If you've ever read a lot of comic books like I have, you're probably aware of a supposedly fictional planet called Bizarro World. I say supposedly because the way things are going here in the U.S. I'm wondering if we haven't all been transported to Bizarro World where things are pretty much opposite the way they are on Earth.
The latest evidence of our collective move to Bizarro World is a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on March 17th by 65 Congressional Democrats against reinstating the assault weapons ban! Yeah, I said Democrats sent the letter. In the letter the 65 Donkey Party Members of Congress opposed the assault weapons ban by stating, "We believe that this ban was ineffective during the 10 years it was law, and would oppose its reenactment."
In an astonishing break from their anti-gun supporters they also said, "The gun control community has intentionally misled many Americans into believing that these weapons are fully automatic machine guns. They are not. These firearms fire one shot for every trigger pull. Some of the guns that would be banned under proposed bills have been around for more than 70 years, and are often passed down from generation to generation." Wow, isn't Bizarro World strange?
Of course it's more likely that the career polititians who signed the letter are just engaging in some CYA maneuvers. We'll probably never know.
In case you're wondering if your Congressman signed, here are the names (only 2 from CA):
1. Mike Ross (D-AR) 2. Tim Holden (D-PA) 3. Jerry Costello (D-IL) 4. Jim Matheson (D-UT) 5. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) 6. John Dingell (D-MI) 7. Marion Berry (D-AR) 8. Nick Rahall (D-WV) 9. Gene Green (D-TX) 10. Chet Edwards (D-TX) 11. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX) 12. Gene Taylor (D-MS) 13. Bart Stupak (D-MI) 14. Collin Peterson (D-MN) 15. Harry Teague (D-NM) 16. John Tanner (D-TN) 17. Allen Boyd (D-FL) 18. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) 19. Eric Massa (D-NY) 20. Steve Kagen, M.D. (D-WI) 21. Betsy Markey (D-CO) 22. Paul Hodes (D-NH) 23. Ron Kind (D-WI) 24. Peter Welch (D-VT) 25. Leonard Boswell (D-IA) 26. Tim Ryan (D-OH) 27. Walt Minnick (D-ID) 28. John Boccieri (D-OH) 29. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) 30. Tom Perriello (D-VA) 31. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) 32. Ben Chandler (D-KY) 33. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) 34. Debbie Halvorson (D-IL) 35. Travis Childers (D-MS) 36. Tim Walz (D-MN) 37. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) 38. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) 39. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) 40. Rick Boucher (D-VA) 41. Mike McIntyre (D-NC) 42. John Murtha (D-PA) 43. Bart Gordon (D-TN) 44. Zach Space (D-OH)
45. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) 46. Lincoln Davis (D-TN) 47. Artur Davis (D-AL) 48. Charlie Melancon (D-LA) 49. John Barrow (D-GA) 50. Christopher Carney (D-PA) 51. Dan Boren (D-OK) 52. Parker Griffith (D-AL) 53. Charlie Wilson (D-OH) 54. Heath Shuler (D-NC) 55. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) 56. Jim Marshall (D-GA) 57. Jason Altmire (D-PA) 58. Larry Kissell (D-NC) 59. John Salazar (D-CO) 60. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) 61. Frank Kratovil (D-MD) 62. Glenn Nye (D-VA) 63. Bobby Bright (D-AL) 64. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) 65. Joe Baca (D-CA)
You should also note that 65 Democrats isn't a majority of the Democrats serving in the House of Representatives.