Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feinstein's Gun Bill

Dianne Feinstein is reportedly working on the fine points of the Mother Of All Abominations to ban everything and confiscate the rest. So far I've seen nothing about re-educating gun owners, but the final version isn't out yet.

At this point, I'm pretty sure the Senate Dems still remember the last AWB and the Republican majorities in both houses that followed. There is speculation that this thing won't even get a vote in the Senate, but the jury's still out. The Dems will be defending 20 seats to the Rep's 13, and are holding some pretty weak ones this time around.

I suspect it will fail in the Senate. Reid wants to keep his A rating with the NRA but on the other hand he’s not up for reelection for another 6 years. My Senator, Udall, is up in 2014 and knows good and well that he won’t be coming back if he votes for it although at this point he's considered a shoe-in.

Look for carefully staged voting in which vulnerable Dems are allowed to vote no in sufficient numbers to kill the bill. The phonies will then come home and brag about how they defended your rights.

If a couple of Republicans can be bought off to let them call it “bipartisan” however, all bets are off,  the legendary Dem party discipline will kick in and the bill passes. I imagine it would die in the house without too much effort, but still, you have to keep the pressure on. 

Scroll down a couple posts to the one about letter writing. Even if your Senator is a solid socialist, write anyway. They don't read, but they do keep score.

1 comment:

Brad K. said...

I am in favor of one form of gun control -- hold whoever posted the "guns not allowed" signs criminally liable for inciting the mass shooting, and an accessory to the harm caused everyone involved, including tax payers funding the brouhaha at state and federal levels over gun legislation.

And a 60% excise tax on any media exploitation, personal and organization, of a mass shooting. Friends and neighbors need to know who was involved, and what happened. Outside that radius, we need to know, in general, what happened, so we can avoid future incidents. Anything beyond that is storytelling and entertainment of a gruesome nature.