Monday, August 31, 2009
Florida Pol wants new Semi-Auto Ban (More myths, lies & evil propaganda)
The longtime NRA lobbyist in Tallahassee, Marion Hammer, has registered objections to Shaw with the governor and his staff.
"We're adamantly opposed to Clay Shaw," she said.
Shaw, who served in the U.S. House from 1981 to 2007, said he was baffled by the NRA's outspoken opposition to him and called the assault weapons ban "a separate thing from gun control."
"I represented Dade County at the time and the assault weapon was the weapon of choice if you were robbing someone," he said. "I don't back away from that vote at all. But I don't think that has anything to do with sportsmen or hunting or owning a gun. Assault weapons are designed to kill people, it's as simple as that."
Hammer doesn't buy that explanation. "A gun is a gun is a gun," she said. "And if you'll vote to ban one, you'll vote to ban another."
The assault weapons ban outlawed 19 types of weapons, such as military-style AK-47s and Uzis. The 1994 ban, signed by President Clinton, expired after 10 years and hasn't been reauthorized.
The issue isn't moot. President Obama wants to reinstate the ban, although it's lower on his to-do list than bigger items like health care reform.
Another grandstanding so-called "politician" willing to blatantly lie about semi-autos in order to further a corrupt career has the nerve to play "victim" of the NRA after lying and misrepresenting firearms?. Give me a break!...S9