Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Trying To Ban Human-Shaped Gun Targets

A state representative in Pennsylvania is trying to ban human shaped shooting targets because they “perpetuate violence.”

Like many anti-gunners, Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland is under the delusion that defensive gun use doesn’t exist – despite the fact that it happens literally thousands of times a year. He believes that firearms should only be used for hunting.

That is why he is circulating a memo in the Pennsylvania legislature proposing that shooters should only be able to use animal shaped targets.

The memo reads: “Rather than perpetuate violence by continuing to allow individuals to practice their target shooting by shooting at human silhouette targets at shooting ranges, my legislation will prohibit the use of targets that depict human silhouettes at shooting ranges across the Commonwealth. Instead, silhouette targets could include, but are not limited to the following: white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, and elk.”

Kirkland is a big gun control supporter, having sponsored a “Hoodies on the Hill” event in 2012 and staged a protest to support gun control on the statehouse floor last year.

Luckily, most Pennsylvanians aren’t buying into the idea that a piece of paper can cause violence. The local media conducted a poll shortly after Kirkland announced his proposal, and ninety three percent of respondents opposed Kirkland’s plan.

1 comment:

  1. Uh huh. Yup. That's the cause of violence, all right. Because most of us are running right out after practice to plink at real humans.