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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: 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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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: 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: *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
Pure election year theater. They can all go back and claim whatever sells in their states, and there is nothing to really blame on anyone.
21 posted on 03/03/2004 6:49:39 AM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: Happy2BMe
"Democrats blamed Al Gore's support for gun licensing and registration in 2000 for his loss in Southern and rural states, where hunting is a part of growing up. Since then, Democrats have veered toward a middle course, touting themselves as defenders of "responsible" gun ownership."

They stayed on that "middle course" until they found a chance to turn as hard left as they could, then they turned. This conclusively proves Kerry and whomever his VP candidate is will be just as fanatically determined to take all of our guns as the Clintons were and are.
22 posted on 03/03/2004 6:52:16 AM PST by libstripper
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To: All
it was worth it just to see the face of Feinstein
23 posted on 03/03/2004 6:52:57 AM PST by The Wizard (democrats are enemies of America)
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To: All
it was worth it just to see the face of Feinstein after gloating before lunch
24 posted on 03/03/2004 6:53:10 AM PST by The Wizard (democrats are enemies of America)
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To: Happy2BMe
this was a smart move, and surprisingly enough, the GOP did it...
25 posted on 03/03/2004 6:54:48 AM PST by The Wizard (democrats are enemies of America)
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To: Happy2BMe
Unless a whole bunch of Democrats changed sides, 90-8 means that there were a goodly number of Democrats who assisted the sinking.
38 posted on 03/03/2004 12:50:58 PM PST by George Smiley (Is the RKBA still a right if you have to get the government's permission before you can exercise it?)
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To: Happy2BMe
The article said: Republicans said they could not vote for a bill that included provisions opposed by their core constituents.

This is all very nice and warm and fuzzy, but why did so dang many republicans vote for those dumb-ass amendments to begin with?

No amendments would have meant a clean bill that may have had a good chance of passing.

This bill was NOT about guns; it was about trial lawyers.

40 posted on 03/03/2004 3:14:03 PM PST by dbwz
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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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