Nov
24
2015

Chuck Schumer wants to charge up the gun-control hill again.

Via @RobertBluey: I swear to God, they never learn.

One of the Senate’s top Democrats has promised to renew a push to pass sweeping gun control legislation in 2016.

At an event sponsored by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced that Senate Democrats will “bring a universal background check bill to the floor of the Senate early next year.”

…Senate Democrats could have done this in 2009 when they had sixty votes in the Senate, instead of the forty-five they have now.  Of course, if they had we’d probably have sixty votes in the Senate right now and a President who would have cheerfully signed a repeal bill in 2013. What is Senator Schumer’s victory condition, here? Does he even know?

Moe Lane

5 Comments

  • Skip says:

    Not sure, maybe fundraising? Or maybe he’s setting the stage for Obama to declare, “well, since Congress has not acted in this crisis I must act unilaterally”…

    • acat says:

      Embrace the power of “AND”?
      .
      More seriously, I think this is the start of staking out actions to demand if Hillary or The Bern actually wins.
      .
      Mew

  • nighttwister says:

    McConnell: I wonder what we could do in the Senate next year to make Democrats more vulnerable right before the elections?

    Cornyn: We could allow them to bring another gun control bill to the floor!

    McConnell: Naw…. they’d never go for it… .

    • nicklevi86 says:

      *resists urge to snark McConnell selling us out again*

      Never interfere with your enemy when they are blundering.

  • Antoninus Pius says:

    victory condition – get the hippie rubes excited a bit so as to get them to the polls for Hillary!…. ignoring the fact that he’ll get even more bitter gun-clingers to the polls as well. only the pure in politics may be senate minority leader.

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