Just imagine the pressure any pro-Second Amendment Senate Democrats will soon be feeling. Well, what few of them that are actually still left.
A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews.
At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.
A ban on the military-style weapons is among the legislative goals President Barack Obama outlined in his recommendations to Congress on curbing gun violence. Yesterday, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California introduced legislation to outlaw such sales during a news conference where survivors of past shootings, some of them with bullets still lodged in their bodies, urged its passage.
At that event, Feinstein said it’s unclear whether the fight is winnable. “We don’t know, it’s so uphill,” she said. “It depends on the courage of Americans.”
We suppose by that she’s implying defending the Second Amendment while it’s under a withering assault by the gun grabbers isn’t courageous. It’s quite curious that our government betters wouldn’t be affected by such a ban. Yet they plug ahead, despite the fact that these bans are meaningless and have no affect on crime whatsoever. It’s just feelgood bullshit. Meanwhile, can you get any more ghoulish than raising money off the dead of Newtown?