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GOA: Sen. Reid Beefs up "Base Bill" to Destroy Gun Ownership

Written by Gun Owners of America

We now know a lot more about what's going to happen with gun control legislation than we did a few days ago.

First, the number of the bill we are fighting is S. 649. Harry Reid introduced it on Thursday and brought it directly onto the Senate calendar. This means the bill can now come up at any time — probably soon after the Easter recess is over.

Second, the bill is a lot worse than even we anticipated.

We expected it to contain the Veterans Gun Ban, which would mean that you would sell, gift, or raffle a gun in America at the risk of a 15-year prison sentence because of something you didn't know about the veteran/buyer.

But, surprisingly to us, the Far Left has convinced Reid to include the original Schumer version of the Universal Registry Bill. This would ban private sales of firearms, unless purchasers first get the permission from the government. If Senators can pass this de facto registration bill, they will be well on the way to confiscation (see, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York, who has a gun owner registry and has called for gun confiscation). If this bill is passed, Senators will claim that they “broke the back” of gun owners in America.

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God bless the GOA

I had a very stern conversation with the NRA when they endorsed rmoney. the person I spoke with claimed she didnt know about his backing of the brady bill, etc. I canceled my membership immediately.

I enjoy reading about the GOA's efforts.

“The gun grabbers were livid... Di Fi was pissed.”

[Senator from California, Dinne] Feinstein Angry as Majority of the Senate Votes to Ban Gun Control Monday, 25 March 2013 14:53 Written by Gun Owners of America
[Gun Owners of America, on the exact same day post this good news]

[March 22, 2013] On Friday, GOA asked you to contact your Senators and urge them to support the Lee amendment which would require Senators to muster 67 votes before adopting gun control legislation. You responded to the call, and the results were very encouraging.

The good news is that a majority of Senators supported the Lee amendment by a 50-49 vote. The bad news is, since the Senate rules requires 60 votes, the Lee amendment fell ten votes short. [But a Senate majority is on Congressional Record apposing more gun control.]

Click here to see how your Senators voted on the Lee amendment.

Part of GOA’s strategy for defeating Harry Reid’s gun control bill (S. 649) has been to put Senators on record and force them to reveal where they stand on gun rights. Are they going to stand with us, or are they going to follow Obama down the road to further gun control restrictions and, therefore, require additional pressure from their constituents?

... “The gun grabbers were livid when Senator Lee forced the vote. Mark Pryor looked nervous as hell, and DiFi [aka, Dianne Feinstein] was pissed.”

GOA’s strategy was realized twice Saturday when two key amendments were offered to the budget resolution — one amendment by Senator Lee, the other by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK).

Six Democrats and all but one Republican (Mark Kirk of Illinois) voted in favor of the Lee Amendment which would make S. 649 impossible to pass. Again, this is because the Lee amendment would have required anti-gun Senators to muster 67 votes (rather than a simple majority of 51 votes) before gun control could be adopted.

There were six “Red State” Democrats who voted Against the Lee amendment — Senators Mark Begich (AK), Tim Johnson (SD), Tim Kaine (VA), Mary Landrieu (LA), Harry Reid (NV) and Mark Warner (VA). Gun owners in these states should be sure to voice their displeasure with these Senators.

The other provision — an anti-UN treaty amendment offered by Sen. Inhofe — passed by a 53-46 margin. 53 senators, including eight Democrats, voted for the Inhofe amendment to kill the UN Arms Trade Treaty — a treaty that would impose gun registration and possibly even ban handguns and semi-autos, while creating a micro stamping requirement that would be technologically impossible to comply with. Click here to see how your Senators voted on the Inhofe amendment.

Anti-gun Mary Landrieu and Harry Reid voted wrong on both amendments — and even refused to join the eight Democrats who oppose the UN Arms Trade Treaty. This treaty could be self-executing and could, without further legislation, force the U.S. to implement gun registration and bans on semi-autos and handguns.

Gun owners in Louisiana and Nevada, you have some homework to do — Mary Landrieu and Harry Reid need to hear from you!

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I dare them and then it will be 1776 all over again

People are on the verge of taking this country back by force.

You can hear it in the everyday talk at the local cafe.

Citizens are quietly waiting to be labeled criminals for owning things they have had for 20 years or more.

That will be the end of it when you can not be a law abiding citizen and be free. Then they might as well fight.

Prohibited Persons

Thanks to the Mods for finally frontpaging something about this.

The text of the bill is not up yet on but it apparently
incorporates the bad features of several bill such as S.374 and S.443
that had been passed out of the Judiciary Committee. The title of
the bill is the same as for Schumer's S.374. The title itself suggests a
way of making even "progressive" senators very uncomfortable supporting it:

"A bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale, and for other purposes."

Because one thing neither Congresscritters nor the NRA nor very many folks at DP (apparently) want to talk about is just who those "prohibited persons" are and how many of them there are.

In addition to the 150,000 plus veterans who have been deprived by bureaucratic fiat of their 2nd Amendment rights, ALL consumers of cannabis are prohibited from possessing firearms - without regard for whether they are doing so perfectly legally according to the laws of their state. 18 USC § 922(g) & (n) and are considered felons under federal law if
they possess so much as a live round of ammunition. Number of people involved? Estimates I could find were that 40+million American adults use marijuana. The number of medical marijuana users is probably close to 2.5 million.

So when Dianne Feinstein or the NRA or whomever say they believe in the 2nd Amendment they need to be exposed for what they *really* support if they support a definition of "prohibited persons" that means 40 or 50 million Americans have *no* 2nd Amendments whatsoever. And that those people are felons if they attempt to exercise their 2A rights and that anyone who would provide them with a gun or ammo is a felon, too.

We need the awareness and support of those pushing for marijuana legalization/reform - they have ignored this as much as the NRA, but it's a bit inconsistent to say that someone has a right to consume cannabis but that the government may then use that to deprive you of some other fundamental constitutional right.

Otherwise, they are defending a system where, for example, an elderly person growing and consuming medical marijuana legally (under state laws) is a felon and can be sent away for ten years if they have so much as an old shotgun or single shot .22 to defend themselves with.

The only way that the Reid bill could accomplish its aims is to get all possible information from the states and/or by its own data collection and go after all the gun owners that might be pot smokers or vice versa. So I guess we don't have much trouble envisioning what all those MRAP armored personnel carriers are for.

So if you are contacting your Congressperson, Gun Rights organization or whomever, the first question I would as is the same as I asked Senators Merkley and Wyden (no response yet)

"1) Do you agree with the existing provisions of law that void the 2nd Amendment rights of all marijuana users?"

If it's "yes", at least you know where they stand - let them see how that plays come re-election time.

If it's "no", then ask them what they are doing to secure those rights and stay after them if they flag in doing so.

My other (non-frontpaged) posts on the subject are here (don't get thrown off by the differing bill numbers - pretty much all the bad stuff in those bills has been rolled into S.649):

i agree mostly with this

It has been on my mind and I'm sure others have been thinking about it as well. I think a majority of us have been chasing our tails on the edge of a spinning top wondering what is going on with all of these bills in D.C.
I know I want the bureaucrats in D.C. to have a logical discussion about the whole thing but I think we all know how well that's been working out so far...
I just cannot understand why it can't be done logically and reasonably. But that's the "politics as usual" at it's finest.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.




to the mod for making it look better.


sent. Thanks.

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Done ...

That was easy!

Google is government.

String em up

We need to start calling these treasones SOB's out and try them and hang em high Thats my take. I thought they took a oath to protect the Constitution!!!!

These laws are uninforceable

There are a lot of unregistered guns out there.How would they
know if someone sold a gun to a neighbor or friend with cash.

search every nook and cranny.

of every home in amerika.

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.