Phew…AWB may be stillborn…
posted at 9:29 am on April 13, 2009 by MadisonConservative
Obama and the Democrats appear to have lost all interest in a ban on assault weapons or any other legislation cleaning up loopholes in America’s gun laws even though killings are on the rise and gun violence continues to escalate around the country.
White House officials admit support for a new ban isn’t there and the President isn’t willing to take on another losing battle with Congress.
Although information on banning assault style weapons remains on the White House web site, sources within the Democratic party say the issue is dead and unlikely to be revived in the near future.
The article is, of course, followed by an account of the nut who recently killed three police officers, and was branded a “right-winger” by every major media outlet. Naturally, the description was as accurate as ever.
The fact that the media failed to turn the shooting into an anti-gun sentiment among the populace is a refreshing breath of common sense. During the 90’s, with the Brady organization snuggling up with the Clinton administration, there was ample fuel for their fire, between the workplace shootings and school massacres. Each was usually linked to some sort of failure on the part of the government to have enacted firearms policies that would have somehow prevented the event, even if the real effect would have been (and usually was) making more hassles for the law-abiding gun owner to deal with.
The lack of media-intended public recoil, combined with the lowest support for handgun bans in decades, should be seriously considered by those in power who are already thinking about other resurrections of bad policy, such as taking another shot at amnesty. As the economy continues to languish, citizens are taking a more critical look at their leaders. Continued pushing could result in major upheaval in a year and a half.