Schumer to gun shop owners: Stop selling guns while Congress debates
Sure, why not? And when Congress debates regulating fatty foods and such, we should ask supermarkets to stop selling food.
Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation.
Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium.
The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Schumer says Congress is debating the issue, and if measures get passed that limit these type of weapons, it won't help if more of them have recently been sold.
President Barack Obama has made gun control a top priority. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to give him a comprehensive package of recommendations for curbing gun violence this week.
Aside from the outrageous nature of his request for gun shops to stop selling weapons while Congress debates the issue of gun control, there is the ridiculous notion that gun shop owners will, in effect, impose a voluntary ban even if Congress is unable to achieve it. Why should gun owners do Congress's job for them?
If Schumer wants to ban "assault weapons," let him try. But don't ask the industry to cooperate in their own potential demise.