Boehner Dares Obama To Make Gun Control Recommendations

A double shot from the Washington Post this morning, which says that House leaders open to gun law debate

….The comments echoed the sentiments of lawmakers and the president’s own aides, who said this week that Obama is unlikely to push for new gun legislation because of strong opposition in Congress.

But House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters Thursday that he would welcome new proposals from the president and agreed that it would be appropriate to review current gun laws.

“If the president has proposals on other ways that we can address criminals owning guns, I’ll be happy to look at them,” Boehner said.

He goes on to say

“I think that what’s appropriate at this point is to look at laws that we already have on the books and to make sure that they’re working as they were intended to work and are they being enforced the way they were intended to be enforced,” Boehner said. “And that’d be the most logical step forward at this point.”

And later

“I don’t know. I’m not the expert on this,” Boehner said. “But if the president’s got ideas, I’d be happy to look at them.”

It’s pretty clear that in Washington Speak Speaker Boehner is daring (NMP) Obama to make policy recommendations, rather than just nebulous talking points exhorting others to do the actual work. Nancy Pelosi said she wouldn’t push for any hearings or legislation. Harry Reid, in charge of the Democrat led Senate, stated that the Senate was just too darned busy (not passing budgets) to consider taking up gun control. So, there you go, Obama: make some policy recommendations. Show that leadership! I triple dog dare you.

House leaders, and Republicans, would be open to a gun law debate, because it would put Democrats in a bad position of lying about their support for the 2nd Amendment or telling the truth, namely that they want the populace unarmed.

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3 Responses to “Boehner Dares Obama To Make Gun Control Recommendations”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    Well, John Boehner does know how to throw the gauntlet down when he wants to. I just wish he would do so more often.

    I think he needs to pay real close attention to the mood of the republican party this next election. If Tea Party sweeps the elections, and the Repubs even take the Senate, then he needs to stop compromising with the Dems and trying to butter up with them. He has been real good about that of late.

    He needs to also apologize to Michelle Bachman.

  2. LD Jackson says:

    I don’t have a lot of confidence in John Boehner. He has been entirely too willing to compromise with the Democrats and he has been two steps behind them at every turn.

  3. Gumball_Brains says:

    Boehner has also been the one to provide as much firewall for this administration against Rep Darrell Issa as has the administration. There is no reason the F&F investigation should have taken 18 months just to get to the point of where we are now.

    Would we have 18 months of leeway to provide documents to a gov’t agency? Then after being held in contempt of court (bascially), …. then… nothing still?

    Boehner is also in charge of what Tea Party bills get brought up.

    He is also allowing this travesty of justice to occur against Rep. Bachman.

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