“Dirty Harry” Moves To Shut Out Pro-Gun Rand Paul AmendmentSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:51
Posted by Michael Hammond (Profile)
Tuesday, May 24th at 10:32PM EDT
From the diaries by Erick
Remember the sleazy tactics used by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass ObamaCare? The secret meetings? The refusal to let the American people see the language? The “amendment tree” used to block Republicans from offering amendments on the floor? The use of a House-passed bill as a vehicle to circumvent Senate procedures?
Well, all of that sleaziness is back in connection with efforts to extend three anti-gun provisions of post-9/11 legislation.
In order to circumvent Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s pro-gun amendment to the bill, Reid has now scuttled the Senate version of the 9/11 extension, tacked everything onto a motion to concur with a House-passed small business bill, and employed a procedure to lock out ALL Republican amendments, including Paul’s pro-gun amendment.