President Obama is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun control appear neither willing to work with him nor listen to the American public on the issue.
“The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they’re really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president said in an interview with The New Republic.
Obama also said he can get 50 percent of public support for many of his upcoming initiatives, but “I can’t get enough votes out of the House of Representatives to actually get something passed. … I think there is still shock on the part of some in the party that I won re-election.”
First there’s a reason why Republicans aren’t budging. They know that these laws don’t do anything for public safety, and only effect lawful people, and the people who vote.
Also for his “50 percent public support” line, I doubt it. This may be for a generic unnamed bill, but when text hits the scene, I suspect the support will drop like a rock. And we’ll close for a little Fudd crap:
Has Obama himself ever fired a gun? Yes, he says, he and others shoot skeet frequently at the president’s Maryland retreat, Camp David.
I must say, of all my fears, clay disks attacking me, or depriving me of my liberty is REALLY small. Same with the meat-analog of the clay birds. I find Hitchcock’s fantasy to be about as plausible as Romero’s, so again, gun rights are NOT about hunting or sport shooting.