As I have said before, I am NOT against the bill, just the person who is pushing it. In one of my prior links, Hillary didn't want to meet with anyone reguarding their health after 9/11. Now she's pushing it. She pulled more 180's on issues, it makes even John Kerry's head spin.
So all this pitching a fit is indeed based on who put the bill forward. Personally, I don't care if Hillary, Dubya or Crusty the Clown put forward the bill. I also don't care about why (if it is the right thing to do). I've yet to see a politician that didn't act for political gain. I don't like it but I dislike it alot less then I do when political gain for them translates to screwing over the average person.
Do I think Hillary is some Democratic "saviour"? Nope I don't even like her, never have really (as many others have said here) but taking your hate for her and tossing out the baby with the bath water makes no sense to me. Save a little of that outrage for the hundreds of examples of politicians pandering for votes while NOT serving their constituients.
John Kerry has been far more consistant in his statements than our beloved President has but sound byte politics can create any impression they care to. All it requires is editing out of context, a spiffy catch phrase and an American public too lazy to do the research to find out if it's true or not.
If you hate gun control so much, you must really hate Ronald Reagan then. Personally, I have no problem with a little common sense being used to govern who can have guns and how long they must wait to acquire them.