City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joins the Daily News’ assault gun petition
NY Daily News: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn became the latest New Yorkers to sign on to the Daily News petition to ban assault weapons.
Quinn wrote her John Hancock on the petition Sunday morning — and urged other New Yorkers to join the newspaper’s campaign for banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
“I’m very grateful for the Daily News for all the attention they’re bringing to the desperate need for the assault weapons ban to be re-passed,” she said.
“I wanted to make sure, as an elected official, I sent not just a message of support of what the paper was doing, but I hoped I could urge other New Yorkers to sign the petition,” she added. “I wanted to make sure they don’t let 2012 end without putting their name on it.” More than 66,500 people have signed the petition since it was first printed in the News last week.
On Sunday evening dozens of area protesters, dubbed “Hands Across the Bridge,” walked across the Brooklyn Bridge during a candle light vigil for Newtown victims.
Quinn said she was further inspired to join the effort after hearing NRA head Wayne Lapierre double down on his comments resisting any new gun restrictions and calling for armed security in schools on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning.
“It was the most shocking disconnect from reality I think I have ever seen, and it was just callous,” she said.”I hope we have millions and millions of people sign this petition,” Quinn said. “There are families in Connecticut without children to wrap presents for. There are families burying their children.
“All we’re saying is people shouldn’t get to have military-style weapons in their homes.”
There are a couple of problems with this gun control mentality, least of which liberals will never learn is that criminals don’t care about complying with the law.
You want to ban “assault weapons”? Definition of assault:
- A sudden, violent attack; onslaught.
- An unlawful physical attack upon another; an attempt or offer to do violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner.
An “assault” weapon could be applied to a number of items – baseball bats, knives, scissors – anything that can be used to commit an act of violence on some one.
There is also no consistent or specific definition for “assault weapon” and is, therefore, subject to varying definitions for varying purposes, including definitions that include common non-military firearms.
Ban “military-style” weapons? My boyfriend currently serving in the sand box carries a 9mm Beretta. He also carries a knife. So are we going to have to ban those weapons as well? Or just the ones that liberals claim to be an “assault” weapon?
There are strict gun control laws in many states. More gun control is not going to stop a criminal from committing a crime. Just look at Chicago, Detroit, and DC and tell me how well their gun control laws work.
One more problem – Ms. Quinn doesn’t realize that she doesn’t get to dictate what I have in my home. The Second Amendment does that just fine, thank you very much.