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Here are the 16 Republicans who voted to kill Rand Paul’s gun control filibuster before it started

Complete with phone numbers!

This morning, Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee released the following statement:

This morning the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to the firearms bill (S.649). It is expected that the Toomey-Manchin provision announced yesterday will replace the current language regarding background checks. Yet, as of this morning, not a single senator has been provided the legislative language of this 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. The American people expect more and deserve better.

Unfortunately, the effort to push through legislation that no one had read highlights one of the primary reasons we announced our intention to force a 60 vote threshold. We believe the abuse of the process is how the rights of Americans are systematically eroded and we will continue to do everything in our power to prevent it.

Sadly, just a few hours later, 16 Republican Senators caved to the Democrats and voted to end debate and bring to the floor a gun control bill that no one has had a chance to read. There will be Amendments offered, it will probably pass, and then we’ll all be able to “find out what’s in it.”


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I am ashamed

As an Arizonan, I am truly ashamed. My only consolation is that I did not help put either of these bozos in office. Would the repeal of the 17th Amendment have kept Flake and McCain out of office? Hard to say, until we can get a legislature made up of Independents who truly represent the people. Although the Republican led State legislature has kept liberty in mind in some cases (gun laws, gold and silver as legal tender), I still trust no one with an (R) or a (D) behind their name.

JCole---you do not need to be ashamed

Because it wouldn't have made any difference anyway.

We have a FASCIST COUP d'ETAT in America. And, it's been going on for a very long, long time. They have almost total control over our elections (although they worried about us).

I AM ASHAMED that generations of us have been so duped by these FASCIST DICTATORS. They LIE. They CHEAT. They STEAL. What don't they do?

I just hope & pray that enough will wake up in time to reverse this destruction. And, I hope the FASCIST BILLIONAIRE ELITES will go too far & trip & fall & make such a mistake that EVERYONE in the world will wake up in a nano-second WORLDWIDE.

Anyone with half a bean of sense knows that the gun grab is just that---a group of very powerful people who want TOTAL CONTROL over the rest of us, because they FEAR the masses with guns, and what do they fear? They FEAR we will turn on them, and then, they will have NOWHERE TO HIDE.

Herein lies the rub---these ELITES believe if they get their entire regime set up ahead of time, in time for any "unintended consequences" to happen, then, they will be covered, but...........

....that, my friends, depends on what this event or series of events will be. IF what happens is HUGE & SUDDEN, I say all bets are off.