Posted on January 14, 2013

AP: “The NRA has so far prevented passage of another assault weapons ban like the one that expired in 2004. But some lawmakers say the December massacre in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman slaughtered 20 young children and six adults, has transformed the country, and Americans are ready for stricter gun laws. Still, the NRA says it thinks Congress would likely prevent a new assault weapons ban.”

Yesterday NRA president Keene spoke on CNN: “When a president takes all the power of his office, if he’s willing to expend political capital, you don’t want to make predictions. You don’t want to bet your house on the outcome. But I would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress.”

We are told that Biden is finalizing his recommendations. Just like the stimulus, any doubt this plan too was written long ago?

Sen Manchin(D) yesterday on ABC: “I would tell all of my friends in NRA, I will work extremely hard and I will guarantee you there will not be an encroachment on your Second Amendment rights.”

On CBS McCain puffed at the idea of a weapons ban passing Congress.

AP: “The NRA, instead, is pushing for measures that would keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, until a person gets better.”

Last week Biden rambled on comparing gun safety to airbags: “All of a sudden, when we found out passengers were being killed because they were being thrown through windshields or, if my memory serves me, skull fractures from being thrown into the crossbar, all of a sudden we started talking about, it made sense, why don’t we have airbags? They didn’t want to have airbags. Well guess what, you have airbags. We are saving lives.”

He continued with the acquisition of weapons for gang warfare: “How many weapons used are trafficked weapons? Are weapons used in gang warfare in our major cities, are they legally purchased or are they purchased through straw men? We don’t have that information.”

His focus contradicted the NRA’s, in essence overlooking the the mentally ill.

Government is very stringent in using armed guards to protect our money yet it opposes the same to guard our students.


AP: NRA says Congress will not pass weapons ban



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