More Gun Control On The Way?
The short back and forth about locking blade knives and the fact that some on this blog think they should be illegal got me to thinking about something in the back of my mind: Now that the Democrats gained the majority in congress, will we see a resurgence of federal gun contol proposals?
One thing I'll say about the Republican majority: We haven't heard much in the last few years in the way of new gun control proposals. In fact, we even saw the glorious sunset of the so- called Assault Weapons Ban, no thanks to President Bush- him being in support of the ban.
I've read where a lot of Democrats have recongnized gun control has been a losing issue for them, some saying that issue was what brought about Al Gore's loss of his own state of Tennessee when he ran for President.
We shall see. Our very own Senators Boxer and Feinstein are rabidly anti- gun and I'm of the impression Feinstein might end up in some Senate leadership capacity.
As far as the House is concerned, it's been a while since we've had to worry about Democrats there pulling any gun control shenanigans, although there are more than enough anti- gun zealots in the House.
So what do you think: Will gun control rise to prominence as an issue again?
And what about knives? I hadn't realized lock blade knives were illegal for kids to have on school grounds. Will knife control become a bigger local, state or national issue?
I'd be hard pressed to think that there'd be any concerted effort to outlaw knives in Humboldt County, with the possible exception of maybe, maybe Arcata. Sure, Arcata's been involved on the wrong side (at least to me) of gun control issues a couple times before, but I've never heard any past or present Arcata City Councilcritters propose any sort of knife bans.
We've seen here at least a couple people that seem to be in favor of such laws. Whether they live here, or in the Bay Area, more and more people from down south who might favor such laws are moving here. Will we see knife control on the local council agendas?
Let's hope not. But, Jolly Old Authoritarian England has had suggestions of knife restrictions for some time. Next time I see any news articles on the issue I'll try and remember to post them here. Seems like a lot of the nanny state government stuff that goes on in England makes it's way here, eventually.
Hey, regardless of being on the opposite side of the issue from the knife and gun banners, I'm always here to help. Here's some places to get started with your knife ban proposals.
Just a few web sites. Find the kinds of knives you want to ban, either locally, or state or nationwide. Then make a list of them and send the nuts and bolts of your proposal to your representatives at all levels of government.
Let's just see which ones get right on it.
Buck Knives Gerber Knives Dante Knives Yahoo Search Results For Knives