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Fails in the Senate
I consider myself very pro-gun, but I am somewhat disappointed by this. I think background checks for gun shows and internet sales are a good thing and are very much necessary. I liked that the proposal exempted sales between friends and family, and that it banned the creation of a gun registry.
However, I do understand that some senators felt they had to vote against it because of the "slippery slope". There absolutely should not be an assault weapons ban, ban on large capacity magazines, etc. So I can see the resistence in order to "not give up any ground". I do believe the proposal that failed today (and only that particular proposal) should probably have passed.
Im extremely happy with what happened today.
Can I ask why?
Honestly, Ive answered this several times before.
I'm not willing to sacrifice freedom for a little security.
This post was edited by Jeff4SC 12 months ago
Lol at Gabby Gifford playing human shield for the president's tyranny
Neither am I. I stated my beliefs and I'd guess that they mostly line up with yours. But what's wrong with running a background check at a gun show or online when they'll already run one on you at Bass Pro or academy? How does that limit freedom?
It's the slippery slope argument. Not to trivialize the tragedy in Newtown by any means, but the next time a tragedy happens there will be outcry to add on more to the law that could have passed, then more for the next tragedy, etc..
It's horrible what happened in Newtown, but whether this law passed or not would have ZERO effect on whether it happened again. It's all political posturing IMO.
ECU grad, tOSU fan for life. Father since 1/12/13.
Obama had those newtown parents in Washington to try and persuade people and it still failed.
Obama looked heartbroken and visibly pissed in his press conference. I loved it.
Tough guy has arrived. Gosh, I love this
I see that point, as I mentioned in my first post ITT. I'm just saying that, on its face, the proposal made good sense (even from a pro-gun perspective).
You know what is next? Obama will give a long speech about how "these common sense measures must be put in place to protect the American people." Lol.......then he will issue an executive order.
Wouldn't put it pass the incredible ass hat.
Should just sell guns at mental wards imo
Not guilty y'all got to feel me
Pretty sad day when the president tries to use families to get votes
Well poll data was trending toward being against more gun control laws the further we got from Sandy Hook. No, I don't have a link, because I'm not about to go back through a whole day's worth of tweets to track it down. Many Americans don't want more gun control measures to be implemented.
The senators, voted for by American people chose this. Democracy baby.
What we have in place now is enough
They need to figure out the problem before they can figure out the solution. This has been a problem with the liberals since I have followed politics. Even when I was young, naive, and a democrat, I still had a problem with the way they constantly pointed out problems but could never produce a solution that made sense. The mindset still carries on and they try to play off of emotion, rather than common sense.
Look at the polls on gun control lately. It was a hot topic when the administration was parading Newton families around and the media had a paragraph in every gun article about Newton, but people are tired of it. Support is steadily slipping and Obama is losing credibility on a daily basis.
That statistic is not only from a biased perspective, but is now outdated.
Which majority? The majority that voted for te Senators that shot it down?
I agree with almost everything you're saying, but implementing background checks for online and gun show sales could definitely have helped keep some guns out of criminals' hands.
Yes. Yes it is
It takes 60. Don't hate democracy. Embrace it.
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