Vulnerable Dems Flee From Anti-Gun Nuts in Party: “Do vulnerable Democrats want to see this issue on the radar again? Probably not”

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 at 7:42 am

As some Democrats trip over themselves in the rush to politicize the Washington Navy Yard shooting, sane Democrats are running for cover. They know what a loser this issue is, especially since they saw the damage done in the Colorado recalls last week. Of course in their irrational quest to disarm the law-abiding public, liberal Democrats just aren’t thinking clearly as they exploit the dead in pursuit of their unconstitutional agenda.

Congressional Democrats are divided on whether to renew their push for gun control in the wake of Monday’s deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

Hours after Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Tuesday called for action on gun legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he won’t seek a new vote.

Meanwhile, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who aggressively pushed his background check bill earlier this year, is skeptical that the upper chamber will revisit his measure.As reports emerged that a former Navy reservist with a history of mental illness had fatally shot a dozen people, it appeared to give fresh impetus to the move for more gun control.

“It should be a call to action,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), an outspoken advocate of gun control legislation after the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in his state.

Durbin, who is Reid’s top deputy, suggested on Tuesday morning that a measure to expand background checks — which the Senate defeated in April — might have prevented the shooting.

“God forbid this becomes so commonplace we don’t stop and reflect and think about how to avoid it in the future,” he said. “I hope some members will reconsider their opposition.”

Democrats, however, facing tough reelections showed little inclination to shift their positions.

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) said he wants to wait until investigators have finished their work before reevaluating his opposition on background checks.

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) avoided questions about his stance on gun control legislation.

Pryor and Begich voted against expanding background checks earlier this year. The other two Democrats who voted “no” were Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.).

If Republicans were as split on an issue you’d be hearing about a deep divide in the party. Yet the anti-gun media ignores centrist Democrats representing states where self-preservation is popular.


9 Responses to “Vulnerable Dems Flee From Anti-Gun Nuts in Party: “Do vulnerable Democrats want to see this issue on the radar again? Probably not””

  1. phunctor on 18/18/13 at 9:58 am

    There is nothing at all irrational in the desire of CPUSA, now doing business as “Democrats” to disarm the citizenry. They have plans they know we won’t accept.

  2. John Cunningham on 18/18/13 at 11:06 am

    of course the commies want to disarm us, how else can they exterminate 30 million kulaks, wreckers, and class enemies?

  3. James Andrews on 18/18/13 at 11:09 am

    Every poilitician who has decided to vote against our Bill of Rights needs to be told that they will be voted out of office in the next election cycle! Every single one of them!

  4. Jeffersonian on 18/18/13 at 12:47 pm

    How does an expanded background check prevent this massacre, Durbin? You gibbering oafs checked Alexis’s background twice recently and green-lighted him for not only a firearm purchase, but also access to the place he killed a dozen people.

    Is this some sort of cruel joke?

  5. nraendowment on 18/18/13 at 2:13 pm

    The socialists can be counted on to crawl out from under their rocks licking their lips in anticipation of another attack on our freedoms every time a murderer uses a firearm. It’s no less predictable than the sun rising in the east.
    Dianne Feinstein wasted no time finding a camera to stick her fossilized adage into as she commenced her latest blood-dance.
    They’ve completely dropped the mask and are openly telling America that they will not stop until the Constitution is dead. I hope Americans remember this at the polls next year.