Tuesday, September 07, 2004

See? He DID Write One

Sen. Kerry was recently given a semi-auto shotgun which he toted for the cameras. Matt Drudge has learnt that Kerry tried to prevent such dastardly transactions...

Kerry co-sponsored S. 1431 last year (“The Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2003) which would have banned a "semiautomatic shotgun that has a pistol grip.”

Opponents of the bill successfully argued how nearly all guns have "pistol grips," inluding millions of Browning Auto-5 shotguns produced since 1903.

...Photos show Kerry's hand resting on the "pistol grip," as loosely defined in the bill. [Section SEC. 2; (H) (ii) and (b)(42): "The term 'pistol grip' means a grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip."]

Damnum Absque Injuria has more on the Drudge story, including some interesting retractions by Matt Drudge.

UPDATE: The pathetic response by the Kerry campaign.

The facts are clear. John Kerry opposes banning this gun and always will. John Kerry was proud to receive this union-made gun at the United Mine Workers Labor Day picnic in Racine, West Virginia.

They can't say he always had opposed banning it, because they can't.
The claim that the Senator promoting banning that gun included chapter and verse, SB 1431 from 2003. Kerry's campaign makes no response to it whatsoever.

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