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House Democrats Take a Stand – In the Midst of a Big Picture

We are all so grateful to the House Democrats who are standing firm for gun control measures. Yet, what Jimmy Dore says in these two videos resonates with me. It is part of the big picture.

Dore supports the gun control sit-in by Democrat House Representatives, but he sees some irony. You’ll see it too, as he draws comparisons between the sit-in Democrats and Bernie Sanders and also the Occupy Movement.

Underlying everything,of course, is the issue of Big Money in politics…


 

John Lewis Dramatizes The Need For Action | The Jimmy Dore Show

“John Lewis, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, spearheads a movement that is oddly similar to the movement Bernie Sanders has been pushing for.” ~ The Jimmy Dore Show


John Lewis And The Occupy Movement | The Jimmy Dore Show

“The Democratic sit-in led by John Lewis, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, fight for the right to vote for gun regulation. Jimmy Dore breaks it down.” ~ The Jimmy Dore Show


Meanwhile, an update on the gun control sit-in: It has “faltered”…

SOURCE: Reuters

Latest Gun Control Bid Falters in Congress, Democrat Sit-In Ends

“Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S. Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism barely avoided being killed in the Senate.

 

In a procedural vote, the Senate narrowly rejected an attempt to scrap the plan by Republican Senator Susan Collins to prevent guns getting into the hands of people on two U.S. government terrorism watch lists. But the proposal looked short of the support it would need to advance through the chamber, and Republican leaders said the Senate would switch from debating gun control to other matters until at least after the July 4 holiday.

 

It was the latest setback for proponents of gun restrictions who have been thwarted for years on Capitol Hill by gun rights defenders and the National Rifle Association. […]” ~ Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell

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JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

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