Skip to comments.Gun Control Could Die Today
Posted on 04/17/2013 9:27:38 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
This is it!
It would have been better if we had won the motion to proceed last week and didn't have to spend this week fighting one Harry Reid bribe after another - all of which are intended to lure Senators into passing gun control.
But we believe that our grassroots pressure has kept Senators from giving in to the bribes. And, as early as today, there could be a series of pivotal votes on gun amendments.
The most important - and the vote which will determine whether we defeat all gun control in the 113rd Congress - is the vote on the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer gun registry bill.
This bill would require you to go to a dealer and fill out a 4473 if you put up a sign or run a newspaper ad touting your gun thats for sale. And, once you fill in that 4473, Toomey-Manchin-Schumer would open the door to putting you on a national gun registry.
Don't believe the loophole-filled weasel words in the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer amendment. If it passes, there will be a national gun registry.
The vote on Toomey-Manchin-Schumer will be, by far, the single most important vote today. And it will require 60 votes for adoption. If we get 41 votes against - and we are very, very optimistic that we will - gun control will probably die for the next two years. Obamas agenda will have been defeated.
There will also be votes on two other bad amendments, but we should be able to get 41 votes and defeat these without any difficulty. They are the votes on the Feinstein semi-automatic ban and the Blumenthal magazine ban. As we say, these should die without any more effort.
A number of good amendments will be offered:
The Vitter/Cornyn amendment would allow concealed carry holders and persons in constitutional carry states to carry nationwide. The Burr amendment would guarantee that veterans cannot lose their gun rights without a court order. And the Barrasso amendment would defund state governments that release the names of gun owners.
But we need to keep our eyes on the ball: The single most important vote is the vote to defeat the Toomey-Schumer amendment. If we win on that, we will probably kill gun control for the rest of this 113th Congress. We only need 41 votes. And we are optimistic that, with your help, we will get them.
I’m watching this on CSPAN2 now for as long as I can stand it. Sen. Murphy D- Conn. making me want to break the TV.
Rubio better knuckle down...or I’ll send my Rubio water bottle back! LOL!
My senator Richard Burr is voting against it. I asked if my call was somehow logged and she stated that they are keeping track of the number of calls they are getting requesting he votes no.
So I guess my call was one.
Toomey Manchin Registration
Another Point 08 Solution
every violator a felon
Call Toomey and tell him you’re initiating a primary challenge against him for sleeping with the enemy.
Will never die
I tried calling the number, but got the “All circuits are busy” intercept. I was able to reach one senator’s office (Murkowski) on the NRA-provided number I have, but could not reach our DemonRat senator, but I’ll keep trying.
Go to the Gun Owners of Americas Legislative Alerts and Updates Page to send a message that automatically goes to your correct Government representative.
Click on the most recent Alert link.
Right now its The Battle Will Take Longer than Wed Hoped.
This will take you to a page with a pre-written email. Just put in your personal info and the page will figure out which Senator or Representative to send it to. If you leave Remember Me! checked you will only have to fill it in once. Then you can return and send it quickly multiple times a day.
I would get a new doctor.
This guy sounds unethical.
I don’t blame you for being livid.
The events of Boston this week pretty much has killed this bill.
And let us hope the events in Boston kill this rancid immigration bill too.
There was no “Toomey-Manchin-Schumer sell-out.” There was the Schumer bill, and the Manchin-Toomey bill has killed it and committed obviously scheduled suicide. ;-)
But your Cruz-Grassley Republican bill against the Second Amendment—the bill without a cause—is comin’ right up with some more class warfare gun control and big government spending.
Can we have a candle-light vigil for its passing???
I mean hey, everyone else is having them these days...Why not us...
I feel your pain. It only took two years for Toomey and Rubio to go bad. How long will Cruz, Lee, and Paul last? Yeah. Toomey amend is dead and so is his career.
Radio news just reported the bill FAILED!
Now it’s time for Harry Reid to liken the no voters to the bombers in Boston in 3....2....1....
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