“This has little chance of passing...”
It won’t get past the Senate (45R to 55D), let alone the House.
What it IS, is the first salvo to drum up public interest.
However, the machinations over the ‘fiscal cliff’ and resultant outcome (majority of middle class families will be $200-400+ poorer each month), will push this issue to the back-burner.
Yeah .... Obama supposedly had little chance of being re-elected too.
It’s not meant to pass. It’s meant for bargaining. The GOP feels like they need to do something. 20 dead kids guarantees something will be done. They’ll pass a watered down version that will still take a big chunk out of our rights. The next time a bunch of kids get killed by some loony lefty, a bigger chunk will be taken.
“What it IS, is the first salvo to drum up public interest.”
It certainly has drummed up a HUGE public interest and desire to purchase firearms and magazines.
No recession in gun shops these days.
Yes but there is another reason as well. They need stuff like this to distract the masses from the failed economy and high unemployment rate. Sure they want it to pass. And to your point they are aware it may take a while to get it done. And even it doesn't pass now they can take advantage of this "crisis" to make it appear they are actually doing something and distract from their record.