U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has sent out a mass email asking supporters to add their names to a petition for Congress to tighten gun-control laws in the United States.
In the email, the Florida Democrat claims political momentum is favoring the anti-gun crowd and says Republican and conservative opponents are simply trying to “run out the clock and change the subject.”
“If they can delay long enough, they think you’ll forget about it,” she said in the email.
But who is the clock really running on? The anti-gun folks — including Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman from Florida’s 23rd District — openly and tastelessly hoped the December massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., would help build public support for their gun-control fetish.
With every day that passes, though, the emotional outrage fades and voters get a chance to look at the issue more calmly.
And what is the public seeing? Appreciation for the Second Amendment at work in state legislatures around the country.
According to a Wall Street Journal report this week, the tide is running in support for gun rights, not away from it. So far this year, the paper reported — citing figures from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence — five states have approved tougher guns laws, but 10 have weakened them. That’s a 2-1 ratio in favor of freedom.
That tells you something.
Wasserman Schultz’s email closes by asking supporters to “Prove them wrong.”
The number of laws being passed at the state level — and the political paralysis on the issue among Democratic lawmakers in Washington — is proving somebody wrong.
And it’s not the Second Amendment supporters.
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