Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Proof That Democrats Are Slow Learners

12/9/14 The Hill reports Democrats in Congress are going to make another attempt at passing a gun control bill they couldn't pass when they controlled the Senate:
Gun control advocates in Congress are looking to revive failed legislation strengthening background check regulations.

A handful of Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to push once again for universal background checks on all gun sales in the new Congress, even though they recognize it will be an uphill battle with Republicans taking majority control.

Background check legislation failed to gain traction in the outgoing Congress despite a string of high-profile school shootings that gun control advocates had hoped would turn the political tide in their favor. They say it’s only a matter of time.
"When you don’t pass background checks, it’s just much more likely that someone will get their hands on an illegal gun and use it to kill their neighbors or their classmates,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).
Of course, the evidence is that mandatory background checks in the states that have them do not reduce murders.

3 comments:

Mauser said...

Alas, I don't think there's any way we can get right of the stupid one we just got In Washington. It basically amounts to an extra gun tax, will have a vastly underpopulated gun registration database administered by the frigging DMV, and won't help anything.

Clayton Cramer said...

I am guessing it can only be repealed by another initiative.

Clayton Cramer said...

which means you need several million dollars and an IQ raiser administered to the population, so they can understand cause and effect.