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Senate Republicans scuttle gun bill
USATODAY ^

Posted on 03/03/2004 2:06:03 AM PST by Happy2BMe

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:42:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON Democrats and Republicans fought to a draw in the Senate over guns Tuesday in a series of votes that could shelve most gun-control and gun-rights legislation for the year but elevate the issues in this fall's elections.

Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, the sponsor of the gunmaker immunity bill, said he would urge his colleagues to vote it down.


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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; arms; bang; banglist; beararms; georgeallen; gun
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2nd Amendment Rights under fire (again).
1 posted on 03/03/2004 2:06:03 AM PST by Happy2BMe
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To: B4Ranch; MeekOneGOP; autoresponder; JackelopeBreeder; Marine Inspector; Sabertooth; JustPiper; ...
"Democrats said they are ready to fight. Until now, they had shied away from the gun issue while dealing with another culture-war concern, same-sex marriages."

First it's queer marriages. Then it's your guns.

(No more "shotgun" weddings?)

2 posted on 03/03/2004 2:09:19 AM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Jaysun
This is why we need to unify as conservatives and vote straight republican. This and a host of other constitutional rights that are evaporating before our collective eyes.
3 posted on 03/03/2004 2:11:13 AM PST by exnavy
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To: Happy2BMe
You wonder why no one put a amendment in the bill to force states to recognize CCW permits of states that grant them.

If the full faith and credit works for queer marriages it surely should work for CCWs.

Rs are such stooges.
4 posted on 03/03/2004 2:22:57 AM PST by snooker
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To: exnavy
This is why we need to unify as conservatives and vote straight republican. This and a host of other constitutional rights that are evaporating before our collective eyes.

Agreed. Thanks for the ping.
5 posted on 03/03/2004 2:24:03 AM PST by Jaysun (No matter how rich a man is, he can only drink 30-40 beers a day.)
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To: snooker
"Rs are such stooges."

RINOs?

6 posted on 03/03/2004 2:26:46 AM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Happy2BMe; Timesink; Alamo-Girl; anniegetyourgun; kattracks; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Bigun; ...
Centerfire Ping
7 posted on 03/03/2004 2:29:34 AM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood)
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To: Happy2BMe
Nope I put them all in the pot. There isn't an ounce of spine among them.

We sit and watch as the whole culture of the country is taken down the drain and none of them lift a finger to stop it.
8 posted on 03/03/2004 2:30:06 AM PST by snooker
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To: snooker
"We sit and watch as the whole culture of the country is taken down the drain and none of them lift a finger to stop it."

The "selling out" of America never looked so dismal.

Zero border control, job outsourcing, 2nd Amendment rights hanging by a thread, queer mairrages forcing sodomy on the population, divorce better than 55%, millions of abortions a year . .

Political correctness byproducts, one and all.

9 posted on 03/03/2004 2:36:44 AM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: All
Senate roll call for assault weapon ban

The 52-47 roll call by which the Senate voted to add a 10-year ban on assault weapons to legislation immunizing the gun industry from lawsuits arising from gun crimes.

On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to add the assault weapons ban to the bill and a "no" vote was a vote to keep the assault weapons ban off the bill.

Voting "yes" were 41 Democrats, 10 Republicans and one independent.

Voting "no" were 6 Democrats and 41 Republicans.

Democrats Yes

Akaka, Hawaii; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.; Breaux, La.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carper, Del.; Clinton, N.Y.; Conrad, N.D.; Corzine, N.J.; Daschle, S.D.; Dayton, Minn.; Dodd, Conn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Durbin, Ill.; Edwards, N.C.; Feinstein, Calif.; Graham, Fla.; Harkin, Iowa; Hollings, S.C.; Inouye, Hawaii; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wis.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Mikulski, Md.; Murray, Wash.; Nelson, Fla.; Pryor, Ark.; Reed, R.I.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Sarbanes, Md.; Schumer, N.Y.; Stabenow, Mich.; Wyden, Ore.

Democrats No

Baucus, Mont.; Feingold, Wis.; Landrieu, La.; Miller, Ga.; Nelson, Neb.; Reid, Nev.

Democrats not voting

Johnson, S.D.

Republicans Yes

Chafee, R.I.; Collins, Maine; DeWine, Ohio; Fitzgerald, Ill.; Gregg, N.H.; Lugar, Ind.; Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

Republicans No

Alexander, Tenn.; Allard, Colo.; Allen, Va.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Burns, Mont.; Campbell, Colo.; Chambliss, Ga.; Cochran, Miss.; Coleman, Minn.; Cornyn, Texas; Craig, Idaho; Crapo, Idaho; Dole, N.C.; Domenici, N.M.; Ensign, Nev.; Enzi, Wyo.; Frist, Tenn.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Hagel, Neb.; Hatch, Utah; Hutchison, Texas; Inhofe, Okla.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lott, Miss.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Nickles, Okla.; Roberts, Kan.; Santorum, Pa.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska; Sununu, N.H.; Talent, Mo.; Thomas, Wyo.

Others Yes

Jeffords, Vt.

SOURCE

10 posted on 03/03/2004 2:39:25 AM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Happy2BMe
Can we get an deck of infamy playing cards of those who voted for the AWB renewal? The extras can be from Bill Clinton, McAuful, Gray Davis(crossed off) etc.

Which of the people who voted for the AWB are up for reelection.
11 posted on 03/03/2004 3:55:15 AM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: exnavy
"This is why we need to unify as conservatives and vote straight republican."
Yes indeed! You hit the nail on the head with that one
12 posted on 03/03/2004 3:55:45 AM PST by DM1
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To: Happy2BMe
How many of those 10 rinos are due to face the voters come november????
13 posted on 03/03/2004 4:25:53 AM PST by 1903A3
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To: Happy2BMe
Glad this larded up bill went down in flames.
14 posted on 03/03/2004 4:51:16 AM PST by sauropod (I intend to have Red Kerry choke on his past.)
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To: Happy2BMe
With Kerry's and Edwards' help, the Senate voted 52-47 to renew the assault weapons ban, which outlaws 18 military-style rifles that law enforcement officials say are a favorite with gangs and criminals.

Gangs and criminals always pay attention to the LAW when they buy their guns. LOL

15 posted on 03/03/2004 5:26:47 AM PST by jerod
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To: Happy2BMe
Then there's the joke about the gay New Yorker who drives his Volvo to Texas for a gun-banning rally...
16 posted on 03/03/2004 5:31:09 AM PST by pabianice
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To: DM1
To paraphrase Will Rogers,

'I'm not a member of any organized political party. I'm a Republican.'

17 posted on 03/03/2004 5:32:46 AM PST by pabianice
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To: *bang_list
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
18 posted on 03/03/2004 5:44:19 AM PST by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism.)
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To: Happy2BMe; longtermmemmory; 1903A3
Which of the people who voted for the AWB are up for reelection.

George Voinovich, R (Ohio) is up for reelection this fall. He won the primary yesterday with 77%.
When he was Governor, he refused to sign CCW.

19 posted on 03/03/2004 6:45:21 AM PST by MissTargets
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To: MissTargets
"When he was Governor, he refused to sign CCW."

Wonder where he stands on homosexual mairrage, job outsourcing, and the illegal migrant invasion from Mexico?

20 posted on 03/03/2004 6:48:35 AM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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