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S.649 Live Debate Thread - CSPAN2

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Bartholomew Roberts, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Senate debate on the motion to proceed with S.649 has begun. Senator Mike Lee has made a brief opening statement pointing out that nobody has seen text of key components of the legislation and that nobody has any idea what amendments will even be debated and that under those circumstances, it makes perfect sense to delay the motion to proceed until those conditions can be met.

    After his remarks, CSPAN is rerunning the Toomey-Manchin conference from yesterday :barf:

    Vote on motion to proceed scheduled for 11am Eastern.

    Reid up. Time between parties to be divided equally and controlled by leaders. Asks the Senate to forego the 30 hour delay after motion vote so they can begin debate of the bill immediately. Says the first bill to be offered will be the Toomey-Manchin Amendment (that not even other Senators have seen yet - big surprise).

    Reid says bill will be open to all related amendments. McConnell up now explaining why he opposes the motion to proceed.
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  2. Fryerpower

    Fryerpower Well-Known Member

    Just tried to call my Senators. The lines are busy! :) I'll keep trying...

  3. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Blumenthal supports Toomey-Manchin. Promises to spearhead magazine ban and AWB amendments.

    Sen. Murphy talking about dead children to advance various bans.

    Blumenthal now claiming gun lobby is trying to create a registry of all the mentally ill people in the United States?
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  4. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Doesnt this idiot know he reloaded multiple times often dropping full and partially full magazines???
  5. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Mike Lee up. Reading pro-Second Amendment votes by citizens and arguing that the Second Amendment is a core constitutional right that should be subject to 60 votes. Says not a single Senator has yet seen Toomey-Manchin bill.

    Leahy up arguing against filibuster of motion to proceed. Babbling like an idiot. Claims that the Second Amendment is secure so no need to be afraid of AWB, magazine bans, government registries, etc. Government is your pal.
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  6. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    Stand up and be counted!
  7. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Well-Known Member

    Tarosean, the facts really do not matter to them. Its about exploiting emotions and gaining control.
  8. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    Cornyn up, talking about mental health
  9. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Cornyn hitting on no prosecutions for background check violations. Supports filibuster and gives same reasons as Mike Lee.

    Pause. Vote for cloture in 5 minutes.
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  10. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    Vote in progress
  11. Fryerpower

    Fryerpower Well-Known Member

    I finally got through on the phone. Hopefully all of this background noise is getting through to them.

    Sure wish I could hear each Senator's vote instead of just the guy calling roll.

  12. dbb1776

    dbb1776 Well-Known Member

    I love being in Texas. But all the other Yahoo Senatepedes and Congresscritters from the other states boggle my mind.
    Write and rewrite 'em.
  13. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    The vote will go up in the Congressional Record in about 30 minutes. So we will know the specific Senators then.
  14. Fryerpower

    Fryerpower Well-Known Member

    Un-Freakin-Believable! Corker, R-Tennessee voted Yes! Oh, I am pissed now.

    Well, his intern just got a polite earful from me. I can't believe I voted for this guy.
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  15. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Motion passed. Filibuster is broken on motion to proceed. Still one more chance to filibuster.
  16. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    Theyre still voting? o_O
  17. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Now we are waiting on the end of the vote and to find out what he schedule will be. Hopefully they make Reid wait 30 hours before starting debate so we may have a chance to see the Toomey-Manchin Amendment (first amendment up according to Reid).
  18. Fryerpower

    Fryerpower Well-Known Member

    68 to 31, yea.
  19. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    Sure they can come together on this.

  20. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    AWB Amendment
    Mag Cap Amendment.

    Oh joy.

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