An anti-gunner can never let a tragedy go to waste. House Democrats went right to work on using the Isla Vista, California mass killings to make a major push on gun control legislation, even though California’s already stringent gun control laws did nothing to stop the shootings and stabbings of 6 young people.
According to Politico.com,
House Democrats are considering attaching an amendment to an appropriations bill that would force stricter background checks for gun purchases.
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said top Democrats are in “discussions” on an amendment but have not decided what the language would say specifically.
He said the amendment would likely be an effort to strike the “prohibition on requiring gun sellers to report on multiple sales on assault-type weapons.”
“That’s going to be discussed,” Hoyer said on Wednesday. An amendment “is possible.”
Hoyer realizes that the odds are stacked against him in his push for federal gun control in the House, but in the eyes of a gun grabber any move is better than no move after a tragedy, even if that move only makes matters worse.
“I continue to hope so, but I continue not to have high expectations because of past performance,” Hoyer said of chances that Congress could pass “meaningful” legislation on background checks.