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Durbin: We Don't Yet Have the Votes for Gun Control
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 14, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 04/14/2013 11:50:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that supporters of new gun control legislation do not yet have the votes to pass it, despite defeating a Republican-led filibuster attempt last week.

Durbin is the Senate Majority Whip, responsible for counting his party's votes on key legislative proposals.

The specific bill facing the Senate is the Manchin-Toomey compromise on background checks, which would expand such requirements to gun shows, among other provisions. Currently, private sales between individuals at gun shows do not require background checks--just as private sales anywhere do not require them.

The following is a rough transcript of Sen. Durbin's remarks in a joint appearance with Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX):

Wallace: Senator Durbin, you and Senator Cornyn, as the Whips in the Senate, are the vote counters, the guys who know whether or not there are enough votes. Are there enough votes when this comes up this week for you to pass the Manchin-Toomey compromise on expanded background checks?

Durbin: I think John will concede Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania is one of the mot conservative members of the Republican caucus and Joe Manchin, the most conservative of the Democratic caucus. The two have a proposal supported by 90% of the people in America, supported by 75% of the members of the National Rifle Asociation. I hope the 16 Senators [Republicans who broke the filibuster attempt] and even more will step up and join this approach to make sure that the background checks extend beyond where they are today to reach the 40% of firearms sold--

Wallace: Do you have the votes?

Durbin: We haven't whipped it. When it gets down to it we have to ask, should we try to keep guns out of the hands of felons....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Illinois; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; cornyn; durbin; feinstein; guncontrol; harryreid; manchin; rino; secondamendment; toomey; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 04/14/2013 11:50:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Richard Durbin (D-IL) demonstrates just how STUPID DEMOCRAT voters are!


2 posted on 04/14/2013 11:53:35 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest
Richard Durbin (D-IL) demonstrates just how STUPID DEMOCRAT voters are!

It's hard to say who is the most stupid, the people of Illinois or the people who elected and continue to reelect Feinstein & Boxer.

3 posted on 04/14/2013 11:57:32 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder who they shall buy next.


4 posted on 04/14/2013 11:57:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Yosemitest

Time to get out the FBI files for blackmailing, bribery, and extortion for votes.. The ONLY way they know: The OBAMACARE WAY!!


5 posted on 04/14/2013 11:57:44 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

With the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF’s criminals running the so-called justice system, the only way to stop these people, is to bury them.


6 posted on 04/15/2013 12:01:07 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Olog-hai

They may have to pull out all the stops and get John Kerry to roll out his booze barge.

7 posted on 04/15/2013 12:02:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that supporters of new gun control legislation do not yet have the votes to pass it, despite defeating a Republican-led filibuster attempt last week.

They don't have the votes-yet!

They will make some more deals and get the votes.

8 posted on 04/15/2013 12:09:33 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hang the mobster.


9 posted on 04/15/2013 12:15:27 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; sickoflibs; All
That's okay, Dick's alter egos at the state level "don't yet have the votes" for gay marriage... and haven't been able to get them for four months despite a veto proof majority in both houses of the Illinois legislature. In fact, the RATs don't seem to have the votes for much of their "inevitable" socialist legislation. Funny how that turns out.
10 posted on 04/15/2013 12:17:36 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the constitution is not up for debate, dickless. durbin, not poster.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 12:20:11 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to ask if Durban is in favor of turbans....


12 posted on 04/15/2013 12:28:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation: More booze and noogie to come on the Manchin party barge.


13 posted on 04/15/2013 2:14:55 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry, I simply don't believe ‘the enemy’.

How many times we heard this ‘story’ before?

And yet, here we are. (sorry, Edna Mole)

One traitorous bill after another.

14 posted on 04/15/2013 2:33:32 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, they’ll have the votes when the time comes. The only question is how much those votes will cost.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 2:33:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Turban Durbin, trade your turban for a dunce cap.


16 posted on 04/15/2013 3:13:02 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course they do


17 posted on 04/15/2013 4:36:06 AM PDT by italianquaker
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18 posted on 04/15/2013 4:41:02 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: BillyBoy; Perdogg; 2ndDivisionVet; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; ...
RD :”That's okay, Dick's alter egos at the state level “don't yet have the votes” for gay marriage... and haven't been able to get them for four months despite a veto proof majority in both houses of the Illinois legislature. In fact, the RATs don't seem to have the votes for much of their “inevitable” socialist legislation. Funny how that turns out”

On today's MJ Mike Allen from politico reported that McConnell plans on loading down the Senate Gun BG check bill with poison pill amendments designed to get the Senate Dems to ask Reid to pull the bill rather than have to vote on it, plus there are some vunerable Dems in the Senate worried about 2014.

He said the chances of a background check bill passing is 40% (<50%) even though libs were celebrating last weeks vote to get it on the floor. Morning Joe had a fit over that, keeps repeating how Republicans will lose in 2014 if they dont support Obama's gun control.

Allen said that immigration has a much higher 60% chance of passing Senate, thanks to Rubio.

19 posted on 04/15/2013 4:49:02 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: BillyBoy

16 replies so far and your the only one from Illinois. Can we get some signs up and around the state? My suggestion:

LET’S GET THE GOVERNMENT OUT
OUT OF FACE AND OUR POCKET BOOK
DUMP BRADY...ALL RINOS
ABOVE ALL DUMP DURBIN


20 posted on 04/15/2013 4:56:45 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause..Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: sickoflibs
He said the chances of a background check bill passing is 40% (<50%) even though libs were celebrating last weeks vote to get it on the floor.

This is a sign that they indeed think that they have the votes, but are hoping that people will let up the pressure on their representatives if they put out the lie that they don't have the votes. DON'T EVER TRUST ANYTHING ANYONE IN GOVERNMENT SAYS.

21 posted on 04/15/2013 5:08:39 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they could dig up the bodies of the dead children of Sandy Hook and march them past the cameras.


22 posted on 04/15/2013 5:12:32 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: from occupied ga
RE :”This is a sign that they indeed think that they have the votes, but are hoping that people will let up the pressure on their representatives if they put out the lie that they don't have the votes. DON'T EVER TRUST ANYTHING ANYONE IN GOVERNMENT SAYS.”

allen is not in government, he is a reporter.
I could take it the other way, that this fight is not over in spite of many cries last week that it was and Dems won again.

23 posted on 04/15/2013 5:12:51 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: South40
It's hard to say who is the most stupid, the people of Illinois or the people who elected and continue to reelect Feinstein & Boxer.

Well, what makes IL so bad is all the votes in the s##thole a/k/a Chicago.

But the government here does suck, I'll grant you that.

24 posted on 04/15/2013 5:19:09 AM PDT by Marathoner (Anyone who believes in liberty and the Constitution has almost zero representation in DC today)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Communist Durbin on disarming Americans.


25 posted on 04/15/2013 5:35:27 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: sickoflibs
allen is not in government, he is a reporter.

And 2+2 = 4. So what? Did you read the article? From the article the quote is from Dustbin:

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that supporters of new gun control legislation do not yet have the votes to pass it, despite defeating a Republican-led filibuster attempt last week.

26 posted on 04/15/2013 6:00:00 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

I wasnt quoting Durbin.

Sen Durbin is the guy hugging Rubio on amnesty.

But If they had the votes now it would be passed.


27 posted on 04/15/2013 6:35:58 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Graewoulf

.....Or forcing Americans to hide their guns.


28 posted on 04/15/2013 7:32:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; Perdogg; 2ndDivisionVet; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; ...

” Allen said that immigration has a much higher 60% chance of passing Senate, thanks to Rubio. “

Yes, I must remember to thank Rubio.....who was the lil darlin of so many FReepers until he sold us out : )


29 posted on 04/15/2013 11:07:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Marathoner; BillyBoy

Here is a good blog artcile about Chad Koppie, a conservative U.S. Senate candidate: http://www.prairiestatereport.us/2013/04/15/an-interview-with-chad-koppie-running-for-u-s-senate-from-illinois/


30 posted on 04/15/2013 12:45:51 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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