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  •  I just read that Dianne Feinstein (5+ / 0-)

    said on MTP that she will introduce a gun control bill on the first day of the next Congress that will "take aim at limiting the sale, transfer and possession of assault weapons, along with the capacity of high-capacity magazines."

    There is to be a similar bill introduced in the House as well.

    •  CT Congressman John Larson (my district) (3+ / 0-)
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      said today he will look to push in the House for renewed legislation on guns.  

      He is like third in power in the House----hopefully will get solid support.

      Of course, as we know, the problem is the GOP.

      •  In the last election, the NRA gave over $700k (1+ / 0-)
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        to candidates----90% to the GOP.

        •  A bill will likely pass the Senate (1+ / 0-)
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          and fail in the House--the GOP won't bite the hand.

          Maybe a groundswell of pressure can overcome $700k.

          •  Calling Mike Bloomberg (0+ / 0-)

            You want a REAL legacy Mr. Bloomberg?  You should hold a press conference on Monday and state the following:

            "I have committed to spend every penny of my billion dollar fortune to neutralize the NRA as a factor in our national politics.  I will use my fortune and connections and prominence to bankroll a national anti-NRA PAC and for every dollar the NRA spends, we will spend two or three or ten.  Whatever it takes to restore sanity to our gun laws.  I will not stop until the NRA is stopped or until I go broke---and I don't intend to go broke."

            Dulce bellum inexpertis [War is sweet only to those who have no experience of it].

            by Fatherflot on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:57:05 AM PST

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        •  A slight grain of hope (3+ / 0-)
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          Of the 26 incumbent House members who lost on Election Day, 18 were endorsed by the NRA.[...]

          Overall, the NRA fared poorly in the 2012 election. According to open government group the Sunlight Foundation, the NRA Political Victory Fund, the NRA's political action committee, received less than a one-percent return on $11,787,523 spent on independent expenditures during the election cycle.[...]

          In seven Senate races where the NRA spent more than $100,000, six of the NRA-backed candidates lost.

          The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

          by FiredUpInCA on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:29:42 AM PST

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