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Originally posted by okrian
reply to post by bbracken677
What surprises me most is that the pro-gun crowd is oddly siding with the native americans.
Democratic leaders say they simply lacked the votes to push the bill through before the end of session.
"As far as I know, there was not Republican support for the bill, and a lot of the rural Democrats said they couldn't support it," said DFL Rep. Michael Paymar of St. Paul.
Paymar had been pushing for the legislation, including what he called the most recent "watered down" version that was making its way through the capitol.
"We took off the table the assault weapons ban. We took off the table the restrictions on high-capacity magazines. And all we centered on, is this idea that you should have a background check if you're going to purchase a handgun or semi-automatic weapon," Paymar said.
Originally posted by Indigo5
Originally posted by Rezlooper
Also, this billboard is appropriate because it sends a clear message on behalf of Native Americans
That is PRECISELY WHY it is INAPPROPRIATE...Because THE BILLBOARD SPONSORS ARE ANONYMOUS...and most likely are the NRA....Using Native Americans as a prop, like a mascot at a Redskins Game, but worse.
It does NOT speak on behalf of Native Americans...it speaks on behalf of whatever cowards refuse to claim the billboard.