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Filibuster fails! (For now) Video

Controversial gun legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday, as lawmakers voted 68-31 to start debate on the package which includes expanded background checks and new penalties for gun trafficking.

Senate Democrats, joined by 16 Republicans, were able to overcome an attempted filibuster by GOP senators opposed to the current bill. Those senators could still slow-walk the debate, but the Senate will eventually begin votes on amendments -- one of which is considered crucial to winning support for a final vote.

The White House called Thursday's tally an "important" but "early milestone," as both sides of the issue prepare for a grueling debate -- one that is being waged in Washington and on the airwaves.

The amendment likely to be at the front of the line is one from Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., which would scale back the call for universal background checks. The plan would expand checks to gun-show and Internet sales, but exempt certain personal transactions.

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JustLiberty4US's picture

Does anyone know the 16

Does anyone know the 16 Republican senators?

The sellout sixteen are:

Jeff Flake (AZ)  (202)224-4521
John McCain (AZ)  (202)224-2235
Johnny Isakson (GA)  (202)224-3643
Saxby Chambliss(GA)  (202)224-3521
Mark Kirk (IL)  (202)224-2854
Susan Collins (ME)  (202)224-2523
Roger Wicker (MS)  (202)224-6253
Richard Burr (NC)  (202)224-3154
John Hoeven (ND)  (202)224-2551
Kelly Ayotte (NH)  (202)224-3324
Dean Heller (NV)  (202)224-6244
Tom Coburn (OK)  (202)224-5754
Pat Toomey (PA)  (202)224-4254
Lindsey Graham (SC)  (202)224-5972
Bob Corker (TN)  (202)224-3344
Lamar Alexander(TN)  (202)224-4944

JustLiberty4US's picture

Thanks for posting the names

Thanks for posting the names and numbers of the sellouts. We should all distribute the list by email to our friends who care.

Go to ther Facebook accounts

And let them know how you feel!

LOL @ the recommended videos

LOL @ the recommended videos on the fox page:

What can we learn from reading the Bible?
Could ObamaCare cause the next recesion?
MTV star admits she made a porno
Did teen mom hire a porn star to make a sex tape?

Pretty much sums up FOX News right there...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Call your representives and then...

Email your friends and family. Mail your neighbors a Super Brochure. Talk to them and show that the media is telling them false information.

The Right To Bear Arms once lost is hard to regain.

In Liberty,

Curt

Super Brochure: "Right To Bear Arms"
http://www.SuperBrochure.com/

16 republicans need to be

16 republicans need to be removed asap.

Ron Paul 2016

purely political..

they passed this to make sure Rand didn't filibuster. Thats my thought anyway.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

In January, 2008

"George Bush signed into law a measure that aimed to keep firearms from people with mental illness. The law provided $1.3 billion in federal grants to states, so they could improve their tracking of mentally ill people" (p. 228).

Napolitano, A. (2010). Lies the government told you: Myth, power, and deception in American history. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Technically it is all ultra viras! These faux senators are ...

Technically it is all ultra viras! These faux senators are without the power in any case!

Of course we understand the reality of the preset battles, as do some of the liberty minded congress critters. Nevertheless, none of these Senators have been appointed by their state legislatures as the constitution still requires to this day!

The clear and well documented evidence of the failure of the 17th amendment to pass the required state legislatures, proves that the amendment which attempted to allow a media bought popularity contest access in electing our Senators to Congress, does not exist in law! All they have passed over the last many years is to be questioned!

Extensive research published on this matter has been suppressed of course, but that does not make right and just what was wrong and criminal, in the actions of then Secretary of State Philander Knox who fraudulently, knowingly, declared the 17th amendment passed! He simply decided for himself that states who did not pass, did pass for all his intents and purposes! His Orwellian approach and blatant gall in declaring it so, could only have survived scrutiny in such an 'internet absent age' as 1916 proved to be.

Again, it was the control of media, coupled with the perfidious oath breaking actions of congress and the administration, which deceived the people and therefore history since that time!

The time has come to unwind this and other errors in law. Justice is ill served by the present alternative. History will no doubt etch this crime into the long epitaph of freedom's headstone!

every congressman and woman is calling the people out

they dont discuss drugs nor video games, to save our children they want our weapons.

congress is a bag of tools so why should we the people allow them to trample the authority of the constitution.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

did it again. voting before they know what's in the

bill. i.e., no one read the bill!

excerpt: They also expressed frustration that, while Manchin and Toomey touted their compromise measure, the bill on the table Thursday [today] did not yet include that. Rather, it included a stricter background checks provision.

"Because the background-check measure is the centerpiece of this legislation it is critical that we know what is in the bill before we vote on it," Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Ted Cruz, R-Texas; and Mike Lee, R-Utah, said in a statement.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

We can blame politicians

or we can blame US courts (that do not uphold the Bill of Rights and the Constitution itself) or we can blame people. But in the end, American people are responsible.

Look at the trend according to Gallup (most of the data is before Sandy Hook) http://www.gallup.com/poll/1645/guns.aspx

Nothing will pass the house

Nothing will pass the house

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

ugh

I'm so ashamed of my senators... I'm from Tennessee, and both Alexander and Corker (both republicans) voted to continue the debate on this gun control bill. So disheartening...

"No physical quantity explains it's own existence, and no amount of time can consume an infinite series of events to bring you to the present, which means all of these somewhere have to be explained by one self-existent cause which is not physical."

Contact these traitorous statist primates, NOW:

http://capwiz.com/gunowners/issues/alert/?alertid=62580936&P...

Not that I have ANY faith in the system, be that as it may, please call and email them and leave a 'be a dutiful Constitutional servant, now won't ya?' cordiality for the statist servant douchescumfcukery.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Representatives of the minority have no authority.

No one in this Congress was elected by a majority of eligible voters.

The Congressional noisemakers are polluting the airwaves and wasting billions in borrowed money. (Taxes only pay interest on the principle.

We are going into debt to pay this worthless rabble?

Free includes debt-free!

Got to love traitors!

To hell with them