I do not know what research Burges performed before signing her name on the bill, but it takes very little research to know that it is unlikely that anyone in Arizona actually has their original birth certificate. I have no reason to believe that Burges does. There is a method to their madness and it is nothing new. Compare this to those in Congress that want to ban guns.
Take a look at what Representative McCarthy and her cronies have written. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill...?bill=h112-308
It says in part;
The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device'
(A) means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; but
(B) does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.’.
(b) Prohibitions- Section 922 of such title is amended by inserting after subsection (u) the following:
‘(v)(1)(A)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), it shall be unlawful for a person to transfer or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device.
Look at the underlined part of the bill I posted. It says it exempts our tube fed 22lr rifle magazines, but in reality it does not. Every 22lr tube magazine will also accept the 17 mach 2 rim fire cartridge and since it is a rimmed cartridge developed from the stinger, it will also function in those 22lr rifles even though it will have very little accuracy and power.
So, does anyone here actually believe that all of the sponsors that appear after McCarthy are stupid enough to believe that it really exempts 22lr tube magazines? What they what they probably believe; the people this bill will punish (us) are the stupid ones. Remember, this "high cap" magazine ban does not allow the sale of anything made before the ban goes into effect, unlike the 1994 AWB.
Back to Burges and her bunch. If this bill passes into law, then no one will be able to appear on the bill unless they meet the additional requirements set forth in it. Since is it unlikely that anyone will be able to actually obtain an original birth certificate (there is only one original for anyone and it is held by the state), then they can only get on the ballot if the Arizona Secretary of State determines that the certificate presented is truly “original”. This opens things up to all kinds of corruption. I wonder how much it will cost the candidate to get the state to certify a piece of paper as original. Obviously they want us to believe that people routinely have original birth certificates available to meet the requirements of this bill. We do not of course.
The e-mail I got from her read like a form letter. I'm certain that I was not the only one who noticed the big freakin hole in her bill.