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More Hearings on Gun Show Bill

The Brady Campaign are announcing that they are getting hearings for the Gun Show bill in the 111th Congress. This isn’t panic time yet, but this does mean the bill is picking up at least a bit of momentum. Hearings aren’t good.

The hearings have been promised by Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott. Scott is a member of the Judiciary Committee, and chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. What’s surprising is that it took this long to even get a hearing when you consider the makeup of the committee. The Chairman is D rated, and the highest graded Democrat is a C, with the rest being largely Fs. We’re good on the Republican side, with all our members being friendly.

I don’t like that this bill is getting a hearing. We don’t have the votes to stop it in subcommittee. Looking at the larger Judiciary Committee, Conyers is the Chair, and he’s F rated. You need four votes on that committee to defeat a bill, and we can’t flip four Dems on that committee if it comes to a vote. Granted, a vote is a long way from a hearing, and we could probably stop this on the House floor. And even if we can’t, we can get Reid to kill it in the Senate.

But after November we might not have Reid, and who knows if the Republicans can flip the House. Better hope.

5 Responses to “More Hearings on Gun Show Bill”

  1. Thomas F says:

    100 seats plus in the House…..
    and we have to thank candidate Richard Blumenthal for a shot at the Senate…..

    ….besides after all of that all we have to do to kill the Gun Show bill in is attach full Gun rights for DC.

  2. AntiCitizenOne says:

    Nah, I say we insert a Hughes Amendment repeal – that ought to do the job…

  3. JD says:

    I say let it come to the floor for a vote. If the so called “blue dog dems” want to get re-elected this fall as pro-gun, prove it! If they don’t vote the correct way… thats gonna hurt them Nov.

  4. pete says:

    “We, the family members and the survivors of the tragedy at Virginia Tech are committed to closing the gun show loophole, one of the last remaining recommendations in the (Virginia) Governor’s Panel Report… We especially would like to thank you for your commitment to hold House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearings on legislation to close the Gun Show Loophole.” ”

    Really? The victims of Virginia Tech are pushing for this?

    Cho didn’t even get his guns from a gun show! WTF is wrong with these people!

  5. Wayne says:

    It is horrible that 32 people died at the VT shooting, and many many more have died in similar shootings where the only guy with a gun is the assailant. Even the Ft. Hood shooter went as far as he did because no one else had a gun. You aren’t going to stop or even slow down these shootings by making it more difficult to get guns, because those who intend to do harm can and will always find a way to obtain a gun.
    It has been proven time and time again that the most effective deterrent is law abiding citizens owning and carrying guns. Statistics do not lie!
    States where carrying a gun is illegal have the greatest gun violence records for that very reason. If you don’t want to carry a weapon, that’s OK. Let someone else protect you.
    But if you keep everyone from carrying a gun you are disarming 100 protectors for every assailant carrying a gun. that doesn’t seem practical, wise, or safe to me.

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