A bit of good news from Tuesday–the culling

Gun rights advocates didn’t get a lot to celebrate out of the November 4th elections, but the news isn’t all bad.

For example, Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT), the only Republican U.S. Representative in New England, is gone. Why is that a good thing? Shays was one of the four co-sponsors (all of whom call themselves “Republican”) of Congressman Mark Kirk’s (R-IL) “Assault Weapons” ban bill, H.R. 6257. Another co-sponsor, Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) did not seek reelection.

For all I know, their replacements might be just as bad as, or conceivably even worse than, those two on gun rights issues. I think that’s beside the point. The point is that the Republican Party needs occasional reminders from those whom they’re supposedly representing (you know–working for), about the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental, absolute human right of the individual to keep and bear arms, and that right’s place in the Republican Party platform. Shays is one such reminder.

As for Christopher Shays–he’s presumably not happy about being made an example. Cheer up, Chris–the first Quisling got the firing squad.


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