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HARRY REID: Voting To Save Lives Is 'More Important Than Preventing Imagined Tyranny'
Business Insider ^ | 04/17/2013 | Grace Wyler

Posted on 04/17/2013 7:28:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he would support a new ban on assault weapons as an amendment to pending gun control legislation.

""I will vote for Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban," Reid said in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor.

"I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny."

"Today I choose to vote my conscience, not only as Harry Reid, a United States Senator, but also as a husband, a father, a grandfather, and — I hope — a friend to lots and lots of people," Reid concluded.

Reid's support for a new assault weapons ban marks a final break between the Nevada Democrat and the National Rifle Association, with whom he has previously enjoyed a relatively warm relationship.

Until recently, Reid's campaign website even featured an endorsement from NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre that expressly praised Reid for opposing a new assault weapons ban.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
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1 posted on 04/17/2013 7:28:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny.”

Said it right there, you little commie SOB.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 7:30:43 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, and when it fails he will be unable to bring it up again since he would be on the losing side of the vote, unless he changes his vote at the last second.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 7:30:57 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: SeekAndFind
Until recently, Reid's campaign website even featured an endorsement from NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre that expressly praised Reid for opposing a new assault weapons ban.

If the NRA didn't see this coming then they're dumber than a box of 0bama voters.

4 posted on 04/17/2013 7:31:08 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny.”

*****

Since when has a card carrying member of the Death Cult been worried about saving lives? Never.

Harry, there’s a nursing home somewhere with your name on it.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Harry!

GUNS SAVE LIVES!


6 posted on 04/17/2013 7:32:11 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Harry, preventing tyranny saves lives.
Just ask the millions killed by their own goverment throughout the 20th century.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 7:33:07 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

No. It isn’t.

Especially since you will have to send men with GUNS to try to kill me to take my GUNS away.

How does that protect anyone? All you have to do is LEAVE ME ALONE to save those lives.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Voting To Save Lives Is 'More Important Than Preventing Imagined Tyranny'

Shall we add of the lives lost to tyranny and compare?

9 posted on 04/17/2013 7:33:43 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It has always been my experience that when someone tells you, you are imagining things, you are often so close to the truth as to take the hammer and hit the nail on the head.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 7:34:09 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Dingy Harry had actually voted his conscience, no vote would have been cast...


11 posted on 04/17/2013 7:34:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: basil

Guns save lives.

Says it all.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 7:35:25 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: mardi59

Harry, there’s a nursing home somewhere with your name on it.

You are too kind, I was thinking more along the lines of a long term Alzheimer’s facility.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 7:35:41 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“and your obligation to NEVER appear like you want to create a tyranny, outweighs EVERY design and plan you may want to try”

Americans have never before sensed, in such numbers, that the nation is literally turning into an authoritarian security state. YOU are creating that belief with your actions.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 7:36:12 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“ ... maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny.”
15 posted on 04/17/2013 7:36:32 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Slavery is freedom”


16 posted on 04/17/2013 7:36:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

It seems like the NRA and the TEA Party are the only two refuges from jackasses like this. The Repub Party is useless . . . full of RINOs and defanged TEA Party representatives sent by us to Washington who’ve become voiceless, useless, and spineless.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 7:36:48 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

Never forget: This is the same idiot who says paying Federal incomes taxes is “voluntary”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6q0slMhDw8

While I’m not positive, I think I’ve seen single-cell organisms with more intelligence that this clown. Why do the people of NV keep this guy in office?


18 posted on 04/17/2013 7:36:54 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dens are already saying if you want to be save from bombings like in Boston you must give up your rights


19 posted on 04/17/2013 7:36:56 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind

Let us all remember that Arlen Specter would have been with Reid, Charlie Crist would have been with Reid, Richard Lugar would have been with Reid, Mike Castle would have been with Reid, Scott Brown would have been with Reid, Olympia Snowe would have been with Reid, Bob Bennett would have been with Reid, George Voinovich would have been with Reid, Judd Gregg would have been with Reid.

The democrats are struggling for votes because of the number of senators that have been removed or replaced over the last couple of cycles. And another cycle is coming up, when we can remove and replace more. Chambliss and Johanns are already leaving, Collins, Graham, Alexander, Enzi, Cochrane, Cornyn, and McConnell have proved unreliable.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 7:37:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind

The vast majority of colonists in America accepted the edicts of the British government, but a small group of men who wanted freedom would not settle for living their lives under what they saw as tyranny. We all know the rest of the story....as does that worm, Harry Reid.

Shame on you voters in NV. The man who represents you is unfit for the job.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 7:38:09 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: EBH

“It has always been my experience that when someone tells you, you are imagining things, you are often so close to the truth as to take the hammer and hit the nail on the head.”

Exactly


22 posted on 04/17/2013 7:38:51 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Mastador1

You are too kind, I was thinking more along the lines of a long term Alzheimer’s facility.

****

I think we are both to kind. A trailer with no air conditioning out in the middle of the desert would be more fitting. Start partying when we see the vultures begin to circle.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 7:39:22 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Mastador1

Reid belongs in a prison cell.

Crooked land deals, corruption, etc. He’s a scum bag.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 7:39:47 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: SeekAndFind
As LBJ's Senate bag man, Bobby Baker, used to say: “Money talks and bullsh*t walks.”
25 posted on 04/17/2013 7:40:32 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: txrefugee

Spoken like a true tyrant Harry.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 7:41:12 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind
Its all politics. He knows it won't pass. Hell, even the background check portion of the bill doesn't seem to have enough votes when (allegedly) 80% of the country wants that! He just want to say he wants to protect the kids.

Heck, he is part of the tyranny! The only way we protect our liberty is with force. You don't think the fact 200 million guns are in this country isn't a factor in our stability! What is the first thing a dictator does - shut the presses, take the guns. Little tougher here - although one could argue they own most of the networks.

Of course, no one mentions that the background check (at gun shows and internet only) part of the bill is fairly benign; the real issue is the retention of the background check information. This aspect is the slippery slope toward gun registration. That is the issue; not background checks at gun shows. But, even that can't get passed.

27 posted on 04/17/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: SeekAndFind; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: "I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny."

Yes, Harry, but someimes imagined tyranny... can come true--

That is so... true.

If red X above go to http://www.qualityinformationpublishers.com/historicalpictures/nazi%20concentration%20camp5.gif or http://www.hotelclub.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Murambi.jpg

28 posted on 04/17/2013 7:42:12 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SeekAndFind

100% NRA rating?


29 posted on 04/17/2013 7:42:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...I choose to vote my conscience, not only as Harry Reid, a United States Senator, but also as a husband, a father, a grandfather, and — I hope — a friend to lots and lots of people,”

I see. It’s more important for you to vote along with your terribly misguided, socialist colleagues than honor your solemn pledge to defend our Constitution.

One of the best reasons to move to Nevada is to be able to vote AGAINST this A-Hole.

FUHR.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 7:42:57 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: EBH

All the lefties need to be asked - what is it that you want to do after confiscation that you can’t do before confiscation?


31 posted on 04/17/2013 7:43:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. Trashes it every chance he gets.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 7:45:17 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"Imagined tyranny" laughing.out.loud.

And what is it that tyrants excel at doing once they consolidate power?

33 posted on 04/17/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: the OlLine Rebel

“Imagined tyranny” will soon be cause for a Government psychological evaluation under obamacare. It will soon be a question on the ATF Form 4473.

Do you now or have you ever had imagined tyranny? Yes...No...


34 posted on 04/17/2013 7:48:13 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Dingy knows better than most that it is not imagined, it is real.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 7:50:05 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: mosaicwolf

Thus speaks a man that would be a dictator.


36 posted on 04/17/2013 7:50:16 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: sickoflibs
"100% NRA rating?"

That never happened. He was constantly courting the NRA's approval and was never endorsed by them. Though when he opened that big shooting park, the NRA did do a big spread on it (with him in it) in America's First Freedom magazine...
37 posted on 04/17/2013 7:52:33 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (t)
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To: SeekAndFind; SecondAmendment; Tenth Amendment; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; bgill; Hotlanta Mike; ...
HARRY REID: Voting To Save Lives Is 'More Important Than Preventing Imagined Tyranny'

Sure, Harry, tyranny is only "imagined" if you and your cronies are the tyrants!

I'm sure he'd tell you that Obamacare will save lives too.

38 posted on 04/17/2013 7:53:34 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: mardi59

The lives saved are imaginary, also.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 7:56:50 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: txrefugee

He’s there thanks to the unions in vegas. Not many in the rest of the state (overwhelmed by the vegas population) have any use for hairy screed. And it appears that dean heller, who just barely got past shelley berzerkly, isn’t doing a stellar job. He’s gotten hammered by his constituents. The ever affable hairy has 4 more years and heller just started his term.


40 posted on 04/17/2013 7:59:11 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: SeekAndFind; All
FYI..from Drudge link today at LVRJ: FBI invesigated Reid in 2008
41 posted on 04/17/2013 8:01:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
—Benjamin Franklin


42 posted on 04/17/2013 8:02:12 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Guns save lives.

Says it all.

If they did not save lives, the police would not carry them.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: denydenydeny

Has anyone ever asked Harry Reid how this bill would have prevented the Newtown massacre?


44 posted on 04/17/2013 8:04:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible."

-- Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Minn., "Know Your Lawmakers" Guns (magazine), February, 1960, p. 4.



45 posted on 04/17/2013 8:04:38 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ugly can be managed. Stupid is forever.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 8:09:11 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: All

I received this message from Rand Paul.

Please join me and put the pressure on....

“I’m not going to beat around the bush.

It’s absolutely critical you call BOTH your U.S. Senators and tell them to vote NO on any gun control scheme — especially the Toomey/Manchin bill — IMMEDIATELY.
(202) 224-3121

Starting at 4:00 P.M. today, the Senate will begin voting on a series of anti-gun amendments Senate Majority Leader Reid is bringing to the floor.

Among them are the Feinstein Gun Ban, a magazine ban amendment and numerous other schemes.

But tops on the list is the Manchin/Toomey “Background Check” (National Gun Registration Bill).

The vote on this so-called “compromise bill” could come down to just one or two votes.

And your pressure can make all the difference.

Many or my colleagues are getting pressure from all different directions.

Anti-gun groups are running hard-hitting TV ads. The Obama White House is working to twist arms, as well.

But if you can turn up the heat on your U.S. Senators, you can make sure they know you and I are 100% serious about stopping their gun grabs in in their tracks.

Time is running out.

So it’s critical you act IMMEDIATELY.

Please call BOTH your Senators at once and tell them to vote no on any new gun control scheme — especially the Toomey/Manchin Bill.
(202) 224-3121

This fight will depend on YOU.”


47 posted on 04/17/2013 8:11:18 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: econjack

“Voluntary” is what they taught in my income tax classes in college. That was awhile back; don’t know if they still teach it as it was a source of laughter.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 8:12:35 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SeekAndFind
Gun confiscation enables tyranny.

You, sir, are an enabler.

49 posted on 04/17/2013 8:15:10 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Rusty0604

Yes, you “volunteer” to pay, and they “volunteer” to not seize everything you own and jail your sorry arse.


50 posted on 04/17/2013 8:17:24 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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