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12 GOP senators back Rand Paul on gun-control filibuster
POLITICO ^ | JONATHAN ALLEN

Posted on 04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s threat to filibuster any new gun restrictions is gathering steam, as a dozen of his Republican colleagues have now signed onto his plan.

The Kentucky Republican and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) first wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid late last month to warn him of their intention to try to tie up the Senate if, as planned, Reid moved forward with legislation that would expand background checks and attempt to crack down on interstate gun trafficking.

Reid is expected to bring a gun-control bill to the floor as early as next week, or perhaps the following week, and Paul is renewing his vow to try to block the measure. Paul’s follow-up letter, obtained by POLITICO, bears Monday’s date and is signed by 13 Republicans, including fellow potential 2016 presidential aspirant Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — who signed on shortly after Paul’s first threat was issued — and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran of Kansas.

While Paul gained a new measure of fame among libertarian-minded voters on the right and left during a recent filibuster sparked by the administration’s policy of targeted drone strikes, Reid has an ace in the hole. A new Senate rule would allow him to circumvent a filibuster on the motion to proceed to the gun bill by promising each party two amendments on the legislation. Under that scenario, Paul and his allies would still get a chance to raise their objections on the floor for hours on end, but they couldn’t stop the Senate from starting debate on the bill.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has said he won’t support a filibuster if Reid promises to allow for amendments on the floor.

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


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ACTION ALERT: Contact your senator's TODAY and TELL THEM to STAND WITH RAND and oppose the motion to proceed on ANY gun control bill:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

1 posted on 04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
Alternate headline: One in four "Republican" Senators are conservatives who believe in the Constitution.
2 posted on 04/06/2013 7:28:49 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

Lindsey Graham must be primaried and defeated!


3 posted on 04/06/2013 7:31:11 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
ANY so called Republican that even hints at working out a ‘common sense’ approach to gun control, or whatever they want to call it, has violated my PRIMARY test for future support - Second Amendment Rights. This even includes appeasement on Universal Background Checks.

Voting for this or anything else that abridges the Second Amendment is concomitant with voting to give illegals amnesty and citizenship (future or not).

Both are actions of a traitor. They are the equivalent to a declaration of war against freedom, and the consequences of such should be so appropriate.

4 posted on 04/06/2013 7:32:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: JohnPDuncan
crack down on interstate gun trafficking.

Utterly biased; implies illegal activity.

5 posted on 04/06/2013 7:34:46 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: JohnPDuncan

A real filibuster with what looks like 13 Senators. 2 hours a piece, keep rotating, and it could go on for years!


6 posted on 04/06/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: JohnPDuncan

Oops! Failed to add: FU Grahamnesty!


7 posted on 04/06/2013 7:51:57 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: JohnPDuncan
Lindsey Graham must be primaried and defeated!

Absolutely!! One way or another, this pansy has to GO!!

8 posted on 04/06/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: JohnPDuncan
ACTION ALERT: Contact your senator's TODAY

Both of my senators are communists, so it wouldn't do any good...

9 posted on 04/06/2013 7:59:18 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Bushbacker1

Yes. A good, long filibuster.

Also: Linseed Graham’s gotta go


11 posted on 04/06/2013 8:04:58 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: trebb
Three in Four 'Republican' Senators are Really Democrats with 'R's After Their Names
12 posted on 04/06/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: JohnPDuncan; GoldenPup

Get started now. The only hope we have of replacing Graham rests on convincing Jim DeMint to un-retire.


13 posted on 04/06/2013 8:09:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Bushbacker1

Sounds like a plan. They should keep it going until Obama is out of office.


14 posted on 04/06/2013 8:10:49 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl

Right.

I STAND with RAND!!


15 posted on 04/06/2013 8:20:56 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Rand Paul almost has the Patrick McGoohan "Prisoner" look down pat with that half-turtleneck.


16 posted on 04/06/2013 8:24:38 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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17 posted on 04/06/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rand Paul is not my top choice for Republican standard bearer, but if he’s willing to make this a habit, I’ll take him. He’s already one of my top three choices for 44th President of the United States. It would be nice after these eight years under the usurper to have someone who will repeal socialism and not just let our losses stand.


18 posted on 04/06/2013 8:31:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: JohnPDuncan
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has said he won’t support a filibuster if Reid promises to allow for amendments on the floor.

Surprising. Graham's usually so stalwart in defense of our liberty. (Probably actually has a contest going with Juan "Lettuce" McBackStabbingAisleReachingRINO to see who can sell out their superior (us) the worstest, the firstest)

19 posted on 04/06/2013 8:32:42 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: lonevoice

ping!


20 posted on 04/06/2013 8:40:36 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: JohnPDuncan

McCain’s sidekick wimps out.


21 posted on 04/06/2013 8:55:15 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: trebb
Alternate headline: One in four "Republican" Senators are conservatives who believe in the Constitution.

No need for the quotation marks. The mask has fallen off of the Republican Party forever.

Yes, there are Conservatives IN the Republican Party, but that's not too common these days.

22 posted on 04/06/2013 8:58:51 AM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: EricT.
Yes, there are Conservatives IN the Republican Party, but that's not too common these days.

All Senators represent communist cities, while not all Congressmen have that problem. That's why the founders originally had it right by having them selected by the state legislatures.

23 posted on 04/06/2013 9:05:37 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Bump!

About time a few of these people did what we put them there to do.

NO MORE GUN CONTROL.

And now that you have extra time on your hands?

Bring back US jobs from China.


24 posted on 04/06/2013 9:07:11 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: JohnPDuncan

Well, lookie what we have here.

A “libertarian” calling together a group filibuster.

Where are the “conservative” senators? Still talking about “amendments” and “process” and “reasonable” and all that twaddle.

“Conservatives,” tell me again why you’re bad-mouthing Rand Paul. Please tell me again how these “libertarians” are so bad. And while you’re at it, please show me how the “conservative” leadership (including Cantor, Boehner, McCain, et al) are actually standing up for my rights.


25 posted on 04/06/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: NVDave

What you said..


26 posted on 04/06/2013 9:23:18 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
All Senators represent communist cities, while not all Congressmen have that problem. That's why the founders originally had it right by having them selected by the state legislatures.

I think that, in combination with the government running the education of nearly all children, is why America is in a terminally broken condition.

27 posted on 04/06/2013 9:35:29 AM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Thanks for the ping!

I hope this happens, because I really appreciate having the opportunity to get a good, close look in action at those politicians who are willing to stand and defend our constitutional rights.

Apparently there are only 13 senators worthy of their title, and they deserve recognition for that.

Rand Paul - Kentucky
Ted Cruz - Texas
Mike Lee - Utah
Marco Rubio - Florida
Jerry Moran - Kansas
Jim Inhofe - Oklahoma
Richard Burr - N. Carolina
Ron Johnson - Wisconsin
Mike Enzi - Wyoming
Jim Risch - Idaho
Mike Crapo - Idaho
Dan Coats - Indiana
Pat Roberts - Kansas

(Go, Idaho! Represent!)


28 posted on 04/06/2013 9:36:12 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: NVDave

Damn good point.


29 posted on 04/06/2013 9:39:15 AM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

ping


30 posted on 04/06/2013 9:49:59 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Gaffer

There is a line and ANY support of ANY kind of gun control is my line.

Such legislation totally not need, it’s nothing but a power grab, it will not stop criminals of any kind.

Any politician that gets involved in such a thing will never get my support, even if it means not voting at all.


31 posted on 04/06/2013 9:52:33 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: NVDave

AMEN! Sorry for yelling.


32 posted on 04/06/2013 9:56:09 AM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Fishtalk

My sentiments exactly...quickest way for a politician to get blacklisted in my book....Amnesty and citizenship for illegal Mexicans after that.


33 posted on 04/06/2013 9:57:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: lonevoice
I see John Only-Conservative-at-Re-election-Time Cornyn is NOT on the list.

Praying for a Ted Cruz clone to come forth and primary this RINO!!

34 posted on 04/06/2013 9:57:31 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: lonevoice

I don’t include Rubio in that book. What I’ve heard him say about illegals and “meaningful reform” on that makes me want to puke. If he is anything like that with ‘meaningful gun reform” he can just suck it.


35 posted on 04/06/2013 9:58:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rand Paul gives me hope there’s a peaceful way to restore America. The hard part is getting the SoCon wing on board in 2016.


36 posted on 04/06/2013 9:59:37 AM PDT by RobO1125 (Freedom:Socialism::Oil:Water)
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To: RobO1125

He doesn’t give me ‘hope’...Like Rubio, I also heard him comment about illegal immigration. His comments regarding “we already have defacto acceptance” (or equivalent) isn’t an excuse to appease on Democrats’ stand on it. As far as I’m concerned, both he and Rubio are listening to those same no-ball bastard consultants that bilked McCain and Romney out of some serious cash talking about relaxation of ideals, the ‘ooohhhh’ Hispanic vote, and all the other oooga booga we can’t win if we stick to our traditional ideals. Hell no....Hell fracking NO!


37 posted on 04/06/2013 10:03:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Fight the Leftist Gun Grabbers.
Support Free Republic.


38 posted on 04/06/2013 10:25:18 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: struggle

I loved that show as a kid.


39 posted on 04/06/2013 10:43:13 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: JohnPDuncan
Rand calls the banners. Who will answer?

Because if no one else will, this Libertarian will be first in line.
40 posted on 04/06/2013 10:43:52 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: arderkrag

Rand has already proven he will go out there and hold the senate for hours and hours and days if he has to.

Look at the drone debate... 50 point swing in public opinion.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/03/25/a_50_point_swing_against_targeted_drone_killings_of_u_s_citizens.html

When Rand is done the polls on “background checks” will look different.

LEADERSHIP!


41 posted on 04/06/2013 10:51:10 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Lindsey Graham must be primaried and defeated!

To True!!!


42 posted on 04/06/2013 11:06:20 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rand just posted this article to his facebook page with these comments:

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‘I will oppose any legislation that would infringe on Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms, or their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance.’
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Now please, please, please do YOUR part and contact your worthless senators no matter who they are and tell them to Stand with Rand and oppose any gun control bill:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


43 posted on 04/06/2013 11:09:08 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: tallyhoe
Lindsey Graham must be primaried and defeated!

Sounds good, but make sure your Tea Party candidate doesn't choke in the general and you wind up with a devout Dem. These candidates HAVE to go to campaign boot camp and learn to deal with the journ-0-list assault.

44 posted on 04/06/2013 11:10:50 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Sadly I live in CT so I know they will vote how Malloy and Obama want them to.


45 posted on 04/06/2013 11:20:18 AM PDT by matt04
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To: nascarnation

If our guy beats Graham he will win the general. SC has no dem and yes he will be a decent candidate. wait and see. Hopefully you can chip in a few bucks?!


46 posted on 04/06/2013 11:22:49 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: nascarnation

Also, if Graham is defeated, the GOP will attack the new candidate.


47 posted on 04/06/2013 11:25:26 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Not if he pulls it off... it’s a huge undertaking anyway. Graham has $10m in special interest cash but we’re going to give him a fight and let people in SC remind him who is boss.


48 posted on 04/06/2013 11:27:10 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: lonevoice; WKB

Thanks very much for the list of patriots senators!

WKB - neither of ours are “Standing with Rand,” so both need to be flooded with “nice” requests to do so.

:)


49 posted on 04/06/2013 11:29:40 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

You’re quite welcome. :-)


50 posted on 04/06/2013 12:03:28 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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