What a waste of legislation that would be. Obviously, Rep. King didn’t apply much logic to this. In case he hadn’t noticed, murder is already illegal. If someone is intent on committing murder, I doubt they are going to worry much about a law making it illegal to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of their intended victim. I hope they don’t waste too much time and money discussing this one!
Rep. King's bill is meant to PREVENT someone from shooting a public official. It's not going to do that. If you're not worried about the penalty for committing murder, why would you worry about getting caught carrying a gun?
Heck, prisons are already full of guys caught illegally carrying a hand gun. Most of them weren't even on their way to shoot anyone. They just had a gun in case they got in a situation where they felt they had to shoot someone. If a law can't deter them from carrying a gun, do you believe this one is going to stop some nut on a mission to kill someone?
Biggest problem as I see it (besides in 1st post) is
1. Politicians, being people, (?) are mobile.
It's not like establishing a school or a courthouse as a "GFZ" because you always know where it will be. If you go to the market, carrying, coming back from a duck hunt etc. and suddenly realize your congressperson is having an event there, you now have to leave or you'd better hope that no one can see the gun(s) if you decide to ignore/break the law (bad idea) and go about your business.. If you're in the mall, the gym, etc and someone says "Hello Judge XYZ!", you would be required to stop what you're doing and get your firearm at least 1000' away from that person, at least until they're doing with their errand, etc. Depending on who would be selected to be on that list, this could make life very difficult and the easy out is to just leave the gun at home.
Mission accomplished for advocates of gun control.
Also, what do you want to bet that, if passed, this bill wouldn't be like the Lautenberg domestic violence act that bans shipment, transport, ownership and use of all guns or ammunition by individuals convicted of this heinous crime?
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adding the health care bill to this is absolutely a dumb statement!
This is what he was all about!:
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