08 September 2010

UPDATE: FLASH! Senate Judiciary Hearing on "Firearms in Commerce?"

Despite not having a phone call returned from Senator Cardin's office (he's my junior Senator and a member of the judiciary committee), I have gotten loose confirmation that the hearing scheduled for next week is to debate S 941.  This bill is known as the “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2009" and is co-sponsored by Chairman Leahy.  Go figure. 

The question is, why now?  This bill clearly will not do anything to help stem the losses of the 'rats' seats, and certainly, if it is passed won't energize their base.  Perhaps it is a poison pill to claim some "moderation" on an issue that is cross-sectional and appealing to mainstream voters?  A last horrah of sorts in order to be considered American and electable entering November?  It's anybody's guess, but let's not get carried away here, it is still Washington and the committee is controlled by the leftists in power. 

More updates when I can dig them up. 

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