Biden: Have I mentioned yet that these new gun-control measures won’t fundamentally alter the chances of a mass shooting?
Time for the White House to start lowering public expectations about the big gun-control push, in case something substantial passes Congress and Obama’s inevitably forced to explain in a few months why mass shootings are still happening.
They’ve spent six weeks insisting that something must be done to prevent future Newtowns. New talking point: You can’t prevent future Newtowns.
“Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to 1,000 a year from what it is now,” Biden told reporters Thursday afternoon after he spent over an hour lunching with Democratic senators at the Capitol.Democrats face a real possibility of getting fewer votes for the new ban than they did in 2004.