A big 10-4 here. I started learning about pistols in January 2009 thanks to the election. In January 2010, I bought my first Glock, a 19, after a year of classes and being able to rent guns and compare. In some sort of January tradition, I bought a G26 in Jan. 2011.Obama is going to be named "Gun salesman of the year" for the second year in a row.
Democrats are on DU freaking out over this, cuz they know they're going to get absolutely creamed if Obama does this. Personally, I don't think he will.. and if it does, Obama is gonna have someone else do his dirty work.Good.
Think of it like this:
1. We have the seats to stop them.
2. This means even more votes for Repubglicans in the next election.
Seriously, it is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.Get what you can while you can get it for a reasonable price. This time around, I see a lot more of our alleged "friends" and fellow sportsmen/sportswomen saying: "Aw, come on. 10 round restrictions aren't that bad. We don't want to look unreasonable to the Left." I don't recall as much support for restrictions coming FROM the 2A side of the room last time. Both sides of the asile are courting the middle, and the middle doesn't care one way of the other about your right to CCW, have standard capacity magazines or the like. They will do what CNN Headline News tells them to do every morning.
IGF, I wish I could agree. I think there's some real smoke with the magazine limit. There's no political will, that I can detect, for another AWB or ban or carrying. In fact, many states will see expanded CCW laws come up for debate soon.Seriously, it is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
Republicans, and even Pro Gun Democrats, are not going to fall into this trap again.
Bush campaigned saying he would sign it. That is why he did not get my vote.Democrats are on DU freaking out over this, cuz they know they're going to get absolutely creamed if Obama does this. Personally, I don't think he will.. and if it does, Obama is gonna have someone else do his dirty work.
Remember when the first AWB was ending, and people kept yelling at Bush about whether he would sign it if a renewal got to his desk? What did he say, Well, its not on my desk, so I can't really do anything about it(paraphrasing of course). He never locked himself into a position that could be held against him, by either the Pro Gun side, or the Anti-Gun side..
Obama will do the same thing... he will push some ******* in Congress to push this bill, it will fail, and Obama can tell his liberal ilk who want guns banned "I couldn't do anything about it, it never got to my desk".
The damage in Congress however, will be done.
That's exactly the point. They are only after further restriction and this is a great excuse to push the issue.What measures could they have put in place to prevent what happened?
-Magazine capacity limits? Debatable, but would not have "prevented" anything. Giffords was shot with the first round, by the accounts that I read.
-Stricter background checks? The guy had nothing much official in his past to prevent him from passing one.
-preventing access to mentally unstable people? Gun shop employees now required to be psychiatrists, unless the "unstable person" has already done something to make them legally recognized as such.
What happened in Tuscon was senseless. So is putting irresponsible legislation in front of Congress that already has very important things to sort out for the benefit of this country.
Crazy people do crazy things all of the time. Regardless of how many weeks they wait, if anyone does anything in the name of Gabby Giffords for gun control it will be exploitation and I'll have none of that.
The NRA has remained mostly quiet, aside from offering prayers and thoughts of the injured and killed. I think they're acting the classiest of just about anyone on what happened.