Dem's trying again...

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by kckndrgn, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    To take our guns away that is.

    Don't know how far this one will get, no sponsors as yet, but I'm sure it's just one of many that are going to be introduced.

    This is prolly just a knee-jerk reaction to the recent shootings and will hopefully blow by, but with the POTUS already on record as stating he would sign the AWB if it was renewed, I doubt that he would veto anything like this that came across his desk.

  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    The knee jerk reaction that when into the last elections is making this come true.
  3. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    That's the problem the Dimmocrats have now that could work against them. They want a bigger majority, and the White House in 2008, so they have to stay mainstream as long as possible. They remember Klinton's first two years, when they passed the first AWB, and got a whole lot of Rs elected in the next congressional election.

    AWBII is appealing to their base, like a minimum wage hike. Many of the new Dems elected are middle of the road, so gun control bill won't play well in their home districts. That decision could further fracture the Dems, if the new congressmen decide they were elected to vote their people's wishes instead of being owned by the Dems.

    I believe they have to squash these things to appeal to the mainstream voter, and get the bigger prize in 2008. As I've said on here before, Kennedy and these other guys are getting old, so this may be their last chance.
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I hope nobody here is thinking of voting for anybody but Ron Paul. Here are some of the pols stances. (I just included the negatives)

    Barack Obama:
    • Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions

    Ralph Nader:
    • Support Brady Bill & thoughtful gun control.
    • Supports trigger locks, licensing, & banning some guns.

    John McCain:
    • Ban cheap guns; require safety locks; for gun show checks.
    • Supports ban on certain assault weapons.

    Hillary Clinton:
    • Keep guns away from people who shouldn’t have them.
    • Limit access to weapons; look for early warning signs.
    • License and register all handgun sales.
    • Tough gun control keeps guns out of wrong hands.
    • Gun control protects our children.
    • Lock up guns; store ammo separately.
      * So who does she think "shouldn't have them" and what are "early warning signs"? Speaking out against govt?
    George W. Bush: No saint here either:
    • Government should pay for voluntary trigger locks. (May 2000)
    • Avoid Columbine via gun control, values & character ed. (Apr 2000)
    • Would sign, but would not push, gun restrictions. (Apr 2000)
    • Ban automatic weapons & high-capacity ammunition clips. (Apr 2000)

    Source -
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