Connecticut State Senate Passes Machine Gun Ban For Children Under 16

The Connecticut State Senate just passed a ban on machine guns for kids under 16 years of age. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass according to  MSNBC .

Ummm, are we kidding?  What kind of a society would let children under 16 handle any types of guns?   I mean seriously.  And this is Connecticut, not Podunk, USA.  It’s Connecticut, you know the state sandwiched between Boston and NYC.

"For a young person, a minor, to handle an automatic weapon … it’s like saying that it’s OK to pick up a rattlesnake and that it is somehow going to be safe," said Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn. "It’s not going to be safe and it should not be legal and I would think that a lot of folks would be shocked that there was not a law." Yes Mr. StateTheObvious, color me SHOCKED.  But, really, I have to say it again, why just "automatic weapons"?

Now, I don’t want to hear from another person who says "where I come from there is a long history of gun ownership"…  blah, blah, blah.  Well, so do I.  I come from New England, you know, where the Minute Men started (and I mean the real Minute Men, not the right wing whack jobs that "patrol" the border).  Continue reading Connecticut State Senate Passes Machine Gun Ban For Children Under 16