Down in flames

Gov. Cuomo makes a last ditch effort to save gun control as a national issue.

The result?

The amendment goes down 54-46. 60 votes were needed to break a filibuster.

From ILA:

“Today, the misguided ManchinToomeySchumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools.”

8 thoughts on “Down in flames

  1. Jacob..Do you think by now Cuomo is curling up in a corner, wondering how to save himself? Ofcourse I know the answer, and I am SURE he is going to get re-elected because of the downstate liberals out numbering us! What are our chances that he is going to come back with a vengeance or is the worse really over or just still beginning?

  2. I think he probably realizes he made a mistake, but there is no way he is going to admit it.

  3. It must just be dawning on him now that his rush to pass draconian gun control in New York State means that he will never, ever be elected president. Ever.

    The fact that even mild gun control is failing badly at the national level (even if the Senate passed it, the chances of it passing the House were almost zero) just 5 months after Sandy Hook, combined with his plummeting approval ratings within his own state which are almost entirely due to his actions against the gun owners of New York, pretty much signal that the governship of New York is going to be the pinnacle of his political career.

    There is *NO* way he will pick up rural Democrats in a national election. He’d lose Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota, Florida, and quite probably Pennsylvania, with other possibilities.

    Unless something radically changes in this country in the next couple decades, his career is basically over, and I think it’s beginning to dawn on him.

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