Gun Control advocates had such high hopes when President Obama made gun control the high point of his State of the Union Speech.
Since then the White House has kept a distance from gun control legislation because they don’t want to have anything to do with failure and the legislation is going to fail. Even New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the nation’s leading advocate, has to now admit that he has lost the fight. This after claiming the NRA did not have the power they once had. He was wrong.
The ban on assault weapons and bullet heavy magazine won’t even be put up for a vote. A bill will pass the senate, but it will be watered down and probably will not include universal background checks.
Even democrats in the senate are running away from the legislation, especially the seven senators in red states where gun ownership is considered sacred. When President Obama gave the State of the Union, he knew he didn’t have to run for re-election again, which gave him the luxury of conviction. Those seven democratic senators don’t have that luxury.