New York’s voluble U.S. Senator, Chuck Schumer, ever alert to real or imagined threats to public safety that he can proclaim on, has announced himself worried that a Minnesota company plans to market a gun that looks like an iPhone.
Never mind that there are already small and easily concealable guns on the market (or that the first letter of proper nouns should be upper case, not the second), Schumer says these new two-shot babies could be a real threat and has asked the federal Department of “Justice” and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco (is that still legal?) and Firearms to look into what can be done to thwart this new menace.
Let’s see now, with ISIS running amuck abroad and Islamo-terrorism a real threat at home, with a national debt that is three-quarters of the value of the entire planet, with violent crime spiraling out of control in our major cities because we no longer allow cops to do anything about it, and with a U.S. military that shrinks as the threats that military is supposed to contain or defeat increase, Schumer is worried about iPacking desperados threatening the peace.
We’ve always known that Schumer is and has been a camera-centric hotdog, and that he is and has been wrong on just about every issue that exists (and on those he makes up himself, like this one). But now we must add acute eccentricity and wasting the time of government agencies to the list of charges and specifications against him.
I’ll concede there may be mitigating factors here. The way the Obama Justice Department operates, wasting its time may be a public service. Chuck may be doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
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