Skip to comments.How Democrats might get to 'yes' on gun control
Posted on 01/15/2013 12:15:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
If President Obama and congressional Democrats are going to make headway on the gun violence proposals Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver to the president on Tuesday, their strategy will probably look a lot like gun-owning Rep. Mike Thompson and move with the energy and purpose of political cage fighter Rahm Emanuel.
Representative Thompson (D) of California remembers where he was on Dec. 14, the day of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. He was in a duck blind, back home in his Napa Valley district.
Federal law prohibits me from having more than three shells in my shotgun, Thompson said Monday at the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP). So federal law provides more protection for the ducks than it does for people, he said, referring to ammunition magazines that can hold 30 or more bullets.
Thompson, chairman of a Democratic committee charged with making recommendations for new gun violence prevention measures (Democrats want no part of being pro-gun control), is emblematic of the central plank of Democrats strategic approach to gun control: put on a friendly face.
Both Thompson and Mr. Biden, the leader of the presidents own task force, are lifelong gun owners who are quick to point out that no, the federal government is absolutely not coming to seize your arms...
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If you’ve put Joe Biden in charge of anything, it’s destined to fail by design or through Biden’s incompetence.
Fascinating. Please note however, that the topic under discussion isn't hunting. The topic is the Right To Keep and Bear Arms. Because sometimes people need to rise up against tyranny. Like when political elites try to take our guns. That's when the guns become really important. Anyway, Mr Representative -- you were saying ...?
“Get” to yes? These are practically fighting words for me. “Getting To Yes” is Cass Sunstein’s second or third book, I think, on manipulation & exploitation. I detest this SOB. I don’t know if he coined the term “get” or not, but I will always associate it with him now.
If they pass this it is going to be SOOOOOO much fun watching all the anguish and the Monday morning quarterbacking after they get their heads handed to them in the ‘14 midterms.
If memory serves, the guy who shot up Sandy Hook was not a duck.
Federal law prohibits me from having more than three shells in my shotgun,
Wrong! Law restricts you to 3 rounds for HUNTING and there needs to be a block in the tube to keep you down to 3.
My Remington 870 tactical doesn’t even have a plug and it has an extended tube, allowing me to lord with one on the chamber and 6 in the tube. If I ever want to hunt with it, I’ll put a wooden dowel in the tube.
Did you mean, "in a basket" ?
Reagan was shot......I don’t recall him calling for gun control.
I guess I shouldn’t have used the word “wrong”. But hunting shouldn’t even have a place in this conversation.
“....federal law provides more protection for the ducks than it does for people, he said”
It’s not to protect the ducks, you nitwit, it’s to minimize skyblasting.
The logic of his nitwittery is that limiting magazine capacity will help protect the lives of crooks!
What a maROON!!!
“Because sometimes people need to rise up against tyranny.”
Obama supports the people of Libya, Egypt, and Syria right to own and use assault weapons, but not his own citizens.
I would like to print this out on a baseball bat and beat my gun owning friends that voted democrat and swore up and down that democrats were now pro-gun and the gun grabbers were a small minority who had "learned their lesson" after the 1994 AWB. This was all too well planned out, all these gun control bill just happening to be written and ready to go for just the right "crisis". This has been in the works for a long, long time. If we survive this with a majority of our gun rights intact I hope these people NEVER FORGET.
Dear Mr./Ms. Democrat: How many law-abiding American citizens are you willing to kill, by yourself, up close and personal, to achieve your gun control objectives?
Cough...Cough...where have I been lied too like that recently (under Obamacare you will absolutely NOT lose your current health insurance plan). Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
So you are being assaulted by four thugs but can only legally have three rounds in your shotgun? Remind me again who the law is protecting?
That is correct. The law is if you are hunting that ridiculous dowel must be in the tube to limit the number rounds in the tube to three.
You can have all the shells you want in it if you are not hunting.
I don’t understand that retarded law at all.
No high capacity mag...No "assault" weapon.
That statement by the distinguished gentleman from California might carry a little more weight if he can cite but one historical example of ducks forming a tyranny and subjugating men. Just one.
It's always good to remember that the government tends to do the opposite of what they say.
In other words, they broadcast their intentions in the negative.
Depends upon what you are hunting. Here in Texas any non-game species (hogs, coyotes, any imported game, etc) can be hunted without restrictions of any kind.
The 1968 laws were not deemed onerous by most gun owners and have been followed without real contest.
When they criminalize possession of regular semi-automatics, the increase in illegal weapons will skyrocket. Why go to jail for dad’s old AR, when you can get the same sentence for a modern full-auto?
Federal law prohibits people from disturbing a nest of an endangered bird. Which is more than it does for unborn human babies.
“His own citizens”
He acts like those countries contain his citizens. Not us. The man acts like a conqueror.
I think its the same here for non-game critters. Of course, the closest thing we get to a wild hog Washington state, is when a lesbian passes through town.
God Bless Texas.....
Ducks don't shoot back or kick in your door in the middle of the night, Dumbass.
We have an estimated 3.5 million of them - hogs that is, lesbians aren't counted!
Yep, first Libya and Egypt, and Syria, then the US. Funny that he doesn’t seem to want to conquer Afghanistan.
That won't happen. Most of the conservative voters who are gun owners will have been MURDERED by the gov’t by then because they wouldn't register/turn in their firearms/magazines.
A terrible purge is coming and most of us won't live to see another election.
Federal law prohibits me from having more than three shells in my shotgun, Thompson said Monday at the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP). So federal law provides more protection for the ducks than it does for people, he said, referring to ammunition magazines that can hold 30 or more bullets. “
Hey idiot, the 2nd Amendment ain’t about duck hunting. Now go back to your golfing with guns.
***** “after they get their heads handed to them in the 14 midterms.” *****
You are a hell of a lot more optimistic than I am.
I believe the 3 shell limit is for migratory birds, dove, duck and geese, and there is no restriction for other game at least in most states. It is federal law.
You can shoot people with shotguns, too, you unbelievable moron.
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