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Joe Huffman on Carolyn McCarthy

Posted on the 03 August 2011 by Mikeb302000
Joe used a line from Congresswoman McCarthy on his Quote of the Day post. You know the one where he usually takes some reasonable gun control idea and mocks the person for saying it. His commenters always in unanimous agreement, applaud. I don't know why he bothers.
I don’t understand why people can’t have common sense. Large magazines do not need to be part of it. The large manufacturers, they should even take a moral point of view in not selling them to ordinary citizens through the gun stores. The police and military can still use them. But I just morally think they should not look to sell them to the average citizen.
Carolyn McCarthyJuly 28, 2011

Joe said:
Yes, it’s “the shoulder thing that goes up” Carolyn McCarthy demonstrating her ignorance and bigotry again.

I commented:
That's not the result of ignorance and bias, not at all. In fact she's absolutely right. The only problem I see with it is the magazine capacity limit is way down the line of things we should be fighting for.
1. Background checks on all gun transfers (you call it the private sale ban, I suppose)2. Licensing of all gun owners requiring criminal and mental health background checks3. Registraion of every gun sold to a licensed individual4. Safe storage requirements for the home.
After those we can talk about college campuses and suppressors and magazine size and whatever else comes up.
Why is the Congresswoman so insistent on the magazine capacity limitation when we have begger fish to fry?
Why is Joe Huffman still talking about the "shoulder thing that goes up?" You'd think he and his friends were hard up for stupid things that politicians say, since they keep reminding us of this particular one. I have to admit it was a good one, but enough is enough. Besides, the ignorance demonstrated in that famous description of a barrel shroud doesn't necessarily mean she's ignorant about the magazine business, which seems to be what Joe is saying.
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