Thursday, December 1, 2011

Well, isn’t that interesting

For all y’all who think HR822 is DOA in the Senate:

[Brian] Miller sees a real possibility that the Democratic-controlled Senate will approve the bill, possibly as an attachment to a piece of essential legislation, such as authorization for Defense Department appropriations. “My understanding is that our side is two votes short of enough votes to keep that from happening,” he said. “But there are a number of undeclared senators, including (Pennsylvania’s) Bob Casey, who advertises himself as a moderate-to-liberal Democrat but is pro-gun.

That’s remarkably pessimistic, even for a man who makes his living by scaring people. I personally think it would be highly appropriate to attach to the Defense Dept appropriation…

Also note the flat-out lie about felons being able to obtain permits.

Finally, good on the NJ Republican delegation for voting en masse for HR822.

H/T Cemetery


  1. I'm a little shocked that a gun-related article on has almost exclusively pro-gun comments. On a quick skim, the only exceptions were one childishly anti-gun comment that was probably sarcastic, and one that expressed disapproval, but gave no idea what it was disapproving of.

    I mean, I know comments on news articles aren't statistics, but seriously? Not one gun control true believer could be bothered to blather about "gun deaths" or make a dick joke?

  2. commentariat is highly pro-gun, in my experience.

  3. Glad to hear it. It may not reflect NJ demographics, but it can't hurt for casual readers to see that pro-gun Jerseyans _exist_.


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