4/26/2013

Gun control push not going away: "Senators Quietly Seeking New Path on Gun Control"

Admittedly, given that this is from the New York Times, it might not be something that one wants to put much weight on, but it is still a warning that one should be careful about:
Talks to revive gun control legislation are quietly under way on Capitol Hill as a bipartisan group of senators seeks a way to bridge the differences that led to last week’s collapse of the most serious effort to overhaul the country’s gun laws in 20 years. . . .
Meanwhile Vice President Biden promises:
"For the first time ever, you have people who are for gun safety, for increasing background checks," Biden said. "Two out of three of them say it will be a major determining factor in how I vote. That's the political dynamic that has changed. So I think we're going to get this anyway. I think this will pass before the year is out, within this Congress." . . .
Earlier Senator Harry Reid made this promise:
"Make no mistake, this debate is not over," Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday after lawmakers voted down a string of amendments to the bill. "In fact, this fight is just beginning." . . .Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said the bill is not dead, though it might have to be altered."Either through the fury of constituents who were wronged yesterday or by revisions to the bill, we will try to bring this back up," Murphy said. . . . 
UPDATE: "Manchin says he's working to get another Senate vote on gun background check
. . . Manchin told “Fox News Sunday” that he’s going to rework the proposal to get it back to the Senate floor.
“We’re going to work this bill with all of our hearts,” he told Fox News. . . .
On Friday, Toomey said he had no plans to revive the proposal.
"My own view is very simple: The Senate has had its vote. We've seen the outcome of that vote. I am not aware of any reason to believe that if we had the vote again that we'd have a different outcome," he said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Manchin told Fox: “I don’t think he’s done.” . . .
Senate Majority Harry Reid said days after the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey proposal that he has “hit pause” on efforts to pass comprehensive gun-control legislation.
He said last week the proposal remains a work in progress but no action is being taken now.
The full transcript of the Fox News Sunday interview is available here.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

Am I missing something? Don't they have to get a bill through BOTH the Senate AND the House for it to become law? Why all the focus on the Senate alone?
Aren't the Democrats being (even more than usually)inconsistent? I mean if the "UBC" bill is really supported by 90+% of the population I would think it would take "courage" to oppose it NOT courage to pass it.
God ! These anti-gun people are wearing me out! If this doesn't help the Republicans in the next several elections then we really have passed an era in America.

Molon Labe!

4/27/2013 1:07 PM  
Blogger Suburban said...

There is speculation that the bill was meant to pass the Senate and fail in the House, so that Obama, Pelosi, and Debbie Schultz (Democrat National Committee Chair) could blame House republicans for killing "reasonable" gun control, and win back a Democrat majority in the House in 2014, at which point they could pass an "assault weapon" ban, and magazine ban, "immigation reform" (amnesty), and whatever else.

5/01/2013 1:59 AM  

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