Harry Reid believes that legislation stopped organized crime from committing murders with machine guns …
" In the 1920s, organized crime was committing murders with machine guns. So Congress dramatically limited the sale and transfer of machine guns. As a result, machine guns all but disappeared from the streets. We can and should take the same common-sense approach to safeguard Americans from modern weapons of war.”
I wonder if Harry Reid knows that organized crime realized that the “wipe ‘em out” business model increased attention on them and made business difficult, opting for a different and relatively less bloody business model after prohibition. The times were changing, not the killing. However, instead of mass murders and shoot-outs, the criminals became more circumspect. Since Harry Reid represents Nevada, a state whose business was founded my mobsters, one must consider that his is a convenient self-serving lapse of memory. Legislation has never stopped crazies or criminals. To say otherwise is to be intellectually dishonest and disingenuous.
“That is why I will vote for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban – because we must strike a better balance between the right to defend ourselves and the right of every child in America to grow up safe from gun violence. I will vote for the ban because maintaining law and order is more important than satisfying conspiracy theorists who believe in black helicopters and false flags. And I will vote for the ban because saving the lives of young police officers and innocent civilians is more important than preventing imagined tyranny.” <Source>
You can be fined and jailed by the Internal Revenue Service (aka “the government”) if you do not purchase government-sanctioned health insurance. You can be fined for selling an incandescent light bulb. You can be forced to give your private property to another private person if it satisfies a “public purpose” under the Kelo decision. Notice, I did not say “public use” (for schools, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure) as was the case before the unconstitutional Kelo decision by the Supreme Court, a branch of government. You can be put in jail for collecting rainwater on your own property and defying the Environmental Protection Agency. THIS FOLKS IS GOVERNMENT TYRANNY AND IT IS FAR FROM BEING IMAGINED.
Bottom line …
Harry Reid is an ideologue, a useful idiot for the socialist democrat cause. Either that or he is both blind and stupid.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius