During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Pelosi said that the Congress will work to find some middle ground between the previous ban, which expired in 2004, and the precedent laid by the Supreme Court in a ruling enumerating more concrete gunowners’ rights last term.
There is no middle ground.Â The first ban was useless.Â Any “compromise” legislation is going to be even more useless.Â We’re not going to go away happy you only half screwed us.Â Pass anything and watch what happens in 2010.Â We won’t show any mercy to your blue dogs who cross us.
“Right now, we have the debate in Congress over the District of Columbia wanting a vote on the floor of the House, something we all want. That’s a civil rights issue,” she said, pledging to find “middle ground” on the issue. “And, yet, they want to put a gunâ€¦bill, attach that to that. I don’t â€” I don’t think that that should be the price to pay to have a vote on the floor of the House.”
The gun issue is a civil rights issue too, Madam Speaker, no matter how much you wish it weren’t so.Â If you wish to remain Speaker, you’ll learn to accept that.Â Your predecessor, Tom Foley, didn’t think it was a civil rights issue either, and I doubt very much he expected to pass the gavel to Newt Gingrich in short order.Â Don’t make the same mistake he did.
UPDATE: I should point this out too:
Pelosi indicated that new regulations might entail registration and prohibitions on transporting some firearms across state lines.
This will make it impossible for competitors to attend Camp Perry, unless they live in Ohio.Â It will end high power competition in this country.Â If you are represented by a blue dog Democrat, I would highly advise contacting them, and mention you are very unhappy about the Speakers remarks, and are skeptical your Congressman will support your gun rights as a member of the same party.Â The only way we’re going to put Pelosi back in her pen is to get the blue dogs upset with her.
UPDATE: This should give Pelosi some pause.