CNN Thinks the NRA Blockade Can be Broken
Kevin Felts 10.12.17
While looking through the morning news for anything firearms-related, an article from CNN came up. The author of the article did an excellent job talking about the Brady Bill and the 1994 assault weapons ban.
However, the author then makes a rather telling error. He thinks Republicans from urban areas can be swayed to pass more gun control laws.
What he does not mention is how Democrats lost more than 1,000 state seats while President Obama was in office. When Democrats held both houses and the presidency from 2008-2010, they were unable to pass any new gun control laws.
Article from CNN: How gun control advocates could break the NRA’s blockade.
Since early in Bill Clinton’s first term as president, the National Rifle Association and its legislative allies have effectively stymied meaningful federal gun control legislation.
That blockade has held for two decades despite a succession of mass shootings over so horrific they have become known simply by their location: Columbine, Aurora, Newtown, San Bernardino, Orlando and now Las Vegas.
What exactly is “meaningful federal gun control legislation?” Gun control advocates have taken and taken until there is nothing more to give.
While it is true some Republicans may be swayed, gun control advocates should be concerned about the foundation of the Democrat party.
If Democrats were unable to make progress between 2008-2010 when they controlled the federal government, what makes them think they can pass anything now? This is especially true after the landslide defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
After the scandal of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) favoring Clinton and the DNC email leaks, the party should be worried more about its survival than gun control.
The honest truth is, there has been an open rebellion against the aging Democrat leadership. Nancy Pelosi has been asked to resign several times.
Even Sen. Dianne Feinstein admitted that no law could have stopped the Las Vegas shooter. In a video interview, she could not list any new law that could prevent a repeat shooting.
And while Hillary Clinton calls for more gun control, Democrats wish she would just go away.
But even as the Democrat party is falling apart, CNN thinks the NRA blockade can be broken?
No wonder President Trump calls CNN “fake news.”