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Keep up the pressure the fight is far from over

Discussion in 'Activism' started by sporty66, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. sporty66

    sporty66 Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Its far from over folks...this fight has only began.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will move forward with Senate Democrats' gun control legislation, a move designed to set the Senate up to start working on the controversial legislation when they return from recess on April 8.
    The bill will include a proposal for universal background checks, a controversial measure that faces an uphill climb in the Senate.
    Democratic leadership aides say Reid is still leaving the door open to replace the language on background checks, as passed this month out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, with a compromise package, should one emerge over the next few weeks.
    "I hope negotiations will continue over the upcoming break to reach a bipartisan compromise on background checks, and I am hopeful that they will succeed," Reid said in a statement Thursday. "If a compromise is reached, I am open to including it in the base bill. But I want to be clear: in order to be effective, any bill that passes the Senate must include background checks."
    Also included in the bill will be straw purchasing and trafficking provisions, aides say.
    The base bill will not include the controversial ban on assault weapons, as decided this week by Senate Majoirty Leader Harry Reid.
    But the assault weapons ban will get its vote, Reid promises - as President Obama did, as an amendment to the bill. "Once debate begins, I will ensure that a ban on assault weapons, limits to high-capacity magazines, and mental health provisions receive votes, along with other amendments. In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for all of these provisions to receive votes, and I will ensure that they do," Reid said in a statement.
  2. JayBird

    JayBird Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    I agree. Harry Reid has drawn his line in the sand.


    It is NOW time for us to draw OUR line in the sand. Send emails to your Senators and to Harry Reid expressing that we will not tolerate these unenforceable laws that only restrict the rights of the law abiding, lead to registration, and would not prevent another mass shooting.

    NOW is the time to act. I know we are all a little worn out from fighting off these attacks on our rights, but now is not the time to settle back. Now is the time to show them that the fight has just begun!!
  3. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Yes we need to keep it up, we've done a great job so far on the national level. Any form of "universal background check" is unacceptable. Write your reps again and again.
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