The LuLac Edition #3233, June 21st, 2016
The so called deliberative body, the U.S. Senate rejected four partisan gun measures offered in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre. The kicker here is that one of the proposals was designed to keep guns out of the hands of people on terror watch lists.
The two GOP proposals would have increased funding for the national background check system. So it is ironic that the fiscally conservative Republicans want to throw money at the problem. These are the same guys who want to make sure there is money in the budget before releasing relief money during floods and natural disasters. Plus they want to gum up the judicial system even more by creating a judicial review to keep a person on a terror watch list from buying a gun.
Two Democratic measures would have expanded background checks to private gun sales and allowed the Justice Department to ban gun sales to anyone suspected of terrorism.
The Senate voted down the same type of bills in December after the shooting rampage in San Bernardino. It took this group 4 months to try to decide to do something after Sandy Hook.
This time it took them a few days to go ahead and do nothing.
Here’s my issue, it took them less time to pass the Patriot Act where anyone could be detained for any reason. But here, nothing.
If this had passed, at least there would have been hope that things might be moving in any direction. But nope, these people are the captive of their own uncompromising beliefs that make paralysis the watchword, not progress.
Last campaign funding report, Hillary Clinton raised 42 million. Donald Trump 1.9 million. There are Congressional campaigns with more cash than that. Rich guy. Yeah.Never mind firing Lewandoski, call Bernie Sanders on the phone and ask that damn Socialist how he got so much money.
Oh wait, people like Bernie!