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House Republicans signal openness to some gun measures (Cantor)
WaPo ^ | Tuesday, February 5, 3:32 PM | Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker,

Posted on 02/05/2013 5:21:57 PM PST by Red Steel

The second-ranking House Republican said Tuesday that he supports improving the federal background-check system for gun buyers but stopped short of endorsing universal checks on all weapon purchases.

The comments by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) came as two GOP lawmakers from suburban districts announced plans to co-sponsor legislation to make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time. The moves signal potential openings for bipartisan compromise on gun control, a debate so far dominated by Democrats with little said or done by Republicans.

Cantor, giving the most specific comments on gun control by a GOP congressional leader since President Obama outlined his proposals in late January, told CNN in an interview that lawmakers could consider adopting a plan implemented by Virginia after the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech. Since the shootings, the state has linked mental-health information to law enforcement databases used to conduct background checks for gun purchases.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News
KEYWORDS: banglist; cantor; ericcantor; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/05/2013 5:22:06 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

There is a boycott of all firearm related sales to all of NY State

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2985508/posts

Time to make all politicians fear being Cuomo’d


2 posted on 02/05/2013 5:26:33 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Red Steel
I originally misread the title as:
House Republicans signal openness to some gun measures (Cancer)

Somehow I think it fits better.

3 posted on 02/05/2013 5:26:37 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: Red Steel

Isn’t that precious!


4 posted on 02/05/2013 5:29:05 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Red Steel

If this doesn’t lower their NRA ratings, then they are all in a big facade.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 5:33:28 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Red Steel

This story is from the neo-Nazis at the Washington Post, so I don’t give it any credibility.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 5:41:49 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Red Steel

Pubbie leadership folds, AGAIN.

Who’dathunk’it?

‘Moderate’ Republicans are trying so hard to become the Dem-lites. And they wonder why they continue to lose big elections.

I used to think that they didn’t know how to get their message out. Now, I am of the opinion that they are getting their message out, but the voters just are not buying it.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 5:43:25 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Red Steel
Erica thinks we send her there to get along with the enemy.
8 posted on 02/05/2013 5:43:56 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Article10
NYS suffers because of Buffalo and NYC. If you ban the others from having firearms and accessories, what pray tell will they use to fight of the tyrants?

Now, banning firearms and ammo sales to law enforcement etc in NYS.......all about it.

9 posted on 02/05/2013 5:47:06 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

should be fight “off”


10 posted on 02/05/2013 5:47:36 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Red Steel
Improving federal background checks is a token compromise I could live with as long as House Republicans stand firm against the rest of this garbage, most importantly an "assault weapons" and high-cap magazine ban.

I'd prefer they stand firm against all of it but I just don't know if this is a political reality. This is DC where there are always back-room deals getting made.

11 posted on 02/05/2013 5:54:51 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Red Steel

If the Republicans [Senate and House] they will give obama everything he wants regarding gun control.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 5:58:25 PM PST by sport
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To: Red Steel

Eric Cantor is a POS GOP quisling Boehner wannabe. He needs to be stopped as much as Boehner and McCarthy. Even Paul Ryan is no conservative. Its time to realize that the GOP is not our friend or saviour. Unless we all put the pressure on they will buckle under to the Dems and pass this universal background check which can only be enforced with total gun registration.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 6:09:12 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: Repeat Offender

Read the link. It is all the NY State Gov at all levels along with you Serfs aka taxpayers, if the Citizens can’t own it, neither can the Gov.

In one year you can’t own a lot of guns and ammo so whats the difference now?

NY State has gun control cancer that needs to be contained and a Governor that needs to be Alinsky’d


14 posted on 02/05/2013 6:22:11 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Red Steel
Why exactly do we need to anything?

Does each massacre mean we have to lose more freedom?

Why do 120 Million innocent people have to be punished each time one of the massacres takes place?

15 posted on 02/05/2013 6:23:29 PM PST by StaffiT (Obama is the name - Downgrading the country is his Game)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Exactly

They are elites who hate the conservative base and long for being loved by the DC media cocktail party crowd !


16 posted on 02/05/2013 6:24:21 PM PST by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: StaffiT

Exactly these all are only set to work in one direction.

We need balance.

Each month there is no mass shooting, repeal another gun law.

I’m completely serious.

We haven’t repealed any yet this month. Where to start?


17 posted on 02/05/2013 6:26:59 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Red Steel

Commie Cantor bending over for the Dems again. Earlier it was Illegal Alien Amnesty, now its Gun Control

Why don’t the GOP Liberal RINOs go ahead and just move over to the DNC...stop wasting my time


18 posted on 02/05/2013 6:29:15 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Red Steel
Republicans, you don't HAVE to compromise, you don't HAVE to agree on *something*, you don't HAVE to make new legislation every single day.
"NO!" is a perfectly valid answer and it's okay to have the backbone to stand by it.

NO, we will NOT have any additional gun laws.
NO, we will NOT raise taxes.
NO, we will NOT gut the military.
NO, we will NOT create another bureaucracy
NO, we will NOT let EPA and other departments gut our economy.
NO, we will NOT print another trillion dollars.

It feels good. It's liberating. Try it.

19 posted on 02/05/2013 6:34:37 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Red Steel
Not one more inch! If it was legal in 2012, it stays legal.

After we stop the encroachment, it will be time to start taking back some territory.

20 posted on 02/05/2013 6:46:15 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Red Steel

Note to republican’ts: If you’re always playing defense and never pushing an offense, you’re losing all the time.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 6:47:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Steel; All

Now is the time to proudly fly your Gadsden Flags, ( I have the black background Gadsden too), and attend to take over your local RINO Cave-In Meetings.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 7:06:26 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: cripplecreek
If you’re always playing defense and never pushing an offense, you’re losing all the time.

I really like that!

23 posted on 02/05/2013 7:17:32 PM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: Red Steel

Cantor is beginning to strike me as being an ULTRA WEENIE. . . .


24 posted on 02/05/2013 7:32:43 PM PST by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

That is a great idea!

Why should the proppressive regime be like a constrictor snake around liberty?


25 posted on 02/05/2013 7:33:07 PM PST by StaffiT (Obama is the name - Downgrading the country is his Game)
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To: BitWielder1

Hope you don’t mind but I did cut and paste your list and sent it to my Congressman and Senators headed by:

“JUST SAY NO,

......

Your list was right on target and covered it all.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 7:51:25 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Ingtar

!@#$ !@#$


27 posted on 02/05/2013 8:41:55 PM PST by RightLady
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To: Article10
The problem with that is the majority of gun shops and manufacturers really aren't on our side at all. They like restrictions that funnel you and I back to their shop where they can charge you. For instance, 30-40 bucks just to receive a fed-ex package for you. Now look at the vast majority of them who are taking advantage of their customers at the moment... I was in a local shop last week and guess what I saw? The elusive KSG! I was pulling out my wallet as I walked over to get it... then I saw the price tag: 2,200.00. They are no better than the Armslist gougers and they would sell to the devil for that sort of profit. This same dealer had run of the mill Lake city .223 for 1.10 per round. I won't be going back and I made them aware... you should have seen the look of "we don't give a sh#$" on their faces. I'll bet I've spent 5 grand in that one shop alone in the past few years.

I understand market demand influences price, but there comes a point where it is beyond ridiculous. Remember, they are in it for the money and that's about it in most cases. I'm not going to say that's a bad thing, just a reminder that they really aren't on our side in a lot of cases and I doubt we can say anything much different about manufacturers.

Sorry, I'm just real upset... not just at dumbo and his antics at the federal level, but I'm irritated at the panic buying, the gougers and hijackers... I was an idiot. I did not replenish my reloading supplies or ammunition because I just kept "waiting for things to stabilize and prices to go back to normal". So yea, I'm mostly pissed off at myself right now. I'm a collector and shooter so my hobby is dead right now and I'm not a happy camper.

that ends my foolish, whining rant

28 posted on 02/05/2013 9:47:13 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Red Steel
Brave Sir Eric ran away...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4SJ0xR2_bQ

29 posted on 02/05/2013 10:00:08 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: Grams A
Good Idea, Thank You.

30 posted on 02/06/2013 4:52:24 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Red Steel

Cantor is a weak-sister (no offense to the ladies here).

He should be replaced as #2 in the House with Louie Gohmert from TX! Gohmert may talk a little slow but he has his head screwed on tight and doesn’t cotten to the liberal BS.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 6:55:44 AM PST by octex
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To: FunkyZero

You have made the point, it will work if you don’t buy!

S&W went bankruupt in 1999 due to selling out to the US Justice Dept, but not because they rolled over due to poor legal counsel from Richard Freidman but because consumers punished them, not the NRA, Not the NSSF you and I told S&W to piss off.

I agree many in this industry are short sighted and rip off the public. There are many out there that are not like that and give them your business.


32 posted on 02/06/2013 7:17:12 AM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: BitWielder1
Please add:
NO, we will NOT take over peoples retirement accounts.
NO, we will NOT give advanced weapon systems to regimes hostile to western civilization. Especially when the administration don't even trust regular people with simple handguns.

33 posted on 02/06/2013 1:33:10 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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