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G.O.P. Senators Signal Possible Breakthrough in Gun Debate
NYTimes ^ | 4/9/2013 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUER

Posted on 04/09/2013 3:21:36 PM PDT by South40

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I wonder how the NRA views its history of supporting Harry Reid now.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 3:21:36 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

NEVER support a demonic-rat!


2 posted on 04/09/2013 3:23:12 PM PDT by onyx
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




Along with gutless, obliging RINOS


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Help Free Republic Complete THIS FReepathon THIS Month!!!

3 posted on 04/09/2013 3:23:36 PM PDT by onyx
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To: South40

The lines are clear - one side is good and supports individual freedom, the other side is evil and supports absolute power in the hands of government. Those who support even more restrictive gun laws are America’s enemies, and they pose a clear and present danger to our freedom.


4 posted on 04/09/2013 3:25:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: South40

“Under the measure, records of gun sales would be kept, but Ms. Collins said she was satisfied that those records could in no way be compiled into a national gun registry, a fear gun rights groups have been voicing.”

BS!!! Just to have records is compiling into a national gun registry. It will be computerized records and can be merged and sorted meaning they have a database.


5 posted on 04/09/2013 3:25:31 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: onyx

The GOP can’t be trusted to back the Second Amendment.

Its a useless party.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 3:25:55 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: South40
Mr. Reid, who earlier Tuesday invoked his own father’s suicide by gunshot to implore consideration of the legislation

So it's not bad enough that Obama and the Dems are campaigning for this on the corpses of New Town, now Dummy Reid is digging up his daddy's corpse to drag around on the Senate floor too? So this bill would what Harry, bring your dad back to life? Prevent suicides? My gosh these craven Dems are shameless.

7 posted on 04/09/2013 3:26:11 PM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: South40

Two things, gun control and amnesty. If the Republicans can’t or won’t hold the line on either of these then they have seen my last penny and vote. Just sayin’


8 posted on 04/09/2013 3:27:33 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: South40

Stand your ground Republicans.

Get with the program.

There is an election in the not too distant future. You lost the last one because of this sort of middle-of-the-road compromise.

Do not compromise.

Stand for what is right. Now.


9 posted on 04/09/2013 3:27:55 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: South40

Without reading the article: McCain, Graham, and other “moderates”.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 3:28:46 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: MissesBush

Had pops hung himself would Hairy Reed be asking to ban rope?


11 posted on 04/09/2013 3:29:08 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: goldstategop

Too many gutless RINOS.


12 posted on 04/09/2013 3:29:44 PM PDT by onyx
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To: South40

What part of “...shall not be infringed...” Don’t these pukes undestand?


13 posted on 04/09/2013 3:29:53 PM PDT by wny
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To: South40

National Review Online recently reported on something you didn’t hear from the lame-stream media. When Rand Paul staged his now famous 13-hour filibuster the polls showed “a 50-point shift in public opinion toward his position.”

Senator Mike Lee commented: “Once it became clear what the principle was that was being stood for, the public naturally followed.”

When Paul staged his first filibuster... we didn’t see it coming. We had no warning and we had no time to mount a campaign of support.

But now that we know what may be coming, we have no excuse not to make our voices heard and help make it happen.

http://sm.responsebeacon.com/track?t=v&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWlkPTI4NDgwNSZtc2dpZD0yNTA2MDEmZGlkPTI0NDAxJmVkaWQ9MjQ0MDEmc249MTY3OTUzMTQmZWlkPWpqb3JkaUByYWtrYXNhbjEuY29tJmVlaWQ9ampvcmRpQHJha2thc2FuMS5jb20mdWlkPTFfMTU5MzMzJnJpZD0xNTkzMzMmZXJpZD0xNTkzMzMmZmw9Jm12aWQ9JnRnaWQ9JmV4dHJhPQ


14 posted on 04/09/2013 3:30:17 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hahaha!! Good point. I’d shoot myself too if I produced a kid as dumb and worthless and Dopey Reid.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 3:36:22 PM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: South40

You will never solve drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars and you will never solve crime by making it harder for law abiding people to own guns.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 3:36:31 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

If the House votes for any of this crap, they can kiss their majority bu-bye.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 3:36:44 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: tobyhill
“Under the measure, records of gun sales would be kept, but Ms. Collins said she was satisfied that those records could in no way be compiled into a national gun registry

Given the government's ineptness at designing effective computer systems, she might be technically right. I'm not willing to take that risk, though.

18 posted on 04/09/2013 3:37:01 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The economy is not a pie, but a bakery.)
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To: Pollster1

Yup.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 3:39:36 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: goldstategop

Its a useless party.
*******
Its a useless, pathetic and stupid party.


20 posted on 04/09/2013 3:40:17 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: South40
“This is obviously an important issue,” Ms. Ayotte said. “We have a variety of views, and we should have an open vote.”

Sarah Palin is probably deeply embarrassed now that she helped this two-bit turncoat RINO get into the Senate.

Palin endorses Ayotte, hits rivals in Senate race

21 posted on 04/09/2013 3:40:41 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: South40

Republicans like being the minority party, they get all the perks of being in Washington, without having any real responsibility, it’s like being on welfare.


22 posted on 04/09/2013 3:41:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: South40

I just called Ron Johnson’s office in DC regarding the gun bill in the Senate. The good news, the call was answered immediately.

My question for Senator Johnson’s staffer, will he join the filibuster on the gun bill? I was told that there has been no mention of a filibuster. Hello? I called him on that. I was then told that Sen. Johnson was one of the first to sign some letter against the bill.

I am not satisfied with that response and I hope Senator Johnson steps up. I spent hours of my time making calls for him in Waukesha.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 3:41:38 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: wny
What part of “...shall not be infringed...” Don’t these pukes understand?

The only "...shall not be infringed..." that they care about is their Congressional benefits.

24 posted on 04/09/2013 3:41:51 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: ilgipper

If the House votes for any of this crap, they can kiss their majority bu-bye.
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Having the majority in Republican hands is meaningless. It’s like having a gun and and never firing a shot.


25 posted on 04/09/2013 3:42:24 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: South40
Here are the traitors to the Constitution of the United States.

Four Republican senators, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Susan Collins of Maine, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, said Tuesday that they would support a procedural motion to formally take up the gun legislation for debate and amendments. Other Republicans indicated that they were inclined to allow debate, joining Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

26 posted on 04/09/2013 3:43:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: dfwgator

Republicans like being the minority party
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That is a fact. They like having a good seat at the game, content with being vocal spectators. But they never want to get on the field of play. It’s too rough out there for them.

I’m totally done with the Republican Party.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 3:45:36 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: TigersEye

Here are the traitors to the Constitution of the United States.
****
Hey, it’s what they do. It’s who they are. It’s how they roll.


28 posted on 04/09/2013 3:46:39 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: South40

And i still have not had anyone explain why a background check for felonies, etc requires ANY mention of a gun. Whether the gun was ever actually purchased after all or not, should have no bearing whatsoever on whether or not an individual gets a pass or fail to complete a sale.

If you pass, buy the gun or don’t. If you fail, you cant. SO why any information on the gun purchased if you pass?


29 posted on 04/09/2013 3:48:19 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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it is not enough to just flood the senate offices with calls.

it is anger time. flood the RNC with calls.

We have been “McCained” AGAIN!


30 posted on 04/09/2013 3:49:06 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: South40
I wonder how the NRA views its history of supporting Harry Reid now.

Your inquiry prompted me to write the following:

Chris,

I am absolutely livid that NRA supported monster gun-grabber Senator Harry Reid. Now that the chickens have come home to roost I want to know who is going to resign over having supported Harry Reid over Sharon Angle.

I want someone's head on a plate. You were too smart by half. I want a public admission of error and a resignation. Whose is it going to be?

Sincerely,

The Shrew

31 posted on 04/09/2013 3:50:39 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: onyx

The only signal worthwhile is a call for the impeachment of Traitorobama and his traitorous regime.


32 posted on 04/09/2013 3:50:39 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Feckless
Two things, gun control and amnesty.

The GOP has already abandoned the military, why not go all the way left?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/25/military-no-less-conservative-less-republican-surv/

33 posted on 04/09/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: All
The Medium is the Message!



34 posted on 04/09/2013 3:51:21 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Timber Rattler
I almost spit blood when she endorsed Ayotte...Red Hampshire had a reasonably decent conservative running (Lamontagne) who had the support of Jim DeMint. Palin took her 'mama grizzly' theme a little too far (endorsing a RINO over a conservative SOLELY because she was a woman), and now look what we're stuck with...you may have noticed that Ayotte spends a LOT of time with Graham and McCain.

Poor judgement in this case, Sarah.

35 posted on 04/09/2013 3:55:45 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: South40; All

The New York Times, trying to make the news they want happen.


36 posted on 04/09/2013 3:56:08 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: The Shrew
Great question. The NRA did not endorse Reid in his last election bid but it did give him $5000.

Knowing that Reid voted to confirm Kagan and Sotomayor is proof he is anti-Second Amendment. Now this.

37 posted on 04/09/2013 3:56:26 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: goldstategop

The road to Hell is paved with plenty of Republicans. I don’t trust our two RINO’s on this vote as far as I can throw them. Everybody in GA better be calling and emailing Isakson and Chambliss. I already have.


38 posted on 04/09/2013 3:57:27 PM PDT 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: South40

When the dust settles, I may find myself in a very small minority, but I am about done giving a damn about any of this.

If this report is true and if it comes to pass, I will completely right off ALL of the GOP, as well as what is left of this country. I will drift into obscurity.

I can not support Senators that fail to support the Second Amendment, our Liberty, our Bill of Rights and ALL of our Constitution. I can not support the quiet and gutless wonders of our Congress.

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” ~ Ronald Reagan, from his first inaugural speech as governor of California, January 5, 1967

Ronald Reagan’s warning about losing our freedoms echoes down through a generation of lost momentum and squandered opportunity.
We now have the most ignorant electorate in the history of American elections. I believe we have the most corrupt government and media our country has ever seen.

Ronald Reagan’s warning has become reality..


39 posted on 04/09/2013 3:57:28 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: onyx
NEVER support a demonic-rat!

I believe the NRA finally regrets having done so. Then again, I may be wring in assuming they are smart enough to see the error of their ways.

40 posted on 04/09/2013 3:57:49 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40

My Father’s sage advice to me:

NEVER vote for a democrat, and FGS, NEVER marry one.


41 posted on 04/09/2013 4:01:14 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Pollster1
The lines are clear - one side is good and supports individual freedom, the other side is evil and supports absolute power in the hands of government.

Unfortunately, Republicans also want absolute power: remember the Patriot Act.

Those who support even more restrictive gun laws are America’s enemies, and they pose a clear and present danger to our freedom

And when was the last time you heard any serious talk, in either main party, about repealing GCA and/or NFA? What about third parties?

42 posted on 04/09/2013 4:02:32 PM PDT 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: Timber Rattler

I doubt it

Sarah endorsed Queeg too


43 posted on 04/09/2013 4:03:57 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: goldstategop

In other words the republicans caved...I expected as much.


44 posted on 04/09/2013 4:04:07 PM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: South40

BOHICA folks the GOPe are fixin to do it to us again.


45 posted on 04/09/2013 4:07:17 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: DesertRhino
SO why any information on the gun purchased if you pass?

Because it is not about background it is really registration, no matter how loudly they say it isn't. Remember we caution our kids about putting things on facebook, same applies to us, once it is in a computer it is there forever.

46 posted on 04/09/2013 4:12:55 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot
BOHICA folks the GOPe are fixin to do it to us again.

Wow, I would like some of the drugs that they have in the US Senate...mind altering and legal.

47 posted on 04/09/2013 4:16:14 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: wardaddy
I doubt it Sarah endorsed Queeg too

Conservatives have been looking for a hero for decades. We latched on to Palin because she seemed like the Great Right Hope. We can console ourselves that at least she's not turning out like the Second Coming of Crist, as Rubio seems to be.

48 posted on 04/09/2013 4:18:01 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: onyx
NEVER vote for a democrat, and FGS, NEVER marry one.

Generally I would agree. However, when I met and married Mrs 40 she was a dem, a member of the Sierra Club, a member of the teachers' union, and was very active in local liberal/democrat politics. Since marrying me I have opened her eyes. She has quit the Sierra Club, become a Life Member of the NRA, registered as a Republican until, like me, she registered as an Independent in 2007, retired from teaching and is very active in local politics that promote conservative causes i.e, San Diego Tea Party. So your dad's advice may be sound but it has exceptions. Of course, FR had it's affect as I share much information I find here with her. :-)

49 posted on 04/09/2013 4:23:27 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: umgud

Agenda. The gun control canard is nothing more than a cover story for the agenda of citizen control - totalitarianism.

Unfortunately most are to naive to understand the things they view & hear. Pity for the resst of society as they bear the brunt of the suffering.


50 posted on 04/09/2013 4:24:29 PM PDT by political_proxy
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