Word from the Hill is that Manchin-Toomey is a done deal, there will be 60 votes with enough Rs crossing over to guarantee the Waiting Period Bill gets passed.
Now, Bill Wilson of Americans for Limited Government, which represents only solid conservative political thought and action, says that it could pass the House as well, guaranteeing that the House changes hands next November as enough conservatives "throw the bums out" who attacked the Second Amendment.
The problem here is that no one will report the facts, except a few righty bloggers such as myself.
Political Correctness has come to the Second Amendment. It's now PeeCee to be intolerant of sections of the formerly-sacrosanct Bill of Rights, so naturally, the (D)emocrats got their intolerance for the 2A on first, it being the thin steel line against the Left becoming all-powerful and having a de-facto dictatorship of the Left, and this Nation becoming a de-facto Socialist Dictatorship.
The simple fact is that so-called "moderate" (R)epublicans have bought into PeeCee, and are just as susceptible to it as (D)emocrats, maybe more so, since (R)epublicans have to try harder as "Change" wasn't in their vocabulary before now.
Send all the communications to your congress-critters you want, but they will do no good, since the dampfwalser is fully steamed up, and it's driver Herr Boehner just opened the throttle.
Of course, gravity rules on this slippery-slope we're on now, because failing to maintain position on any Enumerated Right means that any of the rest of them can be beaten down also, and will be. It might take a generation, but by the time my kids are in their rocking chairs, this Nation will never have seen any conservative ideals maintained, and perhaps the Lefty Prexy of that future People's Democratische Republik of Amerika will finally just give a speech and declare the original Constitution over and done with. By then, all those who still give a shit will be too old and weak to pull the trigger on whatever guns might have escaped the foregoing gun grabs.
I'm sorry I bothered to project the fantasy that this was still a Free Nation of Citizens.
It is now a pre-dictatorship of the Left, with it's citizens now Subjects, but you CAN hold your breath on the "pre", it will be very fleeting.
I'm not King Canute: I know when the tide is mightier than a "mere scrap of paper" that was entitled the Constitution of the United States of America.
When this Gun Control passes, and Obama thunders from his Socialist pulpit that he has brought us to a New Age of Enlightenment, I'll close this blog. I'm getting too old and stove-up to take the field, anyway, so going out in a blaze of Glory is not in order, either. I'll just dodder off into the sunset as is the fate of all old fools.