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Dianne DeGette (D, CO) to Introduce Magazine Ban in the House

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/28/high-capacity-magazines-bill_n_2376838.html


    I find the following quote from DeGette extremely telling:

    I love how she openly admits that her proposal won't actually solve anything.

    If you haven't already, it's time to warm up your word processing software, folks.
     
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    I will be sending emails later today when I get back home.

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    Coloradans should be so proud, what with Hickenlooper and all.

    More political grandstanding to get her name in the media and make it look like she's "doing something". It has a snowball's chance in Hell.
     
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    Members of this forum (in her district) should call her office and inform her she will be facing a primary fight. Also contact the Colorado Democrat party and inform them she does not represent your interest and you intend to back challengers in the primary.
     
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    Gotta love the name; The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act.

    The anti's really Really REALLY go out of their way to not use the term magazine. Supposed it would admit some sort of ignorance for their inferior semantics for all these years.
     
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    IMO, this is the one to worry about. They are looking for the most they can get past the House, and this is it. I don't know if it can pass, but it probably depend on which side can make the most noise and flash the most cash. We need to keep an eye on it, and kill it in committee if at all possible.
     
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    I agree that it's the one to watch, I just don't see this going anywhere though. The political will is nill right now. Other than Obama trying to revive it a bit this morning on Meet the Press, the country is now focused on fiscal cliff issues. The most likely scenario for passage would be if they split up the long guns and hand guns and limited long guns to no more than 10 rounds, or if they put a cap on 20 rounds for all guns. The public's handgun approval rating north of 70% puts a damper on any kind of proposed restrictions on standard 15 round magazines like you'd find in a 9mm.
     
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    She's not a senator, she's a house rep. While this bill is much less aggressive than Feinstein's, it's being introduced in a Republican controlled house. Beohner and Cantor may not even let it hit the floor for a vote.

    Keep pressure on the congresscritters to kill this crap.
     
  10. Justin

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    Feinstein's bill asks for everything short of outright door-to-door confiscation.

    I suspect this bill will be floated as "the compromise."

    I'm thoroughly dismayed at the notion that prohibiting future generations from exercising a civil right is considered to be an acceptable compromise by some people.
     
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    They're not just going after "magazines." The plan also includes belts, links, and feed strips. Feed strips! (Such as those used in the 1909 Benet-Mercie Machine Rifle.)

    Since one link only holds two rounds at the most, I guess if you link up 10 rounds it's OK, but if you link up 11 or more it's verboten? Ridiculous! These people are nitwits.
     
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    Just wrote my senators and rep about this one. Will be calling this week.
     
  13. Justin

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    One wonders how they intend to stamp a fifteen-word legal disclaimer and serial number on ammunition links.

    The mind positively boggles.
     
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    Microstamping !

    They finally found a use for it !
     
  15. Justin

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    Don't give these idiots any ideas.
     
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    DeGette represents the Peoples Republic of Denver, so there is 0 chance of her not being re-elected. I did contact my Representative (Scott Tipton) to urge him to scuttle any more gun control schemes. I will also contact Colorado Senators Benett and Udall, but they are spineless back benchers who will do EXACTLY as Chuck Schumer tells them. Hard days ahead for us.
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    Pretty much. I think she garnered 74% of the vote in her district. Even a significant loss of support is not going to be enough to unseat her.

    It's conceivable that Bennett can be brought around. Enough letters/calls/emails reminding him that a lot of pro gun independents and democrats got him in (and can get him out) may make him see the light. He didn't win by much last time, and outside of Denver or Boulder, democrats and democrat-leaning independents in this state are not the same group as left coast liberals. His victory was not so much a win by him, but a loss by Ken Buck for running a crappy campaign and not wiping of the mud that was slung on him. He won by less than 30,000 votes out of 1.7 million.

    Udall is probably lost cause. He prides himself as a bipartisan critter, but he's a Boulder liberal and still votes like a "safe district" house rep. It may cost him, but it's unlikely that he'll be swayed. He is up for a race in 2014, though, so we should keep the pressure on. It never hurts to remind of the losses in 1996 as a direct result of gun control during a period that was less pro-gun and much more confident in government than we are today.
     
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    Anyone know the name of that one? Got a link to the text?
     
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    Anyone got a compilation of NRA and pro-capacity ratings for the house?

    I'm just trying to make predictions on how well we are protected.
     
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    People like DeGette get a lot of ink because they "care". However, the Democrats are a minority in the House, and the Speaker and Majority leaders pretty much control the agenda. She'll be lucky to get a sub-committee, or committee hearing before the end of the current term.
     
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    Nice post MachIV. I think Colorado is still pretty "purple". I contacted Tipton, Udall and Bennet today.
     
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    Confiscation is next on the list of that monstrous ghoul's plans, just as it is with all her comrades in D.C.

    L.W.
     
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    It is. The influx of Californians and hispanics has tipped the balance in recent elections, but it's not hopeless yet. The state-wide races have been fairly close for a long, long time. Hickenlooper didn't win by a landslide when you consider that the race was over before it started thanks to Maes being an arrogant, selfish prick who wouldn't bow out even when he knew he had ZERO chance of winning. Hick got 51.01%. If Maes had gone away, it would have been a coin toss between Tancredo and Hickenlooper, as quite a few conservatives didn't bother to vote, knowing that neither Tancredo or Maes could win, since they were splitting the vote.
     
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    This might just be a play by the Democrats by purposefully submitting this into the Republican controlled house so that its loss can help them paint the conservatives as uncaring in regards to the children murdered in Newtown. They might well be expecting this to fail and are hoping to use the Republican efforts and votes in 2014 campaign ads.
     
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