After grabbing nearly every headline from mid-December through January, the talks on new gun control legislation have noticeably cooled off. Despite an animated portion of the president’s State of the Union address last week dedicated to calling on Congress to at least vote on many of the key points from his legislative proposal introduced last month for reducing gun violence, the issue is moving too slow on Capitol Hill for many gun control advocates.
Part of the delay or resistance to putting up a fight on the gun control issue could have to do with the legislative record and hypocritical actions of many members of the president’s own party. Eleven Senate Democrats have a grade of B or better from the National Rifle Association. Before criticizing those who suggested responsible conceal carry permit holders could have stopped Auroa, Colorado gunman James Holmes last year, leading gun control advocate Sen. Dianne Feinstein obtained a concealed carry permit for herself in California in 1995 when she felt her life was threatened.
Neil McCabe of Human Events joined “Willkow!” Monday to discuss how the rhetoric of Democratic officeholders compares to their voting record on gun-related issues, as well as what many in Hollywood say on gun violence in public as oppose to what is put up on the big screen.