If You Hated ‘Assault Weapons,’ You’ll Hate ‘Assault Magazines’ Even More

6f82Nancy Pelosi If You Hated Assault Weapons, Youll Hate Assault Magazines Even More

Today the House Gun Violence Prevention Task
Force unveiled
a “comprehensive set of policy principles designed to reduce gun
violence while respecting the 2nd Amendment Rights of law-abiding
Americans.” What is the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force? A
bunch of Democrats appointed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) and led by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) with the
assistance of 11 (!) “vice chairs.” Their mission:
to “reduce and prevent gun violence while also protecting the
rights of law-abiding individuals without a history of dangerous
mental illness to own legitimate firearms for legitimate purposes.”
Are the 12 chairs of the task force also the only members?
Possibly.To no one’s surprise, the task force’s
recommendations look a lot like
the president’s, which look a lot like the measures that gun
control activists have been pushing for decades. So rather than
delve into the familiar details, I have performed a content
analysis of the task force’s 20-page report that may illuminate
some broader themes:Mentions of…safe/safer/safety: 44hunting/hunter/sports/sportsman/sporting: 22children/family/families: 20assault weapon/assault rifle/assault magazine: 16rights: 14Second Amendment: 12threat/dangerous: 9commonsense/sensible/reasonable: 8 (plus seven more in the

press release)law-abiding: 6public health: 3 (“including public health crisis of epidemic
proportions”)defense/self-defense: 3logic: 0An “assault magazine,” by the way, is not a periodical you use
to squash spiders; it is an ammunition feeding device that holds
more than 10 rounds. Such illegitimate magazines, by their very
nature, can be used only to attack people and never for
self-defense, hunting, or sporting purposes. 

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If You Hated ‘Assault Weapons,’ You’ll Hate ‘Assault Magazines’ Even More

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