Thursday, July 23, 2009

And Speaking of Insanity in Politics

The gun amendment has gone down on a 58-39 vote in the Senate, the first real blow to the gun lobby in some time and a victory for Democrats who decided that federalizing conceal and carry laws was one step too far.

What's remarkable about the vote is that it wasn't Democrats who stopped it two votes short of passage -- virtually every pro-gun Democrat voted for this proposal -- but two Republicans, George Voinovich of Ohio and Dick Lugar of Indiana both voted no. If those two would have voted yes it would have hit the 60 required to pass.

  Glenn Thrush

So Congress is holding on to a thread of sanity. I don’t know how long they can hold out.

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