1/06/2013

A promise that will be impossible to fulfill: Gun control bill passed this month

Despite the promise to pass gun regulations this month, that would be difficult anyway, but with immigration and the debt ceiling, it seems impossible.  So why does the Obama administration keep making these promises?  Add to this Obama's promise that the gun control bill will be comprehensive.  Still, Obama has said that he is willing to spend all his capital on this and it is possible that bad gun control legislation could get through.  Republicans have just a narrow majority in the House and Democrats have control of the Senate.  It might not go as quickly as Biden promises, but there is still a risk it could get passed.
Boston’s mayor says that Vice President Biden “guaranteed” him that President Obama will pass new gun control laws by the end of January. 
In an interview with the Boston Herald, Mayor Thomas Menino said that the Obama administration is going to “get it done.” 
“(Biden) said, ‘Tommy, I guarantee you, we’ll get it done by the end of January,’” Menino told the Herald. “They’re going to get it done.” 
Menino, who co-chairs Mayors Against Illegal guns with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, fiercely criticized National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre’s comments following the Dec. 14 Newtown school shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children. . . .
Of course, Obama is also planning on moving forward with illegal immigration reforms this month.
An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well. 
The timeframe is likely to be cheered by Democrats and immigration reform advocates alike, who have privately expressed fears that Obama's second term will be drowned out in seemingly unending showdowns between parties. The just-completed fiscal cliff deal is giving way to a two-month deadline to resolve delayed sequestration cuts, an expiring continuing resolution to fund the government and a debt ceiling that will soon be hit. . . . 

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3 Comments:

Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

Dr. Lott: Please tell me what an average citizen like myself can do to STOP THESE IDIOTS! I feel as if I'm on a railroad track, with my foot firmly caught in place and the TRAIN is coming (with the CNN crew, Dianne Feinstein, Rebecca Peters, Biden, Obama, those liberal mayors, etc., etc., looking on GLEEFULLY) as I am not able to get out of the way. What comes next on their agenda? I mean after we are all stripped of our weapons and other constitutional safeguards against an oppressive government. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting just a little bit frightened.

1/06/2013 4:37 PM  
Blogger John Shepard said...

Until and unless we embrace the fundamental principle of individual rights in this country, America is lost.

It is wrong to have, as Harry Binswanger recently said, "Laws prohibiting or regulating guns across the board represent the evil of preventive law and should be abolished." ("With Gun Control, Cost Benefit Analysis is Amoral") Such laws violate the principle of individual rights.

And for the same reason, in recognition and respect for individual rights, we should have "Open Immigration" (also by Harry Binswanger)

1/06/2013 4:56 PM  
Blogger cheyenne wilson said...

The debt ceiling was hit days ago. When you borrow on credit you go in the hole, except we're now in the hole of our already borrowed hole.

1/07/2013 7:13 AM  

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