Gun control is again on the minds of the Democrats as three liberal lawmakers have introduced a useless bill that would make it a crime for people to give guns to others they know cannot possess them, or intend to use illegally.
This bill is useless because if a person cannot legally own a gun, and another person gives them one, then they have already committed a crime. Just the act of giving a gun to another who one knows cannot have it, is a crime. And if a person gives a gun to another, knowing they intend to use it in a crime, then that person has also committed a crime by aiding and abetting.
The new gun control bill was introduced by Democratic Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Carolyn McCarthy, from New York, along with fellow Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. "We have to move beyond the all or nothing rhetoric... and work toward common-sense measures," stated Cummings.
But where is the common-sense in making something that is already illegal, illegal. Democrats seem to be addicted to new legislation when proper enforcement of the current legislation would do just fine.
Liberal Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney spout the party line when she stated that "this legislation gives law enforcement the tools they need to do their job." But new tools are not needed when the old tools will do the job. There just needs to be someone who can use the existing tools properly, that's all.
However, by introducing new and redundant gun control legislation, Democrats can seem to be accomplishing something, instead of just spouting rhetoric. Can Reps. Maloney, McCarthy, and Cummings find something better to do than to make new laws for old crimes? Perhaps they should think about giving law enforcement the tools they need to catch killers by making murder illegal?