According to this article, Joe Biden is now calling state lawmakers in Minnesota to get a feel for pushing their anti-gun bills.
After Harry Reid indicated that he couldn’t even find 40 votes for Dianne Feinstein’s gun ban under the most optimistic scenarios, the White House came out and insisted they will push for a vote, at least as an amendment, and that they will try to go find the votes for Harry.
I warned gun owners not to write off the fact that Obama put Joe Biden in charge of passing gun control. So many people laughed about it and said that it meant Obama saw the whole issue as a joke. Yet, look what happened when they put the weight of the White House behind the issue in Colorado. Supplemented with Bloomberg’s money, lawmakers cave.
That said, I believe the real threat is in the so-called background check bill at the federal level. Regardless, I don’t believe that we should be telling people the gun ban is dead. It’s not. When the people who are engaged with the issue over the fear of the ban drop out, we’re less powerful.