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House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights
Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:24 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Richard Lardner

Posted on 12/06/2017 4:46:08 PM PST by Olog-hai

Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.

The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no.

The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate.

Republicans said the reciprocity measure, a top priority of the National Rifle Association, would allow gun owners to travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state laws or civil suits.

Opponents, mostly Democrats, said the bill could endanger public safety by overriding state laws that place strict limits on guns. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; 2a; 2ndamendment; banglist; ccw; concealedcarry; fakenews; nra; realpropaganda; secondamendment; statelines

1 posted on 12/06/2017 4:46:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Should have been:

Republicans voted for a bill to restore Second Amendment rights across the nation. Six Democrats joined in to respect the Constitution.

14 Republicans joined with most Democrats to prevent Americans form enjoying the rights to self defense across state lines.

Instead, the AP wrote:

“Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.”

AP has been anti-Second Amendment for decades.


2 posted on 12/06/2017 4:50:23 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Olog-hai

Great winning!! Call your Senator . We need this so we can carry in these liberal states!! Wonderful!!


3 posted on 12/06/2017 4:51:02 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: Olog-hai

Name and shame the 14 Republicans. I just imagine Peter King was one of them.


4 posted on 12/06/2017 4:51:08 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Olog-hai

So nice that we have rulers that pretend to affirm our GOD GIVEN INALIENABLE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. It’s ALL BS!


5 posted on 12/06/2017 4:51:35 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: marktwain

AP just can’t keep their opinions out of their reporting the news. YOU SUCK AP.


6 posted on 12/06/2017 4:52:30 PM PST by hillarys cankles
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To: marktwain

14 Republicans
Names please.


7 posted on 12/06/2017 4:53:15 PM PST by Tac Double Tap (I'd rather die standing than on my knees begging.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Republicans rammed”.

Good grief. Could you commies just report on a story without jamming some agenda down the American people’s throats?


8 posted on 12/06/2017 4:54:16 PM PST by chapin2500
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To: Tac Double Tap

Name them then Cantorize them!

It’s time to apply zero tolerance to Congress instead of public schools.


9 posted on 12/06/2017 4:57:22 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama. The Legacy is a lie. The lie is the Legacy.)
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To: chapin2500

Good grief. Could you commies just report on a story without jamming some agenda down the American people’s throats?


You ask for the impossible. Jamming an agenda down the American people’s throat is their entire reason for existence, for becoming “journalists”, for advancing to where they are.


10 posted on 12/06/2017 4:58:37 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Olog-hai

But will it die in the Senate like most other bills?


11 posted on 12/06/2017 5:02:02 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

It will likely die in the senate. The civil rights of the peasantry are much less important than splitting up the goodies.

Politics is a scam and we’re suckers for playing.


12 posted on 12/06/2017 5:11:25 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Hope and redemption are to be found in the Lord. Not in politics.)
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To: Tac Double Tap; marktwain

Roll call of votes - H.R. 38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Scroll down to the “NOES” - the democrat names are in italics, the republican names are not in italics.

14 republicans:

Amash
Buck
Costello (PA)
Curbelo (FL)
Donovan
Fitzpatrick
Gohmert
King (NY)
Lance
Massie
Meehan
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Smith (NJ)

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll663.xml


13 posted on 12/06/2017 5:13:15 PM PST by deks
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To: chapin2500; marktwain

It’s like saying “Republicans jammed a tax break for the rich through the house in the first significant action on taxes since Wesley Snipes was convicted of tax evasion”.

I hope this bill passes. Force the remaining holdout state leaders to explain to their constituents why all these out of state visitors are allowed to pack heat while they are denied the same human right as protected and enumerated in the Constitution.


14 posted on 12/06/2017 5:23:14 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: marktwain
AP has been anti-Second Amendment for decades.

As well as CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and the various Leftist waste-of-trees newspapers (e.g., The Washington Compost, and The New York Slimes).

15 posted on 12/06/2017 5:25:11 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: vette6387

Before we paint all the republican no voters with the same brush, might want to have a look at Rep. Tom Massie’s you tube comments.

https://youtu.be/IxfWmBHsdgg

Said he could not vote for the reciprocity bill if it was married to the fix-nics bill. It was, so he didn’t.


16 posted on 12/06/2017 6:12:52 PM PST by Vladzred (..from deep within the Daniel Boone Forest...)
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To: Olog-hai

What Democrats voted for gun rights? What Morons voted for gun grabbing? I want names..


17 posted on 12/06/2017 6:24:33 PM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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