Friday, April 16, 2010

Grey Lady gets the vapors

Yesterday's NYT had an editorial that sounds just like the hysteria that says a fainting spell is close behind.
[The] he gun lobby has extracted too high a price [for giving DC citizens a vote in Congress]: the scuttling of vital local gun controls intended to keep the capital city’s residents safe.

The district’s — nonvoting — representative, Eleanor Holmes Norton, has reluctantly accepted this extortion. “The strength of gun forces in Congress has grown, not diminished,” she declared in explaining why she felt forced to abandon her long fight for a measure free of gun lobby abuses. She estimates that her cause and the Democratic majority may only be weakened in the next election. And she feels the gun lobby is powerful enough to oppress the district with a stand-alone measure.

No need to consider the Constitution, or voters, or how gaping the chasm is between intent and reality.

In an alternate universe, one that has sparkly pastel unicorns, guns do not exist.

Unfortunately, in this universe, they do. Reality isn't sparkly, and advocating disarming the law abiding is evil to the extent it isn't the sad consequence of profound mental defect.


Blogger Bret said...

"...vital local gun controls intended to keep the capital city’s residents safe."

I think there's little doubt the "vital local gun controls" would've, at minimum, kept "the capital city's" criminal "residents safe", no?

April 16, 2010 2:59 PM  

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