Senate Dems hesitant on Obama gun control plan

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President Obama’s gun-control package was always going to be a tough sell in the Republican-led House — but the plan is already running into resistance, or at least hesitation, from moderate Democrats in the Senate.

The lukewarm response in the Senate to Obama’s highly anticipated anti-gun violence plan portends an uphill climb for the legislation. And it underscores how, as the president’s backers prepare to launch a veritable campaign to promote the plan, they will be pressuring members of their own party as much as reluctant Republicans.

No Democrat in the Senate came out against Obama’s gun plan. But several appeared to be on the fence or noncommittal, even as the president’s allies in the House cheered the package as a long-sought solution to America’s gun violence problem.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    They are hesitant because they know what is right

  • John

    I disagree Matt. They’re more concerned with getting re-elected than doing what’s right

  • steve in okalhoma

    your both right, there might be one or two that actually care about the 2A, but most really dont, and only want your money & your vote…

  • Freddie Mac

    I live in the Republic of Kalifornia. The libtards rule here. We are forked.