Democrats are having flashbacks to the gun control glory days of the early ’90s:
“Nearly 100 congressional Democrats are asking President Barack Obama to take executive action to close loopholes in a ban on the importation of military-style firearms. In separate letters sent to the White House over the past week, a dozen Senate Democrats and 82 House Democrats urged the president to use his broad authority under the 1968 Gun Control Act to impose a stricter ban. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer of New York are among the Senate letter’s signatories. Fifteen of New York’s 27 House members signed the other letter, including Reps. Louise Slaughter of Fairport, Nita Lowey of Harrison and Eliot Engel of the Bronx …”
Representatives from urban garbage dumps which have been run into the ground from decades of “progressive” policy failures including gun control, welfare, drug prohibition and wealth redistribution schemes.
“… Engel said he has lobbied unsuccessfully for the stricter ban for the past decade and urged Obama to take action beginning shortly after the president took office in 2009. “I really am at a loss to know why the administration hasn’t implemented it,” Engel said Thursday …”
Two reasons: it is a policy failure and a stinker of a political issue.
“… White House spokesman Keith Maley had no comment …”
Which is the same as No.
“… Engel said he privately discussed the issue with Vice President Joe Biden more than a year ago when Biden was formulating the administration’s response to the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. …”
That’s like having a high-level meeting with Ronald McDonald.
“… “His last words to me were that he was all for this and this would be a great thing to do,” Engel said. “So if there’s some reason that’s holding up the administration, I’d like to know it, because no one has told me.””
Engel isn’t that stupid. The political landscape is looking toxic for Democrats due to the Obamacare disaster. Bringing up gun control now would be like throwing gasoline on a fire.