Brady Campaign leaps aboard IACP (and Joyce) bandwagon
I posted with regard the International Assn of Chiefs of Police report, which was funded (and apparently written) by the Joyce Foundation. Today, Brady Campaign climbed aboard that bandwagon, meaning that their idea of "moderate, common-sense gun control" now includes, at a minimum:
Outlawing all private (non-dealer) gun transfers;
"Assault weapon" bans;
.50 caliber ban;
bans on handgun cartridges that can penetrate body armor (i.e., magnum chamberings, and probably a lot else -- the commonest form of body armor is meant to stand up to .38/9mm and nothing more potent -- not to mention that if a ban is written broadly it will include almost all rifle rounds, since pistols are available in .30-30, .35 Remington, etc.);
"health and safety" regulation of firearms design;
"one gun a month;"
repeal the Tiahrt Amendment to facilitate lawsuits against dealers and manufacturers;
and probably a lot else....
Well, sur-prise, sur-prise, sur-prise! Who-da thunk they would come out in support of all that?
Posted by: Letalis Maximus, Esq. at September 23, 2007 09:19 PM
But wait. If you read through the old blog posts, Brady personnel stated over and over they don't want to ban guns.
Posted by: thirdpower at September 24, 2007 07:44 AM
Thirdpower, the Brady group says that they don't want to ban ALL guns.
So when they eventually propose to limit gunowners to one .22 single shot rifle disassembled and locked at the government-approved facility after a $1000 license with 6-month wait and proven "need," they can say "See? We told you that we would not ban ALL guns!"
Posted by: jay at September 24, 2007 08:37 AM
Jay's right; plus they will probably want it to be a .22 Short, so as not to be too powerful like a .22 Long Rifle.
Posted by: BobG at September 24, 2007 10:30 AM
I'm thinking we'll be limited to "snap caps" which is ammo, of a sort. Probably they'll have to be Nerf tipped though.
Posted by: ben at September 24, 2007 11:01 AM
I thought they once defined anything* chambered in .22 short as a "saturday night special" and therefore bad.
*might have just been handguns
Posted by: AughtSix at September 25, 2007 02:11 PM