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?