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Reid to shelve gun bill
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Posted on 04/18/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

26 minutes agoReid to shelve gun bill

Posted by CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will set aside proposed gun legislation on Thursday without a final vote following the defeat a day earlier of major provisions sought by President Barack Obama and Democrats in the aftermath of the Newtown school massacre, CNN has learned.

A Senate Democratic leadership aide said Reid can bring up the package of gun proposals again if circumstances change and he believes he has the votes for key provisions to pass, particularly a measure to expand background checks on gun buyers.

In a major defeat for supporters of tougher gun laws

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; congress; guncontrol; reid; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 04/18/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
He'll wait till another opportunity arises.

2 posted on 04/18/2013 11:33:07 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Head fake. Look for Reid to now go with the “nuclear” option.


3 posted on 04/18/2013 11:33:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: b4its2late

Exactly! Since he voted no he can now bring it back up for another vote once some asshat who would do an evil deed regardless of ANY laws, pops his head up and takes out some more folks. The brady bunch and mark kelley-giffords are chomping at the bit hoping someone does it. The sooner the better from their point of view. Dancin’ on graves.


4 posted on 04/18/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m still confused about whether universal background checks were part of the original bill. No news report I’ve read seems to acknowledge that.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 11:37:45 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid can bring up the package of gun proposals again if circumstances change

Meaning, Republicans leave town.

Interesting Cloture information

These snakes (Dems) will stoop to new lows to get this passed - and cheating isn't the half of it.

6 posted on 04/18/2013 11:39:39 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Sub-Driver

It’ll be snuck into another Bill which has NOTHING to do with guns, as an ‘innocuous’ amendment.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 11:40:24 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Dinghy Harry - shelve it up your ass!


8 posted on 04/18/2013 11:41:10 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver

Wake me up when he shelves himself.


9 posted on 04/18/2013 11:41:43 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Sub-Driver

***... Reid can bring up the package of gun proposals again if circumstances change and he believes he has the votes for key provisions to pass,****

RED ALERT! RED ALERT!


10 posted on 04/18/2013 11:44:44 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Sub-Driver
The way of the Democrat: if their bill fails, they just wait a bit and bring it back up for a vote. They keep voting on it until it passes. Then they're done. If a Repub tried this with a Repub bill, the Dems (and the media) would howl that it had already been voted on and failed, that it's time to move on (meaning, don't bring it up again!).
11 posted on 04/18/2013 11:47:26 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

***It’ll be snuck into another Bill which has NOTHING to do with guns, as an ‘innocuous’ amendment.***

The 1968 Gun Control law and Clinton’s Aw ban passed ONLY because they loaded it with PORK in the form of $$$$$ to the states for “crime control”.

One town near here got a whole $150.00 from the 1968 law.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: b4its2late

That’s what libs do. Statist Quo behavior. :-)


13 posted on 04/18/2013 11:48:29 AM PDT by CityCenter (No matter how good your PR is, you can't outsmart the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Waiting for the next deranged nutjob for another rampage.

Make no mistake, gun control will be the hot-button issue for 2014.

14 posted on 04/18/2013 11:50:35 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought the gun bill “deserved a vote”? Michelle Obama said so!


15 posted on 04/18/2013 11:53:08 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: andyk
I’m still confused about whether universal background checks were part of the original bill. No news report I’ve read seems to acknowledge that.

Yes it was. The base bill that Reid/Schumer put forth was much worse than the carefully crafted Manchin/Toomey amendment.

16 posted on 04/18/2013 11:54:24 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Sir Napsalot

Obama is pissed, so I fully expect something bigger and badder than Newtown sooner rather than later. I’m sure some nutjob’s already groomed and ready to be activated as we speak.


17 posted on 04/18/2013 12:00:40 PM PDT by capitoltex
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To: Sub-Driver

“circumstances change” = hoping for another Newtown


18 posted on 04/18/2013 12:03:01 PM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Sub-Driver
A Senate Democratic leadership aide said Reid can bring up the package of gun proposals again if circumstances change we are are lucky enough to have another mass shooting where lots of children die...

Which sadly enough is what many of the ghouls are hoping for

19 posted on 04/18/2013 12:06:36 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

saw a post from another thread that suggested, speculated, posited, that Friday may see an arrest in monday’s mess, and that could be the unwasted crisis needed.

YMMV


20 posted on 04/18/2013 12:07:02 PM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: capitoltex
I hope what you said is nowhere true.

But the next nutjob is more likely left-leaning than a ‘right wing extremist’ who is a conservative, who loves God and Country.

21 posted on 04/18/2013 12:18:35 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sub-Driver
He will attach it to something else when all the furor dies down and folk are not watching. COUNT ON IT.
22 posted on 04/18/2013 12:25:04 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: capitoltex
I’m sure some nutjob’s already groomed and ready to be activated as we speak.

Hussein's sleeper cells being awaken?
23 posted on 04/18/2013 12:26:04 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“But the next nutjob is more likely left-leaning...”

They almost always are.


24 posted on 04/18/2013 12:27:11 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ploy or no, after all the "we're not going to give up" ra ra this AM this is delicious.

For some reason I hear Woody Woodpecker in my head "HaHaHaHaha, HaHahaHaha, HAHAHAHAHA!!!!"

25 posted on 04/18/2013 12:28:42 PM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think Boehner already told Reid that any legislation passed by using the “nuclear option” would immediately be DOA in the House.

Now saying and doing are two different things as we well know.


26 posted on 04/18/2013 12:51:40 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: b4its2late

Maybe not. Gun control doesn’t play well in Nevada, where Reid (and Democrats in general) are hardly shoe-ins. I suspect he’ll keep quiet for a while.


27 posted on 04/18/2013 1:40:01 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe in the Senate but the boss of the House is not giving up.

Pelosi on Gun Control: ‘We’re just not taking no for an answer’


Emotional Obama vows gun control ‘without Congress’
28 posted on 04/18/2013 1:51:54 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Little dirty harry is waiting for another opportunity when an another operative is handed a gun and makes the news.

This will probably be in the next week or two.


29 posted on 04/18/2013 1:55:41 PM PDT by hadaclueonce
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