Not wanting to be left behind in the mad rush to blame everyone and everything for the Tuscon massacre, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is preparing to submit legislation to ban high capacity magazines.
Now, one can forgive Rep. McCarthy for being overly-sensitive to gun issues, as her husband was gunned down on the Long Island Railroad in 1993. But here again is an example of Democrats using strife and tragedy as an opportunity to curtail Constitutional rights.
Look, we get it. You don’t like guns. In fact, to indirectly quote ‘Puter’s liberal friend, you’d all be happy to live in a country where the only people who have guns are the government. Because, you know, the government can always be trusted. And you’re willing to take away your fellow citizens’ rights because, frankly, you don’t much care for that specific right.
What happened to the days where liberals used to rally for extending rights? To hear liberals tell it, they were single-handedly responsible for, among other things: ending slavery, women’s voting, desegregation and “peace” in Vietnam. And there is some truth in that. But that was then and this is now.
Why now the liberal shift to taking away rights? What has changed in the composition of the liberal body politic? Or is it only that liberals support taking away rights with which they disagree, and the ends justify the means?
To ask the question is to answer it.