The antis are hoping to drum up support for the McCarthy magazine ban H.R. 308 with this story from The State Column, “Bill to Ban High-Capacity Ammo Magazines Reaches New Milestone“:
“Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s (D-NY04) bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines has reached a new milestone, with 100 cosponsors now supporting the proposal … The 100 cosponsors hail from every part of the country, and represent a broad coalition of Congress members representing urban, suburban and rural areas …”
“… The rapid growth in support behind the bill – which was introduced on Jan. 18 – is the result of a two-pronged strategy being executed by Rep. McCarthy and a nationwide network of advocates …”
Their strategy is the the same tired, old plan whereby professional activist groups and their mouthpieces in Congress give talking points to big city, leftist newspapers who pen glowing op-eds touting whatever crackpot ideas the activists are pushing at the time. Real Americans don’t pay attention to the gobbledygook the New York Times puts on their op-ed page which is why, despite the headline, McCarthy’s bill hasn’t gone anywhere after being shoveled off to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security last month.
“… On another level, groups like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the Violence Policy Center, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and the Citizens Crime Commission of NYC are working tirelessly with local partners across the country to speak to members of Congress and their constituents directly in their districts …”
These groups are little more than astroturf. They don’t have a real constituency like NRA does so there’s no way members of Congress are being bombed with demands from their constituents back home to sign onto this bill.
“… “The broad and steadily growing coalition of cosponsors for the bill to ban high-capacity magazines is a clear sign that millions of Americans support commonsense measures to address gun violence,” Rep. McCarthy said …”