One Senator's Thought on Gun Legislation

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Kemosabe, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Kemosabe

    Kemosabe New Member

    Here is what Sen. Mitch McConnell said regarding Gun Legislation.

    This seems to be the most reasonable action so far.
  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

    Those are BY FAR the most important issues right now so I hope he's right...

  3. robertb6112

    robertb6112 New Member

    I don't think Dianne fiensteins assault weapons ban has a chance.
  4. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

    I hope that's not wishful thinking.
  5. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

    I think Executive powers will be used to expedite any gun legislation.
  6. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

    It's another red herring. Just as this whole debacle with the Journal releasing the names of permit holders in NY. By allowing that to happen and releasing comments like Mr. McConnell's they are taking attention away from the actual issue, dividing the ranks in a way to draw attention away from what congress will actually try to do and attempt as swiftly as congressionally possible.

    "Never let a good crisis go to waste". R Emanuel.
  7. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

    As Gerald Celente had said "... such a ban on guns would ultimately fail, as it had fail with the war on Prohibition and the war on drugs. There are over 30 million gun owners in America, and what with crime on the rise, that too will fail."
  8. 70cuda383

    70cuda383 Member

    I won't put my money on ANY bets for quite some time.

    I agree that the top issue right now seems to be on the financial crisis of our nation. the media coverge on new gun ban legislation lasted about a week after the school shooting, and the last 2-3 weeks, all we've heard in the media in regards to new legislation, has all been about the "fiscial cliff" and how the Republicans are stale mated against the democrats, and how such and such group left for vacation when the other group is still in session, Obama is in Hawaii on vacation...oh now he's back in DC to handle the crisis, etc.

    all the media focus right now is on finances. Not even a blip in the national media about new gun ban or further controls/requirements for legal ownership proposals in the legislative branch.

    That alone suggests that the focus will be on the continuation of the financial debate, since only "half the issue" was addressed in the form of the tax bill they passed, and now they will spend the next 3 months or so on the issue of cutting federal spending, and there simply won't be time to change gears and begin a gun control debate.

    But, one thing this president has already proven, is that he has no problem introducing, and forcing through legislation despite that the American people do not want it. (health care bill)

    However, I'm not so sure that he has the votes to force through anything. If the house and senate are so divided that they can't pass a budget which most people don't care about other than "what's the total dollar spent, and does it affect the 1 thing I care about," how can they fathom the idea of passing something that's such a polarizing and emotional issue that everyone feels passionate about, regardless of which side of the debate you're on?
  9. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 New Member

    McConnell is one of my senators. I hope he and others of like thinking can postpone any vote on gun control. With time emotions cool and memories fade.
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    Remember who you voted for, and who you will vote for.