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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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To: dbwz; B4Ranch
"This bill was NOT about guns; it was about trial lawyers."

And who else do you think will be leading the pack to kill our 2nd Amendment rights?

41 posted on 03/03/2004 3:21:08 PM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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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

McPaper lies again, or at least selectively reports the truth. The AWB bans a whole lot more than 18 types of rifles, just by features rather than by name, and it also bans the normal capcity magazines that many guns, handguns as well as long guns, were designed to use.

42 posted on 03/03/2004 8:46:26 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: snooker
no i don't understand.

are you seeing somthing between the lines?
43 posted on 03/04/2004 10:00:33 AM PST by kennyboy509 (Ha! I kill me!)
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To: kennyboy509
"are you seeing somthing between the lines?"

factor in that both Kerry and Edwards cut short campaigning to 'be there' for this vote. Add in that the gun zombies already sent out the press releases praising the bills passing, before it went for final vote. So the dims had a setup from the start. Planned to stick it to the R's base. But ....

Then it all flamed out 90-8. So what happened? The R's withdrew support for final passage, the dims were left holding the bag. Since the dims couldn't be seen as being the ones responsible they bailed as well.

Craig set this play in motion once the ornaments were added to the original bill.

So it means gun control died with the flame out vote. Everyone appeared to be against extending the ban, which was the whole dim ruse.

All you need to do is watch Duh-asshola.

Of course this is just my opinion.

44 posted on 03/04/2004 10:11:59 AM PST by snooker
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To: exnavy
This is why we need to unify as conservatives and vote straight republican.

??? John "Putz" Warner, (RP-VA) voted in favour of the so-called "assault weapons" ban. And in favour of the "closing" the so-called "gunshow loophole".

I should vote for him why?

45 posted on 03/04/2004 10:19:46 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Chief Engineer, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemens' Club)
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To: 1903A3
John "Putz" Warner has 4 years to go.
46 posted on 03/04/2004 10:21:13 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Chief Engineer, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemens' Club)
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To: Happy2BMe
No more "shotgun" weddings?

only if they are queer...

47 posted on 03/04/2004 10:31:56 AM PST by TLI (...........ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA..........)
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To: snooker
that sounds good to me.

Thanks ken
48 posted on 03/04/2004 12:09:06 PM PST by kennyboy509 (Ha! I kill me!)
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To: ArrogantBustard
You can vote for whom so ever flips your switches.
49 posted on 03/04/2004 2:00:20 PM PST by exnavy
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