A distasteful aspect of President Obama’s personality reared its head Wednesday, providing insight into why bipartisan success so often eludes him. Surrounded by family members of the Newtown victims, Obama charged that his foes had “willfully lied” to block “common-sense gun reform.”
In truth, the Manchin-Toomey amendment didn’t pass because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, fearful that a GOP amendment relaxing concealed-carry laws might pass, insisted that all amendments would need 60 votes. The background check Obama railed about mustered but
Earlier this year, the president argued that Newtown survivors and other victims of gun violence “deserve a vote.” Yet as a former law professor should know, a vote doesn’t guarantee the outcome you want.
Alas, Obama has a hard time believing there can be honest disagreement with him. So he doesn’t spend much time trying to persuade. Instead, whether it’s the Supreme Court or a Republican he disagrees with, he impugns opponents in public.
That may help explain why this week the Senate had a gun bill that failed, even as a bipartisan compromise on immigration was announced: On immigration, Democrats wanted a deal, so they largely kept Obama out of it. On guns, he’s been front and center. Seems to make a difference.
The situation in Boston right now is why I support the 2nd amendment. If I had to be holed up in my house with knowledge that a murdering psychopath is running around my neighborhood with the police struggling to find him, a gun would be my last line of defense. I'm sure there are gun owners in the Boston suburbs right now who are glad they have additional protection in their house.
Any liability trial is likely to have gun owners on it and if it turns out you're criminally liable I have no problem with a jury who finds that way putting your ass in jail. I have no problem with putting drunk drivers who kill people or lend their cars to drunks going to jail.
Well we found four Democrats with common sense. Besides why come up with more laws when they don't enforce the ones on the books already. Case in point where are all the arrests for the murders in Obama's home town Chicago. More Democratic two face LIES!
unions do. Remember it's only wrong when the other side does it).
I was thinking about this yesterday. What would you rather have? No guns in existence or every person that is a danger to society placed where they should be. Either jail or the nut house. I understand neither is a possibility.
I would put the dangerous people away. Which is why fixing our current check system and how we deal with mental health would be more productive than just adding a new law. Fix/enforce the laws we have. Don't come up with new broken ones.
Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
Lets make sure we do nothing to prevent people who are insane and dangerous from buying a gun.
Let the eagle soar.