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The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Peter King, R-New York, announced today that he will introduce a bill that would ban knowingly carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of certain high-profile government officials.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/breakingnews/even-after-giffords-tragedy-us-lawmakers-prefer-packing-heat-to-gun-control--113288159.html Terrance Gainer, the U.S. Senate's top law enforcement official, urged legislators against arming themselves in an appearance Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America.""I don't think that's a good idea," said Gainer, the Senate's sergeant-in-arms. "I've been a policeman for 42 years and I don't think introducing more guns to the situation is helpful."
I wouldn't call King a GOPer. He's from New York, therefore he's not really a Republican. He's a RINO at best.
And I believe he's D-rated by the NRA to boot.
Yes because some batshit crazy nut wouldn't want to violate the 1000' rule to commit random mass murder.
I don't know what to think about this 1000-foot rule. It would be sort-of a movable gun free zone.Is it a good idea?
I've never claimed that the Democrats had a monopoly on the disease of forcible citizen disarmament--only that they've allowed the disease to advance a lot further than the GOP has.What would be really great would be if the person who improves the world by removing King from it does it with a rifle, from 1,001 feet away.
"I don't know what to think about this 1000-foot rule. It would be sort-of a movable gun free zone.Is it a good idea?"Of course it's good. In fact, it's great. If it passes and another politician is shot, it will further prove that gun free zones don't work.
I don’t know how this works when a pro-gun representative wants to go to the shooting range. Do they have to clear the place out? Does this mean Carolyn McCarthy will have full confiscation privileges? She could knock on someone’s door ask if they have guns, and then turn to her SWAT team and say “take em, boys”. Or wait in her car outside every FFL in the tri-state area while the AFT takes them down.Mike, I am being sarcastic. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the language of the law technically means it is possible.
It would be sort-of a movable gun free zone.Is it a good idea?Do you mean is the idea of that someone intent on breaking the law (murder) will be stopped by a law restricting a firearm within 1,000 feet good?Do you think the criminal who shot all those people in Arizona would have obeyed that law?
Your hero, Rep. Peter King, is one hell of a guy, alright:King has been critical of the Obama administration for failing to take the threat of domestic terrorism seriously and has sparred with Muslim leaders since soon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for not taking steps to combat it.“The leadership of the [Muslim] community is not geared to cooperation,” King told POLITICO.His upcoming hearings have caused deep concern and consternation among many of the Arab and Muslim advocacy groups across the country who fear King’s witness list will help define, for the purposes of the American public conversation, which Muslim leaders are legitimate, and which should be regarded as extremists.Forcible citizen disarmament advocacy and bigotry--they just go together.