Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Meet NYC Based, NY State Democrat Assemblywoman Linda B Rosenthal .
Assemblywoman Rosenthal has decided that she knows better than parents how to best raise their children and is pushing State Legislation that will ban all children under 12 from attending Gun Shows in New York state for any reason. There is no provision for an exemption for children accompanied by an adult in her bill. There is also no mention that Shooting Sports are statistically proven safer for children to play in than all other sports including badminton and ping pong.
You can read her memo on this here.
Here is one telling excerpt from the above memo
“For example, a minor is restricted from watching films or playing certain video games that portray deadly weaponry and gunplay. Currently, however, minors of any age may gain unfettered access to a gun show.”
What Ms Rosenthal strategically leaves out from this statement is that kids can attend PG 13 or even R rated films if their parent or guardian decides to let them do so, just as tens of millions of parents around the Country routinely ignore the video game ESRB rating system and purchase first person shooter video games for their kids.
An examination of four large Gun Show listing sites online shows that, of the 60 plus gun shows scheduled thus far for 2015 in NY State, none are taking place in Rosenthal's district of the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan. In fact, the closest one is scheduled for Long Island, fifty miles from the area Rosenthal represents.
Rosenthal's carefully worded statement in her memo, coupled with the fact that her bill targets something that doesn't even take place in her district shows her efforts to simply be one more in a litany of Legislative assaults on guns, gun shows and the people who attend them.
Its nothing new of course. anti gun groups, their media propagandists and their enablers in numerous State Legislature's have been trying a variety of efforts to shut down gun shows for decades. From complaints about the so called but non existent “gun show loophole” to claims that terrorists could arm themselves at these events and several other imagined “threats” that the gun grabbers can dream up, they have routinely used the flimsiest of arguments in the efforts.
Gun Shows are a threat after-all, but not in the way the gun bigots claim. No, Gun Shows are a threat to the gun banners and their goals.
Gun Shows must be shut down, not because hordes of gang bangers and terrorists are shopping there like an arms bazaar in Somalia, but because gun shows are a gathering place for those that enjoy their Second Amendment freedoms. Gun shows are an avenue to distribute information, for assorted State and National gun rights groups to get their message out, and recruit new members, without being filtered or silenced by the Anti Gun Media.
Gun Shows are a threat because families go to them and children might be exposed to the idea that guns, in and of themselves can be used safely and with enjoyment, as a family activity.
Gun grabbers like Ms Rosenthal know very well that in order to obtain their long term goal of total decimation of the Second Amendment, getting to the kids is the key and if they cant do that, then they will do everything they can to block or obstruct kids from any exposure to firearms in a positive light, regardless of their parents wishes or beliefs.
Because, as they reveal so often, statist gun grabbers like Assemblywoman Rosenthal know better than parents how kids should be raised.
Looking through Rosenthal's Facebook page reveals she is extremely proud of fully supporting a womans “right to choose” an abortion. But her stance on guns, Gun Shows and the families that attend them proves she really only approves of and supports the freedom of choice for people that make the “right choices”, choices she agrees with. Everyone else's right to choose must be blocked or outlawed,
We should all just listen to her and do it for the children….
About Dan Roberts:
Dan Roberts is a grassroots supporter of gun rights that has chosen AmmoLand Shooting Sports News as the perfect outlet for his frank, ‘Jersey Attitude' filled articles on Guns and Gun Owner Rights.As a resident of the oppressive state of New Jersey he is well placed to be able to discuss the abuses of government against our inalienable rights to keep and bear arms as he writes from deep behind NJ's Anti-Gun iron curtain. Read more from Dan Roberts or email him at [email protected] You can also find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dan.roberts.18