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Senate Dems hesitant on Obama gun control plan
FoxNews.com ^ | 1/18/2013

Posted on 01/18/2013 11:13:44 AM PST by RoosterRedux

President Obama's gun-control package was always going to be a tough sell in the Republican-led House -- but the plan is already running into resistance, or at least hesitation, from moderate Democrats in the Senate.

The lukewarm response in the Senate to Obama's highly anticipated anti-gun violence plan portends an uphill climb for the legislation. And it underscores how, as the president's backers prepare to launch a veritable campaign to promote the plan, they will be pressuring members of their own party as much as reluctant Republicans.

No Democrat in the Senate came out against Obama's gun plan. But several appeared to be on the fence or noncommittal, even as the president's allies in the House cheered the package as a long-sought solution to America's gun violence problem.

"We must find a way to balance our Second Amendment rights with the challenges of mental illness, criminal behavior and the safety of our schools and communities," Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said in a statement, noting Louisiana's tradition of hunting, target shooting and gun collecting. She said she would give the proposals "serious consideration."

The president on Wednesday called for a new and stronger assault-weapons ban as well as a 10-round cap on magazines and universal background checks. The last assault-weapons ban expired in 2004 amid questions about its effectiveness and political considerations.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; benjaminnetanyahu; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/18/2013 11:13:48 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve been putting it off for a few months now....it’s time that I serviced my gun collection....they all need a good cleaning and oiling to get rid of the dust they’ve been collecting.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 11:17:58 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: RoosterRedux
The know that Clinton's AWB gave us the Republican Revolution of 1994.
3 posted on 01/18/2013 11:18:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Even Franken is unwilling to appear too fired up about the gun-grab. Of course, his attitude will surely change after Nov 2014, but maybe this whole thing will fizzle by then.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 11:19:54 AM PST by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: RoosterRedux

One insider reported that Obama was going to do much harsher things my EO but that he backed down because of the furor. We actually DID win this one. It could have been far worse. Reportedly even Reid told Obama to back off.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 11:26:56 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: RoosterRedux

That just means another convieniently timed massacre is needed.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 11:27:02 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Those that seem to think Obama has become some unbeatable political power overnight because of his fiscal cliff antics (the Republicans screwed themselves over on that one back in 2011, when they bet all their money on winning the presidency during the Debt Ceiling Deal.), are forgetting that Obama just barely managed to get his health care bill through the most heavily democrat congress in half a century even with the liberal use of parliamentary shenanigans. His chance of doing the same with a Republican House and much less democrat Senate is to the south side of slim and none.
7 posted on 01/18/2013 11:28:27 AM PST by apillar
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To: TheRhinelander
Hmmm.

I wonder how often they think they need to see which way the wind is blowing on this particular issue...

8 posted on 01/18/2013 11:29:10 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
"That just means another convieniently timed massacre is needed."

Unfortunately, that is all too plausible, and it doesn't have to be a tinfoil plot to release a specific shooter. It can be just a continued drumbeat of coverage and lurid publicity with anguished victims along with identifying all the gun free zones. Such coverage pushes the crazies and identifies their targets. It increases the odds of additional copycat attacks.

9 posted on 01/18/2013 11:32:22 AM PST by Truth29
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To: RoosterRedux

10 posted on 01/18/2013 11:37:23 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: RoosterRedux

Not gonna happen. That Feinstein bill will die in committee. Dingy Harry wants to get re-elected in Nevada.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 11:41:18 AM 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: RoosterRedux

The Senate is going to do a combination of the Beer Barrel Polka, the Fish Fry two - step and the LA Hip Hop, honk, cough, and roll out a Barber Shop Quartet and then do nothing. The Democrats don’t want any of this sticking to them.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 11:41:21 AM PST by centurion316
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To: RoosterRedux

I suppose it’s unchristian of me, but it’s actually amusing to watch Harry Reid right now. I just get the feeling that he wishes this whole thing would just go the hell away. I think he is not in his happy place right now.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 11:46:06 AM PST by JamesP81
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To: Gaffer
I’ve been putting it off for a few months now....it’s time that I serviced my gun collection....they all need a good cleaning and oiling to get rid of the dust they’ve been collecting.

How do they gather dust at the bottom of a lake?

14 posted on 01/18/2013 12:19:15 PM PST by bIlluminati (290 Reps, 67 Senators, 38 state legislatures - Impeach, convict, amend)
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To: bIlluminati

Actually, I’ve had them ALL demilitarized.....


15 posted on 01/18/2013 12:23:36 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: RoosterRedux
Alabama	        Jeff Sessions	  Republican
Alaska	        Mark Begich	  Democratic
Arkansas	Mark Pryor	  Democratic
Colorado	Mark Udall	  Democratic
Delaware	Chris Coons	  Democratic
Georgia	        Saxby Chambliss	  Republican
Idaho	        Jim Risch	  Republican
Illinois	Richard Durbin	  Fascist
Iowa	        Tom Harkin	  Fascist
Kansas	        Pat Roberts	  Republican
Kentucky	Mitch McConnell	  Republican
Louisiana	Mary Landrieu	  Democratic
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16 posted on 01/18/2013 12:24:01 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: RoosterRedux

I hope this article is true. I’m still smarting from being told Romney would win.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 12:52:17 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: RoosterRedux
If it does come to a vote, I hope all the Republicans just vote "Present".

Because, if they come right out and vote no, the Obama ass-kissing Media will just say "See? It was all those right-wing Republicans who stopped this". It gives them a convenient target.

By voting "Present", the media will have to focus on the Democrats that are blocking the Bill. And if they want to scream about some moral issue about voting "Present", we just point the finger back at O'Dumbass and ask why the Media never had a problem with him doing exactly the same thing.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 1:12:46 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Gaffer
I’ve been putting it off for a few months now....it’s time that I serviced my gun collection....they all need a good cleaning and oiling to get rid of the dust they’ve been collecting.

I was going through my stuff and found a case of 500 rounds of .223.

Funny thing is, I don't have a .223 :)

19 posted on 01/18/2013 1:20:00 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Dingy Harry wants to get re-elected in Nevada.

He just did... he has nothing to worry about.

20 posted on 01/18/2013 1:43:26 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I’ll tell you what...you don’t need those nasty dangerous rounds......I’ll give you a mailing address and you can just send them to me....I’ll send you the same number of 22 shorts back...fair trade?


21 posted on 01/18/2013 1:45:51 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The know that Clinton's AWB gave us the Republican Revolution of 1994.

Hence the lack of enthusiasm for a gun ban among fly-over Democrats. Who wants to put their ass on the line so that Feinstein or Schumer can have have their gun ban? It's not like they have to worry about a voter backlash.

22 posted on 01/18/2013 2:24:38 PM PST by Drew68
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To: aimhigh
I hope this article is true. I’m still smarting from being told Romney would win.

Honestly, I voted for Romney but when it comes to RKBA rights, I'm glad Obama won. Have no doubt, Romney would've pushed for the same gun grab Obama is going for only he would've faced less opposition from Congress.

23 posted on 01/18/2013 2:29:09 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Gaffer
I’ll tell you what...you don’t need those nasty dangerous rounds......I’ll give you a mailing address and you can just send them to me....I’ll send you the same number of 22 shorts back...fair trade?

LOL! Do they even still make 22 shorts? You must have been hanging on to them for awhile ;)

24 posted on 01/18/2013 4:37:26 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: kiryandil
There is certainly nothing Democratic about the Democrat party. The card check bill they all love throws democracy in the dust bin.

I ALWAYS REFER TO THEM AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY (and they hate it).
25 posted on 01/18/2013 5:29:21 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RoosterRedux
From the linked article: In a carefully worded statement, Franken said he's "always supported the Second Amendment rights of Minnesotans to own firearms for collection, protection, and sport. But I also think we need to find a balance between those rights and the safety of our children and our communities."

Here's a game we can play. Pin the Tail on the Franken.

In a carefully worded statement, Franken said he's "always supported the First Amendment rights of Minnesotans to publish newspapers and attend churches. But I also think we need to find a balance between those rights and the harmony of our cities and towns."

In a carefully worded statement, Franken said he's "always supported the Third Amendment rights of Minnesotans to be free from having soldiers quartered in their homes. But I also think we need to find a balance between the rights of homeowners and the need to house our military in our communities where they will soon be needed.

Who wants to try the Fourth Amendment?

26 posted on 01/18/2013 6:32:38 PM PST by William Tell
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To: hattend

He may not have to worry about his seat, but he really likes being Majority Leader.

Look at the Senate seats up in 2014, then figure that it’ll probably follow the pattern of previous mid term elections that take place during a President’s second term.

Gun control will turn a 50/50 shot at kepping the Senate Dem and turn it intoa serious GOP blowout.

A good approach right now would be to both hammer Obama on being anti Second Amendment while ticking off his own base be accusing him of selling out and caving in to the gun lobby.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 6:51:21 PM PST by tanknetter
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