Skip to comments.Democrats Point to Gun Legislation as Justification for Nuking Filibuster
Posted on 03/24/2021 7:43:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Democrats are using the mass shooting in Colorado on Monday to renew their push to eliminate the filibuster and pass new gun control legislation.
Prominent Democrats said the Senate must eliminate the filibuster in order to push through new gun control laws in response to the killings. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Rep. Jason Crow (Colo.), Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), Pennsylvania lieutenant governor candidate John Fetterman, and Pennsylvania Senate candidate Malcolm Kenyatta all called for the filibuster to end in the wake of Monday's attack.
"Things won't get better until Democrats get rid of the filibuster and finally pass gun safety legislation that a huge majority of Americans support," Warren wrote on Twitter. "What are we waiting for – another tragedy?"
On Monday, a man who has been identified by police as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa began shooting people at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. He murdered nine customers and Boulder police officer Eric Talley before surrendering to authorities. He was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday.
Warren and the other Democrats argued that Alissa's attack justifies getting rid of the filibuster. They said it is impossible to get the 10 Republican votes needed to pass new gun restrictions under the current rules. Instead, they want the rules thrown out so that they can pass such measures as background check expansion and gun bans without the need for any Republican support at all.
President Biden also pressured Congress to pass new gun control legislation on Tuesday during a public address in reaction to the Boulder killings. He called on the Senate to pass the two gun control bills that cleared the House in early March and to implement one of his key campaign promises, a ban on popular firearms like the AR-15.
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I’m curious as to how long 70mm Americans will consent to this type of governance?
“Democrats have filibustered gun restriction legislation in the past.”
These are not your father’s Democrats.
What with the police being defunded, how will the gun ban be implemented and enforced? Soldiers going door to door ransacking each and every house (because you never know otherwise)?
>Democrats are using the mass shooting in Colorado on Monday to renew their push to eliminate the filibuster and pass new gun control legislation.<
So.....when did they get in touch with him? He was ripe for the occasion.
Slick move after a leftist, Syrian terrorist criminal brought in as a “refugee” by Democrats kills ten people who were defenseless in an unarmed Democrat, socialist city. I wouldn’t be surprised, if he was on drugs, too.
The Democrat Party is the criminal party and wants to disarm the whole population for its slavering criminal constituents.
So, a Syrian Muzz with an ISIS bent comes in under Obungle’s watch, then goes on a shooting spree and kills ten whites. The goverment response: Let’s take all the guns away from Whitey! We don’t need secession; we just need to firmly expatriate all these Left-liberal, fecal septic sluices from the rest of the continent. It ought to be a hoot to read their Articles of Confederation in the aftermath.
Next thing you know, we’ll be quartering soldiers!
How are they going to do that when they are promising massive cuts in the military as well???
They’ll accept it and disarm themselves or face felony charges. Until the day we all die and beyond.
I asked my Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-4) about gun control legislation today. He said the filibuster is preventing anything from happening in the Senate and that Kristin Simena was adamant about keeping the filibuster in place.
When there is a mass shooting it’s the guns fault.
When it’s a police officer it’s the officers fault
they can nuke to their heart’s content. They touch guns and that division they have in DC will be woefully inadequate.
I’m cool with Democrats killing the filibuster so long as we don’t reinstall it when we have the majority again. It has by far been more advantageous to Democrats than Republicans over the years.
This azzhoe has discredited himself and his service that he wore on his sleeve to get elected.
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