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  •  And you know THIS how? (4+ / 0-)
    This is the gun nut lobby taking pre-emptive action to forestall real gun control legislation.
    Wouldn't it be more appropriate to wait and see what she proposes before we make these assumptions? Plus, bills get amended all over the place. Was the problem what SHE proposed, or what was ultimately passed? I don't know. That's why I am asking.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:57:53 AM PST

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    •  Previous history (2+ / 0-)
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      cany, Subterranean

      Remember that she succeeded Moscone after his assassination. ALso remember she vetoed domestic partner legislation in 1983, seeing her own statewide political ambition as more important that Moscone and Milk's legacy.

      •  I know about the latter, just connected the former (2+ / 0-)
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        via another commenter.

        But what does this have to do with gun control and/or her proposed legislation? You lost me!

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:40:46 AM PST

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        •  She's a selfish politician first ... (0+ / 0-)

          second, and third.

          Don't believe for a minute she's doing anything out of altruism, or that something is the "right" thing to do.

          •  at this point, I don't care (2+ / 0-)
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            if she's doing it because it will means she wins the lottery.

            If she can introduce a bill, get it going in the do-nothing Congress, and start to make even the smallest bit of progress on this horrific situation, whatever her motives or potential gain from it are irrelevant.

            The truth is rarely pure and never simple. -- Oscar Wilde

            by Mnemosyne on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:32:47 PM PST

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      •  Di: "gay marriage is too much too soon. 2006 iirc (0+ / 0-)

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        by SGWM on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:00:25 AM PST

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    •  There were no amendments. (0+ / 0-)

      GOP Wars against: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Immigrants, Mexicans, Blacks, Gays, Women, Unions, Workers, Unemployed, Voters, Elderly, Kids, Poor, Sick, Disabled, Dying, Lovers, Kindness, Rationalism, Science, Sanity, Reality.

      by SGWM on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:01:01 AM PST

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