Monday, February 02, 2009

Michael Steele on the Second Amendment

The new RNC chairman is soft (to put it mildly) on the RKBA:

“…Society should draw lines. What do you need an assault weapon for, if you're going hunting? That's overkill. But I don't think that means you go to a total ban for those who want to use gun for skeet shooting or hunting or things like that. But what's the point of passing gun laws if we're not going to enforce them? If you want to talk about gun control, that's where you need to start. We've got 300 gun laws on the books right now. At the end of the day, it's about how we enforce the law.”

Once again we see a focus on objects instead of behavior.   Gun control has never and will never work to curb crime because it purports to regulate inanimate things instead of human activity.  Furthermore, one should never have to prove a need for something, so long as possessing it doesn't infringe on the rights of others.

It appears that the GOP is seeking to paint itself as a moderate party.  Once again it's failed to learn the lesson that when it cultivates conservative values, it wins elections, but when it tries to appeal to moderates and liberals, it loses.

"The Stupid Party" moniker is apt.


FeelsRight said...

Interesting blog. Relevantly, Michael Steele, born 1958, is a member of Generation Jones---the generation between the Boomers and Gen X'ers. The Boomers have passed the leadership torch to the Jonesers. Which matters quite a bit in understanding the nature of the new chapter in politics we’ve just begun.

In this short video, Steele embraces his own Generation Jones identity, and discusses his fellow GenJones leaders:

Obama, and many of his Administration's top players, are Jonesers. The GOP is also now led by Jonesers, including Steele, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty and Mark Sanford.

I’m a Joneser and totally relate to it, and am enjoying all the recent media buzz about Generation Jones. We’re not Boomers or X'ers!

There is a brilliant op-ed about exactly this topic in USA TODAY this week: .

I’m very curious to see what Steele’s early weeks at this new job will look like.

Anonymous said...

"What do you need an assault weapon for, if you're going hunting? That's overkill.?

No, it would be underkiil, considering that the cartridge fired by the AR-15 is considered by mont state hunting laws to be so underpowered as to be inhumane for use as a deer hunting round.
That inaccuracy, however is the least appalling feature of this noew GOP leader. What is the RNC doing?

k31fan said...

The 2nd A isnt about hunting Steele....its about liberty and killing thoses that try to take it away. He knows this.