Skip to comments.Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns
Posted on 04/10/2013 5:57:05 AM PDT by IbJensen
Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot.
Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the conference in their insistence on a filibuster.
What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage.
Several Republican Senators intend to vote against the filibuster, but then vote against the overall bill. This is too clever by half. The GOP does not control the Senate as the GOP is want to say every time they dont want to fight.
Their only power to block a gun control bill is to unite and filibuster.
Voting for cloture is voting for the gun control bill because, again, as the GOP reminds us, they are not in the majority. The only way to stop it is to filibuster.
the DC based RNC effets think this will be their linchpin issue in November of 2014.
They don’t get that capitulation means no money and no votes.
If voting was mandatory, perhaps. But staying home is a middle finger to the RNC.
Where is Bonehead in the House on this?
One of the few things Republicans stand for is the 2A. If they give this up so easily, what good are they?
Anyone from either party who betrays the 2A is a TRAITOR.
“Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns”
So.....what else is new?
McStain was a crappy pilot and he’s a crappy politician.
Tyrant Kim Un Hussein must be very pleased that his efforts to FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are progressing so easily.
“...Just like a team that is perpetually in last place, the GOPe has a losers mentality...”
Just like the New Orleans Saints. For decades, they were losers. They couldn’t win anything. Then one year, they started getting the people they needed and that francise turned from a loser to a winner. That’s what the Pubs need to be like. Clear the decks and get those in that want to win. Otherwise, the Pubs are doomed to mediocracy forever.
“Because it shakes up the establishment”
The GOP does not want to upset the status quo anymore than the Dems do. They all want to protect their power and cushy jobs.
You've completely missed the whole point of the 2nd Amendment. When the jack booted thugs come for your weapons, you hand them over one bullet at a time.
What “online” seller allows guns to be sold without an FFL? I’ve never seen that at Gun Broker or Guns America ever. Who are they talking about?
Grammar Police alert.
Conservatives will not vote if there isn't any values in the candidate.
We will lose this election and our Constitutional rights if the Repubs keep going down this route.
See my signature line.
It’s the Ruling Class versus the rest of us. Democrat and Republican are merely factions within it. None of them - none - are fit to live in a free society.
Got me stumped, too. I’ve seen some forums where long guns are shipped direct to other buyers, but not from FFLs. All handguns must go thru FFLs.
This is a *false flag op*, toward full and complete firearm registration and confiscation.
Some people are a bit slow...
They have yet to figured out the Republican and Democrat ruling class, are all riding in the same limousine.
An all controlling, all regulating, all taxing dictatorship, incrementally...One step at a time.
It’s the greatest show on earth.
“McStain was a crappy pilot”
That’s a bit harsh. Ace McCain downed 5+ American planes and cashiered at least 134 US sailors for the enemy.
Stuff them, grow some balls or get the heck out of the way( lead, follow or get the **** out of here!)
it is all about the permanent records.
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