One of the biggest liberal mantras is that the 94 AWB (Assault Weapons Ban)should be reinstated. You hear it from them all over the place in relation to this massacre in CT. However nobody ever confronts them with the facts. That being that the AWB is still in effect and is still the law in CT. Every state that borders CT. (NY,MA,RI) also still has the AWB as law today. So how would implementing a law that is still in force prevent anything. Would two identical laws be better than one. The only thing I can think of is that their intentions are not to reinstate the 94 AWB, but to go beyond it.
The politics are that the politicians have a need to be seen DOING SOMETHING. It doesn’t matter if what thy do actually does anything. Later they can claim they supported the reinstatement of the AWB even though it did nothing.
Doesn't really matter. Obama wants an AWB. He wanted one in 2008 and he wants one now. He's made no secret of this.
The only thing I can think of is that their intentions are not to reinstate the 94 AWB, but to go beyond it.
I think the Dems now feel empowered by the favorable demographic changes that have occurred in the past two decades that they'll be able to take on the NRA and not suffer the catastrophic losses they did in '94. Sad truth is, outside of the ever-shrinking white male demographic, there's no great love in this country for AK-47s and high-cap magazines. In the wake of Friday's massacre, the Dems are going to offer a whole laundry list of new gun control measures. It will be to House Republicans to whittle this down to something palatable. But gun control is coming. You can count on it.
If it turns out she bought that AR-15 in a state without an AWB and brought it illegally in to CT., we're really screwed.