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Iowans call Grassley

Discussion in 'Activism' started by splattergun, Mar 31, 2013.

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  1. splattergun

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  2. Old Fuff

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    Your link isn't working for me.
     
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    Works for me.
     
  4. Old Fuff

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    Well I finely got the link to work. Since the opening post offers no details, I'll try.

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R. Iowa) is putting a proposed gun control bill together to counter those the Democrats have moved forward.

    This proposal is noteable for the following features:

    1. Provisions that crack down on straw purchasing and illegal trafficking of firearms.

    2. Legislation meant to increase safety in schools.

    3. Measures designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill.

    Notice that there is no mention of banning firearms or large capacity magazines, nor does it include any form of restricting private sales or require background checks for private sales - all of which are key parts of the Democrat's proposals.

    According to Grassley spokeswoman Beth Levine, “Senator Grassley, along with other concerned members, is putting together an alternative bill that addresses gun violence in a manner that doesn’t violate the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens in contrast to what appears to be in the bill proposed by the Majority Leader,” (Harry Reed, D. Navada).

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) commented, "Chuck Grassley is putting together an alternative we’re taking a look at,” McConnell said. “From his description of what he’s trying to put together … it might be something I can support. But I can’t go beyond that. I’m not likely to support what Harry is bringing but there may be an alternative I can and it probably be something that Grassley produces. That’s as far as I can go right now.”

    In my view there is no reason to stomp on Sen. Grassley's proposal until it sees the light of day, and exactly what is in it can be read. On the face of this limited report I see no reason to get excited.

    http://personalliberty.com/category/liberty-news/staff-reports/
     
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    I agree with Old Cuff, this could be pretty harmless if written correctly. It might even ultimately change nothing and be designed solely to appease the "do something" crowd.

    That said, this might not be a bad time for his constituents to drop him a line and let him know that any change from laissez faire must be a net move toward gun freedoms.
     
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    Old Cuff....... :D

    Frankly, I don't see this going past the Democrats that control the Senate. It's more likely a ploy to buy time, and move the issue closer to the 2014 elections. Time favors us and the Republicans as the public and media move on to new issues. Also IF IT IS WRITTEN AS DESCRIBED it provides an alternative to the other version that we may be able to support. In any case judgment should wait until we know exactly what we are dealing with.
     
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