009to090 wrote:And heres why it was postponed....'Enough is enough,' Feinstein says in proposing new gun ban.
In a statement on Thursday, the NRA said that Feinstein "has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades."
"The American people know gun bans do not work and we are confident Congress will reject Senator Feinstein's wrong-headed approach," the organization added.
In a sign of the gun lobby's influence, a nine-day sports and outdoor show scheduled to take place in Pennsylvania next month was postponed Thursday because the NRA withdrew its support over the decision by organizers to ban the display of "modern sporting rifles" -- the kind of semi-automatic weapons targeted by Feinstein's proposal.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/24/politics/ ... index.html
Richard S. wrote:Check out this video. She's trying to flip this around and make it sound like those that pulled out did it in support of the ban.
When asked directly about with a smiling smirk on her face "It's sending the NRA a loud message."
If you skip to the 1:45 mark "If people were pulling out of the gun show it's sending a loud message that we need to work together...."
This is a video, you have to mouseover and click to play it:
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Thompson is an active member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of 800 U.S. mayors and more than 900,000 grass roots supporters who are demanding action in the face of the NRA corporate gun lobby in both Washington, D.C. and in the PA House and Senate.
The time to act is now,” Thompson noted, “there is a genuine outpouring of voices, including legal gun owners, demanding real change to make our communities safer. We care about Second Amendment rights but we need reasonable gun restrictions to eliminate horrible mass killings across the nation.
The Scorpion and the Frog
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion
says, "Because if I do, I will die too."
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"
Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."