My Senator, Joe Manchin was on CNN yesterday telling the echo chamber that gun control legislation in 2014 is going to be tough, but he’s going to take another shot at it anyway according to a Politico link sent to us by UpNorth;
Manchin, a gun owner who had a top rating from the National Rifle Association, negotiated a background check bill with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. But the measure stalled in the Senate in April when it failed to get the needed 60 votes to advance.
Manchin said gun owners didn’t oppose background checks in theory but were concerned that government wouldn’t stop with checks.
“What we found out is that people couldn’t trust government that they would stop there,” he said.
Manchin needs to listen to his constituency – no one in West Virginia trusts government to do anything,especially when it comes to gun control. As I’ve said repeatedly, there are enough gun laws in place to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but prosecutors are not using those laws. My own experience with prosecutors lately is that they don’t want to do anything that takes them away from their Facebook pages for more than a couple of minutes so they can keep up with the latest cat videos. Well, as near as I can figure.
We look at how screwed up the healthcare regs have been for people, especially, the people who have been acting responsibly and paying for their health insurance all of their adult lives, do we really think that new gun control laws won’t do the same to legal gun owners? The Congress didn’t think about the impact their new heathcare laws would have on folks out here minding their own business, they aren’t considering their impact on gun owners, either.
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