"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Friday, April 12, 2013

GOP Senators cave to gun grabbing Democrats

"A Bill of Rights?  What the fuck is that?"
John McCain

GOP caves on the Bill of Rights & Guns
  • The GOP caved on taxes and the Marxist Death Tax in January.  They proposed the Ryan Budget that increased spending by 3.4%.  Now they cave on the 2nd Amendment.  Just what the fuck are these "small government" Republicans good for?????

A 68-31 roll call gave an early burst of momentum to efforts by Dear Leader Barack Obama and his Socialist allies to push fresh gun curbs through Congress.

50 Democrats, 16 Republicans and 2 independents opposed the conservative effort, while 29 Republicans and 2 Democrats supported it. Gun control supporters needed 60 votes to block the conservatives.
The List of GOP Shame

The Republicans who joined Obama Socialist Democrats and voted against the 2nd Amendment are:
  • Lamar Alexander of Tennessee,
  • Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire,
  • Richard M. Burr of North Carolina,
  • Saxby Chambliss of Georgia,
  • Tom Coburn of Oklahoma,
  • Susan Collins of Maine,
  • Bob Corker of Tennessee,
  • Jeff Flake of Arizona,
  • Lindsey Graham of South Carolina,
  • Dean Heller of Nevada,
  • John Hoeven of North Dakota,
  • Johnny Isakson of Georgia,
  • Mark S. Kirk of Illinois,
  • John McCain of Arizona,
  • Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania
  • Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

Opponents argue that the restrictions would violate the Constitution's right to bear arms and would be ignored by criminals. Despite their defeat, conservatives were threatening to invoke a procedural rule forcing the Senate to wait 30 hours before it could begin considering amendments.

Before the vote, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who was supporting the conservative effort, said the legislation would restrict the constitutionally protected rights of relatives and friends to sell firearms to each other.

"This bill is a clear overreach that will predominantly punish and harass our neighbors, friends, and family," McConnell said.

Expanded background checks are at the core of the Democratic gun control drive. Other top proposals _ including bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

GOP House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, repeated his plan to wait for the Senate to produce something and pointedly noted that the background check agreement had yet to pass Senate muster.

(Breitbart - 16 Republicans)          (Breitbart - Big Government)

"The difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is that, if the Democrats proposed burning down the White House, the Republicans would immediately counter with a measure to phase it in over three years."

Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyoming) 1933 - 2011

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