Posted January 17, 2019 9:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

One of the biggest problems I routinely see are the people pushing for gun laws that don’t actually understand anything about firearms. From lawmakers who think a barrel shroud is “the shoulder thingy that goes up” to those who think you can shoot down a jumbo jet with an AR-15, there’s an awful lot of dumb that flies from the mouths of gun control advocates.

And, since we live in a country that values free speech, there’s not much we can do about it. Nor should there be, if I’m honest.

But what happens when those who actually make the laws don’t understand anything about firearms? Well, you get idiotic laws, that’s what.

Now, a Washington state lawmaker wants to change that. Well, probably.

State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, has introduced legislation in advance of the 2019 legislative session that would require lawmakers who draft gun legislation to be trained and pass a test.

“We have legislators drafting bills who have no idea how firearms work or any sense of firearm nomenclature,” Fortunato said. “When decision makers want to restrict someone’s constitutional rights, they shouldn’t go off half-cocked.”

(Break to applaud the well-placed pun.)

Fortunato’s bill would require legislators who want to draft legislation …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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