Originally Posted by gvw3
It would be a big mistake on his part. Gun control is no longer a popular issue. The NRA has Democrats in my state rated A+ on gun rights. Not all of them but a good number. They could never come up with the votes needed to pull this off.
They don't need the votes to accomplish this, the Supreme Court will carry out the mission. Obummer has already put two flaming liberals on the Court, Anthony Kennedy is set to retire after the first of the year, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be soon to follow. All rulings will be 5 to 4, or 6 to 3 in favor of all liberal dictates after this happens. Popular votes, Congressional and Senatorial votes wont mean a damn thing after this.