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Assault Weapons Ban Now Lacks Votes Needed to Pass Senate
NewsMax ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | NewsMax Staff

Posted on 01/25/2013 11:33:20 AM PST by EXCH54FE

A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews.

At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; senate

1 posted on 01/25/2013 11:33:23 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

OK, but keep a lookout for the “compromise” bill.
The DiFi bill was intended to distract us.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 11:34:39 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: EXCH54FE

All Senate Blue-dogs MUST be defeated in 2014. Prepare for the battle of you life!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 11:35:49 AM PST by Obadiah (America is Babylon)
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To: EXCH54FE

With a Republican majority in the House, the situation in the Senate should be
irrelevant. Oh that’s right, John “I surrender” Boehner is still Speaker. :(


4 posted on 01/25/2013 11:36:22 AM PST by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: EXCH54FE

I think THEY know we are taking names!


5 posted on 01/25/2013 11:38:42 AM PST by Renegade
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To: littleharbour
With a Republican majority in the House, the situation in the Senate should be irrelevant. Oh that’s right, John “I surrender” Boehner is still Speaker.

Don't worry. Even if Speaker Boehner fails to uphold the Supreme Law of the Land, we still have Chief Justice Roberts defending our fundamental, God-given constitutional rights. Does that make you feel better?

6 posted on 01/25/2013 11:39:45 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: MrB; All; Travis McGee
Yesterday's bill was HUGELY watered down from the draft released Dec 27th. The most onerous aspect, the NFA classification of all battle rifles, was completely abandoned.

The strong talk and massive buying has them running scared, as it should be.

It's working brothers, keep standing firm !

STICK TO YOUR GUNS

7 posted on 01/25/2013 11:41:37 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: Pollster1

Somebody’s got something on Roberts.
Either something extremely embarassing,
or a threat to someone he can’t protect.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 11:41:50 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Renegade
I think THEY know we are taking names!

We're not playing around either. Anyone who votes for or supports as evil an act as the gun ban will never get my vote for anything. Subverting the Constitution is an unforgivable offense against our country.

9 posted on 01/25/2013 11:42:29 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: SENTINEL

I think they know they’ve caused a line in the sand to be drawn.

People are fed up and arming up.

Not a good situation if you’re an “elite ruling class” member.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 11:43:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Renegade

Don’t flatter yourself. All they are doing is holding out for a deal, ala Ben Nelson.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 11:43:17 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: MrB

I have faced evil, face-to-face, and his response was wrong regardless of the threat. He should not have surrendered. It would take a whole lot to balance the harm he did in one terrible day, and even Methuselah did not live long enough to accomplish that much.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 11:44:35 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: WinMod70

I wonder how many “Cornhusker kickbacks” Baraq and Dingy Harry have in the bank on this one....


13 posted on 01/25/2013 11:47:05 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: MrB
The DiFi bill was intended to distract us.

You are oh so right.
S.150 is (we hear) the whole ball of wax, but they're working on the sub-parts one at a time as well.

Don't take your eyes off the various balls in the air right now:

The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily:

House Bills:
H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 137: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 138: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 141: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 226: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act. Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L., Referred to the Ways and Means committee.
H.R. 227: Buyback Our Safety Act. Sponsor: Rep Deutch, Theodore E., Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 236: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Langevin, James R., Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 238: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act. Sponsor: Rep Meng, Grace, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 329: To amend the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to encourage States to provide records to the National Instant Background Check System.
H.R. 404: To enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms.

Senate Bills:
S.22: A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows. Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R.
S.33: A bill to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R.
S.34: A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists. Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R.
S.35: A bill to require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition. Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R.
S.54: A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. ("trafficking = "private sales") Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J.
S.147: A bill to establish minimum standards for States that allow the carrying of concealed firearms. Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara
S.150: A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne

And an interesting side note:
H.R. 339: To require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to make video recordings of the examination and testing of firearms and ammunition, and for other purposes.

And one to support! H.R. 410: To provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment has no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes.

14 posted on 01/25/2013 11:51:01 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: nascarnation
Speaking of that, it looks like Chuck Schumer isn't the only one to have an unflattering website in his name:

Mary Landrieu, Senator For Sale (senatorlandrieu.com)

15 posted on 01/25/2013 11:54:23 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: MrB

I think you’re correct. Over the past few weeks I have been going into debt buying things I didn’t want and may never use. Heck of a creative way to stimulate the economy. LOL


16 posted on 01/25/2013 11:58:54 AM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Charles Martel
Oh how I hope we can rid ourselves of that little witch from New Orleans next election.
17 posted on 01/25/2013 12:00:14 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: MrB
Exactly! They'll push way past where they know they can will, then pullback and "compromise". Then, slowly and incrementally, they will whittle away at that pesky 2nd Amendment.

The other thing about this bill that really sticks in my craw is that the "Ruling Elite" wanted to exempt themselves from the same laws they were trying to force on "The Ruled"...!

Am I PO'd? YOU BET!!!

Write/call/email your representatives! Tell them where you stand and that you expect them to represent you on these views and values! When they start hearing from the "Silent Majority" and they see their own election chances being threatened, they start paying attention...

18 posted on 01/25/2013 12:00:54 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: WinMod70

“Don’t flatter yourself. All they are doing is holding out for a deal, ala Ben Nelson.”

Don’t you mean BRIBE? They also told us Obamacare didnt have enough votes to pass.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 12:02:18 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Any politician that proposes an infringement of liberty while exempting elected government officials from that same infringement needs to be strung up. I mean literally, they need to fear for their lives in doing something like that.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 12:03:36 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
The other thing about this bill that really sticks in my craw is that the "Ruling Elite" wanted to exempt themselves from the same laws they were trying to force on "The Ruled"...!

Haven't they done this before? On other bills? Aren't they exempt from 0ScaryCare? (I haven't read the bill, so I'm not sure.)

21 posted on 01/25/2013 12:06:48 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: MrB
OK, but keep a lookout for the “compromise” bill.

Correct! Why in hell are any Republicans working on a bipartisan deal?

They should filibuster this bill to death, and if it is brought to a vote, ensure that nothing is "watered down" to make it palatable.

22 posted on 01/25/2013 12:10:39 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Let’s hope so. This is bad...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/122199090/S-150


23 posted on 01/25/2013 12:12:24 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: MrB

Watch out for McCain.


24 posted on 01/25/2013 12:14:21 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: EXCH54FE
“It’s been event after event after event, and what’s new to this are the schools,” she said.

Yes, as new as the Gun Free School Zones Act.

25 posted on 01/25/2013 12:16:57 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Blank checks drawn on unlimited accounts are very persuasive.


26 posted on 01/25/2013 12:24:39 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: EXCH54FE

If the near possibility of “AR” style weapons being banned goes away, can we expect prices to come back down?


27 posted on 01/25/2013 12:31:22 PM PST by ryan71
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To: ryan71

Supply and demand is like gravity.

Yes.

The supply will catch up with the demand.


28 posted on 01/25/2013 12:32:33 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ryan71

Guns and ammo prices seem like gas prices. Any worry and they’ll spike and never come down.


29 posted on 01/25/2013 12:32:33 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: Charles Martel

nicely done, thanks for the link


30 posted on 01/25/2013 12:47:23 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Obadiah
All Senate Blue-dogs MUST be defeated in 2014. Prepare for the battle of you life!

Better a blue dog than a rino, ass hole, bastard like Mark Kirk - so called "R" Illinois, who has just introduced his own gun grabbing bill in the senate.

Yes, I would vote for a blue dog dem before I would vote for him. Unfortunately here in Illinois that is not an option. Republicans vie with democrats to see who can be the most liberal.

A pox on the lot of them.

31 posted on 01/25/2013 12:47:42 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: EXCH54FE
With a tip-o-the-hat to Hillary "What difference does it make?!?!?!"

The point is to keep the controversy alive in order to embarrass and ridicule the GOP. Every topic is designed to keep chipping away at Republicans, and even RINOs. The topic doesn't matter.

32 posted on 01/25/2013 12:50:07 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: EXCH54FE

We learned with the passage of Obamacare that Congress is not interested in the public’s opinion.

Every decision from now on will need a ton of public energy.


33 posted on 01/25/2013 1:02:04 PM PST by lurk
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To: Graybeard58

Yeah, I hear ya’, but we gotta take this step by step. Get solid control of the Senate and House. This stops Obama in his tracks. Then clean house - without mercy - of the RINOs!


34 posted on 01/25/2013 1:04:40 PM PST by Obadiah (America is Babylon)
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To: SERKIT

If I cannot purchase an AR, can I purchase an AK?


35 posted on 01/25/2013 1:06:04 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
If I cannot purchase an AR, can I purchase an AK?

You'll find both in the unicorn aisle.
36 posted on 01/25/2013 1:20:19 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: grobdriver

Thanks for the list! Would you be willing to start a thread for more exposure?


37 posted on 01/25/2013 1:23:53 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Obadiah

All Senate Blue-dogs MUST be defeated in 2014

Mary Landrieu goes!!!!


38 posted on 01/25/2013 1:36:19 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: EXCH54FE

You know, I was thinking the same thing. Several contributing factors also caused this. Among them:

1.) People ARE fed up and they are no longer just arming up. They are mobilizing. We Will Fight!

2.)More of us than them. Even though their turning this into a class war. Their “class” of people are sheeples based on emotional, low education, cowardice. Not the people they can count on to defend them.

3.)People are more than just mobilizing, they are organized, educated, and prepared.

4.)Even though they are some liberal, pos’s in the military, their also outnumbered by the conservative, God fearing, American loving constitutionalists.

5.)People will not give up their guns, no way, no how, no way in hell, hence number 1.

6)Last, but not least. If for some unGodly reason they past it. The constitution is on our side. Us, We the people! when it’s all said and done we are on the right side of the law. Which means as traitors, after we win, their is a reality to their cowardice also that says, f u obummer, I’m not dying for you.


39 posted on 01/25/2013 1:41:30 PM PST by Capt.Michaels (Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: The Cajun

(((Applause)) Shakes your hand :o)


40 posted on 01/25/2013 1:45:02 PM PST by Capt.Michaels (Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: All

for the fact we have mobilized,

has there been ANY msm coverate of the ESS being canced due to a british company decision?

rush only had a wire blub blaming the nra for cancelling the show.

Morris? Rush? anybody?


41 posted on 01/25/2013 1:47:04 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: fortheDeclaration

McCain and his ilk would roll over and play dead to ditch us for the capacity issue. These senatorial buffoons have no idea where tech is today. They are still amazed by desktop computing devices.


42 posted on 01/25/2013 1:51:37 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MrB
Without a doubt.

Pretty strong feeling it regards his sexual preferences or proclivities in one way or another. But, who knows?

43 posted on 01/25/2013 1:54:29 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Interesting and true question. I believe this shows us a couple of things. Someone maybe needs to send the info hot off the presses to the conservative talk shows at the time or did and it was not important enough to them. Regardless, this shows us how all of You! and us did it together. Keep up the good work. Though the conservative talk shows are still needed imo. We don’t need to totally be reliant on them either. Likewise, this should scare the hell out of you and wake you up the fact obummer wants to control the internet. I realize there are some pretty bad and/or shady things that happen over the internet. But it’s clearly used as a medium to by pass state run mediate, communicate, and mobilize.


44 posted on 01/25/2013 1:57:55 PM PST by Capt.Michaels (Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: Capt.Michaels

I need to better check my posts....lol To many spelling errors. Just saying. :o)


45 posted on 01/25/2013 2:04:04 PM PST by Capt.Michaels (Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I actually did earlier in the week.

I need to update it...

46 posted on 01/25/2013 2:34:01 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: grobdriver

Well then, THANK you! :)


47 posted on 01/25/2013 3:17:40 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: WinMod70

Henry Bowman is out there somewhere!


48 posted on 01/25/2013 3:29:38 PM PST by Renegade
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To: MrB

“Somebody’s got something on Roberts.
Either something extremely embarassing,
or a threat to someone he can’t protect.”

I agree with you.


49 posted on 01/25/2013 4:59:07 PM PST by depenzz
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To: EXCH54FE
In the Bloomberg version of this story ("Assault Weapons Ban Lacks Democratic Votes to Pass Senate By Heidi Przybyla & Julie Hirschfeld Davis - Jan 25, 2013 10:01 PM MT ." here is a quote:

We have an obligation to act -- not wait,” Biden told reporters after a more than two-hour roundtable at Virginia Commonwealth University to discuss the administration’s push for new gun-safety measures.

There is only ONE way to read a comment like this - - -

I Won't Wait For Congress To Act

This clown - who ignores the Judicial branch on NLRB recess appointments - is certainly not going to pay any attention to the Congress stopping him.

WILL THE US POPULATION EVER GAIN THE INITIATIVE TO REMOVE HIM, or are truly going to live under this tyrannical DICKtator for another 1,460 days?
50 posted on 01/26/2013 7:41:13 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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