Skip to comments.G.O.P. Senators Signal Possible Breakthrough in Gun Debate
Posted on 04/09/2013 3:21:36 PM PDT by South40
WASHINGTON Several Senate Republicans on Tuesday came out publicly against filibustering the first major gun control legislation since 1993 before it is even brought up for debate on the Senate floor, as advocates inched toward breaking a conservative blockade of the measure.
Were moving forward on this bill, said Mr. Reid, who earlier Tuesday invoked his own fathers suicide by gunshot to implore consideration of the legislation, which would expand background checks for gun buyers, bolster school safety and crack down on people who purchase firearms for those who are not entitled to own them. The American people deserve a vote on this legislation.
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NEVER support a demonic-rat!
The lines are clear - one side is good and supports individual freedom, the other side is evil and supports absolute power in the hands of government. Those who support even more restrictive gun laws are America’s enemies, and they pose a clear and present danger to our freedom.
“Under the measure, records of gun sales would be kept, but Ms. Collins said she was satisfied that those records could in no way be compiled into a national gun registry, a fear gun rights groups have been voicing.”
BS!!! Just to have records is compiling into a national gun registry. It will be computerized records and can be merged and sorted meaning they have a database.
The GOP can’t be trusted to back the Second Amendment.
Its a useless party.
So it's not bad enough that Obama and the Dems are campaigning for this on the corpses of New Town, now Dummy Reid is digging up his daddy's corpse to drag around on the Senate floor too? So this bill would what Harry, bring your dad back to life? Prevent suicides? My gosh these craven Dems are shameless.
Two things, gun control and amnesty. If the Republicans can’t or won’t hold the line on either of these then they have seen my last penny and vote. Just sayin’
Stand your ground Republicans.
Get with the program.
There is an election in the not too distant future. You lost the last one because of this sort of middle-of-the-road compromise.
Do not compromise.
Stand for what is right. Now.
Without reading the article: McCain, Graham, and other “moderates”.
Had pops hung himself would Hairy Reed be asking to ban rope?
Too many gutless RINOS.
What part of “...shall not be infringed...” Don’t these pukes undestand?
National Review Online recently reported on something you didnt hear from the lame-stream media. When Rand Paul staged his now famous 13-hour filibuster the polls showed a 50-point shift in public opinion toward his position.
Senator Mike Lee commented: Once it became clear what the principle was that was being stood for, the public naturally followed.
When Paul staged his first filibuster... we didnt see it coming. We had no warning and we had no time to mount a campaign of support.
But now that we know what may be coming, we have no excuse not to make our voices heard and help make it happen.
Hahaha!! Good point. I’d shoot myself too if I produced a kid as dumb and worthless and Dopey Reid.
You will never solve drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars and you will never solve crime by making it harder for law abiding people to own guns.
If the House votes for any of this crap, they can kiss their majority bu-bye.
Given the government's ineptness at designing effective computer systems, she might be technically right. I'm not willing to take that risk, though.
Its a useless party.
Its a useless, pathetic and stupid party.
Sarah Palin is probably deeply embarrassed now that she helped this two-bit turncoat RINO get into the Senate.
Republicans like being the minority party, they get all the perks of being in Washington, without having any real responsibility, it’s like being on welfare.
I just called Ron Johnsons office in DC regarding the gun bill in the Senate. The good news, the call was answered immediately.
My question for Senator Johnsons staffer, will he join the filibuster on the gun bill? I was told that there has been no mention of a filibuster. Hello? I called him on that. I was then told that Sen. Johnson was one of the first to sign some letter against the bill.
I am not satisfied with that response and I hope Senator Johnson steps up. I spent hours of my time making calls for him in Waukesha.
The only "...shall not be infringed..." that they care about is their Congressional benefits.
If the House votes for any of this crap, they can kiss their majority bu-bye.
Having the majority in Republican hands is meaningless. It’s like having a gun and and never firing a shot.
Four Republican senators, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Susan Collins of Maine, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, said Tuesday that they would support a procedural motion to formally take up the gun legislation for debate and amendments. Other Republicans indicated that they were inclined to allow debate, joining Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Republicans like being the minority party
That is a fact. They like having a good seat at the game, content with being vocal spectators. But they never want to get on the field of play. It’s too rough out there for them.
I’m totally done with the Republican Party.
Here are the traitors to the Constitution of the United States.
Hey, it’s what they do. It’s who they are. It’s how they roll.
And i still have not had anyone explain why a background check for felonies, etc requires ANY mention of a gun. Whether the gun was ever actually purchased after all or not, should have no bearing whatsoever on whether or not an individual gets a pass or fail to complete a sale.
If you pass, buy the gun or don’t. If you fail, you cant. SO why any information on the gun purchased if you pass?
it is not enough to just flood the senate offices with calls.
it is anger time. flood the RNC with calls.
We have been “McCained” AGAIN!
Your inquiry prompted me to write the following:
I am absolutely livid that NRA supported monster gun-grabber Senator Harry Reid. Now that the chickens have come home to roost I want to know who is going to resign over having supported Harry Reid over Sharon Angle.
I want someone's head on a plate. You were too smart by half. I want a public admission of error and a resignation. Whose is it going to be?
The only signal worthwhile is a call for the impeachment of Traitorobama and his traitorous regime.
The GOP has already abandoned the military, why not go all the way left?
Poor judgement in this case, Sarah.
The New York Times, trying to make the news they want happen.
Knowing that Reid voted to confirm Kagan and Sotomayor is proof he is anti-Second Amendment. Now this.
The road to Hell is paved with plenty of Republicans. I don’t trust our two RINO’s on this vote as far as I can throw them. Everybody in GA better be calling and emailing Isakson and Chambliss. I already have.
When the dust settles, I may find myself in a very small minority, but I am about done giving a damn about any of this.
If this report is true and if it comes to pass, I will completely right off ALL of the GOP, as well as what is left of this country. I will drift into obscurity.
I can not support Senators that fail to support the Second Amendment, our Liberty, our Bill of Rights and ALL of our Constitution. I can not support the quiet and gutless wonders of our Congress.
Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again. ~ Ronald Reagan, from his first inaugural speech as governor of California, January 5, 1967
Ronald Reagans warning about losing our freedoms echoes down through a generation of lost momentum and squandered opportunity.
We now have the most ignorant electorate in the history of American elections. I believe we have the most corrupt government and media our country has ever seen.
Ronald Reagan’s warning has become reality..
I believe the NRA finally regrets having done so. Then again, I may be wring in assuming they are smart enough to see the error of their ways.
My Father’s sage advice to me:
NEVER vote for a democrat, and FGS, NEVER marry one.
Unfortunately, Republicans also want absolute power: remember the Patriot Act.
Those who support even more restrictive gun laws are Americas enemies, and they pose a clear and present danger to our freedom
And when was the last time you heard any serious talk, in either main party, about repealing GCA and/or NFA? What about third parties?
I doubt it
Sarah endorsed Queeg too
In other words the republicans caved...I expected as much.
BOHICA folks the GOPe are fixin to do it to us again.
Because it is not about background it is really registration, no matter how loudly they say it isn't. Remember we caution our kids about putting things on facebook, same applies to us, once it is in a computer it is there forever.
Wow, I would like some of the drugs that they have in the US Senate...mind altering and legal.
Conservatives have been looking for a hero for decades. We latched on to Palin because she seemed like the Great Right Hope. We can console ourselves that at least she's not turning out like the Second Coming of Crist, as Rubio seems to be.
Generally I would agree. However, when I met and married Mrs 40 she was a dem, a member of the Sierra Club, a member of the teachers' union, and was very active in local liberal/democrat politics. Since marrying me I have opened her eyes. She has quit the Sierra Club, become a Life Member of the NRA, registered as a Republican until, like me, she registered as an Independent in 2007, retired from teaching and is very active in local politics that promote conservative causes i.e, San Diego Tea Party. So your dad's advice may be sound but it has exceptions. Of course, FR had it's affect as I share much information I find here with her. :-)
Agenda. The gun control canard is nothing more than a cover story for the agenda of citizen control - totalitarianism.
Unfortunately most are to naive to understand the things they view & hear. Pity for the resst of society as they bear the brunt of the suffering.