The president used up a LOT of that precious capital he had to ram these bills through and the big fella in DC got body slammed today because I'm thinking even the Democrat party understands that the vast majority of Americans (outside of Portland, Oregon) do not want more control. (See Gallup's latest poll showing that "gun control" is a 4% "importance" factor)
Now as for Oregon's attempt here is what WILL happen:
1 - Sen. Arnie Roblan in the face of heavy pressure from his caucus will swing the committee to passing these four watered down considerably, bills to the senate floor where they will be defeated 16-14 with all GOP senators and 2 Dem's joining them in the "no" vote.
2 - Sen. Arnie Roblan in the face of heavy pressure from his own constituency of the coast area and some inland, will be an "abstain" and the bills will die tomorrow in committee.
3 - Sen. Arnie Roblan will vote "no" in committee joining the two GOP senators and the bills die.
No matter what happens in my scenarios, you can go to Vegas on the fact that NO gun bills (pro or con) will proceed out of this legislature.
Now I've given you libs in Portland your marching orders.....go get Arnie and you got yourself some gun bills....but then you've gotta convince Betsy Johnson and at least ONE more Dem not to vote "no" if it comes to the floor.
Tune into this thread on Friday for results as ALL bills must be out of committee's by tomorrow.
You all can now begin the flaming but gun control is not going to go down this year anyway....keep trying though and keep blaming the mysterious shady "Koch Bros" and the EVIL NRA! Bwhaaahahahaha or just maybe it's Americans? Naw.