Nice. Take a tragedy and raise money off it! Do these ghouls ever stop exploiting tragedy and trying to profit off it simultaneously? As horrible as last Friday’s events were it’s been unseemly how eager Democrats are to take away Second Amendments rights while trying to shake down the public for even more tax money.
Two Democratic state lawmakers are preparing a comprehensive gun control bill that would prohibit firearms with a capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition, expand the definition of an assault rifle, bar online ammunition purchases and institute a 50-percent sales tax on all ammunition buys.
Expand the definition? Gee, that’s not a slippery slope. And do these dopes think gun owners won’t get their ammunition elsewhere?
“Every constituent I have spoken to since this horrific event has demanded action,” state Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, said in a press release outlining the proposal. “They simply cannot fathom why we continue to pay such an awful price for such free access to firearms. I cannot either, and I plan to work very closely with both national and state experts to craft meaningful laws and reforms that will have a real and lasting effect on stemming the access to dangerous weapons here in Connecticut.”
Rep. Bob Godfrey, D-Danbury, sponsored Connecticut’s original assault weapons ban in the early 1990s. But he said more must be done.
You would think he’d pause to reflect why his original ban didn’t work. Instead we need to double down on laws that mean nothing.
Meanwhile, Connecticut lawmakers made cuts to hospitals and education Wednesday. Guess that’s Bush’s fault.