Pennsylvania... Looking Back at What Ed Rendell Said About 'People Interfering with Gun Ban Agenda'

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 7:10pm.

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is at it again. When last I wrote about him, he was spewing lies and calling for the renewal of the debunked and failed "Assault Weapons Ban." ~ Daniel White - April 21, 2009

After that rant, he debated NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre on CBS's "Face the Nation". Now, he's taken his message to MSNBC's Morning Joe show, this time calling the NRA a "paper tiger".

He again called for the AWB to be reinstated and railed against standard capacity magazines, which hold more than ten rounds. He also claimed that "one-gun-a month" restrictions needed to be enacted in order to "prevent people from legally buying boxes of guns and turning around and selling them at big profits to criminals."

Does he really expect people to believe that making it illegal to buy more than one gun a month will stop people from selling guns to criminals, which is already against the law?

NRA Board Member Scott Bach once noted that "rationing gun sales to law abiding citizens is about as effective at reducing crime as rationing alcohol to responsible drinkers is at reducing drunk driving accidents." Yet still Rendell persists.

He's now claiming that it isn't the "
powerful gun lobby" that is stopping further gun control from being enacted, but simply that congress is too busy right now. Though, he does note that it is also "too divisive an issue."

It is divisive not because the gun lobby is pitted against gun control loving congress critters, but because the American public
doesn't agree with these gun ban extremists.

Rendell would have you believe that the record number of gun sales in the last few month has nothing to do with the will of the People, and that the lack of support from congress (such as when 65 House Democrats announced that they would oppose reinstating the ban) is simply due to fear from the NRA.

Rendell posits that if there was a "secret ballot" cast, his gun control schemes would easily pass congress. The insinuation there is that congress really wants gun control, but is fearful of facing their constituents after voting away their rights.

That is exactly what happened after the 1994 AWB was passed when 20 Democrats who voted in favor of the ban were ousted in the next election. Then president Bill Clinton blamed the loss on retribution by constituents for passing a ban they did not want.

Rendell apparently feels the American people don't need to know who is responsible for the loss of their gun rights.

If a secret ballot is what it takes to further his agenda, then that's ok. Secret votes and backroom deals is not exactly in line with the policies of open government we have in this country.

There's a reason why it is important for representatives to be held accountable for their votes.

They are there to represent and serve the people who elected them, not to give in to the whims of a small minority of liberals who feel they know better than the citizens what rights they do and do not need.

Rendell should be removed from office for violating the oath of office for even suggesting otherwise.

Daniel White - Origional article April 21, 2009 - Reposted January 6, 2010 - source Examiner

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 7:10pm.