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Grassley suggests openness to gun control idea
CNN ^ | January 11, 2013 | Gregory Wallace

Posted on 01/11/2013 9:41:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Chuck Grassley, a conservative Republican from Iowa, suggested Friday he may be open to a limited form of gun control - restricting the size of gun magazines - if that legislation does not violate the Constitutional protection of gun rights.

"I think that's a whole different issue and it can maybe be dealt with without violating the Second Amendment, but I want to see the legislation," Grassley told Iowa Public Television in an interview Friday.

But he reaffirmed his opposition to reinstating the assault weapons ban that Congress passed in 1994.

Asked if he would support limiting the capacity of gun magazines, Grassley further qualified his remark.

"I would not say at this point because Senator [Dianne] Feinstein has said her bill is going to be much different than the law she got passed in 1994 and I think I'd better wait 'til I see the legislation," he said...

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; grassley; guncontrol; iowa; magazinecapacity; rinos; secondamendment; senate; teaparty; tyranny; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/11/2013 9:41:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Weasel words.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 9:43:48 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for standing up for our rights and the constitution, Upchuck.

That’s mighty republic*nt of you.

Anyhow, I don’t serve you, so please, feel free to control you guns if you want to but know that you will not control mine.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 9:45:04 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Nope, not acceptable. Full-capacity magazines are good enough for our police officers, they are good enough for me.

Any firearms, ammunition or ammunition magazines that were legally owned in 2012, will ALWAYS be legally owned, no matter what executive orders or laws come down the pike.

I can read the 2nd Amd. Everything I own is legal, and always will be. Those that claim otherwise are liars, oath-breakers, traitors, and domestic enemies.

Including “law makers.”


4 posted on 01/11/2013 9:47:02 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because the Judenrat GOP has been totally silent amidst all the hysteria, we could set our clocks on the fact they would not only cave to the MarxoFascists, but help implement their agenda upon us.

That is why the GOP is truly the Judenrat for the MarxoFascists now ruling us.


5 posted on 01/11/2013 9:47:11 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Enough with these turds. The GOP is OVER.


6 posted on 01/11/2013 9:49:54 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It never seems to take Washington, D.C. Republicans long to roll over, play dead, and let the self-styled "progressives" do as they please.

America needs a second political party.

7 posted on 01/11/2013 9:50:36 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 2nd Amendment is not about what type of gun you get to carry. It’s about your right to carry a gun. The end.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 9:51:10 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Open what you want to them Grassey, do not expect anyone to follow you.

I am old, getting older, and getting more pissed off all the time.

9 posted on 01/11/2013 9:51:16 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Chuck Grassley, a conservative Republican from Iowa

Enemedia Propaganda Alert!

10 posted on 01/11/2013 9:54:01 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who gives a crap what they think. We will make the decision to keep our guns in our possession and that’s it.


11 posted on 01/11/2013 9:57:17 PM PST by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: INVAR

More like the Nazi-rat GOP if you ask me. Why use Nazi propaganda invented for justifying the killing of Jews? Especially since the modern propaganda is all now casting gunowners and TEA as the modern version of “judenrats”.

Oh, and by the way, Grassley needs to feel the heat on this. And also for his pussified behavior in fast and furious, and Obamas various frauds. The ignore his subpeonas, and he does nothing to make them pay a price.
tired of Grassley, he’s all talk.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 9:58:48 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who gives a crap what they think. We will make the decision to keep our guns in our possession and that’s it.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 10:01:30 PM PST by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear Senator Grassley,

What part of the US Constitution gives you the power to tell me how I can defend my life?

Why stop at a 10-round magazine? Limit it to single shot pistols. If you can do the 10 round, you can do the single shot.

Hey Senator, why don't you limit the guards in the US Capital Building to single shot pistols?

YOU FRIGGIN MORONS! GROW A BACKBONE AND STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS!!!!!

14 posted on 01/11/2013 10:03:48 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess the only surprise is, he beat McCain and Graham.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 10:04:35 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: Bryan24

Well said.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 10:05:24 PM PST by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What a leader who stands up for our constitutional rights. Not. My hubby and I are still young enough to not be taken in so easily by these wimps. Pretty soon, enough people will begin to admit that these parties are of one.
17 posted on 01/11/2013 10:08:39 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: doorgunner69
I am old, getting older, and getting more pissed off all the time.

Obamacare has a pill for that.

18 posted on 01/11/2013 10:08:46 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Again, the Whigs surrender before the fight begins. They are worse than the French Army.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 10:09:31 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a big deal. Greasely is normally great on guns. This gives cover to all the RINO’s to cave. God damn you, Greasely. GOD DAMN YOU TO HELL.


20 posted on 01/11/2013 10:09:59 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Bryan24

YOU FRIGGIN MORONS! GROW A BACKBONE AND STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS!!!!!

Right on. Right on.


21 posted on 01/11/2013 10:10:32 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Standing Wolf
America needs a second political party.

America's Party

22 posted on 01/11/2013 10:10:42 PM PST by EternalVigilance (I used to be a Republican, until they became the Republican'ts.)
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To: Travis McGee
I still believe that we need to reopen the retarded legal limits starting with the NFA of '34.

All sorts of legal provisions have caused the Feds to go berserk on the citizens.

23 posted on 01/11/2013 10:13:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Standing Wolf

Got a fund raising type call from the Tea Party tonight. I told the lady when the Tea Party forms as a true third party I’ll consider supporting them.


24 posted on 01/11/2013 10:16:09 PM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. Brilliant, huh.)
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To: Travis McGee

Indeed. I will accept no instruction on how many rounds I am permitted, because no one can forsee the cirumstances of any given situation that may arise.

Upchuck here can determine how many bullets he needs, while I will determine my needs. I have committed no crimes, and I will not be treated as if I had.

I’ve had it with my freedom being attacked by these hyenas. They serve no purpose but to consume all.

I obey no further.


25 posted on 01/11/2013 10:18:13 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE BAN for WHAT?

WHY does anyone NEED an ASSAULT RIFLE?

REAL Assault Rifles vs Gun Grabber Myths


26 posted on 01/11/2013 10:21:31 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares. F him. They all know they are breaking the law on a nearly daily basis and know that of the people ever figured it out, they would hang the bastards. I’m done listening to goverment and the Constitution is my guide.


27 posted on 01/11/2013 10:22:07 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares. F him. They all know they are breaking the law on a nearly daily basis and know that of the people ever figured it out, they would hang the bastards. I’m done listening to government and the Constitution is my guide.


28 posted on 01/11/2013 10:22:19 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: palmer
Obamacare has a pill for that.

Be that as it may, I am still fit and plenty strong enough to shove it way past where they sun don't shine should any liberal try..........

29 posted on 01/11/2013 10:26:02 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: chris37
I obey no further.

I stand with you.

30 posted on 01/11/2013 10:26:58 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My first response to these wackos is always the same: Go show me the part of the constitution which gives you more rights than any other citizen. Show me the part that says these laws shall apply only to less equal citizens, not the rarified few upon high.

Go ahead, make the argument that these weapons are not ever usable in self defense, while your security details carry them.

To sum it up: You first. If these high capacity magazines are a menace, surely you’ll ban them from your own security first. If sexy rifles are only weapons of mass killing, then obviously none of your security has them nor access to them. If fully automatic firearms serve no purpose in defense, then you’ve obviously already banned them from your own security and from police departments...

No? What, you’re no longer citizens? You’re some special more equal creature that you can ignore the law with impunity?

Or are you simply demonstrating the one true standard that liberals always follow: double standards.

You first, Mr. Senator. I won’t bother holding my breath waiting.


31 posted on 01/11/2013 10:27:50 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
 
 
Easy response - melt his phone lines & fax machine down, stuff his email box(s) till they choke.
 
 

32 posted on 01/11/2013 10:30:45 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, is going to tell me how many rounds or what gun I am allowed to use in a gunfight to defend my life and the lives of my loved ones.

My bride of over 40 wonderful years is worth more to me than the lives of any and ALL of those damn politicians.....they can all go straight to hell.


33 posted on 01/11/2013 10:37:13 PM PST by Gator113
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any guns and mags good enough for Holder to supply to the Mexican drug cartels should be OK for the citizens.


34 posted on 01/11/2013 10:41:09 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: kingu

I think you have come upon a great and useful stock phrase for us on this and so many other issues: YOU FIRST. Short, to the point. I am tired of this class of self styled nobles who have different laws and exemptions for themselves. Enough.


35 posted on 01/11/2013 10:49:01 PM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: INVAR

Devastating and articulate post! Spot on!

I think we all know that the overly-tanned face of Speaker Boehner sporting that s**t-eating grin of his is the death masque of the Republican Party.

As you say, totally silent. As I am from Texas, I have been rankled by John Cornyn since his re-election in 2008. Where the hell is he — on any number of issues?

But, oh, what a show Sen Cornyn put on at the Texas Republican State Convention in Fort Worth last June! He had a very slick presentation that included a film featuring Big John Cornyn traveling about the highways and byways of Texas wearing a COWBOY hat and pressing the flesh of the commoners. (Ever try to talk to Cornyn?)

While the movie played there was a recorded country-and-western-style song about Cornyn that went something like this: “Everything will be fine, John Cornyn is on your side.” Like he was some Western hero.

But, in reality, it seems to me that Cornyn spends most of his time in Washington hiding under his desk.

As far as Grassley goes, he has been wobbly on various issues over the years. Remember: Iowa is a liberal state.

Republican — it’s the new Whig.


36 posted on 01/11/2013 11:14:31 PM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: Anima Mundi

Indeed!


37 posted on 01/11/2013 11:15:29 PM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Good for you. Hopefully this latest slap in the face will wake up people determined to make excuses for the GOP here on FR and elsewhere.

They will only continue leftward and we do have another choice. Principles do matter.


38 posted on 01/11/2013 11:18:56 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RINOs will be shot first.


39 posted on 01/11/2013 11:22:42 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, when the chips are down, and the times call for Republican statesmen to speak faithfulness to the Constitution to “power,” you can always count on the Grassleys of the world to push their way to the microphone to be the first in line to grab their ankles.


40 posted on 01/11/2013 11:27:11 PM PST by Prospero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These spineless creatures need to shut the He// up and stand for complete gun rights under our 2nd Amendment.

NO compromises.


41 posted on 01/11/2013 11:27:29 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO WAY, NO HOW. NO BANS, NO FURTHER RESTRICTIONS.

Firearms manufacturing and sales are already the most heavily regulated industry in the US. Does any one seriously think a criminal or madman intent on causing mayhem gives a flying crap about a mag ban or any other law? They’re about to commit capital murder. Why would they give a flip about any gun laws they may also be violating.

If they want a 30-round mag, even if they can’t buy one, they could acquire one of the tens or hundreds of millions already in existence. Oh, of course, the pols will make it illegal to sell or transfer existing magazines. Why didn’t I think of that? Yeah, I’m sure the next person contemplating mass murder won’t dare violate that law. And even if all mags went “poof” and disappeared, ITS A FRIGGING METAL OR PLASTIC BOX WITH A SPRING IN IT. Ain’t hard to make one (or smuggle them in - I’m sure China would be glad to help that black market).

And does anyone really think lack of standard capacity magazines would have limited the carnage at Newtown? The kids were sitting ducks with no adult able to shoot back to defend them. The killer could have used a bolt action .22 against those defenseless young children.

The entire hand-wringing, hyperbolic, lie-filled political and media circus over more gun control is nauseating.

/rant


42 posted on 01/11/2013 11:47:56 PM PST by barefoot_hiker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Et Tu?


43 posted on 01/11/2013 11:55:27 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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Feeling the pressure to say something stupid, Chuck?


44 posted on 01/12/2013 12:26:03 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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45 posted on 01/12/2013 12:45:53 AM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Flood him with e-mails, phone calls and letters.

I wrote some of my Republican Congresscritters in New Jersey, They seem to be going with Grassly and Obama on this. But they they were never strongly pro-gun.


46 posted on 01/12/2013 12:56:30 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ez
I obey no further.

I stand with you.

 


47 posted on 01/12/2013 1:04:45 AM PST by CaptainKrunch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

See:

http://www.grassley.senate.gov/

They are surrender monkeys. The GOP compromises on this today, that tomorrow, and something else the day after. Bit by bit they compromise EVERYTHING away.

Meanwhile the socialist statists compromise on NOTHING and America drifts ever leftwards between the Scylla and Charybdis of the GOP and the Democrats.

Grassly like most of his ilk has been in there far too long. Its no longer a public service - its a public sinecure - an elected title of nobility.

Remember if you write, be polite, be firm, be concise.


48 posted on 01/12/2013 1:19:23 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I expect to hear the same kind of bullshit from my two RINO Senators, Chambliss and Isakson. I also expect to be providing a hefty check and campaign support for their Primary opponents.

Failing a primary loss for them, I expect to be voting for the Democrat running against them. I’d rather KNOW when a bastard is going to stab me in the back 100% of the time versus wondering which side of the damned fence these two will hop off on in any given freedom-taking question.

I’ve written and emailed both of them about this.


49 posted on 01/12/2013 2:50:25 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And, another RINO caves.

Gutless bastards. Moral relativism and political self-interest on clear display.


50 posted on 01/12/2013 4:11:39 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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