Friday, May 20, 2005

DC's Personal Protection Act

The esteemed and august Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced The District of Columbia Personal Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. The legislation aims to reverse the city's 28-year handgun ban and repeals D.C.'s gun registration law.

Gee, thanks, Senator Hutchison. Not that YOU live here year-round or anything! Not that YOU will ever have to ride the metro or a bus or walk home from a train station in a city where it will be LEGAL to carry handguns, assault rifles and assault pistols. Anyone over the age of 18 will be legally entitled to openly carry AK-47S, UZIs, AR-15s AND TEC-9s on the streets of DC. Thank you so much for restoring this "right" to the "law abiding" citizens of DC you continually trumpet. And congratulations on the big props you received from the NRA. Quote: "The National Rifle Association (NRA) commends Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison for her leadership on this issue, as well as the other co-sponsors of this important legislation," Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist, stated.

How nice for YOU that you want my child to have the "freedom" to live among assault weapons. Where do YOUR kids go to school, Senator Hutchison? When do YOUR kids walk home alone from public transportation? Any chance you yourself will be walking home alone or might suffer a home invasion by thugs armed with LEGAL military weapons? Yeah. I didn't think so.

Recognizing that your loyalty to the NRA will always trump your remotest inclination to give a d*mn about any citizen of the District of Columbia, I guess I do have the solace of knowing that you are a Republican: the party of homeland security. Because nothing says "homeland security" more than creating an assault weapons legal zone in the seat of American power. I'm so glad you are keeping America safe from its geopolitical core.


Raine said...

This sounds just peachy. The US's greatest threat is no longer rogue nations or nuclear arms. No, the US will be destroyed from the inside, by its own "law abiding" citizens.

I feel sorry for you and your daughter E, a government that embraces weapons and torture as means of preserving power and peace has no place amongst respectable human beings.

Vigilante said...

For reals? Repeal of the handgun ban contains the right to 'carry' concealed weapons in D.C.? As in Florida?

Now, that's unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, imagine that. What ARE these republican's thinking? Why should the people in DC be able to keep a gun to defend their children, as they are in the 50 states? Could it be that the Democrats think there is one set of laws for the US population at large,(12% black), and another for D.C. (first majority black city in the U.S.)?

Liberal Racism.

Reverend Raheen M. Shabbazz said...

No, really, the way to reduce DC's violent crime rate is to INCREASE the number of weapons on the street. Honest! It will work like a charm! Didn't you get this week's talking points memo?

E said...

Amen, Reverend!

As if the average DC resident is going to go out and buy a gun as soon as the ban is lifted. We all know that the only people carrying AK-47s at that point are the ones who shouldn't have guns in the first place.

It's a total freakin' disaster waiting to happen.

Vigilante said...

Anonimous & Reverend, You two go ahead and pack all you want.

All I hope fore is you both crash together, at an intersection far, far away from me, and resolve the fault for your fender-bender by pulling out your .357's instead of your insurance cards.

I'll be happy to go to your funeral.

But remember, it will be your funeral.