All you need to know about John Kerry


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Boats
February 11, 2004, 12:28 PM
Lookee here! (http://www.bradycampaign.org/facts/scorecard/scorecard.php?inds=42)

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Thumper
February 11, 2004, 12:30 PM
Ka-WHAM!!!

Navy gets another slam dunk!

Sam Adams
February 11, 2004, 12:37 PM
John Kerry voted with the Gun grabbers on each and every one of the 20 gun rights votes listed in the Brady Campaign scorecard.

Here are the issues:

Final Passage of Campaign Finance Reform (107th Congress, 3/20/02): H.R. 2356, The Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act. A YES vote supported the Brady Campaign/Million Mom March position. The bill passed by a vote of 60-40 and was signed into law by President Bush on March 27, 2002.

Lautenberg/Kerrey Amendment to S. 254, The Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999 (106th Congress, 5/20/99): Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Bob Kerrey (D-NE) offered a revised version of Senator Lautenberg's original gun show proposal that had failed on 5/12/99. The revised version required background checks for gun show sales but streamlined paperwork requirements for gun show vendors. The amendment passed 51-50 with Vice President Al Gore casting the tie-breaking vote. A YES vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Hatch/Craig Amendment to S. 254, The Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999 (106th Congress, 5/14/99): After a number of Republican Senators expressed misgivings about the just-passed Craig Amendment, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) felt compelled to offer a slightly amended version. However, all the loopholes in the original Craig amendment still existed in the new Hatch/Craig amendment. The amendment passed 48-47. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Craig Amendment to S. 254, The Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999 (106th Congress, 5/12/99): Immediately following the tabling of Senator Lautenberg's amendment to require background checks on all purchases at gun shows, NRA Board member and Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) offered his sham amendment that made background checks at gun shows voluntary, dismissed any civil liability actions pending at the date of enactment, allowed gun show dealers to effectuate the transfer of a firearm in any state, and reinstated the exception in the Brady Law for pawn shop redemptions. The amendment passed 53-45. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Lautenberg Amendment to S. 254, The Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999 (106th Congress, 5/12/99): This amendment, offered by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), would have required the extension of Brady background checks to all firearms sold at gun shows — no exceptions. A gun show was defined as any event where 50 or more firearms are offered or exhibited for sale, transfer, or exchange; or at which two or more persons are offering or exhibiting one or more firearms for sale or transfer. A motion was offered to table (to defeat) the amendment. That motion passed 51-47. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Kohl Amendment to S. 254, The Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999 (106th Congress, 5/18/99): Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) offered this compromise amendment, along with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and John Chafee (R-RI) requiring that any handgun sold or transferred by a licensed dealer must be accompanied by a secure storage or safety device. This compromise amendment, however, contained no standards for the safety device to be sold and offered immunity from civil liability to anyone using a secure gun storage or safety device. The amendment passed 78-20. A YES vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Schumer Amendment to S. 254, The Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999 (106th Congress, 5/14/99): Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) amendment to ban the unlicensed sale of guns on the internet by requiring websites clearly designed to sell guns to be federally licensed firearms dealers and to comply with all such federal laws. A motion was offered to table (to defeat) the amendment. That motion passed 50-43. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Feinstein Amendment to S. 254, The Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999 (106th Congress, 5/13/99): Senate Dianne Feinstein(D-CA) amendment to ban the importation of large capacity ammunition feeding devices (over ten rounds), prohibit the transfer to and possession by juveniles of semi-automatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and to enhance criminal penalties for transfer of handguns, ammunition, semi-automatic assault weapons, and large capacity ammunition feeding devices to juveniles. A motion was offered to table (to defeat) the amendment. That motion failed 39-59. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Feinstein Amendment to FY1999 Departments of Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations (105th Congress, 7/28/98): Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) offered an amendment that would ban the importation and sale of high capacity ammunition magazines (over ten rounds) that had previously been grandfathered in the Violent Crime Control Act of 1994. A motion was offered to table (to defeat) the amendment. That motion passed 54-44. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Lautenberg Amendment to FY1997 Department of Defense Authorization (104th Congress, 6/27/96): Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) offered an amendment that would have blocked the $76 million transfer of guns, ammunition, property, and cash to the newly-created "Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety." During the debate, Senator Larry Craig (R-UT) moved to table (to defeat) the amendment. Unfortunately, Senator Craig's motion passed by a vote of 71-29, thereby killing the Lautenberg amendment. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Final Passage of Crime Bill (103rd Congress, 8/25/94): Vote on final passage of the crime conference report. A YES vote supported The Brady Campaign's position to pass the crime bill which included the ban on semi-automatic assault weapons. The conference report passed 61-38. It was signed into law by President Clinton on September 13, 1994 (P.L. 103-322).

Final Passage of Brady Bill (103rd Congress, 11/20/93): Passage of the Brady Bill, as amended. A YES vote supported The Brady Campaign's position. The bill passed 63-36. The conference report between the House and Senate versions eventually passed by voice vote on November 24, 1993, and was signed into law by President Clinton on November 30, 1993 (P.L.103-159).

Metzenbaum Sunset Amendment (103rd Congress, 11/19/93): Amendment sponsored by Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH) to delete from the compromise Brady Bill language that would sunset the waiting period in five years whether or not the national instant check system was operational. A YES vote supported The Brady Campaign's position to delete that language. The Amendment failed 43-56.

Mitchell Preemption Amendment (103rd Congress, 11/19/93): Amendment sponsored by Senator George Mitchell (D-ME) to delete from the compromise Brady Bill language that would preempt all state and local gun laws when the national instant check system went into effect. A YES vote supported The Brady Campaign's position to delete that language from the bill. The Amendment passed 54-45.

Dole/Metzenbaum Amendment (102nd Congress, 6/28/91): The amended Brady Bill, calling for a five business day waiting period before the purchase of a handgun. This compromise amendment also provides $100 million to the states to update their criminal history records. A YES vote supported The Brady Campaign's position. This amendment to the Senate Crime bill (S. 1241) passed 67-32.

Schumer Amendment to Fund Gun Buybacks (107th Congress, 8/02/01): H.R. 2620, the Veterans Affairs, Housing, and Independent Agencies appropriations bill for fiscal year 2002. Senator Charles Schumer offered an amendment to allocate $15 million out of the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program so that the Department of Housing and Urban development could continue to fund community-based gun buyback programs. The vote was on a motion to table (to defeat) the amendment. A NO vote supported the Brady Campaign/Million Mom March position. The motion to table passed 65-33.

Durbin/Chafee Amendment to FY1999 Departments of Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations (105th Congress, 7/22/98): Senators John Chafee (R-RI) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) offered their "Child Access Prevention" legislation as an amendment. This legislation, often referred as "safe storage," requires adults to either store loaded guns in a place that is reasonably inaccessible to children or use a device to lock the gun. If a child obtains an improperly stored, loaded firearm, the adult owner is criminally liable. A motion to table (to defeat) this amendment was made. The motion to table passed 69-31. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Smith Amendment to FY1999 Departments of Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations (105th Congress, 7/21/98): Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) offered an amendment that would weaken the National Instant Criminal Background Check Systems that is scheduled to take effect on December 1, 1998. The Smith amendment, offered with the strong support and encouragement of the National Rifle Association, prohibits the Department of Justice from charging a user fee for background checks on handgun purchasers. It also requires the F.B.I. to destroy immediately any records relating to an approved handgun transfer. The Smith amendment passed 69-31. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Craig Amendment to FY1999 Departments of Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations (105th Congress, 7/21/98): Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) offered a meaningless amendment that would require that gun stores have trigger locks in stock and available for sale. This Craig amendment vote was immediately prior to a stronger Boxer/Kohl amendment that would require that all handguns sold in the United States be sold with a child safety lock. The Craig amendment passed 72-28. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Boxer/Kohl Amendment to FY1999 Departments of Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations (105th Congress, 7/21/98): Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) offered this stronger version of the previous Craig amendment requiring that all handguns sold in the United States be sold with a child safety lock. A motion was made to table (to defeat) the amendment. The motion to table passed 61-39. A NO vote supported The Brady Campaign's position.

Feinstein Assault Weapons Amendment (103rd Congress, 11/17/93): Amendment to Senate Crime bill, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of 19 powerful assault weapons. The amendment specifically lists 650 sporting rifles that would not be affected by the ban. A YES vote supported The Brady Campaign's position to include the amendment in the crime bill. The Amendment passed 56-43.

:barf: :barf: :barf:
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Yep, this ought to help out his Southern strategy! :p

Spread the word, folks. This numbnuts IS going to be on the ballot in November. Bush surely isn't perfect on guns (and needs LOTS of letters reminding him NOT to sign any AWB renewal/expansion), but he hasn't and won't take the lead in getting anti-gun legislation passed like Clinton did and Kerry will.

idd
February 11, 2004, 12:41 PM
It's truly depressing to think that our of all the people in this world, the Democrats are incapable of nominating anyone better than Al Gore or John Kerry, or that the Republicans can find no one better than Dubya.

Last night I finished reading _Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution_ by A. J. Langguth (Simon & Schuster: 1988). If you are looking for a fascinating book on the secession of the 13 colonies, put this one on your list. One is struck by the high caliber character of such men as Washington, Jefferson and Adams compared to the current bipartisan crop of self-dealers, liars, victim-disarmament specialists, and power-hungry oath-breakers.

Thumper
February 11, 2004, 12:46 PM
Wow...I agree with idd.

[innapropriate interrogative]Who ya gonna vote for, though?[/innapropriate interrogative]

Sam Adams
February 11, 2004, 01:10 PM
The sad thing about our political system is that it chases away those who are incorruptible and (generally) attracts those who crave power. But this is not a new phenomenon. IMHO, the corruption started just as soon as the generation of the FF's passed into history. You were left with no more idealists, no one who had picked up a rifle, bled, lost family or fortune to win our freedom, and were left with only those who had been bequeathed freedom and a power structure.

The truly sad fact is that the corruption grows as the government itself grows. How much government corruption could there possibly be if the combined take of all levels of government was less than 10% of GNP (as it was for all of our history until the 1930's, with the sole exception of wartime)? The bigger it gets, the worse this problem will get - which is why I am so disappointed in Bush for expanding domestic spending so rapidly. Maybe it is good for his reelection bid, but it will hurt the Republic badly in the long run.

Who to vote for? After many years of waffling between the valid arguments of A) the lesser of two evils and B) a pox on both their houses, none of them obey the Constitution, I have come to the conclusion that you fight like Hell for the candidates and the party platforms you really want from Election Day until the primaries are over, and from the primaries until the next Election Day you hold your nose and vote for the lesser of 2 evils. If you don't do the latter, you have no credibility to do the former, and will lose all chance of reforming either the Republicrats or the Demicans. To vote for another party in the General Election is as effective as pi$$ing into the wind (some occasional local and state candidates proving the rule by being the notable exception). Bush will likely get my vote in November, unless he signs an AWB renewal/expansion (in which case I'll be too busy that day with either cleaning my guns or reloading to ge to the polls).

SAG0282
February 11, 2004, 01:13 PM
Ha, as if my resolve to NOT vote for Kerry needed strengthening......what a clown.

NEtracker
February 11, 2004, 01:42 PM
Hope all other firearm owners know all this...
"John Kerry has a 100% PERFECT anti-gun voting record"
Here, we know, of course. Not gettin' my Vote!:barf:

CatsDieNow
February 11, 2004, 02:23 PM
I have to admit, that scorecard website is kinda nice - not for their intended purpose, but good none the less.

Proud to say my rep has a big round zero. :D

Cool Hand Luke 22:36
February 11, 2004, 04:16 PM
You were left with no more idealists, no one who had picked up a rifle, bled, lost family or fortune to win our freedom, and were left with only those who had been bequeathed freedom and a power structure.

I think you're neglecting a lot of Presidents and also rans who did fight in wars to preserve this country. Eisenhower, McGovern, and Dole all served with distinction in WWII. Truman in WW I, etc.

The Plainsman
February 11, 2004, 05:24 PM
He goes hunting. :barf: :rolleyes:

willp58
February 11, 2004, 05:56 PM
I won't matter what his record is I guess...We had a thread going here about Bush haters and a large number of people here...(GUN PEOPLE)
said that no matter what -- they were going to vote Kerry...

They thot that their gun rights would not suffer...They think the Dems won't come after them..

I'll tell ya what -- If Kerry gets in, I will guarantee things will get hot for us again -- Just like under herr klintooon and reno.

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