Friday, January 11, 2013

What Biden didn't say is giving me a headache.

I realize it's too early to say (at least as an outsider) what proposals Biden intends to push on us, but I found something, or the lack thereof, interesting.  I haven't heard the words "assault weapon ban" out of his Porky Pig mouth. 

So far I've heard "mental health" (fine), "information sharing" (split on this), "magazine ban" (do not like), "video games" (1st Amendment is still there, too, Joe) and a few other terms that don't greatly surprise me(background checks, loophole, etc.).  But I haven't heard the magic and toxic words of "assault weapons ban".

Granted, Feinstein and Boxer and Pelosi and McCarthy and their gaggle of cronies are going to push that one, so it could be the Veep wants to let Congress hang itself without their help (other than an autopenned signature, perhaps).  Tactically, something is going on here, and I'm not sure what.  Could it also be that in the meetings (I'm thinking about Wal-Mart, here) there was some give-and-take?  By any other name I call that sort of thing "selling us out, cheap".  In other words, our side will support magazine limits and some other stuff if you guys will leave one of America's most popular sporting rifles alone.  If that's the case, it's going to be time to Zumbo some people/organizations.

And for the record, universal background checks are something I actually don't support.  I sold a car to a private party last year.  I didn't have to run a background check on him to make sure he his license wasn't suspended or that he wasn't a drunk or drug addict.  He showed up with cash. I showed up with car and title.  A few signatures and an exchange of cash later, he had a new ride and I had some money in my pocket.  For all I know, he could have taken that vehicle and mowed down a pile of kids waiting for a bus around the corner while he did fat lines of coke off the back of a hooker.  In a free society, "that ain't my problem."

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