Administration giving up on “assault weapon” ban?

The New York Times is making noises to that effect…

According to the New York Times, the administration’s prospects of pushing an assault-weapons ban through Congress are slim and, as a result, the White House “is focusing on other measures it deems more politically achievable.” The story suggests that the White House doesn’t want to spend political capital on “a losing cause at the expense of other measures with more chances of success.” Though the administration will recommend the passage of such a ban, it’ll be a hollow recommendation. The White House is already defining success downward, “emphasizing other new gun rules that could conceivably win bipartisan support and reduce gun deaths,” which would include universal background checks and research into the causes of gun violence.

Well, it certainly deflected attention from the fiscal news, higher taxes, Obamacare premium increase, debt ceiling, Benghazi, etc… Didn’t it?

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11 Responses to Administration giving up on “assault weapon” ban?

  1. Jim22 says:

    It ain’t over until it’s over. The White House will not give up. They may try an end-around or perhaps a little delay, but they will be back.

  2. Greg B says:

    I’ve got to believe the whirlwind of fury, spread through the interwebs HAD to give them pause.
    Ten years ago, it would have just gone through while no one was watching.
    That said, stay vigilant.

  3. Woodface says:

    Woodface is skeptical.

    • notamobster says:

      Notamobster could start writing for Skeptic Magazine at this point!

      I don’t trust these bastards any further than I could piss on ’em… Believe only half of what you see and none of what you hear.

      It’ll never be over, but if it drops we can continue our lives, and not end up in a damned civil war. I sure do like the sound of that.

      That said, I ain’t going to war over background checks for all transfers. I have to have one for new purchases…

      • Woodface says:

        Yeah… if it were to just come down to background checks, I am with you… though in my state CCW holders like me don’t have to go through a NICS check when purchasing a firearm… because they have already checked me out pretty thoroughly… plus I work with Law Enforcement in such a manner that I am in every DNA and Fingerprint database around I think.)

        But something smells funny. This “Oh well we will just give up on banning stuff” vibe makes the Dems look like they have some reasoning capacity and ability to compromise… and there has never been any previous evidence of this. They are ALL petty tyrants to the core of their being.

        I think there is a catch. It will probably be something jaw-droppingly stupid that will push our nation towards armed unrest and civil disruption, and these morons won’t blink at doing it.

      • John B. says:

        Does “all transfers” include gifts or inheritance within the family?

  4. conan says:

    Hmmm…. I don’t believe it. This administration has lied continuesly over the years. But, if they can’t take the guns, they might go after bullets even harder…we’ll see.

  5. Greg says:

    They done run their mouths and now have to fuck someone, so stand by for someone to cave in and get fucked as a matter of surrender…. one right at a time, one fraction of a freedom at a time…. till one day you realize you are in a fcuking cage and barking the party line…. YES COMRADE! FORWARD! OFF TO THE FACTORY COMRADE!

    32 years in the army and navy. Did the war thing… always thought …. well, now you look around and see dumb sons of bitches who never served… running it all… and the ones that have… turned into RINOs or thru their medals over a fence only to become senators and …. did you know? Serve in vietnam. Swiftboat.

    Anyhoot. Arm yourselves. Found a nice site to ORDER the stuff to feed ’em and dropped a good peice of peso to get some things delivered that may not be on the shelves …. still not enuf, but at least all my tools have grease.

  6. rj says:

    incrementalism, if they can’t get a fell swoop they will increase taxes on ammo, go for just magazines, registration schemes etc…bastards one and all.