Skip to comments.Senate Dems hesitant on Obama gun control plan
Posted on 01/18/2013 11:13:44 AM PST by RoosterRedux
President Obama's gun-control package was always going to be a tough sell in the Republican-led House -- but the plan is already running into resistance, or at least hesitation, from moderate Democrats in the Senate.
The lukewarm response in the Senate to Obama's highly anticipated anti-gun violence plan portends an uphill climb for the legislation. And it underscores how, as the president's backers prepare to launch a veritable campaign to promote the plan, they will be pressuring members of their own party as much as reluctant Republicans.
No Democrat in the Senate came out against Obama's gun plan. But several appeared to be on the fence or noncommittal, even as the president's allies in the House cheered the package as a long-sought solution to America's gun violence problem.
"We must find a way to balance our Second Amendment rights with the challenges of mental illness, criminal behavior and the safety of our schools and communities," Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said in a statement, noting Louisiana's tradition of hunting, target shooting and gun collecting. She said she would give the proposals "serious consideration."
The president on Wednesday called for a new and stronger assault-weapons ban as well as a 10-round cap on magazines and universal background checks. The last assault-weapons ban expired in 2004 amid questions about its effectiveness and political considerations.
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I’ve been putting it off for a few months now....it’s time that I serviced my gun collection....they all need a good cleaning and oiling to get rid of the dust they’ve been collecting.
Even Franken is unwilling to appear too fired up about the gun-grab. Of course, his attitude will surely change after Nov 2014, but maybe this whole thing will fizzle by then.
One insider reported that Obama was going to do much harsher things my EO but that he backed down because of the furor. We actually DID win this one. It could have been far worse. Reportedly even Reid told Obama to back off.
That just means another convieniently timed massacre is needed.
I wonder how often they think they need to see which way the wind is blowing on this particular issue...
Unfortunately, that is all too plausible, and it doesn't have to be a tinfoil plot to release a specific shooter. It can be just a continued drumbeat of coverage and lurid publicity with anguished victims along with identifying all the gun free zones. Such coverage pushes the crazies and identifies their targets. It increases the odds of additional copycat attacks.
Not gonna happen. That Feinstein bill will die in committee. Dingy Harry wants to get re-elected in Nevada.
The Senate is going to do a combination of the Beer Barrel Polka, the Fish Fry two - step and the LA Hip Hop, honk, cough, and roll out a Barber Shop Quartet and then do nothing. The Democrats don’t want any of this sticking to them.
I suppose it’s unchristian of me, but it’s actually amusing to watch Harry Reid right now. I just get the feeling that he wishes this whole thing would just go the hell away. I think he is not in his happy place right now.
How do they gather dust at the bottom of a lake?
Actually, I’ve had them ALL demilitarized.....
Alabama Jeff Sessions Republican Alaska Mark Begich Democratic Arkansas Mark Pryor Democratic Colorado Mark Udall Democratic Delaware Chris Coons Democratic Georgia Saxby Chambliss Republican Idaho Jim Risch Republican Illinois Richard Durbin Fascist Iowa Tom Harkin Fascist Kansas Pat Roberts Republican Kentucky Mitch McConnell Republican Louisiana Mary Landrieu Democratic Maine Susan Collins Republican Massachusetts John Kerry Sanctimonious Hypocrite Michigan Carl Levin Bolshevik Minnesota Al Franken Clown Party Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican Montana Max Baucus Democratic Nebraska Mike Johanns Republican New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Democratic New Jersey Frank Lautenberg The Undead New Mexico Tom Udall Democratic North Carolina Kay Hagan Democratic Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Republican Oregon Jeff Merkley Democratic Rhode Island Jack Reed Democratic South Carolina Lindsey Graham Democratic South Dakota Tim Johnson Democratic Tennessee Lamar Alexander Republican Texas John Cornyn Republican Virginia Mark Warner Democratic West Virginia Jay Rockefeller Democratic Wyoming Mike Enzi Republican
I hope this article is true. I’m still smarting from being told Romney would win.
I was going through my stuff and found a case of 500 rounds of .223.
Funny thing is, I don't have a .223 :)
He just did... he has nothing to worry about.
I’ll tell you what...you don’t need those nasty dangerous rounds......I’ll give you a mailing address and you can just send them to me....I’ll send you the same number of 22 shorts back...fair trade?
Hence the lack of enthusiasm for a gun ban among fly-over Democrats. Who wants to put their ass on the line so that Feinstein or Schumer can have have their gun ban? It's not like they have to worry about a voter backlash.
Honestly, I voted for Romney but when it comes to RKBA rights, I'm glad Obama won. Have no doubt, Romney would've pushed for the same gun grab Obama is going for only he would've faced less opposition from Congress.
LOL! Do they even still make 22 shorts? You must have been hanging on to them for awhile ;)
Here's a game we can play. Pin the Tail on the Franken.
In a carefully worded statement, Franken said he's "always supported the First Amendment rights of Minnesotans to publish newspapers and attend churches. But I also think we need to find a balance between those rights and the harmony of our cities and towns."
In a carefully worded statement, Franken said he's "always supported the Third Amendment rights of Minnesotans to be free from having soldiers quartered in their homes. But I also think we need to find a balance between the rights of homeowners and the need to house our military in our communities where they will soon be needed.
Who wants to try the Fourth Amendment?
He may not have to worry about his seat, but he really likes being Majority Leader.
Look at the Senate seats up in 2014, then figure that it’ll probably follow the pattern of previous mid term elections that take place during a President’s second term.
Gun control will turn a 50/50 shot at kepping the Senate Dem and turn it intoa serious GOP blowout.
A good approach right now would be to both hammer Obama on being anti Second Amendment while ticking off his own base be accusing him of selling out and caving in to the gun lobby.