And judging from the above, Mr. Reid is still considering stripping the background check provision from the bill in the same way. If that happens, that will leave two things as part of the actual bill, before amendment votes. First, it will make straw purchases more of a crime than they are already, with stiffer penalties; second, it will provide for grants for increasing school safety, which may or may not actually be funded.
I can't wait for the media to tout this as a victory for the children, because straw sales are MORE illegal and we're spending more money on underfunded schools.
I told the new me,
"Meet me at the bus station and hold a sign that reads: 'Today is the first day of the rest of your life.'"
But the old me met me with a sign that read: "Welcome back."
Who you are is not a function of where you are. -Off Minor