Picking up steam

Back in December, I wrote about H.R. 4900, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2007. Now, before anyone gets worried, I haven’t become so divorced from reality as to believe that passage of a law will rein in “Maximum Mike’s” stormtroopers (it’s not as if they’ve shown any compunction about breaking laws–including the supreme law of the land–before), but it does sound as if it could be a useful weapon to use against them in the courtroom.

Anyway, the purpose of today’s post is to point out that H.R. 4900 has 165 co-sponsors now, including six more who signed on just yesterday. That means that (assuming the sponsor and co-sponsors all vote for it), it would need only fifty-two additional votes to pass in the House. If your representative isn’t one of those 165, maybe it’s time he or she hears from you (hears from you again, I would hope).

The Senate, of course, might be a tougher nut to crack, with Dianne Feinstein, or one of the other “Coastal Commies” likely to use the same parliamentary maneuvers to kill it that she used in 2006 to stop the similar H.R. 5092.

Still, let’s worry about blowing up . . . er, crossing that bridge when we get to it–the House is where the action is now.

UPDATE: Wow–five more co-sponsors signed on yesterday–you guys are FAST ;-).


2 Responses to “Picking up steam”

  1. opaww Says:

    It is no suprise that only one name on the list of Congressional Progressive Caucus is a co-sponsor of this bill

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Zack Space is my Congressman and I have known him since 1979 when we both played for the West Team in a Football All-Star Game in
    New Philadelphia Ohio
    I have talked to him about a run for POTUS in the future, Zack told me in due time, that he has to much work to do right now in Congress.
    He is a VERY Pro Gun Democrat, we both grew up in small Towns where there is a very big Hunting and Gun Tradition.
    If Zack stays true to His beliefs, he will be the ONLY Democrat that I will vote for if he does run for POTUS
    I have had contact with him about the Cavalry Arms debacle, he E-Mailed me a reply and he is watching this very close, he is a Lawyer also.
    But 4900 NEEDS to go through !!!

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