Get your rifles and mags now people I fear a liberal backlash in the next round of elections.
LOL. A backlash against voting with the opinion of the people? Good luck with that. Now that the news has gotten a explodey, everyone has completely forgotten about "assault weapons" anyway.
"Your body must be like a stone, your mind... like a meatloaf."
Originally Posted by strikistanian
Originally Posted by Devil
Nah man. They can't do **** unless they control the House and the Senate and Republicans should have a lock on the House at least until they redraw the districts after the next census.
Originally Posted by danharr
You can be assured of a conservative backlash in 2014.
Originally Posted by danharr
They've been talking about this since Sandy Hook and believe me, there are a LOT of dems who are sickened and dissolusioned with their representatives over this flawed, short sighted gun control push.
It has become so stupid an ad was ran because a Senator voted no.
The dead children of Sandy Hook have informed me in a vision that they are in support of the expanded background check Bill, but that the Family, Friend, and Co-worker exception from background checks for private sales should be extended to cover anyone who "seems like an OK guy" or "looks familiar, like you think you remember her from your cousin's church, or the PTA, or maybe she used to waitress at the Cracker Barrel."
They are thrilled, though, that the gun rights of mentally incompetent veterans will be more fully respected if the Bill passes.
Not that I don't support the idea of background checks.
Originally Posted by ChuckWepner
However a background check would not have saved the children of Sandy Hook so I find martyring them to make the point doesn't help.
Let the merits of a background check stand on their own without an emotional appeal that isn't apt.
If you are going to do something, make your changes legit not half assed bullshit. Whether I agree with the changes or not, at least I could respect people that came up with REAL solutions. Nope, they rather do knee jerk bullshit like the TSA and DHS. You know **** 95% of Americans bitch about now, but had no problem instituting when "dey is skurred for dey chilluns and dey livus."
My attempt at heavy-handed parody apparently failed.
Originally Posted by goodlun
My point was supposed to be that the appeal to the children is BS and that the provisions of the bipartisan bill that may actually pass are likely to have close to zero effect, given that private sales are explicitly excepted from checks (and that most gun crimes are committed with illegally acquired guns anyway).
The most substantive effect may well be the elimination of mental incompetence to handle one's own finances as registered with the Veterans' Administration as a basis for refusing to permit gun purchases.
You are right to add that this bill has no relevance whatever to the Sandy Hill case, where the killer's mother had no problem buying guns legally.
Anyway, just a Chuck-put-things-poorly fail exacerbated by the hard-to-read-tone effect.
This whole gun grab attempt may end up working to my advantage. Not only did it fail miserably at the federal level, it also is prompting a likely further relaxation of gun laws in my state (NC).
This bill has already passed the state House. Now it's going to the floor of the Senate. I think it is very likely to pass and become law.
Big changes: No more pistol permit requirement, makes it legal for concealed carry holders to lock their gun in their car on educational property, closes the records of CCW holders, ends the prohibition against concealed carry at parades. And my personal two favorite parts - allows concealed carry in establishments where alcohol is served and allows hunting with suppressed weapons.
I'll have my fingers crossed. I'm very optimistic about this one. Suck it, hippies!
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