jwhouk wrote:...which would have put gas stations out of business. . . .
Which wouldn't have mattered, since it wold have outlawed cars too . . . also water heaters, barbecues, running water, electricity, pressure cookers, all flammable liquids and gasses, powdered sugar, model airplanes . . . the list goes on and on.
When I got called up to testify, I told the committee members that every person in that room - every single
person - would instantly be subject to arrest because they were in violation . . . I could go into any one of their homes and find everything I needed to blow it up. One of the sponsors was foolish enough to challenge me, and I shot her out of the saddle "I assume you have electricity and running water . . . and that's all I need. . . . It's so easy, houses get blown up every year when it happens by accident . . . there's an entire class
of explosions that kill hundreds of people every year in the US when they cause one . . . by accident."
When I was on my way back to my seat after my testimony, the next guy up said "Stick around, I want to talk to you" as we passed.
I grinned . .. I knew instantly what he was, and sure enough, he introduced himself as Sergeant Smith*, <metropolitan> County Bomb Squad . . .
"I don't know the preceding witness, but he knows what he's talking about . . . I was going to say pretty much the same thing: that this bill is unconstitutionally broad, and will immediately overturned, and for good reason."
All of the bills were put to a vote right there once testimony was complete, and they all went down in flames, with only the co-sponsors in favor.
Whereupon the sponsors stalked out in a huff.
jwhouk wrote: . . . OP NOTE: I didn't say anything about the gun Kath was holding except that we now know she prefers pump-action stock rifles.
The styling is more like a shotgun than a rifle . . . for one thing, no sights. (Which is a mistake, but a common one.}