81 Democratic members of the House were elected from districts that voted for Bush in 2004.
How many of those seats does the Democratic Party want to lose in exchange for passing the completely useless, except for symbolism, Assault Gun Ban?
Assuming they aren't totally stupid it will just stay in the talking stage, used to delude the gun ban idiots into supporting Obama and the Dems while keeping it off the House floor and keeping those seats safe for Democrats. Like the feeble Bush promise to sign an AGB extension while the Republican Party beat it down.
Of course this assumes they're not totally stupid! The typical politician having the attention span of a mayfly we need to keep beating on them, to stop them from forgetting how easy it is for them to lose.
Write your representative and senators NOW! Tell them that if they OR a majority of their party votes for the AGB you will support their opponent in the next election.
Don't be fooled by the usual caucus vote swapping that keeps seats safe by engineering passage of bills with tiny margins.
Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.