Jesse Jackson: ban semi-automatics (does that mean we get fully-automatics, instead?)

Not content with comparing gun shops to Iraqi insurgents’ bases, not content with calling for the outright banning of gun shops (except possibly in rural areas), not content with accusing (without any evidence) a legal gun shop of selling the “majority of guns connected with recent shooting deaths in Chicago” (which, in and of itself, would not constitute evidence of wrongdoing, even if true, anyway), and not even content with appearing on stage next to a “priest” calling for the murder of a gun shop owner, and of pro-rights legislators–Jesse is now lobbying for the banning of all semi-automatic firearms.

Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging lawmakers to ban semi-automatic weapons.

His call to action came during the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s annual conference in Chicago. And as CBS 2’s Katie McCall reports, it also comes after the violent deaths of two more Chicago teens.

Jackson is declaring a state of emergency in Chicago and asking state and federal lawmakers to ban assault weapons.

�There is no defense against these weapons, nor is there any place for them,� Jackson said.

(The odd substitution of question marks wherever one would normally expect apostrophes or quotation marks is some quirk of the CBS2 Chicago website, by the way.) “No defense against” them, Jesse? Well, I suppose not, when Chicago law effectively renders the law-abiding defenseless against the people who would use such firearms for evil. No “place for them,” either? Send ’em down here–I’ll make some room for them.

Also, for those parents who still refuse to be rendered defenseless in their own homes, Jesse suggests at least not being able to get to the means of defense quickly.

The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition is also urging parents who own guns to lock them up. Studies show that 90 percent of 7 to 8 year olds, and 70 percent of 5-to-6 year olds are capable of firing them.

While we’re at it, why not lock up the fire extinguishers, too?

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3 Responses to “Jesse Jackson: ban semi-automatics (does that mean we get fully-automatics, instead?)”

  1. hairy hobbit Says:

    JFK. Bolt action. ‘Nuff said!

    I asked before, I’ll ask again…why are these people so damn intent on being slaves again? If Jackson’s involved there must be some money in it for the “leaders” like him.

  2. David Codrea Says:

    I wonder when Jesse’s taxes are going to be audited?

    Yeah, I know–when pigs fly.

  3. OIF_Medic Says:

    I guess Jesse ain’t having any luck doing the “Racial Financial Shakedown” Routine when it comes to gun manufacturers

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