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Hoover
09-08-2004, 09:10 AM
Kerry misfire?
"Was Dem presidential hopeful John Kerry seen this weekend waving a gun which would have been banned if legislation he co-sponsored became law?" Matt Drudge asks at his Web site (www.drudgereport.com).
"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,' " Mr. Drudge said.
"Opponents of the bill successfully argued how nearly all guns have 'pistol grips,' including 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, W.Va.
" '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," Mr. Drudge said, adding, "It is not clear if Kerry completed the required paperwork (Form 4473) before he claimed the gun."
http://washingtontimes.com/national/inpolitics.htm

KCTitus
09-08-2004, 09:16 AM
Aside from the fact that Kerry had proposed this bill, what do you think would have been the reaction if Bush were waving a shotgun at a political rally?