Good roundup at HotAir to start.
The AWB goes down 40/60. Remember a few weeks ago when Reid claimed they didn’t have even 40 votes for it? He wasn’t kidding. They barely ended up with that much. It’ll be a few minutes before the roll is up, but assuming Republicans voted against it unanimously, that means no fewer than 15 Democrats joined them.
It’s a good start to stalling the tyrannical aspirations of government.
Bloomberg as quoted by HotAir:
Today’s vote is a damning indictment of the stranglehold that special interests have on Washington. More than 40 U.S. senators would rather turn their backs on the 90 percent of Americans who support comprehensive background checks than buck the increasingly extremist wing of the gun lobby.
Why is it that anti-gun tyrants love using the number 90% so much? They make up numbers saying guns are going to Mexico at a rate of 90%, and they claim 90% of people support draconian checks as a step towards registration, confiscation, and obliteration of gun rights. Do they just love targeting minorities of 10%? Oh, that’s right, they do.
Incidentally, only 4% care about gun control as opposed to every other issue.
Gun-ban propagandist, hypocrite who said he’d shoot his rivals, and fraudulent journalist who was kicked out of England Piers Morgan whined on:
Soon he’ll fade back into obscurity once the schtick of having a lying Brit who threatened violence and lectures down to Americans wears off. Oh, and it has.
Meanwhile, from the Washington Times, Obama plays the blame game, and says those who oppose him are filthy liars who need to be sent to the gulag:
President Obama angrily blamed the defeat Wednesday of his centerpiece gun-control proposal on lies spread by the National Rifle Association, calling it “a pretty shameful day for Washington.”
“The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill,” Mr. Obama said in the White House rose garden about 90 minutes after the vote. “It came down to politics.”
No, they didn’t. Obama has been quite open about his loathing of the Second Amendment and the Constitution in general, and he views it as an obstacle to his grand utopian dream that would be so much easier. See, the left knows what’s best for you, and they’re going to give it to you by force if they can.
There’s also a certain type of projection on the left. They accuse others of lying while they do. The NRA warned of true objectives.
“They claimed that it would create some sort of big-brother gun registry, even though it did the opposite,” Mr. Obama said. “This pattern of spreading untruths … served a purpose. A minority in the U.S. Senate decided it wasn’t worth it. They blocked common-sense gun reforms, even while these families looked on from the Senate gallery. It’s not going to happen because 90 percent of Republicans just voted against that idea.”
Of necessity, to work, it had to create a big brother gun registry – which would be either an amendment or a future bill when this one was found. There was no secret that Democrats were pushing for a big-brother gun registry. But, as Levar Burton would say, don’t take my word for it – take NY Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s:
There’s that 90% statistic again, too. They just love it.
And again, the “families” are being led by Democrat propagandists. I say “families” because Mark Mattioli isn’t represented, nor are many other Newtown families who don’t hold the same opinions as those who are politically aligned and campaigning for the Democrats’ rights-control schemes.
“You’ve got to send the right people to Washington,” he told voters. “That requires strength and it requires persistence. I see this as just Round One. Sooner or later, we are going to get this right. The memories of these children demand it.”
The American people and those who’ve fought for liberty don’t want their tyranny.
But do note what Obama said in there. The meaning is clear.
…requires strength and it requires persistence. I see this as just Round One. Sooner or later, we are going to get this…
He uses some of the Newtown families as props, and it seems many of them are willing props – but he doesn’t care about them any more than he cared about the hundreds of dead children in Mexico murdered by his Fast and Furious program.
And lastly, but not least, the Assault Weapons ban and the limitation on the size of magazines, let me say this as clearly as I can: this is just the beginning.
And Joe Biden today:
“We’re going to get this eventually,” Biden said. “If we don’t get it today, we’ll get it eventually.”
The gun ban anti-rights movement is not out for safety, they’re out for your disarmament, which has horrific long-run consequences.
I see this as just Round One. Sooner or later, we are going to get this…
…let me state this as clearly as I can: this is just the beginning.
We’re going to get this eventually…if we don’t get it today, we’ll get it eventually.
And the anti-gun anti-rights movement will never stop.