo — panned the National Rifle Association’s call for armed officers in every American school.
McNamara said the proposal would be extremely expensive. Recalling some of the people with whom he has worked in R.I. schools, he said the idea is also “scary.”
– Whereas demanding schools be sitting duck targets by insisting they be “gun-free zones” — a sop to the legislature’s own self-righteousness and biases — isn’t “scary” at all, I suppose, nor is addressing the fact that mass shootings like the one in Newtown and the one in Aurora and the one at Virginia Tech and the one at Columbine all took place in the very same “gun-free zones” a legitimate way to “respond” to a type of crime you’re ostensibly seeking to address.
Why? Because you are cynical, liberty-snatching bastards, every last one of you — and you know that, with the current electoral makeup in your state, you can’t be stopped.
Chafee said there should be fewer guns in the community, not more. He also reiterated his personal support for an assault weapons ban, but had no comment on whether this would be in the package rolled out Tuesday.
Exactly why there should be fewer guns rather than more — particularly if having more shifts the balance of power to law-abiding citizens and away from criminals — isn’t explained. And it isn’t meant to be. It’s feel-good pablum of the kind that politicians use whenever they have a hankering to take away some of your liberties. For the children, naturally — though if it happens to given them more power as a side effect, well, I guess provenance shines on those with the bestest of intentions!
Which, how lucky is that?
(h/t RI Red)