Same reason it sent Rice and Clinton out to lie; it hopes women, especially black women, will be given slack that nobody else would. And when it doesn't work out, "Oh well, at least Dear Leader didn't have his face attached to this(officially)."
Yesterday there were four "We have to do SOMETHING!" anti-gun-ownership bills heard; all went down. Which is good, not just for keeping the bigots from making a gain, but because due process is a precious thing, and oathbreaking bastards wanting to chip away at it 'Because Safety!' is horseshit. And ought to be considered reason for removing them from office.
And the wailing and screaming is what you expect from the Usual Suspects. Speaking of, this piece of genius from Murphy(CT), when it was pointed out that this crap would not have stopped any of the past incidents he keeps yelling about:
KARL: OK. But what I’m trying to get at is that every time there’s
one of these terrible tragedies, there’s these proposals. Your proposal
would have done nothing in the case of Orlando. It would have done
nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino, and in fact, was
unrelated to the killing in Newtown. So why are we focusing on things
that have nothing to do with the massacres that we are responding?
MURPHY: First of all, we can’t get into that trap. I disagree. I
think if this proposal had been into effect, it may have stopped this
shooting. But we can’t get into the trap in which we are forced to
defend the proposals simply because it didn’t stop the last tragedy. We
should be making our gun laws less full of Swiss cheese holes so that
future killings don’t happen.
'it may have stopped this shooting'. Really? HOW? is the question I'd have asked. and then 'Just because this wouldn't have done a thing to stop all the cases I use as example doesn't mean we shouldn't do it anyway!' Because doing something, no matter how useless and damaging, is important because it'll make him feel good. "I did Something! It's useless, and it harms the country, but I feel really good so that's all ok!"