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U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold Second Amendment in Washington, D.C
NRA-ILA ^ | 2-26-09

Posted on 02/26/2009 5:43:58 PM PST by wheelgun

U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold Second Amendment in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 Fairfax, Va. - The United States Senate has voted, with overwhelming bipartisan support, to adopt an amendment offered by Senator John Ensign (R-NV) that seeks to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in the District of Columbia. The amendment, attached to S.160, the D.C. Voting Rights Act, will repeal restrictive gun control laws passed by the District of Columbia's (D.C.) city council after the landmark D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court decision. The vote margin was 62-36.

"Today's vote brings us one step closer to restoring the Second Amendment freedom of law-abiding D.C. residents," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "It's ludicrous that good people in our nation's capital continue to be harassed as they try to defend themselves and their loved ones in their own homes. This vote reinforces the historic Heller ruling."

After the Heller ruling, the D.C. city council passed a law requiring would-be gun owners to pay a registration fee, pass a 20-question multiple choice test, take a five-hour training course, undergo an invasive background check every six years, re-register any firearm every three years, and finally, submit all handguns for ballistics testing. Current D.C. law also bans an overwhelming majority of firearms commonly used for self-defense. This Ensign Amendment would also remedy that unjust practice.

"NRA would like to thank the lead sponsor, Sen. John Ensign for his efforts to reform D.C.'s gun laws and enable folks to protect their property and their loved ones," concluded Cox. "It's time for leaders in Washington to wake up to the fact that the Supreme Court decision is now the law of the land."


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 111th; banglist; congress; email; ensign; heller; lping; missinglink; nra; parker; shallnotbeinfringed
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1 posted on 02/26/2009 5:43:58 PM PST by wheelgun
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To: wheelgun

C’mon...this is satire right?


2 posted on 02/26/2009 5:45:47 PM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: Crim

Nope — just got the email from NRA!


3 posted on 02/26/2009 5:46:54 PM PST by wheelgun ("... an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: wheelgun

Yay, congratulations, the bill’s still unconstitutional.


4 posted on 02/26/2009 5:47:01 PM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Crim

http://www.nraila.org/

no it is on the nra website.


5 posted on 02/26/2009 5:47:14 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: wheelgun
http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=12167
6 posted on 02/26/2009 5:48:30 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: wheelgun

OK now for the big battle, the reimposition of the assult weapons ban and HR45.


7 posted on 02/26/2009 5:49:29 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: Crim
Not SATIRE!

Great news BUT the "BIG" test will come in the CONFERENCE COMMITTEE. It is there I expect it to be stripped from the bill!

8 posted on 02/26/2009 5:52:00 PM PST by PISANO
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To: wheelgun

Where are the laws for NYC and NY state?

Oh wait...


10 posted on 02/26/2009 6:03:00 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Future Snake Eater

On so many levels.


11 posted on 02/26/2009 6:06:47 PM PST by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: wheelgun
After the Heller ruling, the D.C. city council passed a law requiring would-be gun owners to pay a registration fee, pass a 20-question multiple choice test, take a five-hour training course, undergo an invasive background check every six years, re-register any firearm every three years, and finally, submit all handguns for ballistics testing. Current D.C. law also bans an overwhelming majority of firearms commonly used for self-defense. This Ensign Amendment would also remedy that unjust practice.

THIS ?

Current D.C. law also bans an overwhelming majority of firearms commonly used for self-defense.

OR THIS ?

After the Heller ruling, the D.C. city council passed a law requiring would-be gun owners to pay a registration fee, pass a 20-question multiple choice test, take a five-hour training course, undergo an invasive background check every six years, re-register any firearm every three years, and finally, submit all handguns for ballistics testing.

Or both ?!?!?........

Stay safe, thanks for your time ! !

12 posted on 02/26/2009 6:06:57 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: OneWingedShark

Keep it Clean.It all comes out in the wash.

We know this ain’t a State,it’s just a District.


13 posted on 02/26/2009 6:06:58 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (If I had any further to go,I'd be there.)
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To: Crim
C’mon...this is satire right?

No, I saw it live on C-SPAN 2. I'm still pleasantly shocked. :-O

14 posted on 02/26/2009 6:13:46 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Yay, congratulations, the bill’s still unconstitutional.

The DC vote portion is blatantly Unconstitutional. The Fairness Doctrine ban and gun control repeal are both fine. If the Senate truly believes in those amendments, it will fight for them in conference.

15 posted on 02/26/2009 6:17:42 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: wheelgun

The 36 who voted against preserving US citizens constitutional rights should not be senators anymore.


16 posted on 02/26/2009 6:27:25 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit ((Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding))
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To: o_zarkman44
I do believe I heard Lou Dobbs say today that Pelosi informed the 0 that any anti-gun legislation was out of the question. Maybe she felt that “chill wind” that Tim Robbins warned of a while back?

Dobbs went on to cite Clinton's book where bubba wrote that the first gun ban was the single issue that cost the AlGore and the demoncrats the election.

Respect to Lou.

17 posted on 02/26/2009 6:28:26 PM PST by shoutingandpointing
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To: shoutingandpointing

I don’t trust the rats anyhow. They will try to regulate, or tax or slip something in to a 1000 page bill nobody has read.
They are coming. first they have to shut down talk radio.
Pelousey and Reid can’t be trusted. Period!


19 posted on 02/26/2009 6:36:24 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: shoutingandpointing

I wish the “chill wind” Blinky feels is a boot kicking her in the ass all the way back to san fran.


20 posted on 02/26/2009 6:37:24 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: o_zarkman44; Sequoyah101
I agree. These are not honorable beings. The only time they are not in your face is when they are flanking you or attacking your rear. They are as relentless as they are self-serving.
21 posted on 02/26/2009 6:44:40 PM PST by shoutingandpointing
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To: wheelgun

Good news BUT Holder is hell bent on re-instating that “assault” weapon ban. If I take a butter knife and assault someone, does that make the butter knife an assault weapon? Is he saying if someone shoots 10 people with a .22 pistol or rifle, or a .38 revolver it’s less of an assault weapon than an AR 15 or an AK 47?


22 posted on 02/26/2009 6:44:51 PM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: wheelgun
They'll affirm the Second Amendment in one breath and ban everything but flintlocks in the next.

Where's Orwell when we need him?

23 posted on 02/26/2009 6:48:42 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: wheelgun

Could we get a roll call please?


24 posted on 02/26/2009 6:57:17 PM PST by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: conservativeinferno

I want to see a roll call to. I like to know who my enemies are.


25 posted on 02/26/2009 6:59:00 PM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: wheelgun

Lugar was the only R to vote “nay.” Most of the Dems who voted “nay” are from the Left Coast and Northeast. No surprise there, right?


26 posted on 02/26/2009 7:04:21 PM PST by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: o_zarkman44

I am going to email and call my congress critters and tell them, THIS IS MY HOT BUTTON ISSUE. They have to not only vote “no” on these bills, but STOP THESE BILLS. I am going to tell them that if they fail, there will be no further communication (or votes) from me, as they are obviously deadwood. This is my line in the sand. You want to impose a permanent “assault weapon” ban? You want to ban ammunition? You can’t stop these unconstitutional abominations? Then DON’T TALK TO ME, YOU WORMS.


27 posted on 02/26/2009 7:04:57 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: shoutingandpointing

>They are as relentless as they are self-serving.

....Why am I reminded of The Shawshank Redemption by you saying that?


28 posted on 02/26/2009 7:12:05 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: wheelgun

Interesting.


29 posted on 02/26/2009 7:13:27 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: Sequoyah101

That chill wind is the wind of bleak December, blowing across the night’s Plutonian shore, Nancy hears it, and knows the dems may lose the next election and they will be in power nevermore. That is why they may not attack the 2nd amendment.


30 posted on 02/26/2009 7:14:50 PM PST by 2ndClassCitizen (NAACP=National Association Against Caucasian People)
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To: Crim
...protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in the District of Columbia.

Satire or not. It only effects 7-8 people.

31 posted on 02/26/2009 7:15:36 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: 2ndClassCitizen

If we had any guts at all we would keep up the pressure incessantly.


32 posted on 02/26/2009 7:21:39 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Perhaps this part of it won’t be.


33 posted on 02/26/2009 7:24:06 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: wheelgun

Some of the same a__holes who voted ti “uphold the 2nd Amendment” will vote to make the AWB permanent. This time they will make the transfer of ANY hi-cap mags illegal, not just pre-ban mags.


34 posted on 02/26/2009 7:25:13 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: wheelgun

They just aren’t ready to tackle US yet!

Too busy screwing with minor things like KILLING US with their kindness!

It’s coming!


35 posted on 02/26/2009 7:27:54 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: Sequoyah101

We got guts, nancy may be detecting a big loss in two years.


36 posted on 02/26/2009 7:31:30 PM PST by 2ndClassCitizen (NAACP=National Association Against Caucasian People)
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To: wheelgun
U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold Second AmendmentWTF? They ignore it whenever they feel like it. Whenever I hear a piece of info coming out of DC that says they are going to do this or that, I IMMEDIATELY assume that the opposite is true.
37 posted on 02/26/2009 7:49:26 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: television is just wrong; All

I expect Pelosi and crew will strip out the amendment when it goes through the House. Besides, as stated before, it is totally unconstitutional, anyhow.


38 posted on 02/26/2009 7:51:51 PM PST by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: wheelgun

Hey, Hey, NRA.....
Together we have WON today!


39 posted on 02/26/2009 7:53:17 PM PST by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: batter
I expect Pelosi and crew will strip out the amendment when it goes through the House. Besides, as stated before, it is totally unconstitutional, anyhow.

The part which Pelosi will want stripped from the bill and the part which is Unconstitutional are two different things.

40 posted on 02/26/2009 8:06:07 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: wheelgun

But the Supes just affirmed the Lautenberg theft of rights.

Until the people revolt and re-write the constitution in absolutely unambiguous terms, there really are no rights.


41 posted on 02/26/2009 8:12:07 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..

Senate votes to give DC citizens vote in Congress
Associate Press | February 26, 2009 | JIM ABRAMS
Posted on 02/26/2009 2:59:26 PM PST by stevie_d_64
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2194919/posts


42 posted on 02/26/2009 8:17:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: wastedyears

Yeah that’s what I’d like to know. I gotta get the hell outta NY ASAP.


43 posted on 02/26/2009 8:27:58 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (R.I.P. My Beautiful America - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave - 20 January 2009)
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To: Crim

Nope, it got mentioned at CPAC tonight!


44 posted on 02/26/2009 8:30:31 PM PST by billakay
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To: wheelgun

what about the rest of us that are around teh country now looking at Obama’s attempt to institute the ban again permanently?

It is coming and I am not happy about it at all.
limits on ammunition, guns, freedom to keep them .. it’s Nazi Germany in 2009


45 posted on 02/26/2009 8:34:11 PM PST by Munz (Infiltrate Interrogate Eradicate NEXT!)
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To: Repeal 16-17

I know. I was referring to the “DC vote” being unconstitutional and Pelosi stripping the gun rights provision. Sorry if I wasn’t clear.


46 posted on 02/26/2009 8:38:50 PM PST by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: wheelgun

Did Spincter vote againt it?


47 posted on 02/26/2009 8:41:36 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!
48 posted on 02/26/2009 9:17:02 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: wheelgun

They’re not going to tackle gun issues when they’re spending like drunken sailors. Give it a year or two, when they think we’re complacent and they’ll be grabbing our guns.


49 posted on 02/26/2009 9:22:59 PM PST by GVnana
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To: wheelgun

I’d be interested in a breakdown of the vote. I’d imagine anyone voting for this would oppose an “assault weapons” ban.


50 posted on 02/26/2009 9:33:14 PM PST by KoRn
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