Monday, March 03, 2008

Define the Terms, Editorialist

From the JS editorial of this AM:

There are other "loopholes" that should be closed when it comes to guns - key among them reinstating a ban on assault weapons that Congress allowed to lapse in 2004.

Just as a mental exercise, the JS editorial board should create a definition of "assault weapons" which they would propose to ban. They may not use pictures, nor may they copy/paste the language of the expired Federal silliness.

Think Pimentel's up to the task?

Neither did I.

1 comment:

Firezerk said...

It's interesting that the MJS folks never talk about having strict penalties for using a firearm in the commission of a felony. They'd rather deal with an inanimate object than with the crime. I'd much rather see a stiff, nay draconian, prison term (say mandatory 50 years without parole)for having a firearm in your possession during a felony, than blaming the gun for some thug's actions.