Told You So

GOP Senators prepare to cave on unnecessary gun control legislation | Questions and Observations

But that likely won’t stop the usual suspects among GOP Senators from helping the left in their incremental but determined efforts to limit your 2nd Amendment rights. Apparently “Congress shall make no law” has a different meaning to some people:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has emerged as a key player if Senate Democrats are to have any chance of passing legislation to expand background checks for private sales of firearms.

McCain and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are at the top of a list of Republicans considered most likely to sign on to legislation expanding background checks after talks with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) stalled earlier this month.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has signaled he will likely support the yet-to-be-finalized proposal he negotiated with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to expand background checks to cover private gun sales, according to Senate sources.

Of course we’ve been assured by some that this is really of no big consequence and we should relax and let it happen.

Well, I refused to vote for McCain for President, and I opposed his re-election in Arizona. Unfortunately, the voters in Arizona are idiots, so all the rest of us are going to get it, good and hard, thanks to them.

I’ll never spend a dime in Arizona as long as McCain is an elected representative of the people of that state.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Told You So — 1 Comment

  1. Sure, you told us so, but you'll note there wasn't exactly a line of people placing bets that the Senate faux Republicans would stand resolutely in defense of freedom. Words like "sucker bet" and "worthless goddamn spineless backstabbing cowards" were bandied about, as I recall.

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