Senator Leahy's hearing on guns, lilke Reid's "support" for filibuster reform, was a SHAM...
...a fraud, a bone to throw to those who are demanding action in order to distract them while NO meaningful action is taken! If you want to see how a real hearing on the matter is conducted, have a look at some of the testimony before the Connecticut legislature's hearings this past week held in Newtown High School. The Connecticut legislature has put the Senate Judiciary Committee to shame!
I would like to know how Leahy sleeps at night after inviting that shitbag Wayne LaPierre to testify, while not including the testimony of a SINGLE parent or other witness from Newtown. Here are just a few examples of testimony which, as Lawrence O'Donnell pointed out, should have been heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but were not:
2. That description would befit most congressional hearings
The AWB is not going anywhere, and so yes, this hearing was sort of like a consolation prize to people on that side of the issue.
Obama's various executive orders also sent an implicit message that the likelihood of any major legislation getting through Congress is slim at best; so here's something for you for being a good sport and having a lot of heart.