But there is a political truth that must be faced: Absolutely nothing positive will happen on this issue unless a substantial number of Republicans insist that we act. And before you give up hope, it's worth remembering that in 1994, 38 House Republicans supported the assault weapons ban on a roll call in May, and 46 supported the crime bill including the ban that eventually passed later in the year.Yes, the GOP is very different now, more conservative and more dominated by Southern and rural voices. But key Republicans senators, including Mark Kirk, John McCain and Dan Coats, have been willing to back reasonable gun laws in the past. The GOP's House majority includes 12 members from New York and New Jersey, 13 from Pennsylvania, 44 from the Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, and 20 from the West Coast.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Counting on traitors from the dead elephant party to give them gun control.
Gun Sanity Needs Bipartisanship