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Obama enraged gun control couldn't pass Senate

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The kind of gun control laws that were making it so ridiculously difficult for me to get a gun for self defense in D.C. have been out of reach for the anti gun politicians on the national level since 1994.
Capitol Hill has been pro gun since the Republican takeover of the House that year, in the wake of President Clinton signing the "assault weapons" ban. No major anti Second Amendment legislation has passed Congress in 20 years.
President Obama may have thought he finally had his chance after the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but the will of the people blocked him, for now.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid never seemed to believe the legislation could pass, but he was pressured by the White House to bring it up for a vote. Sources familiar with the machinations behind the failed anti gun bills in April 2013 believe Mr. Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg were in a rush to push the issue before the memory of Sandy Hook faded.

Read the article: The Washington Times

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.