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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:10 AM

Rep. Yarmuth, D KY, commits to gun control legislation.


--snip--Saying “doing nothing is not an option,” U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, promised Monday to support a comprehensive new package of gun control legislation he believes can pass Congress in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings .

“I have been largely silent on the issue of gun violence over the past six years, and I am now as sorry for that as I am for what happened to the families who lost so much,” he said in Louisville news conference during which he called for “meaningful action.”--snip

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20121217/NEWS01/312170024/John-Yarmuth-says-he-supports-gun-control-other-area-lawmakers-won-t-commit?nclick_check=1

Comment: while this is not unique, Yarmuth faces the public which elected McConnell, Rand Paul, etc. The repercussions
may be a preview of what's to come.

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alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #1
CherokeeDem Dec 2012 #2
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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:12 AM

1. To be fair, Yarmuth reps very liberal Louisville

He won as a D in the 2010 wave election.

That said, very good to have a Kentucky person on board.

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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:34 AM

2. Yarmuth should be safe....

Louisville is a liberal bastion in Kentucky (Lexington's barely liberal). Louisville has serious issues with violence, and a high murder rate. I would think the community would be more than willing to see some curtailment of the kinds of weapons, and the amount of bullets that people can possess.

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:12 AM

3. He was just re-elected and may be able to carry part of the load in the House.


Related--Rand Paul is on the Louisville talk show now saying "disservice to the memory of these kids and teachers....."
"oughta not politicize this....."

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