Posted November 5, 2015 11:00 am by Comments

By Susan Calloway Knowles

U.S. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York speaks about how to reform the Democratic party agenda to counter the influence of the Tea Party wing of the Republican party during a speech at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. (AFP/Getty Images)

Recently, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) without much fanfare, issued a press release that targets gun manufacturers in an anti-gun control plan which seeks to use the buying power of the federal government to ultimately control the manufacturers’ purse strings and infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of private individuals.

As with most progressives, Schumer attempted to legitimize this latest anti-gun move under the guise of “gun safety and irresponsible gun distribution” of manufacturers.

U.S. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York (AFP/Getty Images)

Schumer sees his plan as an opportunity to “leverage” the “massive purchasing power” of the federal government to force gun makers to “change” their gun safety and distribution practices. He wrote a letter to the U.S. Army requesting that they adhere to his proposal.

Apparently, Schumer has elected himself judge, jury and executioner when it comes to his attempts to control gun manufacturers and feels justified in doing so, even when they have not violated any laws.

While Schumer cites “gun safety and irresponsible gun distribution” as a reason for his plan, his press release offers no evidence that the guns themselves are unsafe.

There is nothing to suggest that manufacturing defects exist and need remedying. Nor is there any mention of …Read the Rest

Source:: The Blaze

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