There’s dumb and there’s dangerous. And then there’s dumb and dangerous.
Nowhere is the convergence of dumb and dangerous so dynamically eccentric than in the nation’s 50 state legislatures. If you subscribe to the theory that government is an administrative science, then state lawmakers are its mad scientists, concocting legislative mayhem in laboratories of intrigue, innovation, and ideological insanity.
Not surprisingly, a raft of dangerously dumb gun control bills have been submitted in state legislatures across the land since the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings, including 14 proposed semi-automatic firearms bans and 21 proposed magazine capacity limits.
Below are eight of the most dangerously dumb gun control proposals that have either been adopted or are currently being pondered by state legislatures this year:
1.) New York: Gov. Cuomo’s SAFE Act makes it illegal to possess a magazine that holds more than seven bullets beginning April 15, turning thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens into felons by limiting legal use to a magazine that doesn’t exist.