Is Senator John Kennedy a Buffoon?
Republican Equates Gun Control To Attacking Sober Drivers, Crooks and Liars, John Amato
The Republican argument strengthens the militaristic ones inhabiting states like Michigan. Empowered by the rhetoric coming from a Senator (Kennedy) or a President (trump) of the United States, they storm the capitol or plot the kidnapping of governors with little fear.
John Amato: In response to the second gun massacre in a week, and a day after a new tragedy in Colorado, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) claimed that using common-sense gun laws to curb unparalleled carnage is like taking the driver licenses away from every sober driver in America.
I kid you not.
Republicans are claiming that having more comprehensive background checks, and outlawing semi-automatic assault weapons that kill an insane number of people is equal to taking away every gun from every legal gun owner.
During a Senate hearing on reducing gun violence, Sen. Kennedy said,
“We have a lot of drunk drivers in America that kill a lot of people. We ought to try to combat that too, but I think what many folks on my side of the aisle are saying is that the answer is not to get rid of all sober drivers.”
Radio Justice @justiceputnam· You have to get a license and carry insurance to drive, and if you are a sober driver you don’t lose your car when a drunk does. I thought this guy was Ivy League educated. F*cking elite.
Radio Justice @justiceputnam· So the Boulder shooter bought his gun a day or so after the local ban was overruled by the Repug Colorado Supreme Court.
Whata surprise for the public when someone can buy a long rifle after the state courts knock down a local ban.
“Judge rules Colorado cities cannot enact their own gun restrictions, case could move to state Supreme Court
‘Boulder has been blocked from enforcing its 2-year-old ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the city — potentially providing the state Supreme Court an opportunity to review whether the state’s cities can create their own gun ownership restrictions,’ a judge said.
Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled March 12, the city cannot enforce its ban because under state law, local governments cannot prohibit the possession or sale of firearms.”
Amato: They’re called domestic terrorists. Home grown terrorists.
But Republicans want those terrorists to have access to guns because the gun lobby appreciates their business.
Actually, he’s a bit of a scholar. Seems no amount of education can overcome the mendacity inherent the white southern culture in Louisiana and Mississippi. Kennedy’s intellect, Oxford education, goes toward twisting the facts. His heritage.
That view about drunk drivers is at least somewhat inspiring.
Here’s is an appropriate federal gun control law.
If you are a gun dealer, or a gun owner, who has sold
a gun to anyone, and that gun ends up used in a
crime, you will be charged with the same crime
as the user of that gun, and face the same penalty.
Whether you are a dealer, or an owner, it is your
responsibility should a gun you sold be used
in the wrongful death of anyone harmed by
that gun. Period.
Own all the guns you like. Sell all the guns
you like. (Many restrictions will still apply.)
Prepare to face consequences if you screw up.
Meanwhile, enjoy all the 2nd Amendment
privileges you feel are right & proper.
I like that lot.
One can hardly blame Republican politicians for pandering to an increasingly insane block of voters on guns. Marketing to neuroses is far simpler than marketing to reason.
On a personal note, I have never owned a semi-automatic weapon nor fired one except when in the Army. One can kill anything that one desires with a bolt action, double barrel, lever action, pump, or revolver, just not entire crowds of anything. The best weapon for home defense is a 12-gauge pump, but still not so effective for defense as a large breed dog. The best weapon for violent rebellion or defending from invasion is a bolt action high-powered rifle with a scope.
I quickly moved past your first sentence and read the paragraph. I took note of the absence of the word “gun” till I returned to the first sentence. To eliminate the argument of description, I resigned myself to the usage of “bullet-spewing-weapons.” Well done and dog bites do hurt, especially when the dog starts to tug.
The answer to the question posed is “yes”
Another question is are LA voters buffoons? Kennedy won his election by 20 points.
Kennedy isn’t really stupid or ignorant, but he makes his living by pretending to be. He is very successful at it.
You are right. I think we all know such and my point is more rhetorical. He does stir the pot with false equivalencies. That would be a good post in asking people to report the false equivalencies they have heard.