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Al Franken Blinks on AWB

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Alaska444, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. jerkface11

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    Franken is not a second amendment supporter. He still wants a magazine ban and universal background checks.
     
  2. USAF_Vet

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    And he just voted for the AWB in committee.
     
  3. jerkface11

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    Wanting it to come to a vote is one thing voting for it is another.
     
  4. BBQJOE

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    I didn't think Franken was that funny on SNL, and looking at his current stance, he seems funnier to me now.
    I don't mean ha ha funny.
     
  5. Hunter991

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    Frankin supports gun bans. But he is worried about reelection in just a few years. Throw this idiot out!
     
  6. DammitBoy

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    Finding either party in power the "least offensive" is quite the trick - you have to fool yourself into believing you made a good choice, when there is none.

    I could not in good conscience vote for either Romney or Obama for any of their policies, so I voted Libertarian. From your comments, it sounds like you should "find" the Libertarian party.
     
  7. Ohio Gun Guy

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    The Democrats have been laid bare, and still some refuse to see it....

    The FIRST chance they got, were talking about BANS AGAIN. Is there any doubt if they controlled the House in any numbers that this would not be on the Presidents Desk Already. Some wont vote for it, ONLY because it wont go through, they'll beat their chests and pro-gun guys will keep voting for them....then if the situation is right, they will screw you so fast, and Constitutional questions will be YEARS away, pending challenges...

    STOP VOTING FOR THEM!
     
  8. Lex Luthier

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    He will say anything to get re-elected.
     
  9. InkEd

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    Sounds to me like he is all for an AWB! He is only bitinig his tongue for election reasons. Period.
     
  10. jamesbeat

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    Good idea. In fact, all politicians who say that they support the Second Amendment, but... should be made to read it out loud before they spout their nonsense.
     
  11. PT92

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    Here's what's sad IMO:

    That we are here discussing the fact that a former SNL cast member with absolutely no political background whatsoever (zero credentials) is now a sitting United States Senator is not even mentioned or considered as a matter of concern :confused:.

    The End of Days has got to be near with what is happening in Washington and the Nation @large...
     
  12. hso

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    He voted to pass the Feinstein AWB out of the Judiciary Committee to the Senate.

    That's enough to replace him come reelection.
     
  13. messerist

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    I received the typical "canned" response to my numerous e-mails to his office. He should be a hockey player the way he skated around the issue. My other Senator, Amy Klobuchar has never responded to my letters. How is that for representation....and we pay them for what they do!
     
  14. toiville2feathers

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    A lot of Democrats support the RKBA. Just because there is a R behind their name don't mean that they are pro-gun.
    President Nixon believed that no citizen should be able to own a firearm, G W Bush said in his campaign for the second term, he stated that if congress renewed the AWB he would sign it. Luckily they never put it in front of him. We wouldn't be having this conversation now.
    All the anti's have to do is get the RKBA supporters snapping and snarling and pointing fingers at each other. Get one political belief to alienate the other political belief and the anti,s battle is half won by us and we have displayed our ridiculously poor solidarity on the RKBA issue to the whole world.
     
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    AWB=sacrificial lamb if it tanks. Harry Reid has bigger ambitions; Universal Background Checks.

    We have a long fight with this and other anti legislation.

    Keep those cards/letters/emails rollin'!
     
  16. HorseSoldier

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    Both living down in the South and living up here in AK, that's my conclusion as well (especially up here). While the Democratic party leadership -- dominated as it is by persons from the big blue electoral states like Cali and NY -- may be anti-gun in their outlook, I'd still take most Deep South Democrats (even if I never voted for them) on guns over Mitt Romney (R) or Michael Bloomberg (R -- or at least used to be) on the issue of guns and gun control every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
     
  17. Ohio Gun Guy

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    Yes but many of the Democrats have a nasty habit of voting party line, because their leadership threatens to withdraw party support in the next election...

    Not a huge fan of republicans, and the reasons mentioned above, likely cost the R's the last presidential election....

    But If the Dems had control of the house and senate, we would no doubt be talking about the bill the President was about to sign, due to all the D's falling in line.
     
  18. Justin

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    Yeah, like in the Colorado Senate when a whopping two Democrats voted against some of the gun control proposals.
     
  19. Akita1

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    Echo that - an "I" next to my name
     
  20. hi-tower

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    He can change his tune all he wants. He was on the list of people to support this from the beginning. He will not get my vote in the next election. We better not forget it either. He needs to go in MN. Just like some of the state Senators and Legislators. I do not get to vote for them though as the one I have is trying to push a NRA backed one through now but it is not getting heard.
     
  21. beatledog7

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    There are pro and anti gun people in both parties, but how many Republicans are drafting and pushing anti-gun bills?
     
  22. mookiie

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    I completely agree very good points.
     
  23. hillbilly

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    Both Bill Clinton and Al Gore were Southern Dems with zero anti-gun history until they took the White House. Bill pushed hard for 1994 AWB. Gore cast the tie breaking vote for it in the senate. I have voted against ALL Dems ever since. Check the 2012 Dem party platform. Dems are the party of gun control.
     
  24. jerkface11

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    When people say not all Democrats are for gun control they mean the voters. Pretty much all the politicians are.
     
  25. SpentCasing

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    Maybe because a lot of people are sick of professional politicians? Are normal citizens with "absolutely no political background whatsoever" such a bad thing to represent... the people? Garbage in garbage out.

    But I guess Im doomed anyways because I despise R social stances and despise D 2A and military stances.
     
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