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June 3, 2013 - 6:42 am

This is truly bizarre. The Democratic Party, which pushed hard for so-called universal background checks last winter, has reversed their position in Arkansas. After all, the pro-gun control camp again failed miserably, and the president wasted the most precious moments of his second term on this bad piece of legislation.  Did the Democrats learn their lesson?  No. Yet, are you surprised? No. If anything, Democrats are now doubling down on both pro-gun control and pro-gun rights positions, which only highlights the fact that liberals have no spine.

Currently, Sen. Mark Pryor is getting softened up by Mayor Bloomberg’s idiotic strategy of running ads against Pryor, who opposed background checks in the Manchin-Toomey bill.  That’s great. He’s making it easier for us to be replace him with a pro-gun, conservative Republican.  If Pryor is ousted next year, a perverted aspect of that development would be that conservatives should probably send Bloomberg a thank you card and some flowers. After all, Bloomberg would be credited for doing a nice job getting Pryor all bloodied and bruised for us to take him out, which is highly possible.

In an ad released last week, Pryor said – and rightfully so – that the Manchin-Toomey bill wouldn’t have stopped future Newtowns, and highlighted that he would seeks ways to curb gun violence, while protecting gun rights.  Nevertheless, it’s all a ruse.  Pryor has a C- rating from the NRA, and voted to reauthorize the 2004 assault weapons ban.  The renewed ban was part of a bill that would prohibit certain lawsuits against gun manufacturers.  Yet, the most interesting twist in this fiasco is the DSCC supporting Pryor’s ad.

Nic Holton at the Arkansas Project posted on May 31 that:

[I]t seems that national Democratic groups are now touting the ad. This is pretty strange when you consider that they’ve been lobbying for the same measures that Pryor is speaking against.

Pryor’s ad claims that the gun control bill he recently voted against (Manchin-Toomey) would have done “nothing to prevent tragedies like Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, or even Jonesboro.” Strange, because the DSCC’s spokesman recently told The Hill that “his party’s commitment to expanding background checks for gun sales cannot be doubted.” By touting Pryor’s ad, is the DSCC now saying that their background check efforts would do nothing to prevent tragedies, but they’re fully committed to them anyway? I mean, that’s what I tend to think, but it seems a bit startling to see the DSCC admitting this.

Meanwhile, they’re still gathering petition signatures for background checks and lashing out at Republican supporters of the 2nd Amendment. What a strange world we live in.

HA HA HA.

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger who contributes to CNS News, RedState, Noodle Pundit, and was formerly with Hot Air's GreenRoom.

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It is sometimes hard to tell the wolves from the coyotes! I guess if it is acceptable for someone to be elected to public office and then deciding to switch parties. Then I guess it is ok for them to be for and against the same thing at the same time. Who can guess what they will do or say next.
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This just goes to show that Democrats are just power-mad hos.
1 year ago
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A minor, but important correction - the name of the guy from the Arkansas project is Nic Horton, not Nic Holton.
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I swore I changed the L to an R --- I apologize.
1 year ago
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It is all good and dandy that they established a common ground that they know that a universal check will not deter crime. However, it is a contradiction by that they are committed to it anyways. That is a low blow to all law abiding citizens thru out the USA. No to power hungry Democrats this cycle. Specially in CA for some of the non sense gun laws they are trying to vote thru the assembly. Since they lost the senate vote. they are doing it thru the state bill. No to DEMS in CA.
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All Obama's anti-gun arm twisting and public hissy fits have made '14 to be a year to watch. Our ( 2nd Amendment watch dogs ) clout will stun even the most die-hard, strident anti-gun Libs, like Feinweasel & Schroomer. It will require a cold day indeed before any Blue Dogs, or RINOS, are willing to go down that path again.
1 year ago
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As soon as any "pro gun control" Democrat is elected, they immediately revert to the anti-gun party line, and vote accordingly. If you want to retain your 2A rights, never vote for a Democrat.
1 year ago
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Sorry, meant to say anti gun control.
1 year ago
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it's the Southern Dems that are in play here. They generally are pro-gun, by necessity if not by philosophy.
1 year ago
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R.I.P. America! On 6/3/2013 President Obama will sign UN's International Arms Control Treaty. Think this will not have a serious repercussion in the USA??? Watch what Harry Reid does!!! Bet his minions can't wait to line up for a AYE vote. Pray. Amen. God Bless America. Keep ones powder dry. Just shot the Cobra 45 Colt/.410...it definintely is a "Snake" in the grass.
1 year ago
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When it comes to guns, Arkansas is as conservative red as you can get. It's a state where p/u trucks with visible gun racks & guns in the rear windows were commonplace in the not-too-distant past & hunting still reigns king - deer, ducks, squirrels, elk, you name it. So, Democrat candidates must (falsely) position themselves as pro-2nd Amendment, conservatives on gun issues in order to avoid being (correctly) painted as liberal gun-grabbers. It's a tricky tightrope to walk (former Sen. Blanche Lincoln couldn't walk it as an Obamacare-supporter/quasi-opposer in 2010) so we'll see if Pryor is sufficiently savvy to do so on guns.
There are some factors that make Pryor's race different, however. The Pryor name (thanks to Daddy David) still carries considerable political weight & goodwill among voters. But the Nanny Bloomberg gun ads inject a schizophrenic element into it. As this article points out, is the DSCC for or against background checks? If background checks wouldn't have done any good to prevent Newtown, Aurora, Tucson & Jonesboro, then why are they for them?

And btw, The Arkansas Project guy is Nic Horton, not Nic Holton.
1 year ago
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What about the Stars & Bars in the back window? Is that still prevalent? I certainly have no objection.
1 year ago
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"By touting Pryor’s ad, is the DSCC now saying that their background check efforts would do nothing to prevent tragedies, but they’re fully committed to them anyway?"

Because background checks were never intended to reduce crime. It's intended as a wedge issue and to continue to keep the base fired up and angry at "the enemy".
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