After Dog & Pony Show, Feinstein May Not Have the Votes to Pass the Senate
After the Dog & Pony show that was Dianne Feinstein’s introduction of her gun control legislation yesterday, it looks like she doesn’t have enough votes to get it out of the Senate.
That’s good news, as her legislation was far too radical, in my opinion. There are better ways to try to prevent horrific massacres from happening, but not by infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid had expressed skepticism a couple of weeks ago that it would pass the House
“Is it something that can pass the Senate? Maybe. Is it something that can pass the House? I doubt it,” [Reid said].
Feinstein was not happy when those remarks were brought up during her press conference.
“Look, I just said it’s uphill. Clearly it wasn’t helpful,” she said of his comment. “He has a right to say it. That doesn’t mean he’s always right.”
Feinstein is already blaming her constituency and the Democrats for failing to pass it:
‘‘The message to Democrats is, ‘See what your silence does?’ There will be more of these. These won’t end,” Feinstein told reporters.
“It’s been event after event after event, and what’s new to this are the schools,” she said. “If just reading the list of beautiful names and looking into the eyes of some of the pictures of the children slain doesn’t do something to the conscience of America, nothing I can say or do will.”
School shootings are not something that is new. Columbine spring to mind. Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon. Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The Bath, Michigan School Massacre of 1927 in which 38 children were murdered. Oh, you’ve never heard of that one? Look it up sometime.
The theater in Aurora, that was new.
The answer is not to fingerprint us all, or to register all of our firearms into a giant database. It isn’t to spy on American citizens. Most of us know and cherish our rights, as much as they can be a pain in the ass sometimes.
And we definitely don’t want to give them away.