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Reid Reverses Course, Will Introduce Tough Gun Bill
The Weekly Standard ^ | 5:52 PM, Mar 21, 2013 | By DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 03/21/2013 6:35:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

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To: Washi
It's obvious from what happened here in Colorado, Democrats know: Career be damned. What Obama wants, Obama gets.

I don't know about this. I think that the Democrats believe that this is a paradigm shift, and that gun-control enthusiasts are a clear majority of Democrats and that gun-control enthusiasts plus gun control apathetics are a clear majority of the electorate in Democratic districts. A strong enough backbone, and a couple of wins, and they'll break the perception of strength that the NRA has. Identical to the pattern they see with gay marriage, where an issue has transformed from poisonous to inarguable in the space of a few years

. Pretty much the only place you'll find Democrats who don't adopt this reasoning is the US Senate. No gerrymandering, too many represent states that tend to vote Republican, and US Senate seats are few and high enough profile that even with the pathetically weak bench the Republicans have, a weakened Democrat can often attract a strong enough Republican to beat him.
41 posted on 03/21/2013 8:37:47 PM PDT by only1percent
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To: Lancey Howard

wtf?


42 posted on 03/21/2013 8:38:00 PM PDT by digger48
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To: upchuck

Universal “background checks” (read, database of registered guns) here we come
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Every time they even ‘think’ Universal background check, our side (WE do have a side don’t we? Sometimes I wonder) should say UBC means all active CCP is good anywhere in the 50 states and territories.


43 posted on 03/21/2013 8:39:38 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: Gator113

and the people of NV keep voting for this fool, unless it;s fraud like obama


44 posted on 03/21/2013 8:45:12 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Uh-oh, there goes his NRA endorsement!


45 posted on 03/21/2013 8:50:55 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: sickoflibs

like clockwork...


46 posted on 03/21/2013 8:52:16 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: digger48
You can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater. Okay, that goes beyond malicious and literally endangers other people.
You can't yell "bingo" in a crowded bingo hall. Say what?
You can't yell "faggot" on a university campus. Here we go...

As the scumbag politicians chip away at the Constitution, it's not just the 1st Amendment and the 2nd Amendment they are attacking... it's the whole Constitution.

Did you see this?

White and Wrong in Philly (Selwyn Duke)

(Here's the best part):

Oh, they won't get what they want...at least not exactly and not yet. But, nonetheless, writes Philly.com, "In a scathing letter, Mayor Nutter last week requested that the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission consider whether the magazine and Huber deserved to be rebuked for the article." Why is this significant? Well, when we hear about Englishmen, Canadians, Australians, Swedes, or other Westerners being imprisoned or fined for criticizing Islam or homosexuality -- yes, this does happen -- guess what the instruments of their oppression are.

Human-relations commissions.

47 posted on 03/21/2013 8:58:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This will be a token effort. Too many low information voters love their guns too.


49 posted on 03/21/2013 9:00:54 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Americans need to start filing lawsuits against these public servants for violating our Second Amendment rights.


50 posted on 03/21/2013 9:14:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

51 posted on 03/21/2013 9:21:55 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder how much longer the pinheads at the DUmpster and KOS are going to deny the fact that we now have a fascist government assaulting our freedoms and our rights. Those people sure aren’t very bright. This is the government they wanted. A fascist dictatorship. It’s chilling to see how many people living in this country are now willing to give up their freedom for government freebies and handouts. “ObamaFoams”.


52 posted on 03/21/2013 9:23:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Uncle Chip

This will be a token effort. Too many low information voters love their guns too.


That is why the gun grabers are starting with a database only, apparently. Standard Democrat incrementalism.


53 posted on 03/21/2013 9:27:28 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

WE can use “Cloward Piven” as well!

We all should encourage the Demoncrats to vote for this so they lose their asses in the next election.


54 posted on 03/21/2013 9:29:12 PM PDT by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

55 posted on 03/21/2013 9:34:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Now don't give away the plan. Just tell the press that the House will 'consider' any gun legislation the Senate sends over."

"Got it, boss."


56 posted on 03/21/2013 9:39:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"I was against this gun legislation before I was for it."


57 posted on 03/21/2013 9:45:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer........they are all pathetic losers; Proven time and time again. Forever.


58 posted on 03/21/2013 10:49:53 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What’s the opposite of “totall unexpected”?


59 posted on 03/22/2013 4:26:29 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Gilbo_3
RE :”like clockwork...

DF’s 'betrayal of trust' line did it.

But if you want to see Dems get defeated on this the best thing is to have the most restrictive poison pills in the bill to make it harder to pass, and to make it easier to pick off those who do vote for it.

MSNBC will be complaining about the Dem turncoats in the second case.

60 posted on 03/22/2013 4:35:04 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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