Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3233, June 21st, 2016

The NRA wins again, any gun thought..............voted down. (Photo: wikipedia)

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.


Lewandoski, never insult the son in law. (Photo: CNN)
There might have been a power struggle in the Trump campaign this weekend which prompted the exile of Campaign Manager Corey Lewandoski. But the bottom line is this, Lewandoski is the fall guy so that the Trump campaign can blame him and not their egocentric candidate for the mess it is in.


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!


At 8:34 AM, Anonymous YFandPSP said...

"If this had passed, at least there would have been hope that things might be moving in any direction."
What is it with people wanting to just do something, whether it will work or not?
It is akin to to treating symptoms, but not the cause of illness. The patient will feel better, but they will still die in the end, but "we did something."
The problems need to be addressed, and we waste so much time and effort blaming the gun, that we haven't even explored what may be the causes.
Until we do, bodies will continue to mount up, and when we take away the gun, those so inclined, will find another weapon of destruction, perhaps even more powerful than the one that you seek to eliminate.
Use intellect and look deeper. Stop thinking with a reactive mindset, and look to be proactive.

At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know why they didn't pass the no-guns-to-terror-listees? Because NOBODY trusts the Fed's ability to maintain a list with any degree of efficiency or integrity. Not even those who make and pass the laws.
Besides how many more Islamic terrorist have to shoot up a place before we wake up? Let's at least start somewhere. Once we get the Islamic terrorists contained then we can turn our attention to the next group of terrorist murderers.


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