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Time to get on the horn and start screaming at congress!Blumenthal Pushing Gun-Control Add-Ons to Immigration Bill (1) - BusinessweekConnecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal said he is “seriously considering” pressing for a fresh debate on gun control during the Senate’s consideration of legislation to revise U.S. immigration laws.
Blumenthal said he may offer amendments to limit immigrants’ access to guns. The Senate is set to start considering the immigration measure, S. 744, next week.
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It is always a good idea to let our Senators and Representatives know how we feel if for no better reason than to let hem know we are watching them and to annoy them. This sounds like a hail mary ploy, just throw stuff up against the wall to see if it sticks. Unless his goal is to sink the immigration bill, I cannot think of any other reason to do this. As out of touch they are in DC, even they cannot think people have fallen asleep on the gun control issue.
Put plainly, immigration is the only best shot at any consequential legislation passing before the 2014 elections. To pass it, they have to bring several republicans along, probably 7 to 10. By adding a gun control amendment, you lose the republicans needed for passage, so I think this is liberal wishful thinking.
That said, annoy your elected officials and tell them what you think and make them have to acknowledge us great unwashed peasants.