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Message Subject USA Gun Control Timeline, a social experiment...Post Sandy Hook to Present
Poster Handle milehighmike
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"Gun lobby: Congress doesn't have the muscle to pass gun control"

[link to news.yahoo.com]

"Nearly a month after the massacre of 27 people in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers on Capitol Hill are dialing back expectations on what Congress can – or should – do on its own to curb gun violence.

After initial expressions of outrage, lawmakers and the White House are getting down to counting votes on what can actually be achieved on Capitol Hill, where limits on gun rights have has been a taboo for more than a decade.

On Sunday, top gun lobbyists predicted that there’s not enough support in Congress for a new ban on assault weapons and that even curbs on high-capacity magazine clips were in doubt.

“When a president takes all the power of his office, if he’s willing to expend political capital, you don’t want to make predictions,” said David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association, on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“But I would say that the likelihood is that they’re not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through the Congress,” he added."...

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