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October 18, 2005

Congress moves to gut Second Amendment

Mr. President, today I introduce the Child Safety Lock Act of 2001, along with Senators Chafee, Durbin, Schumer, Reed, Corzine, Boxer and Kerry. Our bipartisan measure will save children's lives by reducing the senseless tragedies that result when children get their hands on improperly stored and unlocked handguns. 

Each year, teenagers and children are involved in more than 10,000 accidental shootings in which close to 800 people die. In addition, every year 1,300 children use firearms to commit suicide. Safety locks can be effective in deterring some of these incidents and in preventing others. — Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wisc. U.S. Senate, March 1, 2001,  

But Kohl's bill only requires gun manufacturers to include gun locks on the new guns they make. It doesn't require gun owners to use the locks. How long until some Liberal, somewhere realizes that that makes the locks almost useless in most of the cases Kohl cited as anecdotal evidence for the need of such a law? So they'll propose another law making it mandatory that gun owners keep their guns lock while not in use. Do you think they'll even mention the number of people that would then be killed because they couldn't get their gun unlocked quick enough to defend themselves or that criminals will be unfazed by such a law?

The final version of the bill will go before the House this week.

Posted by Danny Carlton at October 18, 2005 04:42 AM

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