Never mind the less-than-promising political calculus, the missing votes in the Senate or the fact that the public isn’t on board…Joe Biden is Not. Done. Yet. He’s still out there trying to round up support for another crack at a federal gun control bill of some kind, most likely enhanced background checks. Why not? With all the other swords the administration has hanging over its collective (and collectivist) head these days — phone tapping and spying on reporters, Benghazi malfeasance and lies, the IRS’s targeted intimidation program, sucking up metadata on Americans’ phone calls and creeping on our internet habits — they could use a little distraction and misdirection. ‘Hey, I know…why not see if we can get the NRA and the rest of the gun wackos riled up again? Maybe it’ll draw some press attention off on another topic for a while! I mean other than MSNBC.’ Here’s Uncle Joe’s latest rallying cry . . .
Soon after our first attempt at reducing gun violence was blocked by a minority of senators, I brought together advocates for this legislation and gave them a very clear message:
This fight is far from over.
If you’re with me in the fight for common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence, let the Republicans in Congress know you’re not backing down. Add your name right now.
Look, I’ve been in politics a long time now. And I’ve seen time and time again that real, lasting change isn’t always immediate — but as long as you don’t give up, you can win battles that you never thought possible.
I have nothing but complete faith that Congress will pass meaningful gun laws that will save lives — if we do everything we can to make it happen. When we band together to create change, we can win. And make no mistake, Katie, it’s up to us to win this fight.
Let Republicans in Congress know that you’re not done fighting for common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence — and that we won’t stop until it’s signed into law:
Let’s do this,