Connecticut is the third state since the Dec. 14 Newtown shooting to approve strident new gun control measures, joining New York and Colorado in requiring universal background checks for all gun purchases and prohibiting magazine capacities beyond 10 rounds. Maryland will be the fourth when anti-gun Gov. Martin O’Malley signs similar legislation this week, which includes fingerprinting of all gun buyers.
These states already had strict gun control laws, including “assault weapons” bans and prohibition of concealed carry for over 99% of civilians, except for Colorado. The Colorado legislation was written and paid for by Bloomberg’s Illegal Mayors Against Guns. The 2014 elections in Colorado will be among the most interesting to watch.
There are harsh, irresponsible and irrational gun control laws being passed in heavily liberal states, but they can be repealed in time as political control passes to legislators who get elected running against them. The Wall Street Journal reports that “This year, five states have passed seven laws that strengthen gun restrictions, while 10 states have passed 17 laws that weaken them, according to the Anti-Gun Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which tracks and promotes gun-control-laws.
The Progressive Propaganda Machine (Main Stream Media) lead by MSNBC is reporting that expanded gun control legislation has “90%” voter support, including most members of the NRA. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Here are the facts, which most of the MSM ignores.
The Hartford Courtant reports that 17 states and Washington D.C. are considering gun control legislation during 2013 sessions, noting that 26 states are seeking to expand Second Amendment civil rights.
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence tabulates that more than 600 bills have been introduced to strengthen gun control in state legislatures nationwide, while about 540 bills are being considered to expand gun rights.
According to the Associated Press, these are among those states expanding gun-owners’ rights:
* In Michigan and Ohio, lawmakers have made it easier to obtain a gun.
* Arkansas, Maine and Mississippi have passed laws to protect the privacy of gun owners.
* Wyoming enacted legislation allowing judges to carry weapons in the courtroom
* South Dakota passed a law authorizing school employees to carry guns on the job.
* More than a dozen other states are considering legislation that would enhance gun rights, including Texas, North Carolina, Missouri and Georgia.
“The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
Alexander Hamilton -The Federalist Papers at 184-8