Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gun Control Ineffective in the Movie Tombstone and Worse for the United States

Ronald Reagan Quote on Gun Control

In the 1993 movie, Tombstone, the Earp Brothers have to take matters into their own hands after the local law man Fred is killed by a bandit. 

Virgil Earp issues a mandate that no guns are allowed in Tombstone. But his radical #guncontrol does not help them stop the bad guys.

He says, "I'm not sayin' that you can't own a gun. I'm not sayin' that you can't carry a gun. I'm just sayin' you can't carry a gun in town."

As Ronald Reagan pointed out, if you take guns away from law-abiding citizens, then only the thugs and criminals that don't follow the law have guns. This kind of gun control is dangerous for the citizens of the United States.

In the movie, the gun-toting bandits come back to Tombstone with a posse and Wyatt Earp gets sworn in real quick-like to defend the town. This was inevitable, because the law breakers were the ones carrying guns.

Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 Brings Back Gun Control Debate

Politicians in the U.S. Senate have been at odds over the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014. According to the Miami Herald, Senators from both parties planned to add amendments to the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 to re-ignite the debate on gun control

The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 needed 60 votes in the Senate to get passed, and did not receive these necessary votes on Thursday, July 10, 2014 to get passed. No Republicans voted to proceed with the bill on Thursday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. - NV) blocked all amendments, saying he would only negotiate further with a "set list" of amendments to the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014.

Senator Roger Wicker (R. - MS) accused Harry Reid of breaking from the Senate traditional way of introducing amendments. Roger Wicker co-sponsored the bill, as well as 25 other Republicans, and 19 other Democrats. 

After the bill was initially approved, Republicans tried to add 55 amendments to the bill, and Democrats tried to add 26 amendments. Harry Reid would have none of it, and killed it on Thursday.

If you want to find out all of the things in the original Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014, those details can be read here.

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