Legislator Introduces Bill Banning Kids Under 12 From Attending Gun Shows
March 14, 2013  //  By:   //  Gun Control, New York  //  8 Comments

You’ll shoot your eye out kid!

Or at least that’s what one Assemblywoman must believe of children that attend gun shows with their family.

Linda Rosenthal (D) has introduced a new bill that would ban children under 12 from attending a gun show in New York state.

Via the Times Union (the sarcasm is fantastic):

The bill was put forward by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, who hails from that trackless wilderness and sportsmen’s paradise known as Manhattan.

“Children should be learning to read and write, not to shoot a firearm,” Rosenthal says in a statement, as if the two skills were mutually exclusive. “Today in New York State, however, a child of any age can gain unfettered access to gun shows. We as a society have placed reasonable restrictions on the ages at which children may watch violent films” — clearly, Rosenthal does not have premium cable — “or play video games that involve hyper-real gunplay; however, there are no age limits on gun shows. My bill will change that.”

Rosenthal, a Democrat, noted Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s announcement that more gun shows have signed on to his procedural code to strengthen enforcement of existing rules to prevent straw purchases and other violations.

“Along with enhanced procedures for gun show background checks, age restrictions will ensure that children are exposed to guns only after they reach an age where they are capable of grasping the enormity of responsibility gun handling and ownership represents,” said Rosenthal.

Cars too, are dangerous.  One has to reach a certain age before they are capable of “grasping the enormity of responsibility” of handling a vehicle.  Should car shows be banned too?

Say, Ms. Rosenthal.  You represent the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.  You mentioned that children should “be learning to read and write”.  You know where children find it very difficult to read and write?  That’s right … in your home town!

Check out this report from Fox Business:

Sometimes there’s just one number that describes everything you need to know about a topic. We have one of those today and it has to do with education.

If you want to understand the state of education in this country, listen to this: nearly 80% of New York City high school graduates have trouble with basic skills like reading, writing and math. The vast majority do not have the basic skills you would expect of someone half their age.

The news was reported by a local CBS affiliate today. City officials said 11,000 kids who had graduated from the city’s high schools needed remedial courses to relearn the basics before entering New York’s community college system.

Perhaps a little re-shifting of priorities would serve you well, Assemblywoman.

About the Author :

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

8 Comments to “Legislator Introduces Bill Banning Kids Under 12 From Attending Gun Shows”
  • GENXR
    March 14, 2013 - Reply

    Remember Linda Rosenthal’s name. She’ll be getting a pink slip soon with a whole lot of Democrat Constitution haters who are trying to brainwash the public into being anti Bill of Rights. No serious legislation against criminals, just pure demagoguery and knee-jerk radical dancing on the graves of children. Shame Democrats. You sane liberals need to take your party back from the radicals…lots of pro-gun Democrats out there. WHere are you?

  • mikeconstitution
    March 14, 2013 - Reply

    Linda Rosenthal.

    There is no cure for stupid.

  • UnsungPatriot
    March 15, 2013 - Reply

    “You can’t fix stupid”.

    -Bill Engvall

  • Tom Masch
    March 15, 2013 - Reply

    May she should tell the gang she rep the same things wha a joke,

  • Ed Richie Morrow
    March 16, 2013 - Reply

    “Children should be learning to read and write, not to shoot a firearm, says Rosenthal. Hey Libturd, they shouldn’t be learning how have same sex sex either but you don’t seem to mind that, do you? Or is that your preference? Your a freaking hypocrite who needs to be thrown out of office

  • Gregory Allard
    March 16, 2013 - Reply

    Thats not the goal what a Filthy lying bitch whore.

    Your goal Dishonourable demorat whore IS to Make it harder to allow parrents who enjoy shooting sports to Take they’re kids shooting. The goal is OPENLY clear that your Trying to brain wash kids to not enjoy shooting sports likening gun shows To video games is proof of your intolerant Hate.

    Your goal is to destroy the next generation of gun owners IF you did this to persons of Islamic faith you’d be charged with advocating genocide! Why am i not provided the same protection?

  • Bob Honiker
    March 16, 2013 - Reply

    Got to keep kids out of the kitchen too, they might see a knife and grow up to be killers!

  • Fr. Scott Kingsbury
    March 21, 2013 - Reply

    Do morons like this stay up at night smoking crack to come up with idiotic $#!+ like this… or are they just congenitally brain dead?? There’s nothing better FOR a kid to be learning before 12 than how to properly treat firearms and firearm safety. I got my first shotgun when I was ten, my first air-rifle at eight…and the quickest way for me to get an ass-whoopin’ would be to do something unsafe around a gun This lady makes me want to hurl!!

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