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Three Republican Senators promise to filibuster Democrat Gun Control Bill

(From John Lott)

Three Republican Senators promise to filibuster Democrat Gun Control Bill

How just a few new Senators can make such a big difference in how the Senate operates.  These Senators are focusing on how these bills will hurt “citizens’ right to self-defense.”  A filibuster might give these Senators a real chance to educate people about exactly how these laws will cause harm.  From The Hill newspaper:

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday criticized three Senate Republicans who have threatened to filibuster Senate gun control legislation.

Carney said a filibuster would be “unfortunate” and would send the wrong message to the families of gun violence victims.

“I don’t think you need to tell the families of those who have lost their children to gun violence that bills like this may be filibustered. I don’t think that would be welcome news,” Carney said.

GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), and Ted Cruz (Texas) threatened to filibuster the bill in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that argued it was an infringement of Second Amendment rights. The bill would expand background checks and penalties on straw purchases of firearms.

The senators pledged to “oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.”

“The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens’ right to self-defense. It speaks to history’s lesson that government cannot be in all places at all times, and history’s warning about the oppression of a government that tries,” they wrote. . . .

Considering the proclivities of the current administration to enforce ex-post-facto legislation, if this does pass, it would be interesting to see prosecution of all the Fast and Furious BATFE folks, as well as Mark Kelly for straw purchases.  With the increased penalties, of course.

After all, no one is above the law, right?

About guffaw1952

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.


12 thoughts on “Three Republican Senators promise to filibuster Democrat Gun Control Bill

  1. OK -‘Jay’ (as in carney) exactly what will enhanced penalties for straw purchases (and/or other gun smuggling) do? joebiden already ‘outed’ your side when he admitted that there aren’t enough resources available to prosecute the current laws and regulations (20,000+ existing ‘gun control’ laws). What makes anyone think or believe that they will do any better job of enforcement in the future. The real issue here is ‘universal background checks’ (which most of us know will REQUIRE some sort of registration scheme). And of course the crooks (who are the real issue) will be exempted from those checks as it violates their 5th Amendment rights.

    Posted by GomeznSA | March 29, 2013, 8:36 am
  2. It’s nice to see what they wrote; now let’s hope they mean it … and that they push until something gives. The alternative is unthinkable.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | March 29, 2013, 8:40 am
  3. McCain didn’t sign on to fight for liberty?

    I’m shocked – SHOCKED! – I tell you!

    Posted by KM | March 29, 2013, 10:03 am
  4. Just enforce the damn laws on the books, and stop screwing with us!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | March 29, 2013, 5:53 pm

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