Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulls Assault Weapons Ban

Harry Reid (D-NV), United States Senator from ...

Harry Reid (D-NV)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) decided to pull Senator Diane Feinstein’s (D-CA) “Assault Weapons Ban” because he said he didn’t have “the votes” for the bill to pass the Senate.  A couple of months ago, I wrote in favor of the ban.  Like Senator Feinstein, I think semi-automatic weapons should be banned.  Her bill primarily was in response to the horrifying tragedy last December at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Regular followers of Real Talk might be wondering why I haven’t been posting in regularity.  In addition to the myriad of personal obligations that have recently arisen in my life I have frankly been uninspired to post anything; at least not politically related.

Why you might ask?

Let’s see.  The sequester cuts went into effect.  The government may possibly shut down by month’s end.  Politicians are busy blaming each other.  After enjoying a February vacation, our Congress will once again go on break.  This time for religious reasons (Easter).  Granted there is supposed to be a separation of church and state.  I wonder how many politicians will actually attend church during the day.

Washington D.C. has probably never been this stagnate or hyper-partisan; at least not in my lifetime.  Now Reid won’t even bring the “Assault Weapons Bill” to the Senate floor because he thinks it has no chance of passing.  Seriously?!  God forbid we TRY to accomplish anything. 

The real reason the bill was “killed” is that Sen. Reid has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA).  Sen. Reid, your actions basically substantiated the claim that the NRA owns you.  You proved today that you are a COWARD.  But need not worry.  You aren’t alone.  In fact, most politicians are COWARDS.  All they think about is the next election.  Do you honestly believe that all these politicians have had a recent epiphany and now they “strongly” support “gay marriage” and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants?  Because I don’t. 

Today I saw this clip from an interview CNN’s Piers Morgan conducted with liberal activist/filmmaker Michael Moore.  Now let me clear.  I usually find Moore to be obnoxious and I certainly don’t always agree with his politics.  However, there is a first time for everything.

So Sen. Reid, as you enjoy your “much needed vacation” in the upcoming days I hope you some time and remember the children that died that day in Newtown, Connecticut.  Remember their faces.

And ask yourself:

If anyone you loved was on that list, how would you feel about this ban?

Do you now have enough votes?

Only one thing is for certain.

Politicians are masters in the art of doing nothing.

What do you think?


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6 responses to “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulls Assault Weapons Ban”

  1. Kamil Zawadzki says :

    Reblogged this on Outspoken and commented:
    This is so ridiculous, yet perhaps it was naive of me to expect any different outcome.
    I think they should’ve went ahead and TRIED.
    If that part wouldn’t pass, then it wouldn’t pass. Okay. At least there would have been an effort.

    They’ll call this a compromise. But it’s not. It’s cowardice.

    Once again, our politicians have let themselves be cowed by special interest groups, namely in this case the NRA which has shown yet again how powerful it is.

    I like Harry Reid, overall, but on this day, “coward” is the only label that fits him.

    I dislike that Reid tried to paint it as a “I won’t waste our time on something that won’t pass anyway,” which sounds, at least to me, like a veiled dig at House Republicans for trying to repeal Obamacare like 33+ times.
    Doing the same thing 33 times, knowing it won’t pass because it didn’t pass the past 32 times, yes, that’s wasteful.
    Making an attempt and honest go at something JUST ONCE, though, should not be a tall order. If it doesn’t pass, so be it.
    But get the senators on the record voting for or against, and let the chips fall where they may. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’d be applauding those that voted in favor of a ban, so they’d have at least one little person in their corner. Instead, we’ll never really know, will we?

    Thank you, NRA, for flexing your muscles enough and intimidating politicians into watering down their own alleged ambitions.
    Thank you, politicians for being cowards and LETTING the NRA dictate your vote (or, in this case, I suppose, lack of one).
    But I also would be remiss if I didn’t extend a “thank you” to those politicians who actively did the NRA’s work for them, on both the federal and state levels, crowing about how they’re going to protect the Second Amendment and make it a felony to enforce federal laws regarding guns. And the base popular support from the more extremist but loudest people that applauded such lunacy.

    But, at the very least, that latter category, they were pretty brazen about pretty much being the NRA’s lackeys. I give ’em a brownie point each for at least being up-front about that.

    Reid, on the other hand, doesn’t get a single one from me for the grandstanding followed by this sudden and cowardly about-face.

  2. realtalkrealdebate says :

    Reid didn’t want a vote because then he would have to go on record. Either he screws up his rating or he threatens his majority because they have like 4-6 seats up next year in states that have large gun holders population.. (Eventhough most gun owners support the ban)

    As I said..they are COWARDS!

  3. Kamil Zawadzki says :

    Meanwhile, over in Colorado: Colorado Governor Signs Landmark Gun Control Laws In Blow to NRA
    Reid should take note.

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