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Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress
Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2013 | Philip Rucker and Ed O’Keefe

Posted on 01/17/2013 1:18:05 PM PST by neverdem

The gun-control agenda that President Obama unveiled with urgency on Wednesday now faces an uncertain fate in a bitterly divided Congress, where Republican opposition hardened and centrist Democrats remained noncommittal after a month of feverish public debate.

By pursuing an expansive overhaul of the nation’s gun laws, Obama is wagering that public opinion has evolved enough after a string of mass shootings to force passage of politically contentious measures that Congress has long stymied.

Yet there was no indication on Wednesday that the mood on Capitol Hill has changed much. Within hours of Obama’s formal policy rollout at the White House, Republicans who had previously said they were open to a discussion about gun violence condemned his agenda as violating the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.

“I’m confident there will be bipartisan opposition to his proposal,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said in a statement.

The Senate plans to begin taking up Obama’s proposals next week, with the House waiting to see what the Democrat-controlled Senate passes first, congressional aides said. The Senate is likely to take a piecemeal approach, eventually holding up-or-down votes on the individual elements of Obama’s plan rather than trying to muscle through a single comprehensive bill, aides said.

Obama, in an emotional White House ceremony, outlined four major legislative proposals aimed at curbing what he called “the epidemic of gun violence in this country”: universal background checks for all gun buyers, a crackdown on gun trafficking, a ban on military-style assault weapons and a ban on ammunition magazines holding more...

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Reid is concerned about the potential political impact on fellow Democrats representing rural or conservative states, and he believes gun control could become a significant issue for at least 10 of the 23 Democratic Senate seats up for grabs in 2014, aides said...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Obama put those rats in a bind.
1 posted on 01/17/2013 1:18:13 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Obama’s far over-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress...

Fixed it.

2 posted on 01/17/2013 1:22:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: neverdem

Let’s hope the GOP is already making election ads against the democrat scum. The only good that could possibly come out of this BS gun control crap.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 1:22:59 PM PST by soycd
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To: neverdem

All of them are DOA the second they hit the House ....and a few are zombies that have already been dealt with ...


4 posted on 01/17/2013 1:24:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: neverdem

The American public better brace themselves. We’re about to be thrown under the bus AGAIN. The ‘Republicans’ will ultimately cave on this, as they always do.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 1:24:15 PM PST by joethedrummer
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To: joethedrummer

If he can’t get our guns, he’s going after ammo.

Anybody tried to buy any ammo lately?


6 posted on 01/17/2013 1:26:02 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: joethedrummer

joethedrummer ~:” The American public better brace themselves. We’re about to be thrown under the bus AGAIN. The ‘Republicans’ will ultimately cave on this, as they always do. “

If Boner caves on gun control , there will be an uprising against the Republican party , and will be the impetus for a third party rising .
Justifyably so !

I dont trust Boehner with my ‘Constitutional Rights’
As a matter of fact , I don’t trust anyone with my ‘Constitutional Rights’ because they aren’t within governments power to remove them


7 posted on 01/17/2013 1:34:01 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: neverdem

Other laws that were “uncertain”:

Obamacare
Dodd-Frank Reform Act
Dream Act


8 posted on 01/17/2013 1:35:47 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: soycd
Hope isn't a plan.

To hope the GOP does the right thing,...is a very bad plan.

9 posted on 01/17/2013 1:37:04 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: neverdem

Here in Pennsylvania, we have a state-level House, Senate and Governor who are Republican. One of our state reps, Congressman Darryl Metcalfe,has posted the following which I found on FR a few days ago:
MEMORANDUM

Posted:
January 11, 2013 04:12 PM

From:
Representative Daryl Metcalfe

To:
All House members

Subject:
Right to Bear Arms Protection Act

I am currently having legislation drafted that is similar to firearm legislation recently introduced in Wyoming. My legislation would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal restriction, prohibition or registration requirement for firearms, magazines, and ammunition. My legislation would also require the state to intercede on behalf of Pennsylvania citizens against any federal attempt to register, ban or restrict the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products.

I hope you will join me in defending the Second Amendment in Pennsylvania.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Wilbourn at nwilbour@pahousegop.com or 717-783-1707.

I just got off the phone with the NRA-ILA grassroots division and informed them of this development, and asked them to contact all the NRA membership in Pa and urge them to ask their reps to co-sponsor this bill.

Thanks to RedinBluePa for initially posting this on FR


10 posted on 01/17/2013 1:40:32 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Osage Orange

They’re going to come up with something that “infringes”.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 1:43:35 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Vendome
All of them are DOA the second they hit the House

Why do you assume that? Both the "Fiscal Cliff" deal and the Hurricane Sandy bailout bill were passed with a minority of the Republicans voting in favor with solid Democrat support. If this bill comes up for a vote, it will pass.

12 posted on 01/17/2013 1:47:07 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: neverdem

Expect massive voter fraud in the 2014 mid-term elections - these commies are patient and will do anything to take back the House of Representatives.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 1:48:18 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: neverdem
I want to fool around with inexpensive noise suppressors without the chance of the BATFE deciding to hold a riot in my front yard.

That's the kind of sensible change we need.

14 posted on 01/17/2013 1:48:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: basil

12 ga doesn’t seem to be missing from the shelves.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 1:51:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: basil

actually got 100 rounds of .40 S&W at Walmart today.

They even had a few boxes of 9MM but the rest were 270, 30-06, and 22-250


16 posted on 01/17/2013 1:55:01 PM PST by digger48
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To: neverdem

If we remain vigilant and keep up the pressure on Congress, we will stop them cold. However, the gun-phobes and statists will never stop working towards eroding the 2nd Amendment, so we can never let our guard down again. This fight will go on for years, even decades.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 1:55:14 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: neverdem

This will be how the leftists lose the Senate.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 1:57:25 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: 3Fingas
Love your attitude.
19 posted on 01/17/2013 2:02:09 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Paladin2

I only “do” handguns. I check all the Walmarts in my area—and no one had any.....


20 posted on 01/17/2013 2:06:28 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Paladin2

I only “do” handguns. I checked all the Walmarts in my area—and no one had any.....


21 posted on 01/17/2013 2:07:12 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: neverdem; All

This is interesting, just sent by a friend. It outlines most of the ‘mass’ killings/violent attacks and the LEGAL drugs each of the perps was on or withdrawing from at the time.

http://ssristories.com/index.php?sort=what&p=school


22 posted on 01/17/2013 2:09:05 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: neverdem

Reminder. The Presidential Oath he swore to: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 2:55:19 PM PST by Rapscallion
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To: neverdem

“Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress.”

THAT’S why we’ll handle it locally.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 3:37:46 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: neverdem

Gun control in the Congress not gonna happen.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 3:46:15 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: neverdem

Post the bills here, and follow every step of each one in the House.

thomas.loc.gov


26 posted on 01/17/2013 4:52:01 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: neverdem

Dear Reader bit off more than he can chew.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 6:16:08 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Da Bilge Troll

This has even more consequences for them.

Ain’t happening....


28 posted on 01/17/2013 8:48:08 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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