Judge: Bring back federal assault weapons ban
“Congress must reinstate and toughen the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines”
TUCSON, Ariz. — A federal judge who sentenced the man who shot former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said in an article published Friday that it’s time to bring back the federal assault weapons ban.
U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said in the opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, “Congress must reinstate and toughen the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
His comments came on the same day that the National Rifle Association declared a no-retreat stance in the face of growing calls for gun control after the Connecticut shootings that claimed the lives of 26 children and school staff a week ago.
At a news conference in Washington, D.C., the nation’s largest gun rights lobby said guns and police officers in all American schools are what’s needed to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.” SOURCE
I am of the opinion that U.S. District Judge Larry Burns is a bowl or 2 of tater salad short of a picnic. But I have to say this for him; unlike some writers of late, at least he called them high capacity MAGAZINES and not clips.
To see what the overtly RACIST comments of a person that is not only a RACIST but quite obviously an ignorant cretin where guns and their nomenclature are concerned look like, see this: Urban advocates say new gun control talk overdue.
Burns, a San Diego-based judge, last month sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life sentences plus 140 years in prison for the January 2011 shooting outside a Tucson supermarket that left six people dead and injured 13 people, including Giffords.
What kind of *bleeding heart* gives a psycho like Jared Lee Loughner 7 consecutive life sentences for killing 6 people in an act of cold-blooded murder? What prevented Burns from passing the DEATH PENALTY on a worthless slug of flesh like Loughner?
In Friday’s article, Burns wrote that during Loughner’s sentencing, “I also questioned the social utility of high-capacity magazines like the one that fed his Glock. And I lamented the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban in 2004, which prohibited the manufacture and importation of certain particularly deadly guns, as well as magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
I have high capacity magazines for my pistols, not 30 round mags, but my XD-45 Tactical carries 13 rounds in the mag and 1 in the chamber for a total of 14 rounds, in MY hand. That doesn’t begin to illustrate the capability I have if carrying a few extra magazines of the same capacity should I lose my mind and decide to lash out at society.
I have to wonder though, is Judge Burns so ignorant regarding guns that he doesn’t realize that a 10 round mag only makes the user become even MORE proficient at rapid magazine changes? How long have we heard it said, “It’s not the SIZE that matters“?
“The ban wasn’t all that stringent — if you already owned a banned gun or high-capacity magazine you could keep it, and you could sell it to someone else — but at least it was something,” Burns added. This time, he said, “Don’t let people who already have them keep them. Don’t let ones that have already been manufactured stay on the market. I don’t care whether it’s called gun control or a gun ban. I’m for it.”
Well Judge Burns, I have a suggestion for you; COME AND TAKE THEM!
What Judge Burns suggests would result in a CIVIL WAR right here in the USA, and there won’t be a damned thing CIVIL about it.
I would venture to say that IF there were to ever be an order, Executive or otherwise, for Americans to give up their guns and magazines, or face confiscation, at least 75 of ALL Police and Military would stand with the American people. I would also guess that they would bring THEIR weapons WITH them.
ANY gun grab, of ANY KIND, will result in a civil war the likes of which we have never seen, and unlike the so-called civil wars in Libya and Syria, I honestly believe our Troops and Police won’t follow the orders of Barack Obama in such an action.
That’s MY opinion and it’s been formed by talking to many Officers all over the nation and U.S. troops all over the world.
Molon Labe … Deo vindice.