Four senators may have signed on to a gun background check deal Wednesday, but only two showed up for the news conference — in part because Sen. Patrick J. Toomey’s public support for the bill hinged on not having to stand next to Sen. Charles E. Schumer.
Roll Call, quoted at Political Wire.
Kinda dickish, don’t you think?
The Houston meeting had 300+ people in attendance. Will be posting my photos later tonight.
You can follow the movement on Twitter @BGTX or on battlegroundtexas.com. Their reach on Facebook is over 3 million people, more than the Texas GOP. So, it’s completely exciting to watch them come into the big, scary, red state.
Giving the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre all the respect he deserves.
CNN: Responding to criticism from the National Rifle Association over Connecticut’s new gun laws, Gov. Dan Malloy argued the pro-gun group’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, is simply blowing smoke.
“Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus - they get the most attention. That’s what he’s paid to do,” Malloy said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The Democratic governor on Thursday signed into law some of the nation’s strictest gun regulations, following the state’s devastating school shooting in December in Newtown, which left 20 children and six adults dead.
The new Connecticut laws include the addition of more than 100 weapons to the state’s list of banned assault weapons - including the semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle, one of the firearms used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The law also bans the sale of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, as well as armor-piercing bullets. Buyers will need a certificate to buy ammunition.
It also requires background checks for all gun purchases.
See, this is the way you deal with political bullies — you smack them right straight in the nose in front of everyone, to demonstrate how powerless they really are. Wayne has no answer for this, the law’s getting passed despite his best efforts. It’s over in Connecticut and LaPierre’s just going to have to shut up and take it
Here’s hoping the weakling dems who roll over every time LaPierre casts a sideways glance get the message; the man is a clown. You’re letting yourself get pushed around by a freakin’ clown.
Democrats pretty much own the electoral college.
GOP consultant Mike Murphy: “The GOP’s greatest challenge is the fact that Democrats begin each presidential election with a near lock on the Electoral College. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have given their electoral votes to the Democratic presidential nominee in at least five out of the last six elections. These states represent 257 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to win the presidency. Under current trends, the GOP nominee has to pull the equivalent of drawing an inside straight in poker to get to the White House.”