Great sign from today’s Gun Control Stroll.
White House working around Capitol Hill as it pushes far-reaching gun measures - The Washington Post
The White House has decided to circumvent Capitol Hill as it concentrates its gun-control efforts on speeches and other public appearances by President Obama and Vice President Biden outside of Washington, according to officials with knowledge of the plans.
With Obama’s gun agenda dependent on centrist Democratic senators who are nervous about their reelection prospects, the administration has calculated that the president is better off helping to build a groundswell of popular support within the lawmakers’ states rather than negotiating directly with them, officials said.
The emerging strategy represents a more combative approach than the one taken during Obama’s first term, when the White House frequently worked with congressional leaders to try to compromise. This time, Obama has laid out the measures he wants Congress to pass and is selling them.
2 Children… 2 Grieving Families… 1 reason.
“Autos and semi-autos are weapons of mass destruction. When lunatics want to make war on the unarmed and unprepared, these are the weapons they use,” King wrote.
I have no words for this one. Even with responsible owners, deaths occur that don’t need to happen. They just don’t. People don’t seem to realize the deadly power of the “right to bear arms” until someone is bloody, on the ground. What the actual fuck.
Guns are incredibly dangerous even in the hands of the law-abiding and “responsible” and its high time we started regulating them as such.
Stephen King on keeping a gun in the home for protection.