This just in.
The Democrats have pulled their gun ban bills for now.
Translation: They don’t have the votes.
What’s up? Three “key votes” are out of town, coupled with an onslaught of voter backlash (that would be your phone calls!). Thank you for making those calls.
The biggest reason we get to keep our freedom is because three freedom eschewing gun grabbers are out of town… that’s how close we came to losing this… but next week is another story.
From Sun-Times – State Sen. Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston) is in Israel. State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) is missing because of her mother’s death, and Senate Majority Leader James Clayborne (D-Belleville) had a health issue arise involving a family member, Steans said.
Rich Miller at CapFax has this to say:
(CapFax) – * 12:59 pm – From what I’m hearing, you can forget about both issues for the rest of the lame duck session. What a mess.
Let’s hope and pray Rich Miller is right. Visit Guns Save Life later for future updates.
Update: If folks read this as the bills have been defeated or are gone for good, that’s not the case. Bills that are pulled from floor votes can be brought back at any time until the end of the session. Works both for pro-gun bills as well as anti-gun bills such as these. The session ends next Wednesday when the new members are sworn in.