One Brave Governor

Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) has proposed an assault weapons plan that would prohibit the manufacture, delivery, sale, purchase, or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. [ThinkProgress]


The NRA and its  snarling sister the ISRA is in full scale attack and of course offers nothing as to what to do about the large scale assault-weapons murders.  To my mind they think the deaths in the US at the hands of assault weapons are the necessary and reasonable price for them to keep their toys.

Mother Jones has done a lot of work to track down what exactly has been happening, where, when and how many.   See the whole article here. 

56 Mass Murders Since 1982

Then there’s Mad Tony Scalia who thinks that “bear arms” means anything you can carry.

.According to his originalism, if a weapon can be hand-held, though, it probably still falls under the right to “bear arms”:

WALLACE: What about… a weapon that can fire a hundred shots in a minute?

SCALIA: We’ll see. Obviously the Amendment does not apply to arms that cannot be hand-carried — it’s to keep and “bear,” so it doesn’t apply to cannons — but I suppose here are hand-held rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes, that will have to be decided.


Suitcase nuclear, next up! NRA all for it!