So, Besides Impinging on OUR Rights, Does It Mean Eric Holder

could be going to jail?

Senate committee approves gun trafficking bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday making gun trafficking a federal crime as lawmakers cast the first vote in Congress to curb firearms since December’s horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.

The panel was also debating bills banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring background checks for nearly all gun purchases, and providing more money for schools to buy video cameras and other safety equipment.

7 Responses to “So, Besides Impinging on OUR Rights, Does It Mean Eric Holder”

  1. AliceH says:

    How does this “new” federal crime of gun trafficking differ from the federal crime that already exists?

  2. JeffS says:

    Very little, Alice. They’re virtually identical in terms of punishment, but there’s language that makes is possible to federally prosecute people for even breaking state laws.

    Really stupid bills, all things considered.

  3. nightfly says:

    He should already be in jail. As it stands, he can’t be tried ex post facto under any new legislation.

  4. AliceH says:

    Thanks, JeffS. I guess it’s good since it makes everyone feel like they did something. Yay! Now we’re all safe!

  5. leelu says:

    “Video cameras” are not “safety equipment”. They are “recording devices”.

    Which can provide evidence at your killer’s trial, if you’re lucky.

  6. JeffS says:

    That “safety” is for the school bureaucracy, so they are shielded from law suits about “not doing enough”.

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “Does It Mean Eric Holder…could be going to jail?”

    No. But thanks, I needed the laugh. They only go to jail if they aren’t government-sponsored.

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