Here's a quote from an article linked in another thread in this forum:http://www.opticstalk.com/topic31948.html
From the article: So what’s the government doing about it? It turns out there's a bill
that would close this loophole, and require background checks for all
gun sales, even online. But that bill has been tied up in committee for
nearly a year. Its sponsor, New York senator Chuck Schumer, told us:
“The NRA is one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington, and despite
the overwhelming evidence that we should do something … the odds of us
being able to do something are not high.”
So, I'm not quite sure that your contention that the NRA sucks, Democrats wouldn't dare do anything about gun control and conservatives are the likeliest to take our guns, holds water; either historically, or in any other context.
It's the liberal Democrat- controlled media that's always pushing the anti- gun agenda, at the very least, and the liberal Dems in senate and house that are having their feet held to the fire by the NRA over this issue. There aren't any conservatives on that committee? Just liberal Dems who would vote against gun owners if it weren't for the voters?
Sorry for using the passe' term "liberal". They'd changed their label from Socialist to liberal a long time ago and I need to catch up... they've moved on to calling themselves "progressive", now.
They're still a bunch of elitists who know better than you do about your life and who have some fascination with the power of the state to enforce their views and agendas.
I think it is a huge leap in logic to say that a conservative court would allow states to adapt anti- gun laws, because it's been conservative courts that have always (and recently,) ruled against states and municipalities for limiting firearms ownership and individual freedom, in general.
You have it exactly backwards.
Edited by Alan Robertson - February/15/2012 at 10:17