Thursday, 8 February 2007
|0748 - More left-wing hypocrisy|
PA State Senator Vince Fumo (D-Philadelphia) was arrested and charged with 139 counts of corruption and theft. Fumo has been a very vocal proponent of limits on others owning guns the last couple of years.
Wait! It gets better.
Today, as a condition of his bail he was told to surrender his guns - all 200 of them!
Yep, this is one of those politicians who says nobody needs "an arsenal" or should be able to buy as many guns as they want yet has more than any (probably ALL) of us.
Now, isn't that special?
Check out the story in NEPA News.
current mood: irritated
current music: Donovan - Mellow Yellow
200 guns? What on earth could anyone need with that many guns? Even the most vocal gun owners I know don't own even a fraction of that number. (I must admit, even as a left-leaning person, there's a hell of a lot of hypocrisy in this end of the political spectrum - especially as we approach Nanny-state status!)
I neither know nor care why anyone thinks he needs anything, from 200 guns to a fully-tricked-out Hummer to a 5000 square foot McMansion. If he wants it and can afford it, he should have it. That's how our society works.
What frosts me about this is that he, like many on the left who think guns are Nasty Evil Things That Are Killing Our Chillllldrunnnn, appears to believe that his anti-gun stance doesn't apply to himself. What makes him so special that he should be able to have an arsenal but his less-well-connected constituents (or anyone else) shouldn't?
did he have any ammo for them?
That wasn't reported...but that's a minor consideration: ammunition is not hard to obtain.
Well, OBVIOUSLY he's just buying them from people who shouldn't have them in the first place, using his not-insignificant wealth to help solve the gun problem.
It's a pity he doesn't understand economics. Wait, he's a democrat you say?