Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy predicted to CNN that Congress is ready to pass the so-called Assault Weapon Ban says the Washington Times. He claims that people like West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, who was previously opposed to the ban, are ready to cross over to the fascist gun grabbers’ side. Manchin, who has been squishy on guns since his reelection last November, says otherwise;
… Mr. Manchin on Sunday disagreed with Mr. Murphy’s assessment, saying later on “State of the Union” that a stand-alone ban on assault weapons “will not, in the political reality that we have today, go anywhere … it has to be comprehensive approach.”
Yeah, I don’t know what that means either – it sounds just like the form letter I got from him when I wrote to warn him that he’d have one more irritated constituent if he went anywhere near the Scary-Looking Weapon Ban. When I was in a local gun shop here in Mineral County last week, Manchin was the target of lots of comments. None of them positive.
The NRA predicts that the Weapon Ban won’t happen according to Reuters;
National Rifle Association President David Keene signaled little appetite for compromise as the White House mulls action on gun violence after the December 14 massacre of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school.
“The likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress,” Keene said.
Meanwhile, Peirs Morgan who has been busy showing his complete ignorance on the subject of gun control this weekend, claims that we don’t need our guns to protect us from a tyrannical government because the Obama Administration would just nuke us anyway says The Daily Caller;
America has over 5000 nuclear warheads. Quite hard to defend against a ‘tyrannical U.S. government’ with that kind of firepower. #GetReal
When he’s not busy making specious arguments, he’s making up his own facts and weapon calibers arguing with Dana Loesch on Twitter, according to Twitchy.
Morgan represents the reasons this ban won’t work…the “other side” doesn’t even understand the issue or even the simplest aspects of the technology involved and they look like absolute clowns to the rest of the country.