Listen to Sen. Bill Nelson peppering his remarks today with the words “common sense” regarding the gun control bill that will be voted on tomorrow. C-SPAN covering the floor speeches concerning the up-coming gun control vote. Nelson prefaced his remarks with an obligatory “I love guns!” story relating his own pro-gun activities like duck hunting. Yawn. Then he went on (and on and on) about “common sense” – regarding background checks and restricting magazines to no more than 10 bullets. No more high-capacity magazines. Saying it’s “common sense” to ban Assault Weapons that the Military uses showing his ignorance on “assault weapons” which has been refuted by weapons experts for the last…..millennium. Yawn. “Common sense” this and “common sense” that. Enough already. HOW ABOUT the COMMON SENSE in upholding the gun laws already on the books?! HOW ABOUT the COMMON SENSE in differentiating between GUN CONTROL vs. CRIME PREVENTION.
CRIME PREVENTION only WORKS if you enforce EXISTING GUN LAWS. Let’s get off the run-away meme GUN CONTROL and replace it with Common Sense, wait for it, CRIME PREVENTION tactics. Better yet —
SELF-CONTROL not gun control.
What a novel thought.
Stalin would be proud of the leftists employment of semantic engineering to advance their cause. Saul Alinsky is doing cartwheels over his little-fisted napoleons reframing the real issue – our law enforcement refusing to engage in CRIME PREVENTION.