The Annoyed Man wrote:I’ve posted a direct link to the text of this house bill elsewhere on these pages. At the top, there are by my count 155 democrat sponsors/cosponsors. There are only 193 democrats in the House, which means that just over 80% of democrats in the House support this bill. It is probably safe to say that the same percentage of democrats in the Senate would support a Senate version of this bill, or would vote for the House version as is.
That right there shows that the democrat party IS the party of gun banning - no matter what they say. So when they say stuff like “nobody wants to take your guns away”, they are flat out lying, without equivocation, and without any conflict of conscience. They are, therefore, evil; and they must never be handed the reins of gov’t again.
But that said, if the RNC lets Trump get away with tacking Dian Feinstein’s version of an AWB onto a proposed gun-control bill currently being discussed - as he asked her to do ON VIDEO - then the GOP will have demonstrated that THEY are as much a part of the problem as the DNC.
I can't say it much better than this, and it's why I continue to be disturbed by Trump's "gun meeting" last week no matter how much he appears to be walking back some of the ridiculous things he said. The Democrats have been itching for this for a long time and they aren't trying to hide it anymore.
The way I read it, this is not an "assault weapons" ban, even being generous with the definition of "assault weapon". It is essentially a ban on all or nearly all semi-automatic weapons that we currently enjoy - rifles, handguns, and shotguns.
It is vitally imperative that everybody understands that Ted Cruz's likely Democratic opponent, Beto O'Rourke, is a co-sponsor of this bill and uber-left on most everything else. He's been "aw, shucking" his way around the state and the Democrats think they've found the next Doug Jones. I realize Cruz has rubbed people the wrong way on various things, but if Texas loses this seat we and the nation are in big, big trouble. We cannot take this lightly; I no longer trust Trump on this issue, and I've never fully trusted the RINO establishment. But I do trust Cruz.