Here’s another one of the stories we have all heard before. This woman encountered a tragic loss in her life. I am sorry about that. But her reaction was to try to ban guns for everyone in the US. Because she suffered, then 300 million gun owners must suffer. This is a sign of mental illness, lets hope she doesn’t get her hands on any guns in the near future.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead ( or retiring)
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy never minded being known as a one-issue lawmaker: pro-gun control.
The New York Democrat likely never would have been in Congress at all absent gun-related violence. Her husband, Dennis, was killed, and her adult son, Kevin, was seriously injured, in a mass shooting on the Long Island Rail Road in 1993, leading her to become a gun-control activist.
Three years later, the Long Island nurse ran for public office, switching parties and becoming a Democrat to challenge a Republican who had voted to repeal the federal assault weapons ban. She won, 57 percent to 41 percent.
On gun issues McCarthy has been an advocate of liberal positions. She has called for childproof locks on handguns, fines for parents of children who get possession of handguns, and mandatory jail terms for crimes committed with guns.
After the shooting of her Arizona Democratic colleague Gabrielle Giffords in January 2011, McCarthy unveiled legislation to outlaw high-capacity magazines like the one that was used to shoot Giffords and 20 other people in a matter of seconds.
But McCarthy’s legislative gun control efforts largely came to naught. Republican leaders wouldn’t consider most of her gun control bills. And even when Democrats controlled the House from 2007-2011 the liberal leadership didn’t push gun legislation, knowing it was a political loser.
In 2004 the federal assault weapons ban expired.
Over McCarthy’s nine terms only one of her major efforts to tighten gun restrictions passed: a bill to significantly improve instant background checks.
So pretty much her entire legislature career was one big waste of time and resources. The Rumor Mill says she is moving the New Jersey and becoming a crack dealer.