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    lyvwyr101, FiredUpInCA

    They are smart, and I think it's smart for us to do the same. I know a lot of people want to see the president come out right now and take a stand for specific gun control measures, but I think it's best if he waits until a) more is known about the facts of the shooting so a case can be made that whatever measures are proposed might have prevented the shooting, and b) until he can talk to members of Congress and see if anything has a chance of passing. Part of that probably depends on whether there is any shift in public opinion over the next couple weeks.

    Otherwise, calling for specific action will do nothing but inspire people to buy more guns and give more money to the NRA, and we will all be that much less safe as a result.

    •  democrattotheend - there will be a run on (4+ / 0-)

      assault weapons, large capacity magazines, and ammunition in the next week. My guess is that the shelves will be bare before Christmas and the online gun and ammo sites will have backlog orders. People will be buying inventory at retail prices in the hopes of reselling them at a premium.

      I agree with you that the POTUS should work with Congress before making any specific proposals. Diane Feinstein, the author of the original assault weapons ban, was on MTP this morning and is working on a new piece of legislation she will introduce the first day of the 113th Congress. Given her history my guess is that she will have a thoughtful piece of legislation with lots of co-sponsors when it is introduced. Hopefully her bill will include the President's views so he can support it with enthusiasm.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 03:33:31 PM PST

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