“Kerry cosponsored Senate Bill 1431 last year, the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2003.” We’ve been looking for a bill that he put his name to and we found one. In 20 years you can’t find many pieces of legislation with his name on it. Howard Dean mentioned this in the primaries. Kerry said (doing Kerry impression), “You don’t know how things work there!”
So anyway, “Kerry co-sponsored <a target=new href=”http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:SN01431:@@@P”>this bill</a> which would have banned a semiautomatic shotgun that has a pistol grip. Opponents of the bill successfully argued how nearly all guns have pistol grips including millions of Browning auto five shotguns produced since 1903. Photos show Kerry’s hand resting on the pistol grip as loosely defined in the bill. The term ‘pistol grip’ means a grip, a thumb-hold stock or any other characteristic that can function as a grip. (That’s from the bill.) Kerry was presented with the semiautomatic shotgun during a Labor Day stop in Racine, West Virginia. ‘I thank you for the gift but I can’t take it to the debate with me,’ Kerry told a cheering crowd as he held up the gun. Kerry’s gun bill would have also banned any gift transaction. He would not have been allowed to accept the gift of the gun had his legislation passed. It’s not clear if Kerry completed the required paperwork, <a target=new href=”http://www.atf.gov/forms/4473/section11.htm”>Form 4473</a> before he claimed the gun…” (Laughing.) It’s not clear. The hell it isn’t! We know he didn’t fill out Form 4473 before accepting the gun in Racine, West Virginia. So he’s waving the gun that would have been banned had his bill passed, lamenting he can’t take it to the debate.
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