You can sense the desperation in the antis attacks upon H.R. 822. Some examples:
- Carolyn Maloney whining in the Huffington Post op-ed, “High Noon in the House.”
- Carolyn McCarthy’s op-ed to the GardenCityPatch, “Protect Your State from Nationwide Concealed Handgun Policy.”
- New Yorkers Against Gun Violence 3rd e-mail blast, “Your Right To Be Safe from Gun Violence Is Under Attack.” Cross-posted on Facebook by ProtestEasyGuns.
- Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s e-mail blast, “Help Stop NRA’s Dangerous “National Carry” Bill Cold in the Senate.”
They appear to have given up on stopping it in the House and are pinning their hopes on the Senate again. The math is not on their side. It only failed last time with 58 votes because Chuck Schumer promised a filibuster. By my count, the ’10 elections should up that number to 64 supporters which is enough to shut off debate.