Saturday, April 28, 2007

Take The Guns From Law Abiding Joe Citizen But Do Not Prosecute Congressional Aids That Commit Gun Crimes

Ace has a long involved post about "former diplomat" and current columnist for the ... wait for it... New York Times, Dan Simpson's idea to disarm America. Mr. Simpson's idea is so stunningly stupid that many originally thought it was all a joke. Some "highlights" and I use that word to mean ideas from an unhinged moonbat.
Now, how would one disarm the American population? First of all, federal or state laws would need to make it a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine and one year in prison per weapon to possess a firearm. The population would then be given three months to turn in their guns, without penalty.

Hunters would be able to deposit their hunting weapons in a centrally located arsenal, heavily guarded, from which they would be able to withdraw them each hunting season upon presentation of a valid hunting license. The weapons would be required to be redeposited at the end of the season on pain of arrest. When hunters submit a request for their weapons, federal, state, and local checks would be made to establish that they had not been convicted of a violent crime since the last time they withdrew their weapons. In the process, arsenal staff would take at least a quick look at each hunter to try to affirm that he was not obviously unhinged.

Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be seized. The owners of weapons found in the searches would be prosecuted: $1,000 and one year in prison for each firearm.

Here is the whole article. You really need to read it for the full effect.

In unrelated news...

Webb aide's gun charge dropped by prosecutor
WASHINGTON--Authorities dropped charges yesterday against an aide to Virginia Sen. Jim Webb who carried a loaded gun into the U.S. Capitol complex.

"After reviewing and analyzing all of the evidence in the case, we do not believe the essential elements of the crime of carrying a pistol without a license can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt," said U.S. Attorney Jeff Taylor, top prosecutor in the District of Columbia.

Webb senior aide Phillip Thompson, 45, of Stafford County, was arrested on March 26 after Capitol Police spotted the loaded pistol and two other loaded magazines in a briefcase being scanned by an X-ray machine at the entrance of the Russell Senate office building.

Thompson told the officer at the building's entrance that the weapon belonged to Webb.

The senator said later he did not give Thompson the gun but refused to say whether it was his. Webb told reporters Thompson had carried the gun into the building "completely inadvertently."

District of Columbia law prohibits carrying a handgun or concealed weapon without a license.

Question for U.S. Attorney Jeff Taylor... He was clearly carrying the loaded weapon, did he have a license, in which case the charge should be dropped since no crime was committed, or did he not have a license in which case it should be a fairly easy charge on which to convict.

So it appears what we need to do is take all the guns through warrentless searches from law abiding citizens while aids for Democratic congress members openly violate the law but are not prosecuted. Anyone have a problem with this?

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