One chip at a time

The House Judiciary Committee passed new legislation overnight which would prohibit individuals convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from owning firearms. The Disarm Hate Act is one among a flurry of new congressional proposals that have gained traction in the wake of several high-profile mass shootings in recent weeks.

The bill now heads to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote before the full chamber.
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18 Responses to One chip at a time

  1. Jason says:

    Soon to follow; not “checking your white privilege” and micro-aggressions will become a hate crime.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    Since “hate crimes” are the exclusive acts of White Supremacist Christian Conservatives you can see where this is going.

  3. mrgarabaldi says:

    This is not a good thing, with the sliding scale that the left uses for “Hate” crimes soon almost every “deplorable” could wind up on it.

  4. Martinez Alex says:

    As much as I read, where the hell did this bill come in at. Unfuckingbelieable!!!

  5. Rayvet says:

    I’m not aware of a hate crime yet that wasn’t perpetrated by the supposed “victim”.

  6. Name (required) says:

    The second amendment doesn’t say “…shall not be infringed except for felons,” nor “…shall not be infringed except for misdemeanants.” It’s a right government isn’t allowed to take, nor even to make the subject of legislation.

  7. Daryl says:

    Good move there, guess which race is incapable of committing a hate crime.

  8. Duke says:

    But But But … everyone hates someone …. this is a blanket deal. Just say NO to slavery.

  9. Padawan says:

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry…

  10. Censusdesignatedplace says:

    Responding to the bill’s passage out of committee, Representative Doug Collins, the group’s top Republican member, lamented potential civil liberty concerns and, more broadly, the existence of hate crimes statutes in the first place.
    “Rather than address the underlying crimes—rather than pursuing softer hearts and intellectual integrity—Democrats are today using identity politics to further divide America. They’re exploiting our differences for political gain,” he said in an opening statement. “Let me be clear: A crime is not somehow worse because of the immutable or other characteristics of the victim. Justice must be swift, and it must also be blind. Murder is murder. Assault is assault.”
    He alleged that future administrations might seek to exploit the “vaguely-defined” language in the bill to pursue political grievances in order to lead an assault on “a fundamental constitutional right.”

    Sorry about the long-ass copy and paste, but this guy is 100% correct, except for the fact that “hate crime” enhancements are already being abused-as predicted a long time ago.

  11. Spin Drift says:

    A parable on Gun Control. A criminal perpetrator rapes some one, so the Government under the guise of “Penis Safety” comes to your house to register your penis. No big deal but you now have a number on your penis and they promised that they would not bother you any more. Another criminal perpetrator rapes somebody else and the Anti-Penis people convinces the Government to come to your house to buy back your registered penis. You like your registered penis so you don’t sell. The Anti-Penis crowd convince the Government that you should not even be thinking of hateful things you could do with your registered penis so the Government comes to your house to confiscate your registered penis. The Government comes to your house to take your registered penis so you shoot them. End of Parable.

    Spin

  12. Mike_C says:

    A syllogism:
    Major premise: anti-Semitism is the worst sort of Hate Crime.
    Minor premise: Ashkenazi Jews are white; you cannot tell if a white person is Jewish just by looking at them.

    Therefore: All anti-white statements may be anti-Semitism, and anyone who threatens, defames, or demeans whites are de facto guilty of anti-Semitism.

    Problem solved.

  13. John Dodd says:

    Here is our Prime Minister marching against Trump who she will be meeting shortly to beg for special treatment of our exports http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/New+Zealanders+Take+Part+Women+March+Protest+SAvJlyk7QzBl.jpg

    • John Dodd says:

      I’d hate it if somehow it reached (still) your President before the meeting…

    • FaCubeItches says:

      Now that we know Trump carries a stack of twenties for tipping people, I hope, when he meets her, he shakes her hand with a folded $20 and says “Here’s a little something for ya, just for keeping the place so nice.”

  14. WestcoastDeplorable says:

    How many here think Trump would sign a bill like this? I’ll bet not many.

Play nice.