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‘Johnny, we hardly knew ye…’

mccainNational Conservative Examiner reports on behind-the-scenes groundwork being laid to pass ‘new’ gun control legislation, in spite of growing opposition.

Conservatives and gun rights groups have said from the beginning that the gun ban legislation does not arise from the Newtown massacre but from an overriding, longstanding desire on the part of anti-gun politicians and activist groups to ban as many guns as possible. Massacres are thus easily used by such persons to whip up citizen frenzy, making it possible for the politicians to pass unpopular legislation that has little or nothing to do with the shootings themselves.

In this case, GOA director Larry Pratt stated that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is secretly working with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to change Senate rules so that a simple majority of 51 votes would be all that is necessary to pass the gun bans. McCain is reportedly working with U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., to prevent the filibuster from holding up the legislation, which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., vowed to to use to prevent any new gun ban legislation.

McCain and Levin are also working secretly to change the rules so that gun ban legislation could be easily added to any bill being considered in conference, and then when it is presented on the Senate floor it must be voted upon on an “as is” basis with no changes.

Another stealth measure McCain and Levin are attempting to weasel through the Senate is a provision that would bar any senator except for McCain and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., from offering amendments to bills coming out of conference.

These measures have the full blessing and approval of the Democratic majority, led by Reid and Levin.

Isn’t this the same John McCain who was the Republican RINO Presidential candidate in 2008, who stood along side pro-gun Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin?

And we we’re supposed to trust this guy to keep the Democrat out of office and away from our rights?

And he ‘represents’ my State, dag-nabbit!

h/t Anthony Martin, The Liberty Sphere

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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8 thoughts on “‘Johnny, we hardly knew ye…’

  1. “And we we’re supposed to trust this guy to keep the Democrat out of office and away from our rights?”

    Why should we trust ANYONE with our rights? Nobody can be trusted with our liberty. If we are not self owners and responsible for our own rights, we are slaves or cattle.

    Posted by MamaLiberty | January 6, 2013, 8:24 am
    • ML, you are nothing if not predictable! This is NOT a criticism. It shows integration and character!
      Thanks for reading and commenting – you always get my libertarian juices flowing.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | January 6, 2013, 8:34 am
      • Sorry… I have this great big RED button on my forehead and every time I read someone even suggesting that politicians should be trusted, or are the answer to anything… that button gets pushed and I LAUNCH. LOL

        Posted by MamaLiberty | January 6, 2013, 8:40 am
      • I wasn’t suggesting that! But the popular myth is that’s why politicians exist, to do the people’s bidding in the Republic.
        Eternal vigilance and all that…

        Posted by guffaw1952 | January 6, 2013, 8:45 am
      • I know… but the problem is that comparing one politician with another, or one “party” with another, distracts folks from remembering that they are all actually the same… cut from the same cloth. They all think that they own you and me.

        Posted by MamaLiberty | January 6, 2013, 2:49 pm
  2. Yeah, they could give a rats ass less what their constituents want… dammit…

    Posted by Old NFO | January 6, 2013, 2:38 pm

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