Thursday, October 20, 2005
Voting for the NRA...
So what does this "historic victory" really mean? It essentially prevents gun manufacturers from being held responsible when guns -- even those purchased illegally, like the majority of guns used in crimes here in the 19th -- wind up in the hands of gang members. The NRA's Chief Lobbyist, Chris Cox (no relation to former Rep. Chris Cox who now heads the SEC) waxed poetic on the victory: "We are a safer country today because Congress passed this critical legislation and acted to save American icons like Remington, Ruger, Winchester and Smith & Wesson from politically motivated lawsuits. Our men and women in uniform abroad and at home now will not have to rely on France, China or Germany to supply their firearms, Cox added.
We wish we were making this hyperbole up. Imagine the horror of West Point cadets being forced to carry inferior Chinese guns! But unfortunately, Sue fell hook line and sinker for the NRA's argument.