There is an unfortunate item in today’s Times showing that Sen. Reid is ready to drop the assault weapons ban and that the entire gun control package may be jeopardized.
I find it funny that the spineless jellyfish we call our Senate Majority Leader was once known as a prize fighter. Hard to see how many bouts he could’ve won since all he seems to do in the Senate is throw in the towel before a fight.
The Times Andrew Rosenthal has more:
Nonetheless, the dismissal of the assault weapons ban shows the power that gun lobbies like the National Rifle Association continue to hold over senior Democrats, including Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, who made the decision. The contrast to the political courage displayed by the governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, could not be more clear.
Defying outrage from Republicans and gun lobbyists, Mr. Hickenlooper is planning to sign on Wednesday a ban on magazines greater than 15 rounds, along with a background-check bill. Colorado has a large population of gun owners, and Mr. Hickenlooper is up for re-election next year
Takes a lot more courage for Gov. Hickenlooper to come out for gun control on the eve of another midterm that will be touch on Dems. It takes a lot more courage than it would for Reid to finally lead.
This is what a Majority Leader should do.
How can the grassroots move forward and put pressure? How do we make sure our next junior Senator picks up the ball and runs with it?