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Durbin Reintroduces Assault Weapons Ban In Congress
WBBM-FM ^ | January 25, 2013

Posted on 01/25/2013 8:29:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Creating gun laws is one thing, but convincing people to support them is something else. That was the job of Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, when he held a roundtable discussion on gun control in Virginia.

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports new laws could be tough to sell at gun shows, like one held in suburban Rosemont on Friday. Organizers said it was the first gun show in Cook County in as many as 50 years.

Gun shows have come under increased scrutiny since the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., because in the vast majority of states, gun sales at such shows are largely unregulated.

“What will it take to move this nation when it comes to sensible gun laws? What will it take to move Congress when it comes to sensible gun laws? It took Newtown, Connecticut,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said.

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Durbin reintroduced legislation designed to prohibit the sale of 157 military-style assault weapons.

“People don’t use assault weapons with 30- or 100-round magazines to go hunting, and they sure don’t use them for self-defense,” Durbin said...

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Illinois; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; democrats; durbin; guncontrol; illinois; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/25/2013 8:29:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Durbin is a fascist POS.

bobo


2 posted on 01/25/2013 8:32:19 PM PST by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: bobo1
".....and they sure don’t use them for self-defense."

Depends on who you have to defend yourself against.

3 posted on 01/25/2013 8:40:58 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gun shows have come under increased scrutiny since the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., because in the vast majority of states, gun sales at such shows are largely unregulated.

Why is it that we can't sue urinalists like this for lying, or else for criminal stupidity???

4 posted on 01/25/2013 8:45:41 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“What will it take to move this nation when it comes to sensible gun laws?"

Aren't the 20,000 freakin laws we have now sensible enough? Damn, he's right!

5 posted on 01/25/2013 8:46:52 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gun shows have come under increased scrutiny since the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Makes perfect sense 'cause Lanza got his guns at unregulated guns shows... no wait... Tell me the connection again?

6 posted on 01/25/2013 8:52:32 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: bobo1

“Durbin is a fascist POS.

bobo”

And a Dick!


7 posted on 01/25/2013 9:13:12 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Civil War not too far off now.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 9:18:16 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This appears to be Feinstein’s gun grab bill that Turbin Durbin signed on as a co-sponsor.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 9:21:38 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Logical me

When I first saw the headline, I thought it said ‘Darwin’.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 9:22:05 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Durbin is an assault weapon- he used to play “n___r polo” against blacks in East St Louis in his teen years with his buddies and the douche should have to submit to a waiting period before being allowed to pick up sticks.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 9:22:41 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Red Steel

Turbin = “Turban” Durbin.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 9:23:58 PM PST by Red Steel
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Come to think of it, that may be why he likes the idea of regulating guns or banning them outright. So did the KKK.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 9:26:56 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: USNBandit

Until the jack booted thugs at DHS and BATF are limited to 5 round mags they can STFU.

Semi auto carbines are militia arms. Precisely what the founding fathers intended the average citizen to own to discourage government tyranny. Because they believed, rightly so, that every able bodied adult was automatically part of the militia.

They also believed, again rightly so, that all governments will move toward tyranny unless sufficiently discouraged in advance. I would say that fear is being pretty well justified right now.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 9:39:38 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gotta start somewhere...
Get a magic marker, keep it in your pocket,
everywhere you can...write / scrawl / express / communicate
these 3 things:
FU*BO and Molon Labe
15 posted on 01/25/2013 10:02:24 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: 45semi

F Democrats....ALL OF THEM, INCLUDING my family members!


16 posted on 01/25/2013 10:37:17 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I never had a desire to own a semi-automatic rifle until now. It’s a shame the gun grabbers have driven up prices. The more the statists push for control, the more I want freedom.

Princess Leia: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin (Durbin), the more star systems (guns) will slip through your fingers.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 10:55:00 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Buying semi automatics can be fun for the whole family! Give it a try.


18 posted on 01/25/2013 11:02:12 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: Logical me

Mr. Dream Act won’t insist on protecting Americans from foreign invasion by enforcing our laws, but he will present BS laws to eat out our substance.
Yep, it’s coming. People get ready.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 11:03:25 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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20 posted on 01/25/2013 11:09:40 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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21 posted on 01/25/2013 11:11:18 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: samadams2000

Too bad prices are through the roof so to speak. In a way, I appreciate the gun grabbers. The left was doing an bangup job of hiding how radical they truly are. Now they’re out in the open. Oh, they still pay lip service to the constitution and the rule of law (for now), but it’s obvious they mean to create a totalitarian state. They want to control it all, except sodomy and abortion of course. What we eat and drink, how cold or hot are our homes, where we live, etc. There is very little they don’t want to regulate, and the choice between freedom or servitude is becoming clearer and clearer every day.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 11:12:27 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I didn’t know better I would swear that bill was written by Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot or some other despicable leftist tyrant.


23 posted on 01/25/2013 11:41:12 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry, 2ndDivisionVet some of the people might not recognize just "Durbin," would be better to use a name he earned, "Turban" Durbin reintroduced legislation ... / end of sarc. Not sure if it's sarcasm, or truth.

Iraq War

Durbin voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq in Oct. 2002.

During the 2002 debate over the resolution giving President Bush the authority to use military force against Iraq, then House Minority Whip Durbin proposed an amendment (S.AMDT.4865) requiring that an "imminent" threat be present before turning to force. Opponents believed this language was too restrictive and that the president ought to have the right to use force in the face of a "continuing" threat from Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The amendment failed 30-70. Main article: Congressional actions on the Iraq War prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion

In 2003, during the debate over the FY2004 Defense Appropriations bill, Durbin introduced an amendment (S.AMDT.1277) to withhold $50 million in intelligence funding until President Bush submitted a report explaining how his administration handled the intelligence leading up to the Iraq War. Supporters argued that the measure would force the administration to be accountable for intelligence used to justify the war. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) joined every other Senate Republican in opposing the amendment, tabling the measure. He called it "nitpicking" by the Democrats and argued that "history shows clearly that Iraq has tried to acquire and did acquire nuclear capability in the past."

Source: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Richard_Durbin

24 posted on 01/25/2013 11:52:03 PM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Durbin is an assult weapon!!!

He’s a constant assult on the Constitution!


25 posted on 01/25/2013 11:54:18 PM PST by dalereed
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To: bobo1

ObamAlQaeda was in a cold war and is now overtly nearly attacking us.


26 posted on 01/26/2013 4:06:41 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TREASON!


27 posted on 01/26/2013 4:49:43 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

28 posted on 01/26/2013 4:54:19 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Eye of Unk

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29 posted on 01/26/2013 5:48:00 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Red Steel

Turdin


30 posted on 01/26/2013 5:51:19 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Dead on!


31 posted on 01/26/2013 5:52:03 AM PST by parthian shot
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To: bobo1

“Durbin is a fascist POS.”

He was ever thus.


32 posted on 01/26/2013 5:52:47 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Logical me

“Civil War not too far off now.”

I have heard similar sentiments an awful lot lately, from a wide range of sources. When such sentiments are so common, the subject is no longer far-fetched.


33 posted on 01/26/2013 5:55:39 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thomas Jefferson:

“When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance becomes Duty.”


34 posted on 01/26/2013 5:56:49 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thomas Jefferson:

“When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance becomes Duty.”


35 posted on 01/26/2013 5:58:04 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: USNBandit

The primary purpose of the 2nd Amendment is so the People would be able to defend themselves asgainst tyrants like Dick Durbin. The Founders were VERY clear about that. Hell, even Democrat heroes such as JFK and Hubert Humphrey acknowledged that.


36 posted on 01/26/2013 6:01:55 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: bobo1

They don’t call him Turban Durbin for nothing.

I am waiting to see what happens in New York.
I expect massive resistance there.


37 posted on 01/26/2013 6:31:34 AM PST by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he pull a Feinstein and tell us that he was actually “protecting” our rights to over 2,000 other weapons?


38 posted on 01/26/2013 7:39:47 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Venturer; ought-six; BillyBoy; TheRightGuy

Sen. Durbin can run in 2014, and Chad Koppie, a conservative Republcian, told me that he’ll run, in that race. Chad is pro-gun rights, pro-life, pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, and anti-illegal alien. His blog is chadkoppiescampaign.blogspot.com.


39 posted on 01/26/2013 3:23:04 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins; BillyBoy

sorry phil, but i can’t imagine him doing a whit better than the last three times he’s run ... a perennial nobody going nowhere


40 posted on 01/26/2013 3:55:54 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: ought-six

My point exactly.


41 posted on 01/26/2013 4:15:43 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: TheRightGuy; BillyBoy

Which Republican should run against Sen. Durbin? The other three times that Chad ran for the U.S. Senate, he ran as a third-party candidate. In 2014, he’ll run as a Republican, so he has a better chance of winning.


42 posted on 01/26/2013 6:56:42 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins
Which Republican should run against Sen. Durbin?

Roskam, Hultgtren, Schock, Kinsinger ... just about any of the "young guard", as opposed to a calcified fossil.

43 posted on 01/27/2013 6:55:28 AM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy

I think that Rep. Roskam would be the best candidate, against Sen. Durbin, but Roskam said that he won’t run, in that race.


44 posted on 01/27/2013 1:42:25 PM PST by PhilCollins
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