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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

That should do it

Friday, I posted an update about H.R. 4900, the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2007." At that time, this potentially very helpful bill (in terms of reining in some of the BATFE's rampant abuses) had two hundred sixteen co-sponsors, in addition to the original sponsor.

Assuming all of them vote in favor (a fair--although not guaranteed--assumption, if they're present), that would provide all but one vote needed for a majority in the House. Generally, of course, it can be assumed that some who would not co-sponsor a bill would still be willing to vote for it, but it's definitely encouraging for a bill to have enough co-sponsors to form the majority all by themselves.

As of now, we have that (and more), with three more Congresspeople having signed on yesterday.

Let's get it voted on, passed, and sent on to the (admittedly much more difficult) effort in the Senate.