Once again, the mad dash towards gun control has resulted in complications that need to be worked out.
“Dirty Andy” Cuomo had to revise his love-letter to the Brady Bunch to exempt the law-enforcement personnel that he mistakenly targeted with his absurd magazine ban.
The Connecticut legislatterns who sprinted to ram a punitive package of gun laws down the throats of people who hadn’t done anything wrong have started the process of clarifying and modifying the mess they made.
And there are issues with Dyslexic Dan’s gun control wet dream.
Today I find this article about how that issue is impacted by 0bamacare:
The takeaway: the language of the so-called Affordable Care Act protects the rights of doctors to poke their nose where it does not belong, but it also says that the patient is not required to answer:
“”Most people will think they have to answer. They don’t need to answer under the law,” he [Judge Napolitano] explained.”
.22LR ammunition has been impossible to find for a few months. That shouldn’t surprise you.
Occasionally a few boxes of standard-velocity ammo were available, which is fine for target guns and bolt actions. But semi-autos usually need high-velocity ammo to function reliably.
Well this past week some quantities of high-velocity ammo have been showing up on store shelves (and disappearing almost as fast). One was WalMart, the other was a local dealer.
Centerfire pistol ammo is still spotty. I have seen (and bought) some .38SPL, and there has been .40S&W and .45ACP on the shelves sometimes. Nothing for 9mm FMJ however. And in every case, the prices are much higher than they used to be.
For long guns, hunting ammunition and shotgun shells (for birding/skeet/sporting clays) are usually available. Buckshot is harder to find. And .223 has been available sporadically.
Mere hours after I posted this, I walked into a WalMart on a whim and found 4 boxes of PPU (Prvi Partizan) 9mm. 2 for me and 2 for Crapgame.
A company in Georgia is claiming to have technology to make Smart Guns viable.
“According to Miller, had smart gun technology been available to Nancy Lanza, she could have programmed her guns so that only her fingerprint could have activated them; she could have enabled her son to shoot them at a firing range and disabled them upon returning home, or she could have enabled them for her son to use all the time, Miller said.
While I am not surprised that the whiny Newtown parents are actually hypocrites that don’t really care about child safety, it was shocking for me to see that they are so open about it:
“Newtown voters on Tuesday rejected town and school budgets that contained an extra $770,000 to cover the cost of hiring new police officers and security guards for Newtown’s public and private schools.
Legislative Council chairman Jeff Capeci said: “At the end of the day, Newtown voters thought it was too much of an increase.”
Yeah, it’s not like there’s childrens’ lives at stake or anything.
They had no problem loudly and obnoxiously agitating for unconstitutional state laws that will cost many millions of dollars to implement (and will end up bankrupt and ineffective like Canada’s now-scrapped registration scheme), but when it is coming our of their own wallets, child safety is apparently not important enough to pay for.
I shouldn’t be so hard on them I guess. It takes a lot of money to pay for their mansions, pleasure boats, and zoning restrictions that keep minorities out of Newtown. They might not have any cash leftover to protect their own kids.
I wonder if sad-sack crybaby Neil Heslin will drag his framed paintings to the town budget meetings to protest this dangerous breach of child safety?