For those of you who accuse us of never making fun of Democrats, this is for you.
State Senator John Sparks, a democrat from Norman, recently proposed what he calls a "Second Amendment Weekend." What he wants is to create a three day weekend where gun purchases would go untaxed. It's kind of like the "back-to-school" tax holiday except for Branch Davidians.
Now, I know what those of you who liked the first sentence are thinking: The heading says "taking on liberals" and Senator Sparks is in favor of the second amendment and tax cuts. The reason I'm calling him a liberal is that he is being very liberal in his defense of this legislation.
I don't think there is ever a bad time to defend our Second Amendment rights, and I think we should do so every chance we get.
Whether one is for or against this idea, claiming it is a defense of the Second Amendment is a huge stretch. Giving a three day moratorium on sales tax for weapons does nothing to protect the Second Amendment. Protecting the Second Amendment would be re-writing it to make it sound like it was written by someone literate and removing the language about "well regulated militia." All Sparks is doing is suggesting a way to further decrease tax revenues during a massive budget shortfall...especially since the people getting the added sales revenue (gun show vendors) are probably selling off the excess guns they acquired in their ramp up for when the IRS comes calling.