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by Frank Miniter

ow and then it's worth taking a deep
breath and asking those who want to force
us to be defenseless victims what their
agenda really is. So I recently called U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney,
D-N.Y., since she has proposed several measures in Congress
lately that would punish you financially for being a gun
owner, that would ban your guns and that would make you
somehow-no one knows how-install not-yet-invented "smart-gun"
technology into your handguns.
The phone rang in her Capitol Hill
office. A congressional aide answered and
referred me to Maloney's press secretary,
Mike Morosi-who never responded to
my interview request.
I've interviewed many congressmen,
so I know the game. People like Maloney
speak only to media members who
support their ploys and schemes. Other
inquiries are simply ignored.
Still, it's both gentlemanly and good
journalism to give people a chance to
explain themselves before ripping them
apart in public. And the thing is, the
questions Maloney should be asked
by the media are tantalizing: Does
she really believe forcing gun owners
to buy liability insurance will keep
criminals from shooting people? What
"smart-gun" technology has she seen
that convinced her the technology can

realistically be added to all our guns?
What evidence leads her to believe that
criminals are purchasing firearms at
gun shows? Does she really want to give
$10 million to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (cdc) to study
"gun violence" because she thinks gun
violence is a disease?
After such naïve questions-naïve
because they go along with the fiction
that Maloney really believes her anti-gun
bills would make America safer-it
would be interesting to find out if she
has ever fired a gun; if she has armed
security (she has the Capitol Hill police
for one, but it would be interesting to
hear how she rationalizes her safety over
yours); who her advisers on the issues
related to guns are, etc.
Anyway, though it would be lively
and no doubt amusing to explore
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