Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Well, That Didn't Take Long...

The gun-fearing wussies of CT are at it again.

As your read this, keep in mind that these folks totally support your 2nd Ammendment rights. They just don't want you to be able to buy guns, ammunition, or have any place to shoot.

There is proposed legislation that would require shooting ranges in CT to register with the Department of Public Safety, which could arbitrarily set the standards by which the ranges would be allowed to remain open.

That in turn means that some bureaucrats in Hartford can shut down your shooting range if they decide that "guns are bad." This is anti-gun, anti-2nd Ammendment legislation masquerading as "common sense" safety regulation.

Right now there aren't any state laws or regulations for shooting ranges, which probably scares people who like to think that government regulations are the solution to all problems.

But I'd like to point out a couple pertinent statistics:

Number of injuries or deaths in CT from bullets fired at CT shooting ranges: 0.

Over the last 75 years, the number of firearm owners has more than doubled, nationally.

During the same period, the annual number of accidental shootings has declined by 77 percent, and the years 1995 -2005 saw a 40% decline, according to the National Safety Council.

Maybe the government of CT should spend its time worrying about the financial crisis or something instead of legislating away problems that don't exist.


Atom Smasher said...

Things like this remind me that I almost always have an extra $50 lying around for the NRA.

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