Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ducks in a Row and Ready to Fire

We are hearing a lot about Vice President Biden's gun control task force, and the President is sounding tough.  But the actual fact is that the crazies are still in charge.  That means the NRA and Congress, with hyped up gun and conspiracy fanatics cheering them on.

Because the wise voters of states like South Carolina have continued the tradition of voting against their own interests, we are stuck once more with a House of Representatives that represents fiscal policies that promise to stop the government.  But on the law and order side, our literal gun-toting House members are determined to continue the fight against women and gun control.  So our VP's plans are more to do with how to do battle with hands tied than about the dramatic changes that need to be legislated.

And don't worry about South Carolina; we continue to be in the forefront of the backwards.  S 85 is the Firearms Freedom Act, and you won't be at all surprised to know that it's purpose is to do for gun control what the South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Implementation Act hopes to do for Obamacare -- kill it.

Basically, what S 85 proposes is that whatever federal laws are enacted for gun control, we don't have to obey them.

As I paid more attention to the evil workings of the SC Legislature (and I am a newbie on this front), I had to wonder if the people who come up with these laws are really as smart as all that.  The answer is, are you kidding?  These creepy laws come from groups like ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- the right wing big corporation big money group that assists our legislators in drafting bills, just the way their members like them.

ALEC has gotten a bit of airtime thanks to people like Bill Moyers, but the fingerprints on the Firearms Freedom movement are those of The Tenth Amendment Center.  If you like to be scared to death, visit their web site.  And take a look at the progress they are making.

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