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|Subject: Tea-Baggers on Parade||Date: 1/31/2011 9:19 PM|
|Author: intercst||Number: 29518 of 101948|
What if we treated automobiles like 2nd-amendment-protected firearms?
The N.A.A. defends assault vehicles as essential for self-defense and also “loads of fun.”
Taken aback by the furor, the White House denied any interest in banning assault vehicles or registering all vehicles. The White House said that the president was considering more modest steps, such as banning repeat drunken drivers from the roads, prohibiting televisions mounted on the steering wheel and curbs on lethal car accessories that serve no transportation purpose — such as bayonets mounted on the front and back bumpers.
Mr. Magic warned: “Now the White House is trying to prevent Americans from enjoying themselves and defending themselves.” He cited a driver in Florida in 1997 who had been threatened by a carjacking but was able to impale the attacker on his bumper. “Bumper bayonets save lives,” he asserted.
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