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 live in CT. It is fun to call them and see how mad you can make the intern for disagreeing with them.
Yay. Mario jumped over one barrel that the gorilla threw at him. But there are more coming down the stairs. Keep jumping. But gun control is not dead yet. It’s like Disney sequels; it won’t go away.
Please. Let him compare. Then we can point out that the Boston bomber used pressure cookers and homemade explosives, not guns.
He was a substitute PA....I reported him to the Dr. who owns the place.
Uh...Basil. Have you forgotten something?
Uhnngh.... just a little bit further....
Death to all misplaced apostrophes!!
It’ll be back, in some other form; count on it again, someday soon.
“It never dies.......all gun owners should count on a lifelong fight.”
How true. I got my first shotgun for Christmas 1963, a month after JFK was assassinated, and the calls for gun control had already begun, led by Lyndon Johnson and followed later by GCA-68, impelled into law by the King & RFK assassinations. The 1970’s were bad for gun owners & CCW was unknown except for a privileged few. The Reagan years brought considerable relief and IMO changed the momentum away from gun control and toward affirming 2A gun rights.
Now in the fifth year of the Obamanation of Desolation the gungrabbers seem ascendant but communications & social media have leveled the playing field and the NYT no longer dictates social policy or popular attitudes. The bad guys lost yesterday but as the saying goes, “gun control is a tide that is always coming in”.
Indeed, all gun owners should count themselves as involved in a lifetime struggle for their rights.
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