Wednesday, January 09, 2013

(They want you to) Be afraid! (Don't let them make you) Be very afraid!

If you're wondering whether someone might be trying to use fear to manipulate you, one of the first things you should look at is how much their message looks like it's actually from a monster movie.

This is the banner that appears at the top of a page on the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) with a petition that opposes Senator Dianne Feinstein's proposed legislation seeking a ban on assault weapons. Specifically:

Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
  • 120 specifically-named firearms;
  • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and
  • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:

  • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test;
  • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and
  • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans.
Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.

Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:

  • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment;
  • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes; and
  • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.
Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:

  • Background check of owner and any transferee;
  • Type and serial number of the firearm;
  • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
  • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
  • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.
Or, in the words of NAGR (those being words that don't actually appear in the legislation), "it will be the effective END of the Second Amendment in America" and "She's targeting EVERYTHING".

Granted, if you're one of those people who frequently masturbates while thinking about "blowing away" somebody who comes to your home and threatens to try to take away some of your stuff, that's pretty scary.
"Rawr! I'm Dianne Feinstein and I'm here to take away your freed...EWWWWW!!"

But if real horror is your thing, as in, if you really want to be horrified by something, then you should check THIS out.

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