New Jersey Democrat Introduces Federal Magazine Ban Again

Discussion in '2nd Amendment' started by 1024Megabytes, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. By S.H. Blannelberry on February 6, 2015

    Here we go again, another “common sense” and “reasonable” gun bill from lawmakers who know absolutely nothing about firearms.

    Below, in his own words, Sen. Bob Menendez (Democrat-NJ) lays out what’s known as “The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act,” a bill he introduced in the Senate and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) introduced in the House on Thursday.

    “It prohibits high-capacity magazines,” explained Menendez. “It wouldn’t take them from people who already have them but moving forward large capacity clips will be in the hands of our military and law enforcement where they belong, not on our streets or our schools and not in the hands of those who don’t need them and shouldn’t have them.”

    “If you need 10, 20, 30 or 100 shots as a hunter, maybe you shouldn’t be a hunter,” said Menendez.

    Toward the end of his address, Menendez said that he will continued to fight for tougher gun laws, “So that we never again have to see the suffering of another parent describing what happened to their loved one at the hands of a madman.”

    Menendez speech is exactly what we’ve come to expect from anti-gunners in that it is replete with erroneous nomenclature, large capacity “clips” (I highly doubt he knows the difference between a magazine and a clip), the misguided notion that the government can decide what tools citizens need to protect themselves, the backward presupposition that the Second Amendment was created to protect hunters, and the utterly insane premise that if we just ban certain guns and gun-related accessories homicidal maniacs will (a) start following law and (b) suddenly stop taking innocent lives.

    I don’t really have to say much in response to Menendez or his ill-conceived bill that seeks to place a federal ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Through his profound ignorance and poor grip on reality he’s pretty much said enough.

    Though, I will say the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act will ultimately die in Congress. The reason? It lacks the very thing the creators of it claim it has: common sense.

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/federal-lawmakers-introduce-common-sense-magazine-ban/
     
  2. The proposal, "Ban on your firearms but not ours." This garbage is not going anywhere in the current Congress and I am happy about it.
     

  3. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    They have no right to tell us how many rounds we need need to be able to load into a weapon. They are just people--no greater in wisdom or knowledge than any of us and, in many cases, of lesser wisdom or knowledge than many of us. That is what so vexes me about these kinds of proposals. They speak as if they are noblemen making proclamations to the serfs, and that is NOT what the Founding Fathers had in mind for elected servants of the people.

    And by the way, there are already laws that typically limit magazine capacities for hunting to five rounds or fewer. No one buys larger magazines for hunting.
     
  4. Moestooge

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    It may not happen in the near future, but the day is coming when establishment Republicons will join with their fellow traitors to destroy the Second Amendment.
     
  5. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    You've got that right. They are becoming less and less distinguishable from the Dumacrats.
     
  6. Jeez, does this douche-nozzle simply refuses to accept that the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting; or, is he really that stupid?

    “If you need 10, 20, 30 or 100 shots as a hunter, maybe you shouldn’t be a hunter,” said Menendez.
     
  7. I am growing to despise the Republican Party. But our current Congress will not support this anti-liberty bill.

    Do not give any money to the Republican Party. Give your money to individual candidates. I would love if Rand Paul or Ted Cruz made a run for President.
     
  8. Bamaboy

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    Awww a high cap mag ban..... somebody's missing the Clinton gun ban years!

    Yep cause the last ban saved zero lives, stop zero crime and was involved in zero crimes...... another DNC elected tard using an out dated DNC playbook .

    FYI Mendoza We have less gun bans today so crime and gun violence is down, so sit down and try to remember where you put your green card again.
     
  9. Moestooge

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    Ever notice how all the socialist control freaks who want to ban guns and regular capacity magazines under the excuse of "protecting the children" are among the most rabid supporters of murdering babies via abortion? Such hypocrisy goes beyond description.
     
  10. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    I quit the party back in 2012 after Romney was all that they could field. Boehner's utter failure as the speaker and the Senate Republican establishment also frustrated me to no end.

    I knew that they were useless when they argued over $30 billion during the 2010 fiscal cliff debates. That sum was insignificant, but it showed the fact that the Republicans were not serious about reforming anything, and Romney as the presidential candidate finally confirmed it.

    Last summer, I was very pleased to have the opportunity to tell a Republican Party fund raising caller that I had reregistered as a Libertarian. From there, I unleashed a long speech about why I was done with his party.

    It's time for Republicans to jump ship, and support another party, other than the Dumacrats. When their financial and electoral support wanes to nothing, only then will they realize the error of their ways. Of course, that requires more American voters to do a little reading.
     
  11. lklawson

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    Option "C" : He doesn't actually care and it doesn't matter to the people he's pointing his propaganda at.

    Seriously. To him and his voters "Guns = Bad." Anything past that is just verbal window dressing.

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    Kirk
     
  12. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    He's a New Jersey Democrat in office. You expected common sense?
     
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  15. Is anybody surprised this idiot is from NJ, and a democrat. I don't see it going anywhere, and it is a waste of Congresses time, and a waste of our money.
     
  16. 0311

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    When the folks in NJ keep voting for morons like this, the insanity will continue. You reap what you sow.
    A good percentage of what goes on in Congress IS a waste of time. But for a Dem to introduce something this stupid at a time like this , with a GOP controlled Congress, he is wasting oxygen.
     
  17. lklawson

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    No. He's pandering to his base; proving to them that he's "standing firm" for what they believe in even if it is a "lost cause." Just keep throwing it out there because that's what your voters want.

    It's not as if Republicans don't do the same thing for the same reasons. The Republican controlled House of Representatives voted through a good dozen or more "repeal Obamacare" bills, which everyone darn well knew would die in the Senate, specifically because their voters want it and because they're trying to show their voters that they're "standing firm" against "those Democrat obstructionists."

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  18. RedRaptor22

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    What about members of state miilitias? Wording in the constitution says says civilians have the right and responsibility to a military grade firearm to support the militias
     
  19. There is also the issue of the Federal reserve militia being effectively armed. The SC court has already said that the Fed can't disarm the state militiamen nor can the states disarm the Fed reserve militiamen.

    Good thing the SC has also ruled that anything passed that isn't constitutional isn't a law and the citizens can ignore as if it didn't exist.
     
  20. undeRGRound

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    Like the man said, Waste of Oxygen :D

    Menendez should be in jail for rape, anyway. Sex with a minor.