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House GOP Takes Alternate Gun Bill Path

SMyles Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 12:04 PM
The GOP politicians continue to believe that they have to appease the masses and do "something". It's disgusting to govern this way. When will they stand up for that something being the repeal of the thousands of regulations and laws involving the use of force against American citizens? When will they quit saying one thing and doing another? I'll tell ya when. Never.
GustaveMolinari Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 12:16 PM
Politicians constantly feel the need to "do something - anything!" as if it is always helpful.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 12:27 PM
They think it makes them look smart and engaged to be doing "something", even if it's the wrong thing. But not to worry. If it all toes to $hit, they just blame their political enemies and make up lies about it. And that does go for politicians on both sides. However, liberals are more inclined to do "something" because they are the true believers, as a collective political group, in a bigger and more powerful government to take care of things.
SMyles Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 12:31 PM
There seems to be something about the beltway that turns 99.9% of it's inhabitants into true believers, regardless of what letter they place next to their name.
Reaganite12 Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 1:57 PM
Amen. It transcends party.

As the Senate moves toward a comprehensive gun control bill that would include extensive background checks that would threaten the legality of private transactions, House Republicans are taking a different tack on a gun bill:

House Republicans' focus on mentally ill criminals has become sharper in recent days, as a bipartisan plan to expand background checks on prospective gun buyers gained momentum in the Democrat-led Senate - thanks in part to emotional calls for action in Washington by family members of victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting.

Boehner has pledged that the House will act on any...

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