November 12, 2006

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If the Democrats move to limit their own power and to change the underlying incentives, they'll change the culture. If not, then they were never serious about getting rid of the corruption . . . they just wanted a piece of it.

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Posted by Attila Girl at November 12, 2006 01:59 AM | TrackBack

No worries. By July, they will be in full scale liberal mode. Trying to raise taxes, federal funding for abortion and embryonic stem cell research, non stop impeachment investigations, running from Iraq, etc.

Posted by: William Teach at November 12, 2006 06:41 AM

I wouldn't mind them wasting time and political capital farting around with impeachment if it meant them pushing 2nd amendment infringements to the back burner.

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 12, 2006 06:56 PM

They will, DC. I mean, I don't know if they'll try for impeachment (which worked really well for us, BTW), but I do believe the smart Democrats (both of them . . .) are realizing that gun-control is a polical loser issue for them.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 13, 2006 01:53 AM

Well from what I can gather, this election is causing a big short-term windfall for the gun and ammo dealers. A little panic stocking-up going on out there.

I'm not wasting time either. I've found what appears to be a ganga deal on the rifle I want from a private party. The weekend after next he's bringing it to the range for me to try out.

But I still need to ensure that I have a ready supply of the correct ammunition if I am to enjoy it target shooting and at competitions. There is rumor that 7.62x39 and similar ammo may be the target of a ban, similar to what Europe has done. Fat lotta good the gun will do in that case.

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 13, 2006 09:01 AM

I just don't see it. This ain't the Clinton era any more: I really think the Dems got tired of alienating their blue-collar voters.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 13, 2006 09:17 AM

Hey I sure hope you're right. But the "assault weapons" ban was not nearly as unpopular as the attempts to grab handguns or infringe on hunters' arsenals. Most people can't figure why anyone would "need" one--nevermind the fact that "need" is not really supposed to be the issue.

I know in California it's a moot point because they're still banned there.

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 13, 2006 04:44 PM

Everything's banned here. And one cannot get a CC permit nearly anywhere in SoCal. And Los Angeles tracks all sales of ammo to such a ridiculous degree that one is forced to go elsewhere to buy it.

It's just silly. The compulsion to track guns is so pervasive here that I know a handful of otherwise law-abiding gun owners who make sure that they have at least a few firearms that were bought off the record, as a hedge against the confiscation that we are always promised could NEVER happen (and, of course, always does).

And yet, there are islands of sanity: I worked at the Guns and Ammo offices, and had the experience of wearing my sidearm openly for about a week, in order to test holsters out.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 14, 2006 12:06 PM

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