Posts Tagged As: Gun Control

Senate Gives the Green Light to More Massacres

Jim Burroway

June 21st, 2016

An alternate headline could be “Senate Approves Assault Weapon Sales To Terrorists.” The effect, more or less, is the same.

A CBS News Poll talken last week in the aftermath of the Pulse gay night club massacre found that by overwhelming margins, Americans support a nationwide ban on assault weapons (57% to 38%) and closing the gaping loopholes on gun background checks on all buyers (89% to 8%). That last point has extraordinarily broad agreement regardless of whether respondents were Republicans (92% to 6%), Democrats (92% to 2%) or Independents (82% to 14%). Meanwhile a Gallup report released June 13 based on data taken after the San Bernardino mass shooting found that 71% of Americans said that banning gun sales to people on the federal no-fly watch lists would be “very effective” or “somewhat effective.”

But the U.S. Senate, as expected, rejected legislation to address any of that. In fact, a nationwide ban on assault weapons wasn’t even on the table. Which doesn’t really surprise me one bit. If the deaths of 28 first and second graders in an elementary school wouldn’t compel Congress to act, why would anyone think that a bunch of faggots in Orlando would fare any better among those who can’t even say our name?


Jim Burroway

June 16th, 2016

Yesterday’s Senate filibuster in support of tightening gun control laws ended late last night, and now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the Senate will hold votes on the Democrats’ proposals, perhaps as early as this afternoon. I think this top headline at Politico right now sums up the situation nicely:

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That’s pretty good. It’s actually quite Onionesque.


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