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Gun Control in the House of Representatives

We have seen stories in the last few weeks that indicated gun control may be moving in the House.

Yet, VSSA’s Dave Adams shared an update from a pre-party for the Virginia GOP convention:

Just saw @RepGoodlatte in the @MarkObenshain party. Said no #guncontrol will get through his committee.

It really makes me wonder if all of these previous stories are really just an attempt to make gun owners distrustful of the GOP in hopes that they will stay home in 2014.

12 Responses to “Gun Control in the House of Representatives”

  1. Dave says:

    We did a good job of staying home in 2012 and look how well that worked out.

    • Zermoid says:

      Alot of the republican refusal to even vote in 2012 was from PO’ed Ron Paul Supporters who were (rightfully) outraged at the treatment he got from his own party during the primary and at the convention.

      The GOP acted like they didn’t need or want Ron Paul supporters and they got what they wanted.

      • Dave says:

        Ron Paul was nothing more than an “I’m going take my ball and go home” kind of guy. He choose to end his political career by being a cry baby.

        At least Rand has more sense than Ron.

        • Patrick H says:

          Completely false. He was a “I’m going to fix this and be really pro gun too”. His problem (if you call it that) was that he wasn’t willing to play the game and sacrifice his principals. Unfortunately people like you didn’t understand.

      • Don says:

        A lot of conservative voters couldn’t see any real difference between Mitty and the Obamination; count my wife and I as two of those. We voted Libertarian as a protest, but if the election had been closer in PA we would have voted Democratic for other issues(Most engineers and technical pros thought Obama was the lesser of two evils).
        And I’m tired of the Ron Paul bashing. Do you really believe that Romney was better?
        As to the local politicians, being short term residents of the York PA area, we didn’t pay too much attention.

  2. The Jack says:

    The Stupid party would have to be a special kind of stupid to go for gun control now.

    Given how Obama personalized gun control and scandalpaloza has made Obama even more toxic in the eyes of people already against and wary of him.

  3. Andy B. says:

    “Said no #guncontrol will get through his committee.”

    That gave me a flashback to 1995, when my Republican State Rep. assured me “No gun legislation is going to go anywhere in Pennsylvania in this session.” That was one week before he voted for Act 17 of 1995, PA’s last major, comprehensive gun control legislation.

    Politicians lie. Yes, even Republicans lie. I was tempted to write “especially Republicans lie,” but since I have spent most of my time talking to Republicans, it just could be that I gave them more opportunities.

  4. HappyWarrior6 says:

    Last i checked he House equivalent of Manchin-Toomey has 160 co-sponsors. Most all of them are Dems, though I haven’t researched to see who (besides Pete “Kill ’em terr’ists” King). We’re in a much better spot there.

    • HappyWarrior6 says:

      Meant to say most all are Dems with a few Reps

    • Countertop says:

      Need 218 to pass. But more importantly, House goes through regular order the bill would need to go through the judiciary committee prior to a floor vote. Who controls Judiciary? Bob Goodlatte!

    • Andy B. says:

      Not to start a tangent, but King is quite the inconsistent political opportunist, it seems to me. Mr. “Kill The Terr’ist” was quite an advocate for the IRA at one time — presumably when he had a large Irish-American constituency?

      “One Man’s Terrorist is another Man’s Freedom Fighter,” I guess.

  5. mike123 says:

    The Stupid Party’s hands aren’t clean.

    The NY Republicans rammed NY’s Safe Act through. That bill could have be slowed and potentially stopped.

    In Georgia, Republicans control the House and Senate along with the Governor and they wanted to ram mandated training down our throats (something we’ve never had in over 150 years of our carry laws), wanted to create special crimes for being a gun-owner (so-called Opt-In), and force gun toters to surrender their 4th Amendment rights when carrying.

    Then you have YOUR Toomey who gave life to the Senate gun bills and across the Delaware you have Christie.

    Frankly, the Republican brand does not stand for the Bill of Rights

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