Originally Posted by rocshaman
I'm anything but complacent. I just don't see her as taken all that seriously by her fellow congressmen and women. The best thing we can do is let OUR representatives know how we feel about any new gun legislation. Their political lives depend on us, not her.
Roc, I'm sorry, but have you and some others been learning NOTHING over the past four years? I remember the first AWB. I was in the Legislative Leadership Group of a State organization which was the arm of a certain well known national gunrights association...
I begged my regional "boss" to let me go speak to a certain Congressman a few miles away who's single, balance shifting, vote was wavering. I was told "it will never pass the House, and even if it does it will never get past the Senate. Stop worrying and have a good weekend." That was the weekend he changed his vote and the AWB passed.
I know how you want things to work. I even know how they are SUPPOSED to work. But they're not anymore. The firewalls of the Constitution have been breached by blame-America-first radicals and their voting majority. "You" are to be disarmed. And you, the citizen, will be. Ultimately completely. One way or another. This is now inevitable. It is only a question of when, not whether!
Scary? This is the agenda of The Left. John Boehner is the only thing standing in their way and he sat down with them a long time ago asking his overseer only how far he must capitulate. He has cut from committees almost every conservative Republican, not even personally but announcing it through the media! Even here, on this very site, remember we have unapologetic useful idiots who told us to sit down and shut up from the start and even Moderators who were, well, let's say moderate.
I am not predicting a Son-of-A-ssault Weapons Ban will pass, but am afeared it is nevertheless too little, too late, for us as a free nation to remain completely intact. So pray like there's a God and work like there isn't. Regardless, hope for the best but plan for the worst.