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(RINO) Kirk working on bipartisan gun control bill
Daily Herald ^ | January 25, 2013 | Kerry Lester

Posted on 01/25/2013 5:02:34 AM PST by Timber Rattler

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, newly returned to Congress after suffering a stroke, is becoming a central figure in the Senate's gun control debate.

An aide in Kirk's office has confirmed that the Highland Park Republican is working with two Democrats to draft bipartisan gun control legislation.

One of those is Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, with whom Kirk is working on legislation to crack down on gun trafficking.

"Proud to partner w/@Senator Kirk to introduce the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act next week — common sense, bipartisan gun safety reform," Gillibrand, of New Brunswick, tweeted Thursday.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gop; guncontrol; gungrabber; kirk; rino; secondamendment
Watch out for this "bipartisan" RINO gun-grab attempt...
1 posted on 01/25/2013 5:02:37 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler
"Gun Trafficking" equals private sales.
Screw these people.

And do not be distracted by Feinstein's show - her bill (if there even is such a thing) has not been introduced into the system.
Everything she wants to accomplish is already underway in separate legislation.

The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily:

House Bills:
HR 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 137: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 138: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 141: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 226: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act. Referred to the Ways and Means committee.
HR 227: Buyback Our Safety Act. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 236: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2013. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 238: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act. Referred to the Judicary committee.
HR 329: To amend the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to encourage States to provide records to the National Instant Background Check System.
HR 404: To enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms.

Senate Bills:
S22: A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows.
S33: A bill to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.
S34: A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists.
S35: A bill to require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.
S54: A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. ("trafficking = "private sales")

And an interesting side note:
HR 339: To require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to make video recordings of the examination and testing of firearms and ammunition, and for other purposes.

And one to support! HR 410: To provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment has no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes.

2 posted on 01/25/2013 5:07:26 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Kirk can barely function, let alone co-sponsor an anti-gun bill!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 5:09:03 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Timber Rattler

We all know gun control does not work to stop crime.

The GOP better stand firm for the 2nd amendment with no infringements.

A half assed bill is bound to fail. When it does, they will just confiscate. If the RATs want to change the Constitution, they can attempt do it the only way.

Otherwise no deals.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 5:12:51 AM PST by dforest
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To: grobdriver

“Gun Trafficking” also equals “Fast & Furious”


5 posted on 01/25/2013 5:14:42 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Timber Rattler

Require all Gangbanger’s and Drug Lords to run background checks on all new recruits, before arming them.

Some true conservative should actually write this single piece of legislation, while remarking on special concern for Chicago, Detroit, and D.C.

When charged with “racism” be prepared to inform the attacker that they are racist for suggesting only minorities hold those positions.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 5:17:36 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Timber Rattler; BillyBoy

While Sen. Kirk was a U.S. rep., his usual rating from Gun Owners of America was 0%, and his rating from Planned Parenthood was 100%. I hope that he won’t run, in 2016, and that he’ll be replaced by Congressman Randy Hultgren.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 5:17:51 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Bushbacker1
Kirk can barely function, let alone co-sponsor an anti-gun bill!

His "aides" are making all the decisions and once Kirk is no longer useful, one of those aides will run for his seat.

8 posted on 01/25/2013 5:18:21 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Bushbacker1

We need a new party.

The Republican party is too infiltrated by Democrats who like to use the label of Republican to get themselves elected.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 5:21:08 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Bushbacker1

Yep, and that should tell you who’s actually writing the gun-grab legislation and that they’re just propping him up as their bipartisan Republican front guy.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 5:25:58 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: PhilCollins
Flashback:

IL-Sen: Kirk Seeks Palin Endorsement

Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk penned a memo to Republican poobah Fred Malek hoping to secure an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his Senate candidacy, according to a copy of the memo obtained by the Fix.

Of course Palin ignored him completely, and her RINO detecting instincts are once again proven to be spot on.

11 posted on 01/25/2013 5:30:38 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler; Arthurio; Liz; Gilbo_3; GOPJ; neverdem; Uncle Chip; AuntB; mike_9958; Perdogg; ...
Watered down gun bill.

If Republicans (conservatives) fought like Dems (libs) they would load this bill up with poison amendments like banning handguns which doesnt have a safety feature that doesnt even exist, and a nationwide natural registration, to be renewed yearly (owch),
and then put those poison amendments out on Senate floor as bait for the Senate progressives to vote for them (the amendments), then vote against the what was intended to be moderate bill after poisoning it, to its death. Then boast how Obama failed.

I have seen dems do this successfully before.

Oh, but I forgot, only Dems are allowed to fight to win, ‘we’s gots principles instead’

12 posted on 01/25/2013 5:34:47 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Timber Rattler
I (and others) were called every name in the book for refusing to vote for this rino bastard. At the time, 2010, I also stated that on the far fetched occasion that liberal Romney should win the republican nomination, that I wouldn't vote for him either. I voted for neither and am proud of it. My voting for liberals stopped after McCain.

Now I see Romney voters coming out of the wood work saying, "never again" will they vote for another liberal. Some learn sooner than others. I only regret that I didn't learn my lesson sooner.

13 posted on 01/25/2013 5:57:06 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: grobdriver

None of that is an Article 1 Section 8 power given to the FedGov. 100% over-reach.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 6:02:57 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Timber Rattler; All

GOP gonna sell America out on the 2d Amendment....just like they have done on Illegal Alien Amnesty, taxes, spending, Obama Eligibility....and so called “conservative” talk radio will join the GOP

If you still support the GOP.....you are not a conservative. Don’t try to BS a conservative


15 posted on 01/25/2013 6:03:51 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: grobdriver
This is very important and useful work!

Would it be helpful to add the sponsor's name to the bill also?

(Naturally, "Mo" De Laurio - that odd Socialist-Democrat from Connecticut - her bill has zero chance in a Republican House. Conversely, of course, a Republican Senator's bill is only a "show horse" bill in a Democrat-controlled Senate.

(They still need to be on the list, as you know, if only because the text of their bill could later be added as an amendment, in whole or in part, to any bill actually allowed consideration - and suddenly, in the middle of the night - and at any point along the way! A standard legislative shell game.)

Again - very useful work.

16 posted on 01/25/2013 6:06:31 AM PST by Prospero
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To: Timber Rattler

Howe about a bi-partisan set of Treason charges for this sh*twit?


17 posted on 01/25/2013 6:08:37 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

18 posted on 01/25/2013 6:09:30 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: dforest
Otherwise no deals.

Exactly. No infringement. Make them defend any attempt at circumventing the clear language of the Constitution.

Has anyone dared introduce a constitutional amendment?

"I still say it's spinach, and I still say to hell with it!"

19 posted on 01/25/2013 6:12:46 AM PST by Prospero
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To: Travis McGee

Coming soon to an empty field near you...

That is, if we can’t defeat this crap now.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 6:19:24 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Prospero
Thank you.
If it will help, I will add that information.

I am encouraging contact with the committee members to try and prevent any of this getting to the floor.
I believe that's the first line of defense and worry that anything that gets to the floor will be subject to business as usual, scratch my back and I'll scratch yours gamesmanship.

I don't trust any of them!

21 posted on 01/25/2013 6:23:07 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: Timber Rattler

I am ashamed to say I am from IL :( I know this was the best we could do in this Miserable state. But what do you think his opponent Gianulious would be doing had he won? Besides carrying Obama’s water and luggage.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 6:27:08 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: Graybeard58
Now I see Romney voters coming out of the wood work saying, "never again" will they vote for another liberal.

Yup, and most of these very same people said the same thing after McCain too.

23 posted on 01/25/2013 6:42:14 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
It's long past time that we work on bipartisan common-sense press control. After all, the First Amendment was crafted to protect only the manual, one-sheet printing press. I see no intention by the Founders to protect electronic media or 21st century printing presses.

Common-sense Press Control Now!

24 posted on 01/25/2013 7:08:39 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Timber Rattler

where’s that crane shot of Ricardo Montalban when you need it?


25 posted on 01/25/2013 8:31:27 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Timber Rattler

Obama extends presidential power in bypassing Congress on gun control
Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:47:33 AM · 18 of 28
mosesdapoet to Innovative

GOD DENIERS AND CONGENITAL LIARS
ARE THE DEMOCRATS
THEY WANT YOUR MONEY AND YOUR GUNS
WHY ARE SENATE GOPES LIKE KIRK HELPING THEM DO THIS ?

Conservatives and supporters of the 2nd amendment the Obama regime is using the 2nd amendment argument to blame gun owners for its inability to deal with the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings often commited by fatherless teens in areas under their solid control using illegally obtained firearms.

Obama’s solution to those inner city problems is to remove those rights provided by the constitution to have and bear arms from all US citizens.
None of those 23 so called “reforms” and unconstitutional efforts being edicted by who some call an emperor do not deal with the following issues briefly outlined below let alone insane shooters using stolen weapons. .

They won’t because instead of creating a uniformly democratic society where every citizen has an equal voice no matter what their race or ethnicity.

Obama’s policies have divided races and ethnic groups gerrymandering congressional districts where much of this criminal activity occurs. GOPES {goverment of the people (republican party) elites} see this issue as a 3rd rail because most of it is black on black or illegal vs illegal (Mexican) activity .

GOPES are also afraid to say that policy also increased racial tension which has resited in deaths. But again GOPES accept this because of the influence of mainline socialist media which would be accusing them of “racism” if they dare to question it. Let alone support issues by religious groups.

The purpose of all this hype on guns is to keep the right and conservatives focused on what the Demo-Coms describe as issues through their propaganda arm known as the MSM (mainline socialist media) not on the problems created by the “Libs” on their road of good intentions or the socialist/fascists/communists successors to comtrol over todays Democrat party; Which is the cost ,waste, and corruption of his administration which had led to a 16 trillion dollar deficit.

Not one word will address or offer a solution about the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings using illegaly obtained mostly handguns and revolvers .

Instead using code words like “assault rifles” which are really single shot per trigger pull semi automatic rifles, used for small game hunting or target practice. That are legal in every state but made to look like their military counterpart..Called AR’s (automatic rifles) since Viet Nam and a DOD decision. ARs are really medium caliber (22.3+) machine guns designed to wound not necessarilly kill which is why they are automatic and fire as many rounds that are in its magazine once the trigger is kept in the pulled position.

.They replace quick kill 30 caliber semi automatic (single shot) M-1, Springfield rifles and carbines used during WWII and Korea and approved in many states for use in big game hunting.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2977901/posts NY Post pix of shooter using handgun

Obama certainly can’t critique a system created by his ilk .Ignored in his 23 edicts is that when once caught, perps get set free with lenient sentencing from “liberal” judges or sob sister plea bargain prosecution (which Obama supports for when a Illinois state senator while introducing (sound great) legislation to sentence any 15 year old as an adult, Obama voted “absent” with others on roll calll The sob sister concept is still promoted by the MSM,The New York Times CNN, NBC and,ABC. There’s certainly no criticism of “no snitch” mentality partcularly in areas where these shootings are rampant.

It would be nice at these rallys if conservatives would point these facts out to Obamas adoring public .


26 posted on 01/25/2013 8:46:32 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Should the "Chicago Mechanic" come out of retirement ?)
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To: sickoflibs
Oh, but I forgot, only Dems are allowed to fight to win, ‘we’s gots principles instead’

i got no problem with 'fighting to win'...but by watering down principles to meaningless rhetoric, what have we 'won' in the end ??? the commies are all about generational battles, and will simply keep coming back time after time...

at some point we have to call the hand and literally be willing to fight for the principles...

27 posted on 01/25/2013 9:30:04 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3
RE :”at some point we have to call the hand and literally be willing to fight for the principles... “

I just wish the Dems would take some suicide losing stands on some unpopular positions too, so we have a chance. They are just not as ‘principled’ as we are I guess, winnin is more important to them.

They bide their time (as 2007 to 2008) and work on winning elections until they take over all three branches (as 2009 to 2010) so when they take stands that loses them an election like 2010, they got huge advances passed for it like O care.

Losing issues and elections both just seem like losing.

28 posted on 01/25/2013 10:10:38 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: grobdriver

Do you mind if I post that html for the list of bills on my blog?


29 posted on 01/25/2013 2:43:32 PM PST by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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To: AnonymousConservative

Not at all - spread it far and wide!


30 posted on 01/25/2013 3:13:02 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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