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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:34 PM

White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory

Source: Talking Points Memo

White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory


BENJY SARLIN JANUARY 4, 2013, 4:04 PM 19385
The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade.

While the fiscal cliff has dominated Washington’s attention in recent weeks, lawmakers and activists are laying the groundwork for their big push. Vice President Joe Biden, tasked with heading a commission to investigate gun violence, has been quietly meeting with experts, interest groups, and public officials and is expected to release a set of recommendations within weeks. Boston mayor Thomas Menino, co-chair of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told the Boston Herald this week that an optimistic Biden had assured him that Obama would sign legislation “by the end of January.”

“We had been led to believe their report would come by end of January, but we’re hearing they may want to have something out by January 15, even quicker than expected,” Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told TPM.

House Democrats are moving ahead with their own plans as well. On Friday, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), chair of the newly created Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announced the appointment of 12 vice chairs, including Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), the body’s leading voice on gun control. According to a Democratic aide, the group plans to release its recommendations in early February and is already organizing public hearings on the issue.

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Reply White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #1
morningfog Jan 2013 #2
NickB79 Jan 2013 #11
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #15
Freddie Stubbs Jan 2013 #4
leftofcool Jan 2013 #5
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #10
NickB79 Jan 2013 #12
Freddie Stubbs Jan 2013 #13
amandabeech Jan 2013 #14
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #3
groundloop Jan 2013 #6
MichiganVote Jan 2013 #8
femmocrat Jan 2013 #7
MuseRider Jan 2013 #9

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:39 PM

1. How are they going to get Republicans to vote for this?

 

And rural Democrats?

It'll be interesting to see how that works.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:41 PM

2. The repugs are fracturing along many lines. This will be one.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:08 AM

11. If there's one thing I'm sure the GOP is NOT fractured on

It's gun control.

I can't think of ONE of them that would go along with gun control legislation right now. Can you?

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:58 AM

15. I agree with that. This will unite Republicans faster than free bibles at a NASCAR race.

 

and the GOP leadership will work it to ensure that it does.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:42 PM

4. They're not. This is all theater

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:46 PM

5. Correct

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:44 PM

10. Besides....

....after the shootings and the 1st gun control comments, here in NC gun sales went sky high. So the gun nuts have bought up everything available.... til next month.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:12 AM

12. Very dangerous theater at that

I'm afraid the 2014 and 2016 elections will be brutal, even if no major gun control measures get passed this time. Make no mistake: the NRA LOVES this. It's red meat for them, a way to scare people into giving them more donations and voting as they want them to vote. The past 4 years have been horrible for them, simply because Obama and the Democrats largely stayed silent on gun control.

If there's one thing that can mobilize the GOP base, it's gun control.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:55 AM

13. I wish that people would remember what happened in 1994

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:12 AM

14. I'd be very interested in the numbers in a preliminary Democratic whip count.

This won't go over for Dems in Red districts and states.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:42 PM

3. Good, they NEED to move quickly before the NRA has time to bribe congress.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:27 PM

6. I fear that it's already too late

American's have already started forgetting about this most recent slaughter. The rage is gone. The urgency is gone. Unfortunately this is already oh so last week. The NRA will use America's short memory to their advantage, just like they have every other time.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:40 PM

8. I don't think so. Schools largely begin again on Monday. Security committees are being formed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:28 PM

7. Just do it already.

We have been talking about this for decades.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:47 PM

9. Before outrage fades????

If outrage over this fades we are truly gone. No reason to bother saving ourselves, why bother? We already don't care much about who and how many we kill in other countries for whatever reason, none of it matters much anymore.

This is all BS. Nothing will be done but the administration will be able to say it tried.

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