Urbin Report

Thursday, March 24, 2005

There they go again...

democrat Frank Lautenberg (who is only in the Senate after the democrats got one of their pet judges to override NJ state law), is trying to bring back the federal ban on semi-automatic rifles that look evil.

Let us keep in mind the original goals of the so-called "assault weapon" ban:

"Assault weapons... are a new topic. The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons -- anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun -- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons." -- "Assault Weapons: Analysis, New Research and Legislation" Josh Sugarmann, March 1989