At least some politicians in the Democrat party are beginning to call out Obama on his impending gun grab:
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) on Sunday panned the White House’s reported gun-control proposals as “extreme.”
In an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” the senator said that while she was open to a broad discussion on ways to prevent gun violence in the wake of December’s tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., she doubted that the administration’s likely proposals would garner support on Capitol Hill.
“I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration — and if the Washington Post is to be believed — that’s way — way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And it’s not going to pass,” said Heitkamp.
A report in the Washington Post released Saturday said the White House working group on gun violence was considering measures including universal background checks for all gun buyers, strengthened mental health examinations and tougher penalties for those caught carrying firearms near schools.
Those proposals would go well beyond the bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, which the president has called on Congress to pass.
*Note: “[A]nd tougher penalties for those caught carrying firearms near schools.” Would this include the armed guards at Sidwell Friends, the private school for the children of Washington D,C.’s so-called elite?