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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Given His Performance on the "Fiscal Cliff" Boehner is Not Who I want Leading this Discussion

Via The Hill:
"We need to have a discussion about guns," the lawmaker said, relaying Boehner's remarks, "and that doesn't mean that all of a sudden we abandon the Second Amendment or the NRA [National Rifle Association] or anything like that. But there needs to be a discussion and everybody needs to participate and we need to depoliticize it."
Yesterday, this blog linked to a couple of articles, one by Dave Kopel, and one by Clayton Cramer, that suggested gun control is not where we should be putting our focus, but instead, areas like how the country deals with the issue of mental health. They should be required reading for Boehner and the rest of the members of Congress. 

If the "Fiscal Cliff" is an example of Speaker John Boehner's negotiating skills, I fear for my Second Amendment freedoms

At least not every member of the GOP is getting weak kneed.  Virginia's 6th District Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte of told CQ Roll Call on Tuesday that he does not favor additional gun control, such as banning assault weapons or high-capacity magazines. Goodlatte will take over as chairman of House Judiciary next year.

Hat tip to Sebastian.

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