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BLOOMBERG: Assault Weapons Ban Lacks Democratic Votes To Pass Senate

By Heidi Przybyla & Jonathan Salant | January 25, 2013 | Bloomberg.com

A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews.

At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.

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I WILL HAND ANY ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THIS CARD IF.....

detained. I carry this business-like card with me. I had 1000 printed out. Grab you balls people and stand up to those cowards in Washington.

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I am a United States Citizen and will conduct myself pursuant the United States Constitution. Any Infringement on my rights guaranteed to me by this Constitution will be opposed with the most extreme prejudice available to me at the time.

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LMAO!

I love one of the more recent comments over there:

It appears to me we should join the current hysteria and suggest the evidence shows that all registered Democrats should be confiscated.

We know who they are - they're registered!
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Why is it that those who steal guns, who then go and kill movie goers and children in school have never been a conservative NRA member?

Ft Hood - Registered Democrat – Muslim

Columbine - Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals

Virginia Tech - Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff - Registered Democrat

Colorado Theater - Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal

Connecticut School Shooter - Registered Democrat; hated Christians

Unabomber - Registered Democrat and inspired by Al Gore's Book Earth in a Balance

Timothy McVey - Oklahoma City Bombing raised Democrat and pro-Union

Common thread is that all of these shooters were progressive liberal Democrats

Instead of registering and banning firearms possibly we should Register and ban progressive liberal Democrats

Were those guys who shoot up the temple Democrats too?

It's not about right v left. It's about the statists verses what's left of your rights.

Even the savage progressives on reddit are cheering this

It seems to me that there is an awakening occuring in progressive politics regarding the right to bear arms.

My generation (mid-20s) is overwhelmingly anti-gun control. I've been in quite a few conversations with friends and strangers the last few weeks and it is almost always unanimous in favor of the gun liberty side (though liberals tend to support more mental health evaluations).

From what I have seen it is the Democrat baby boomers who are pushing the gun fear-mongering. This is encouraging to me, as Dems tend to go with the crowd and change their position on issues like this.

What stupid idea DON'T

What stupid idea DON'T Democommie Baby Boomers push?

You stumped me.

They are even worse than hardcore Marxists. Even Karl Marx supported the right of the workers to bear arms.

Need to keep pushing, anyhow.

We can't let up just because somebody on their side says it won't pass.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

Seems to me like they're just

Seems to me like they're just introducing an insane bill knowing it won't pass but hoping that the "compromise" will result in something more draconian than they otherwise would have achieved.

I wonder

what Obama will bribe these Senators with...

Many know they will be VOTED OUT of office...

...and take the brunt of the blame for deaths resulting from unnecessary and evil gun confiscation.

People will vote who have never voted before if this shiiiiit passes.

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Like it matters? Boehner and

Like it matters? Boehner and the RINOS will be sure to vote for it.... Something much like the debt ceiling...

On another note

Three cheers for those Democrats who are not supporting this bill! It takes a great deal of courage to go against the grain of your own party's leadership, especially when they are manipulative on a very public issue. I wish I knew who these people were so I could send them an encouraging thank you note.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

here ya go...

The five Democratic senators from traditionally pro-gun states who have recently expressed skepticism about the bill are Max Baucus and Jon Tester of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Independent Senator Angus King of Maine, who is caucusing with Democrats, also said he opposes a ban.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic."

Call them or email them

in support of this sound action.

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"Feinstein is hoping survivor

"Feinstein is hoping survivor testimonials, along with the images of the slain Sandy Hook students, most of them 6-year- olds, will push these Democrats to reconsider their opposition.
“The message to Democrats is, ‘See what your silence does?’ There will be more of these. These won’t end,” Feinstein told reporters."

Is it paranoid of me to see that as a threat?

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Assault Weapons Ban =Those Weapons The Government Need

to take away from the people because they will stop our lawmakers from stealing our birthright..

Stealing?

Already gone is more like it. Taking it back would be more appropriate.

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What about "deemed to pass"?

Or other scurrilous language?

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RON PAUL 2012

Grateful

that the militant line-in-the-sand has been deferred for at least today

I Ask You, What is The Militia?

It is the whole of the people...

Agreed

"as similarly outlined in the US Constitution, domestic militias practicing on privately secluded ground is firmly upheld"

http://www.dailypaul.com/271983/public-statement-from-the-fr...

Doesn't Matter

Obama overrides them coming and going anyway.

skippy

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Bloomberg

Can shove it.

Won't pass house either.

Won't pass house either.

Southern Agrarian

Won't Pass House or Senate -

Obama will attempt to enforce use his 23 executive decisions to do what the House and Senate won't be able to do...No?

DC vs.

Heller - Individuals have 2nd Amendment rights
Marbury vs. Madison - Laws repugnant to the Constitution are null & void
Reid vs. Covert - Constitution supersedes international treaties
Minor vs. Happersett - defines natural born citizen

Some or all of the above may apply here or in the near future.

I don't think the slimy assault weapons' ban will pass, either, but I know 'we' must remain ever vigilant, nonetheless.

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

You're right...

Nobody believed the Senate would pass Obamacare...

Yes Sir! - Absolutely!!

From my cold dead hands!!