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  •  I think that if BCs weren't introduced along with (1+ / 0-)
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    AWB2 and mag restrictions, this bill would be a done deal.

    Now, instead of this bill being viewed on its own merit, it is seen as being simply a battle over 'gun control' at large & people are distrusting how it will be implemented & where 'gun control' will go from here.

    Frankly, I am at a loss on why the Pres decided to introduce BCs with the AWB. I don't see the upside to it.

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:35:13 AM PDT

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    •  So how stupid are Senators (1+ / 0-)
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      When they can't read a bill of this importance and vote on the merits?

      •  Well....that's politics. (0+ / 0-)

        And they have elections to consider. And with the debate about BCs at least partially supplanted by the larger (and far less popular) concept of 'gun control', passing has been made harder and more risky.

        Pure speculation of course, but I think that if AWB and mag restrictions weren't what they opened on,  this bill would have passed already.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 12:11:03 PM PDT

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    •  He didn't. Feinstein was always going to (0+ / 0-)

      introduce the AWB.

      As to bills being considered on their own merits, these are Republicans we are dealing with. Many of them liars, racists, bigots, misogynists, and stooges of the kleptocrats, including the gun manufacturers.

      Honest politician
           One who stays bought

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:14:05 PM PDT

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