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Senate (Toomey-Manchin Amend.) Gun Bill Has been...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CmdrSlander, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. leadaddict

    leadaddict Member

    It's bitter-sweet. Good that it didn't pass; sad that a majority of US senators voted for this atrocity. We must now keep up the pressure.
  2. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Active Member

    In RELATED news...

    The local Walmart is chocked full of ammo again!!


    WOW!! Just goes to show you how fast the panic buying 'cooled off' once the gun control legislation died.

  3. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander New Member

    But, Colorado...
  4. itchy1

    itchy1 New Member

    Seems like those liberally biased poll questions/results on background checks were off just a little bit. These Senators want to get re elected. If 90% of their constituents wanted this bill to pass, it would have passed. 50+ Senators willing to sell us out is still way too many though.
  5. AlexanderA

    AlexanderA Active Member

    Lest anyone become overconfident going forward, keep in mind that the gun bill would have passed if this was a straight majority vote. It was killed only because of the Senate filibuster rules, which require 60 votes to do anything. If the Senate majority (Reid & co.) really wanted to bypass the filibuster, they could have done so, by reforming the rules earlier in the session. In many ways, what happens in the Senate is Kabuki theater and political posturing.
  6. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard New Member

    Battle is won. We need to clean gear and resupply for the next one.
  7. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander New Member

  8. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Active Member

    Great news. Enjoy it for a minute, but don't let up.
    Continue to support the NRA and stay in contact with representatives at the least inkling of a gun control bill.
    We can't get complacent.
  9. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Active Member

    We've went over this before. Executive action cannot make new laws. He can't just decide to institute universal background checks or assault weapons bans.
  10. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 New Member

    Interesting, Reid voted no. Pretty much all of the Dems on the fence look to have voted no.
  11. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander New Member


    the scum that vote for this in particular are the ones we need to oust in 2014.
  12. Blackstone

    Blackstone New Member

    Oh Christ, the witch is on. "Big clips"
  13. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire New Member

    Funny CoRoMo. No Wally worlds in my neck of the woods have any of consequence.

    McCain voted for the amendment. Feinstein is speaking now. She needs to get here facts straight if she wants to fight crime.

    I just saw that Reid had voted "No" to the background check amendment. This corrects what I just posted.
  14. KevinB

    KevinB Member

    Does anyone have a link to the votes? I can't view the video.
  15. Gtscotty

    Gtscotty Active Member

    Thanks for the CSPAN link, I've been listening to the proceedings. They are now voting on the universal carry amendment. Schumer is such a tool, his emotionally based plea against the amendment was rife with ridiculous falsehoods... Something about universal carry law giving weapons to criminals...

  16. Blackstone

    Blackstone New Member

    So I'm confused about proceedings. The Cornyn amendment proposes reciprocal carry. Why bother trying to add this very pro-gun amendment into a bill that is overall anti?
  17. JVaughn

    JVaughn New Member

    Let freedom ring my friends!

    Now, that's one battle. We have a long way to go, and when this nonsense dies down again, let's put the pressure on our reps to push something we want.
  18. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Active Member

    Agreed. And I have a feeling it will happen.
  19. morcey2

    morcey2 Active Member

    Fienstien just chewed out senate for not caring and for requiring 60 votes on these votes.
  20. baz

    baz New Member

    But what's this I read about Reid voting NO so as to have the ability to bring it up again?

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