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Response to pipoman (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:48 AM

2. No, that's not the "bottom line"

"the federal universal background requirement would have been challenged, it would have lost on constitutional grounds, and the political fallout on Dems from reddish states could likely have cost the senate dems the majority status in 14, only to have the law struck down anyway..It wasn't worth the risk or the political capital..IMHO.."

First, the bill was filibustered, meaning it got the majority of votes. Secondly, Senators in red states also voted for it. Thirdly, the problem cited in the article is that some people wouldn't hold their members of Congress accountable for voting against the bill (I should have included that snip). Finally, the bill is popular among the public.

The problem for members of Congress opposed to the bill is that their approval plummet.

Pro-Background Check GOP Senator Achieves Record Approval Rating, Gun Safety Opponent Takes A Bath
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/04/26/1925701/pro-background-check-gop-senator-achieves-record-approval-rating-gun-safety-opponent-takes-a-bath/

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pipoman Apr 2013 #1
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