Well, not exactly, but his argument to keep extended clips legal is an argument that works for those calling for the legalization of marijuana. Last night on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Congressman Steve King response to the subject of following even the suggestion of former VP
Darth Vader Dick Cheney of allowing the reintroduction of a limit of the size of gun clips to 10 rounds rather than 20 plus, sounded like he would support the legalization of pot.
When Lawrence broached the topic of reintroducing a reasonable ban on extended gun clips, Congressman King's best rebuttal was the logic used by proponents of marijuana legalization for years. He stated that those desiring extended clips would just solder two clips together, so you might as well keep the extended clips legal. That's the logic and argument used by some proponents of the legalization of pot have used for years. So, from where I stand, Congressman Steve King of Iowa has joined proponents for the legalization of marijuana.
For Congressman King to make a counter argument to the legalization of marijuana now, would call into question his position on keeping extended gun clips legal. But then again, when have those in the GOP ever been consistent in their arguments on different social and political positions.
I happen to be for the legalization of marijuana, but my argument is one calling for better control of marijuana via legalization. Through legalization you get consistent quality control and the ability to tax the product. Plus, you get the bonus of reducing the burden of the number of those imprisoned for minor drug offenses involving marijuana.
I also happen to be for the reasonable limitation of the size of gun clips to only ten rounds or less. You could make an exception in the law for law enforcement (and of course the military). The enforcement would fall to Park Rangers (State and Federal), Game Wardens, and of course other law enforcement as they run across them in the normal course of their duties. There doesn't need to be a prison sentence, just a substantial fine, say $2000 per clip and confiscation of said clips.
Okay, enough ranting for this week.
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