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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:02 PM

Dana Milbank predicts NOTHING will change in the way of gun laws

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-slow-walking-the-gun-issue/2012/12/17/47a600dc-4895-11e2-b6f0-e851e741d196_story.html

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Reply Dana Milbank predicts NOTHING will change in the way of gun laws (Original post)
bigdarryl Dec 2012 OP
COLGATE4 Dec 2012 #1
Cosmocat Dec 2012 #4
BlueDemKev Dec 2012 #2
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #3
WooWooWoo Dec 2012 #5
budkin Dec 2012 #6
davidpdx Dec 2012 #7
Bake Dec 2012 #8
Jennicut Dec 2012 #9

Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:30 PM

1. Hate to say it, but Milbank is dead on on this one. nt

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:43 PM

4. Not a chance, none, nada, zip

that this republican House passes ANY kind of bill that in ANY way moves the other direction on guns.

None.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:42 PM

2. I agree with Dana on this.

Gun laws will never change in the U.S.. People simply refuse to stand up and fight for tighter gun laws. The gun lobby on the other hand will fight to the last drop of blood in their arsenal.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:10 PM

3. How could it with those that change the laws held hostage by lobbying money?

(well, their greed keeps them being held hostage)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:53 PM

5. it's not that

Americans, or at least a sizeable portion of them, like their guns and believe that if they're not committing a crime with them, that they shouldn't have to give them up.

And from a political standpoint, gun control isn't a long-lasting issue. Nobody wants to be kicked out of office for voting on a law that has a shaky, at best, chance of actually reducing violence.

Personally, if I had to scede the gun control issue to keep enough Democrats in office to keep abortion legal, keep furthering gay rights, civil rights, economic fairness and environmental issues, I'll do that.

I'm not going to go to war on this issue, and a lot of elected democrats aren't either, and republicans certainly aren't going to do anything.

So Milbank is right, it's status quo as usual.

Will there be one day when the climate might change? Possibly, but we're not even close to there right now. Even after this tragedy.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:35 PM

6. Agreed. It's all show.

You think Congress will pass anything you are crazy.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:44 AM

7. Yep

Unfortunately he's right. The Republicans hold the majority in the House and that alone is enough to kill any bill. Plus it would have to overcome a filibuster effort in the Senate.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:01 PM

8. I think we might get a renewed assault weapons ban.

And it will have ZERO impact on anything.

Bake

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:19 PM

9. The House is Republican held. The Senate may pass lots of things.

And the House will probably never pass it. Hence the general freakout over the fiscal cliff crap.

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