As you’ve probably heard, the house democrats are holding a “sit-in” to protest the fact that Republicans won’t allow them to violate US citizens rights without the due process promised by the Constitution.
I get that most people who would visit this blog realize this already, but just in case I get any liberal readers stumbling across my humble scribblings, let me explain something that you won’t read in the liberal media.
What’s missing from the CNN report linked above (and pretty much any other main stream media report on the situation) is that the Senate Republicans offered a compromise bill (you know…compromise…that thing that anti-gunners always accuse our side of refusing to do).
That compromise bill would have blocked sales of firearms to people on the terrorist watch list, but would require the government to then “put up or shut up” by conducting an investigation and then proving to a judge that they have sufficient evidence of terrorist activity to warrant the block.
So, “terrorists” on the watch lists would be prevented from walking into a gun store and buying a gun, but the rights of people who may be on the watch list without justification (like, say, Ted Kennedy, or people with common names like Gary Smith, Robert Johnson, and John Williams) would have been protected.
The Democrats, eager to protect the lives of Americans by making it harder for terrorist to obtain firearms, jumped all over this bill and it passed the Senate right?
The Democrats filibustered the bill, killing it.
And now they’re complaining because the Republicans won’t bring gun control bills up for a vote in the house?
It’s a sham. They don’t want this problem “solved”. If legislation is passed, they don’t have the issue to harp on all the way up until the election in November. Any bill that comes up for a vote will have poison pill amendment after poison pill amendment attached to it to ensure that it could never pass.
To Democrats, as with poverty, the “wealth gap”, unemployment, etc, if the problem is solved, they lose a large part of their reason for being. They don’t want solutions, they want crises to exploit. They want anger to direct toward their enemies. They want us at each other’s throats because then we’re not at THEIR throats.
And they’re laughing all the way to the bank.