Has he learned a damned thing by reading our forums?
Originally Posted by mikestilly
I found the following quote from Jim Kessler interesting:
“Actually, I like this,” emailed Jim Kessler, a former director of policy and research at Americans for Gun Safety. “There will be a knee-jerk reaction among some who will say, “Why no clip ban?” But I think on both substance and political grounds, a high-capacity clip ban is the wrong way to go. There were roughly 12,000 gun homicides last year, and I’ll wager that less than 10 were caused by bullets 11 through 30 in someone’s magazine. The problem is bullets 1, 2, and 3 –- not 11, 12, and 13."
I like it for the face he's right with respect to which bullets do the killing. I'm wondering how he got his former job as director if he's still unable to differentiate the difference between a magazine and a clip.
Yep! Makes you proud to be an American, doesn't it?
Originally Posted by ixtow
And this from a President who earned his degree in political science, from Harvard, no less. Too bad it wasn't a degree in history, particularly the rise and fall of kingdoms and military history. If he had, he might realize a society's level of civil unrest and discord stems far more from other factors than from its level of armament. Yet historically, disarmament is the first reaction by governments, usually to disasterous effect.