Thursday, January 13, 2011

With "friends" like this who needs enemas? And this guy calls himself a "libertarian"?

Blood dancers cavort in celebration.

“I don’t see any constitutional bar to regulating high-capacity magazines,” Levy said in an interview with NBC. “Justice (Antonin) Scalia made it quite clear some regulations are permitted. The Second Amendment is not absolute.”

The comments by Levy, chairman of the board of the libertarian Cato Institute, come as Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York is preparing to circulate a bill Thursday to ban the sale or transfer of high-capacity magazines. Supporters took Levy’s comments as a sign that at least one gun rights advocates might be open to the idea.


Arctic Patriot said...


I will have to re-consider my support of Cato.

I didn't know they were led by those with anti-liberty extremist sympathies.

DB said...

I thought New York already had a ban on High-Cap magazines.

Libertarian said...

I think we can count him as one of the statist's fellow travellers.

The 20th century has over 200,000,000 people murdered by governments OUTSIDE of war and criminal executions (source Professor Rummel at University of Hawaii, just google "democide").

Without excusing loughner, how many millions of him does it take to match the record that we already have from governments?

They are where by far the biggest threat to life lurks.

Jesse Bogan said...

I think folks look at it wrong. Maybe the 30 plus mag is "full capacity", and therefor correct, and the diminished capacity mags are just inferior replacements. Funny how so many in the Liberty business have sliding scales of what they consider an infringement. Isn't that how we got to this point in the first place??

Jesse in occupied DC

Bad Cyborg said...

Damn good thing I don't already support the Cato Institute. I'd be yanking it ASAP if I were.

That boy is about as much of a libertarian as I am a socialist - which is to say NOT!

Exactly HOW does this knothead think restricting access to hi-cap mags would "prevent 'looney tunes' from committing more gun massacres"??

One more head for the list. Damn! Looks like you folks on the coasts are living in a truly "target rich" environment. When the SHTF you folks ought to be able to get your C-head in no time flat.


Bad Cyborg X
If you outlaw guns, pretty soon only outlaws (and "loony tunes") will have guns.

oldsmobile98 said...

Mr. Levy,

What if Justice Scalia is not the final authority on the meaning of the Second Amendment?

What then?

Fat Baly Caver said...

Does this show the Cato Institute as just another bunch of gun grabbers?

or worse still, as the unwitting tools of the grabbers?

The British NRA was one of the first to sell out in both British gun bans, and they were followed by many other "shooting" organizations, each wanting to buy influence by throwing British gun owners under the bi-partizan bus.

MamaLiberty said...

I have been disappointed in Cato for a long time. No support from me in at least 20 years.

Concerned American said...

Beltway fever.

Or as I told a friend today, "The so-called good guys will hold you down while the bad guys do the bad things to you."

Any questions?

Anonymous said...

I don't believe there is a governmental power to regulate magazine capacities, but is they are successful....

People... this is a reason to have more than a few mags, and strippers with chargers. If you want to be able to feed your tool until you can't feed no mo', then you'll need a ready supply of dinner plates - mo' mags.

They may come for those, too, at some point, or institute magazine registration. Simple matter of stamping the mag bodies with a serial number for tracking purposes....

Tonto said...

The Second Amendment says, with no doubt that the GOG given right for any human to own and carry a gun is absolute, as is the GOD given right of self defense. There is no discussion. Any man made law that attempts to control, abridge or abrogate the GOD given rights of man is void, null, and illegal...and should be ignored.

Arctic Patriot said...

AHA! Truth is here:

oldsmobile98 said:

Mr. Levy,

What if Justice Scalia is not the final authority on the meaning of the Second Amendment?

What then?

And, of course, he's not. The final arbiter of 2A rights is right here.

*Holds up trigger finger.*

And the will to use it.

It's a self-perpetuating kinda thing.

Anonymous said...

They always use the template of dividing us so that they can win. In this case it means finding some dummy, in one of "our" organizations who will say what they want, so the can use it to fracture any unity.

Fortunately, there are many such people to choose from, so the media has no difficult at all, finding one.

Son of Sam Adams said...

Cato: a wholly-owned subsidiary of the George Soros of the Right, the Koch brothers. They exposed themselves when they went after Ron Paul in '07-08

Anonymous said...

Dont be so quick to condem CATO in total just because one dumbass does not get it. They have more valid opinions about government than the vast majority of think tanks. Just call this douche out and let them know about it. We dont need their permission to exercise our rights.


Defender said...

Every terrible implement of the soldier, Mr. Levy, and "shall not be infringed." Believe what you like, but we know better. You are no libertarian.

The Republican National Committee has a new chairman, replacing Michael "No one needs semi-auto rifles" Steele. Never heard of him. Have you?
One elephant's opinion:

Dr.D said...

The guy is a "Suit" and used to playing nice with the other "Liberal" and "Conservitive" Suits. To bad because a lot of good stuff come out of CATO.