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12 GOP senators back Rand Paul on gun-control filibuster
POLITICO ^ | JONATHAN ALLEN

Posted on 04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s threat to filibuster any new gun restrictions is gathering steam, as a dozen of his Republican colleagues have now signed onto his plan.

The Kentucky Republican and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) first wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid late last month to warn him of their intention to try to tie up the Senate if, as planned, Reid moved forward with legislation that would expand background checks and attempt to crack down on interstate gun trafficking.

Reid is expected to bring a gun-control bill to the floor as early as next week, or perhaps the following week, and Paul is renewing his vow to try to block the measure. Paul’s follow-up letter, obtained by POLITICO, bears Monday’s date and is signed by 13 Republicans, including fellow potential 2016 presidential aspirant Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — who signed on shortly after Paul’s first threat was issued — and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran of Kansas.

While Paul gained a new measure of fame among libertarian-minded voters on the right and left during a recent filibuster sparked by the administration’s policy of targeted drone strikes, Reid has an ace in the hole. A new Senate rule would allow him to circumvent a filibuster on the motion to proceed to the gun bill by promising each party two amendments on the legislation. Under that scenario, Paul and his allies would still get a chance to raise their objections on the floor for hours on end, but they couldn’t stop the Senate from starting debate on the bill.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has said he won’t support a filibuster if Reid promises to allow for amendments on the floor.

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


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ACTION ALERT: Contact your senator's TODAY and TELL THEM to STAND WITH RAND and oppose the motion to proceed on ANY gun control bill:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

1 posted on 04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
Alternate headline: One in four "Republican" Senators are conservatives who believe in the Constitution.
2 posted on 04/06/2013 7:28:49 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

Lindsey Graham must be primaried and defeated!


3 posted on 04/06/2013 7:31:11 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
ANY so called Republican that even hints at working out a ‘common sense’ approach to gun control, or whatever they want to call it, has violated my PRIMARY test for future support - Second Amendment Rights. This even includes appeasement on Universal Background Checks.

Voting for this or anything else that abridges the Second Amendment is concomitant with voting to give illegals amnesty and citizenship (future or not).

Both are actions of a traitor. They are the equivalent to a declaration of war against freedom, and the consequences of such should be so appropriate.

4 posted on 04/06/2013 7:32:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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crack down on interstate gun trafficking.

Utterly biased; implies illegal activity.

5 posted on 04/06/2013 7:34:46 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: JohnPDuncan

A real filibuster with what looks like 13 Senators. 2 hours a piece, keep rotating, and it could go on for years!


6 posted on 04/06/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: JohnPDuncan

Oops! Failed to add: FU Grahamnesty!


7 posted on 04/06/2013 7:51:57 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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Lindsey Graham must be primaried and defeated!

Absolutely!! One way or another, this pansy has to GO!!

8 posted on 04/06/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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ACTION ALERT: Contact your senator's TODAY

Both of my senators are communists, so it wouldn't do any good...

9 posted on 04/06/2013 7:59:18 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Bushbacker1

Yes. A good, long filibuster.

Also: Linseed Graham’s gotta go


11 posted on 04/06/2013 8:04:58 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: trebb
Three in Four 'Republican' Senators are Really Democrats with 'R's After Their Names
12 posted on 04/06/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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Get started now. The only hope we have of replacing Graham rests on convincing Jim DeMint to un-retire.


13 posted on 04/06/2013 8:09:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Bushbacker1

Sounds like a plan. They should keep it going until Obama is out of office.


14 posted on 04/06/2013 8:10:49 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl

Right.

I STAND with RAND!!


15 posted on 04/06/2013 8:20:56 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Rand Paul almost has the Patrick McGoohan "Prisoner" look down pat with that half-turtleneck.


16 posted on 04/06/2013 8:24:38 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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17 posted on 04/06/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rand Paul is not my top choice for Republican standard bearer, but if he’s willing to make this a habit, I’ll take him. He’s already one of my top three choices for 44th President of the United States. It would be nice after these eight years under the usurper to have someone who will repeal socialism and not just let our losses stand.


18 posted on 04/06/2013 8:31:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has said he won’t support a filibuster if Reid promises to allow for amendments on the floor.

Surprising. Graham's usually so stalwart in defense of our liberty. (Probably actually has a contest going with Juan "Lettuce" McBackStabbingAisleReachingRINO to see who can sell out their superior (us) the worstest, the firstest)

19 posted on 04/06/2013 8:32:42 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: lonevoice

ping!


20 posted on 04/06/2013 8:40:36 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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