The Denver Post has a story up about Coloardo state Rep. Cheri Gerou (R) who filed an ethics complaint against gun lobbyist Joe Neville. She told Neville to ”(expletive) off” after demanding that he stop “scaring her constituents” by claiming she was going to support four gun bills that she actually voted against.
The gun lobbyist didn’t take too kindly to being told to f*** off and replied, “You just earned yourself another round of mailers in your district.” Of course, he interpreted her anger as an attempt to silence Second Amendment supporters.
Apparently his “another round of mailers” sentence broke a rule that says lobbyists must not influence lawmakers “by means of deceit or threat … or political reprisal.”
Gerou is probably grateful Neville didn’t whip out a Glock instead.
Senator Dianne Feinstein on CNN’s “State of the Union”:
“This has always been an uphill fight. This has never been easy. This is the hardest of the hard. Now, will it only be assault weapons? No, most likely. There will be a package put together. If assault weapons is left out of the package … I’ve been assured by the majority leader I’ll be able to do it as an amendment on the floor, which is the way I did it in 1993.”
“We do have support, don’t mistake it.”
“I concede [it's a very tough road] because the NRA is venal. They come after you. They put together large amounts of money to defeat you. They did this in ’93 and they intend to continue it.“
Then Candy Crowley actually questioned Feinstein on whether or not the NRA is venal. After which she defended children using guns. Come on, Candy, seriously?
Please watch the entire video.
So now, as Feinstein– who happens to be my senator– said, she has Harry Reid’s word (uh huh) that even if the assault weapons ban doesn’t end up in the gun legislation, she will still get to bring it up an amendment:
(Reuters) – The senator leading the charge to revive a assault weapons ban conceded on Sunday, just days before hearings on gun control open, that winning Senate passage will be tough but said she has been assured she will have the chance to bring it up for a vote.
Sadly, we can’t be exactly sure what “assured” means coming from Harry Reid these days.
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