Loophole == Anything We Don’t Like

From a Brady press release praising Jerry Brown for signing various gun control bill:

The Governor signed AB 144 by Assembly Member Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) to ban the open carry of handguns in California and he also signed AB 809 by Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) to close a loophole in state law that required the destruction of long gun sales and transfer records.

How is a state law requiring the destruction of records a “loophole” in any sense of the word? Now if you excuse me, I need to go close the tall grass loophole in my yard, so it’s not so difficult when it’s time to close the leaf loophole.

3 thoughts on “Loophole == Anything We Don’t Like”

  1. Loophole = Creating legislation to make legal activities illegal.
    Loophole = Politician speak for taking away freedom

  2. No, please! Don’t stop them from using that word. I grin every time they do because I’m sure that 99 out of a hundred of them have no idea what the other definition is. Cue Inigo Montoya :o)

  3. CA Police Chiefs Association president David L. Maggard Jr. is quoted as saying the open carry ban is essential to stop “felons and gang members” from walking around with unloaded guns and a pocket full of ammo. He’s either lying or should have failed his police license test if he doesn’t know felons can’t even have guns at home. LA county sheriff Lee Baca went on record saying police should view all guns–openly carried or concealed carried–as a threat to their safety and to public safety. He didn’t distinguish between who carried the guns or had a permit to carry them, he just said all guns are a threat. Amazing. These guys sound like PETA activists, not cops.

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