Here is an angle I'm not seeing out on the blogs. The submission of this bill is nothing more than a precursor to an executive order/action.
Consider this. Obozo announcing an executive order banning this or that, taxing this or that based off of the fact that congress is gridlocked and he is forced to protect the American public from gun crimes.
Classic bait and switch if you will. They will not stop throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks, but this will allow the executive branch to move.
“The submission of this bill is nothing more than a precursor to an executive order/action.”
When Hussein first made the speech about guns, I thought, “He’s going to do it by executive order.”
I've made the same observation, although I think it's a twofer: They'll use Newtown as justification to go for a definitely legal, but totally bogus Senate "ratification" of the biggie: the Small Arms Treaty. A treaty can be ratified by as few as 34 Senators legally, but only if Harry Reid pulls an amazing parliamentary stunt or two. I think that's what is in the offing as well.