It seems that the time is long gone where congress would even consider banning guns as a whole. Back in the day people were a little less sensitive to the issue as today, when social unrest and crime drive people to buy guns to protect them selves and their families.
- That’s why the above-mentioned Senators frequently brought up the bans as riders to other bills, in other committees.
- All they needed was, one time, to get enough of a gun control majority to squeeze a ban through, and they could get it on to the floor.
- They thought that if they attached a ban to an important enough bill, there may have been enough liberal coastal Democrats, liberal New England Republicans, and other Democrats vulnerable to party arm-twisting, to pass the ban.
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