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Senate to introduce gun control bill without assault weapons ban
American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 02/04/2013 2:49:17 PM PST by neverdem

If a ban can't pass the Senate, it certainly won't pass in the House. Consider the assault weapons ban a dead issue, while the ammunition limit is alive and well.

Wall Street Journal:

Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.

The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and other private transactions; and require better record keeping to keep guns out of the hands of those with mental illnesses. It would also try to curb gun sales in states with more relaxed gun laws to buyers in states with stricter laws.

But the strategy outline also reflects a growing sense within Democratic ranks that some of the president's most ambitious goals-particularly the call for new bans on certain types of military-style guns often described as assault weapons-may be unrealistic, the Reid aide said.

The goal is to get the bill to the Senate floor next month, at which point lawmakers could then seek to amend the legislation by adding a ban on certain semiautomatic weapons or other provisions, the aide said.

The details provide the first snapshot of how Senate Democrats plan to move forward on major gun legislation in coming weeks...


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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To: Gaffer

CTD has been charging higher than market prices on things at this point - yes, higher than the CURRENT market.

Oh, and they also tried to screw us over after Sandy Hook, so don’t buy from them.


101 posted on 02/04/2013 11:29:10 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: kinsman redeemer
""...who exercise their Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms..."

YES! I was just talking about the Right, not the actual language, BUT, you are correct in that KEEPING and BEARING are BOTH important and necessary Rights, that are the only defense when the need arises to protect We The People.

102 posted on 02/05/2013 4:15:54 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Cyber Liberty; All
“Mom and Dad declared they watch Fox some, but couldn’t tune the TV to get it. I just told them I give up until they get off the CNN crack.”

You have nailed it. The MSM just brainwashes people to go along on this. We have a little media now, which we did not have in ‘68 or ‘94.

Not one more anti-freedom law more. Not one.

Plenty they could do to “do something”.

Repeal the Gun Free School Zone act ... School shootings have quadrupled or quintupled since it was enacted, depending on how you count.

Enact National reciprocity for concealed carry, under the Second Amendment and the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution.

As long as we have a Department of Education, have them provide funding for gun ranges at schools and gun safety classes as part of High School ROTC. This is a sport that women excel in, so that angle could be worked.

103 posted on 02/05/2013 5:00:15 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: TurboZamboni; All

“Why is the SERIAL NUMBER and MODEL NUMBER needed for a background check?”

Because it makes building a universal registration system so much easier.


104 posted on 02/05/2013 5:07:36 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: donaldo; All
“Gun Control - Professor Rummel’s stuff is always worth a look. He coined the term democide, meaning death by government. He estimates that in the twentieth century alone various governments have killed 262 million of their citizens. Most of those killed were in countries without a second amendment. His stats will surprise you.”

They have ALL been in killed in countries without a Second Amendment. The number killed in the United States, or Switzerland, or (maybe Finland) is so low (.000001 percent of the total) 2,000 out of 262 million, as to be effectively zero. Of course it was not insignificant to those killed.

105 posted on 02/05/2013 5:42:13 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: neverdem

Thanks. Another example. What happened to original thought?

These so called journalists and bloggers are just stealing from each other.


106 posted on 02/05/2013 6:24:05 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: DuncanWaring

LOL! Post of the day.


107 posted on 02/05/2013 6:41:13 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: neverdem
even as of today, i still have no idea how they define assault weapon
108 posted on 02/05/2013 8:19:32 AM PST by johnsondavid841
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To: neverdem

I’m guessing there are a whole lot of guys out there who just paid $2k for a Bushmaster that feel like they just got smacked in the cojones today.


109 posted on 02/05/2013 10:05:25 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: sickoflibs

” Time to call your favorite Senate Dem and demand that they include this AR ban ‘for gibby’.”

YEAH!


110 posted on 02/05/2013 10:18:48 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL

or is it gabby ??

Is gabby a flattering nick-name for a woman?
Implies she talks to much.


111 posted on 02/05/2013 10:36:52 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: carriage_hill
? How will they determine "mental illness? did they come up with a Pee Test for that too ?

they love those pee tests , maybe they will develop a permanent implant GPS probe that will determines sanity and sobriety at the same time

112 posted on 02/05/2013 10:38:30 AM PST by KTM rider ( American at heart..... Rebel by force)
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To: Abathar
"I’m guessing there are a whole lot of guys out there who just paid $2k for a Bushmaster that feel like they just got smacked in the cojones today."

time to visit the police station and file a stolen gun report , I think they got in through the back door while I was at work

113 posted on 02/05/2013 10:45:27 AM PST by KTM rider ( American at heart..... Rebel by force)
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To: oldbrowser

Means nothing without support from the House and they don’t have it.


114 posted on 02/05/2013 10:50:30 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: sickoflibs

Giffords used “ Gabby” because her constituents are unable to pronounce “Gabrielle” : )


115 posted on 02/05/2013 10:53:50 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: KTM rider

*sigh*

I hate when that happens...


116 posted on 02/05/2013 10:57:04 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Many now refer to her as “Goofy”


117 posted on 02/05/2013 11:01:40 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: bert

Yeah, just a different kind of “goofy”


118 posted on 02/05/2013 11:07:57 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: puppypusher

whatever!


119 posted on 02/05/2013 11:29:32 AM PST by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: KTM rider

They’re working their way to some kind of “litmus test”, I’d bet. That’s where marxism/socialism/communism takes an enslaved people: same dead-end place and result.


120 posted on 02/05/2013 11:42:04 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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