1/28/2013

Updates on the battle over more gun control laws

Obama claims that he is the one who wants to compromise, not Republicans.
President Obama is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun control appear neither willing to work with him nor inclined to listen to the American public on the issue.

“The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they're really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president said in an interview with The New Republic. . . .
Meanwhile, the media covers demonstrations over guns by only mentioning those who oppose guns and ignoring those who support people being able to defend themselves.  Here is a picture from the demonstration this past Saturday.

The Associated Press only had this:
Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as "Ban Assault Weapons Now," gathered in front of the Capitol on Saturday for a March on Washington for Gun Control.

Marchers were led by Mayor Vincent Gray and other officials Saturday morning, and the crowd stretched for about two blocks along Constitution Avenue. Police blocked off half the road.

Participants held signs reading "Gun Control Now" and "Stop NRA," among other messages. Other signs were simple and white, with the names of victims of gun violence.

About 100 residents of Newtown were expected at the march. It was organized in response to the December shooting there that killed 20 first-graders and six teachers. . . . .
Senator Feinstein admits the obvious.
The Democrat who's introduced an assault weapon ban acknowledges the measure faces an "uphill climb" to pass Congress but says public support is on her side. . . .

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2 Comments:

Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

If Feinstein fails to get gun control passed, maybe she can write a law that allows criminals... err, Entrepreneurial Wealth Redistribution Specialists to sue homeowners who shoot back, under the EEOC regs that define a 'Hostile Work Enviornment'.

1/28/2013 2:05 PM  
Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

I mentioned in an email to my minister (who said something about AR-15s in a sermon to which I took exception), I said: "If MY child had been cut to pieces with an 'assault rifle' at Sandy Hook, I would want to raize the Bushmastewr plant to the ground and salt the earth where it had stood. In addition, I'd want ALL the employees DRAWN & QUARTERED in public without a trial." I understand completely how much rage and anger such a circumstance would engender in a parent. I might be murderously mad at someone who harmed my pet, for crying out loud. I don't blame the emotionally distraught parents, I blame the opportunistic reporters and politicians who take advantage of these poor souls in their hour of anguish. These are NOT nice people we're dealing with here! Apparently, they'll stop at nothing to forward their agenda. I guess it's the "ends justifying the means" idea taken to disgusting lengths.

1/30/2013 11:17 PM  

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