The head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre is understandably upset. The change in congress has brought about a brand new round of nightmares for gun owners. From his blog at NRA News:
Monday, November 13, 2006
Banning BB Guns
You might think that Massachusetts can't become any more anti-gun.
Well, think again. Now there's a proposal to ban BB guns in Massachusetts. Complete with a BB gun amnesty period. And a BB gun buyback program.
Millions of kids have grown up with BB and pellet guns. I don't know of any that were turned into criminals by their Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.
But that doesn't matter to the politicians in Massachusetts. They think BB guns are bad, and they want them outlawed.
In fact, these politicians not only plan to ban BB guns in Massachusetts, they're sending letters to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island to ask those states to do the same.
In the words of one of these anti-gun politicians, their goal is to make "New England an area free of pellet guns and BB guns."
'Scuse me, but isn't Massachusetts the same home state of some of the bravest patriots to fight in the Revolutionary War? Paul Revere must be rolling over in his grave right now.
In Massachusetts, they've gone from the cradle of liberty to a state that treats its residents like children.