Kerry co-sponsored bill banning gun he waves
Drudge: KERRY COSPONSORED BILL BANNING GUN HE WAVES
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Update:From this press release by the National Shooting Sports Foundation:
Remington President Tommy Milner said, "Rest assured, Remington was neither aware of this presentation in advance nor in any way supportive of its intent to support Senator Kerry's candidacy. In fact, the company remains amused by ongoing photos of Senator Kerry shooting without either ear or eye protection while discharging a firearm."
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE SEPT 07, 2004 11:46:05 ET XXXXX
KERRY COSPONSORED BILL BANNING GUN HE WAVES
Was Dem presidential hopeful John Kerry seen this weekend waving a gun which would have been banned if legislation he co-sponsored became law?
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."]
Kerry was presented with the semiautomatic shotgun during a Labor Day stop in Racine, West Virginia.
"I thank you for the gift, but I can't take it to the debate with me," Kerry told a cheering crowd as he held up the device.
But Kerry's gun bill would have also banned any "gift" transaction!
[It is not clear if Kerry completed the required paperwork (Form 4473) before he claimed the gun.]
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Posted by jkhat at September 7, 2004 07:45 PM
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|# March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM Converted_Comment|
thats some good stuff. just another example of how much kerry doesn't believe in what he says, ever. whether he's for it, against it, or both, he has no idea what he saying at any given time.