statement that “by opposing background checks for gun buyers, Coburn
and Inhofe voted in favor of allowing the mentally ill and criminals to
buy guns” is pernicious. First, the National Instant Criminal Background
Check System is still in effect for gun buyers just as it has been
since 1994; second, opposition to the legislation does not “allow”
criminals and the mentally ill any permission to buy anything; and
third, the restrictions on arbitrary crimes contained within the body of
the legislation — such as loaning one of your weapons to a friend at a
range — would result in an open legal attack on heretofore law-abiding
citizens. Liberals have difficulty grasping the fact the criminals do
not obey laws.
Is Ms. Stapleton’s concept of a
“military-style assault rifle” akin to the Feinstein Flummery citing
such evil appointments as the fear-inducing “black shroud” covering the
barrel, the bone-chilling “pistol grip” and, of course, the ubiquitous
“bayonet lug”? The only military-style assault weapons that I am aware
of are the original World War II German automatic weapon and the M-16
models currently in use by our military that have a selector that allows
a semiautomatic mode, a two- or three-shot mode, and an automatic mode.
But they are restricted and not commercially available.
devote a third of your missive obsessing over the political
contributions to various senators but contributions made by the National
Rifle Association. I’m sure it was an oversight on your part to not
cite donations by George Soros or The Tides Foundation, and how much
they donated to Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer and Dick Durbin?
Creating a database of legal gun
buyers would be an obvious result of the extended background checks an,d
that then would be, for all intents and purposes, a National Gun
Registry. As history has proven, confiscation is the next step, as
England and Australia found out. For the “It can’t happen here” crowd,
it has already taken place in New Orleans, is taking place in California
and New York and is promised by a host of Democratic
You know what’s amazing? All of this gun-control rhetoric would have absolutely no affect on any of the tragedies. None.
—Pete Lepo, Edmond