Originally Posted by M&P15T
I truly believe people in the firearms owning community are severely under-estimating what is happening right now.
Some of us pay more attention than others.
A lot of us remember the first AWB, and the political slaughter that followed the next mid-term election. A lot of Democrats remember this as well.
Feinstein had this bill in her desk, and has probably proposed it every few months since the last AWB expired.
A US Senator got shot in the face and it was just like this, where all you heard about for the next few weeks was "ban this" and "regulate that". Bills were proposed but were laughed at in Committee, they never made it to the floor for a vote. It was forgotten shortly after.
VP Biden was put in charge of the effort, if that tells you anything about how serious Obama is about passing a ban
Now, when nothing succeeds, he can tell the loonies on the Left "Well, I put the vice president in charge of this, if he couldn't get it done no one could have