After the Civil War, white politicians kept the newly-freed slaves disarmed by mandating that only expensive handguns could be sold. They were known as the “Army-Navy” laws.
Today, Illinois Democrat Congressman Luiz Guiterrez is introducing legislation to keep affordable handguns out of the hands of his poor, inner-city residents living in Chicago as well as poor families nationwide.
What a noble plutocrat he is. Yeah, that’s him in handcuffs in the above photo.
Springfield, Ill. (IRN) – An Illinois congressman is taking aim at “junk guns.”
U.S. Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Chicago) says imported guns have to meet safety standards that domestic guns don’t have to meet. He is introducing legislation to require domestic guns to meet those same standards.
“When we regulate standards for cars and cribs and a whole host of products to ensure they are safe for public consumption, how does it make sense that we do not have basic safety standards for dangerous handguns made right here in America?” he said.
Gutierrez says the sub-standard, so-called “junk guns” are dangerous to operate, due to frequent misfires, and they’re unsuitable for sporting or self-defense purposes, but they are commonly used in crime.