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Matt Vespa


June 18, 2013 - 10:32 am

Last Friday, Organizing for Action exploited the six-month anniversary of the Newtown shooting.  They mobilized their supporters for a series of anti-gun rallies across the country.  In San Bernardino, that call to action was answered by three people.  Ryan Hagen of the Sun, a local paper, wrote on June 14 about the failed rally.

On Flag Day growing up, I used to always wave a flag with my grandson, and it hit me that the victims of that horrible tragedy won’t ever be able to do that,” said Curtis Lewis, the group’s gun violence prevention coordinator. “We need people to stand up and write to Congress to say they want laws that respect the Second Amendment but also help prevent these tragedies.”

Lewis said he supported HR 1565, a bill that would require background checks for sales at gun shows and online, “close the gun show and other loopholes,” and create a commission to study the causes of mass violence in the United States.

The protest drew three members of Organizing for Action, a nonprofit group that supports President Barack Obama’s agenda, to the National Orange Show Events Center.

“It’s three people today, but it will be 23 next time, and we’ll see the time after that,” Lewis said.

Well, that’s progress.  In the meantime, Michael Bloomberg is softening Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas over gun control, but it’s an issue that isn’t gaining much traction with the public.  With the failure of the Manchin-Toomey bill, 62% of Americans want Congress to move on to other issues.  They don’t want a reboot of this failed campaign, which– on a positive note – robbed Barack Obama of the most precious moments of his second term.  In one of the most liberal states in the country, only three people showed up for an anti-gun rally.  It’s another example of the absent voter intensity that pervades the gun control crowd.

(H/T Lachlan Markay)



Matt Vespa is a web editor at and occasional writer for Hot Air, RedState, and Townhall Magazine.

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But, we are told by people like Biden, Schumer, and Feinstein, that 90% of Americans are firmly behind more restrictive gun control laws.

Now, that's a dog that won't hunt, if I ever saw one. Just more lies from the Party of Corruption.
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Could this be fallout from the scandals? Maybe people who usually clamor for the government to DO SOMETHING are now having second thoughts.

But no, that couldn't be. It's always the same. These people do not own guns. They will never be subjected to the background checks they're proposing. The information they provide will never end up in a government firearms database, being used for God knows what. So they don't care.

They may be upset about the IRS and and DOJ because those scandals affect them. But background checks and gun registration? Those are ok. The government SHOULD keep tabs on gun owners and maybe hassle them a little bit. Maybe that will discourage people from owning guns. And that's the real point - the process is the punishment.
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