Crime Control

In a NY Times Op-Ed today, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Daley, James Hahn, and Scott King take issue with The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. This act was approved by the House last year, and is now before the Senate.

...Congress is on the verge of passing legislation that would undercut the ability of local governments to hold the gun industry accountable for its role in flooding our cities with guns.

This concern is one-sided. It fails to consider holding the city governments accountable for their role in flooding their cities with disarmed, vulnerable citizens. Responsible citizens have been made to feel like criminals, have been disarmed, and given few alternatives to trusting in the protection of the local police.

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What about congress

What about congress passing legislation that would undercut the ability of local governments to flood our cities with bureaucrats causing havoc and mischief in our lives.
Diana C. Smart http://www.flortulip.tk

I like it. And then an

I like it. And then an ammendment to keep THEM away.

I'm pretty much a Tenth

I'm pretty much a Tenth Amendment absolutist, regardless of the ethical merits of a particular case. I'd like to just overturn Gibbon v. Ogden, and with it the use of "interstate commerce" as a constitutional hook for the regulatory state. (Actually, I'd like to go back to the Articles of Confederation, but that's a topic for another day).