Harassing gun owners
Liberal hopes to renew Bill Clinton's "assault weapon" ban are beginning to fade, but liberal bitterness is hard to conceal. Opponents of gun rights are turning their attention to legislative harassment.U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney's proposed Firearm Risk Protection Act would make it a federal crime to buy a pistol without first purchasing a government approved insurance policy. If enacted, this would most affect a single mom in the inner city who just wants to protect her family and can't afford the expense. Malefactors of her sort would face a fine of $10,000.