Skip to comments.RAND PAUL: The government wants your gun rights
Posted on 04/10/2013 10:32:34 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
(CNN) -- Congress is debating legislation that will limit Americans' right to keep and bear arms and infringe on the right to privacy. The Bill of Rights was made part of our Constitution explicitly to protect freedoms: the freedom of speech, protection against searches without a warrant, the right to trial by jury and the right to protect oneself with a firearm.
I am compelled to stand up for every amendment and right enumerated in the Constitution.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is attempting to push forward with gun control legislation. The chief problem I have is that nothing in this legislation would have prevented the terrible massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. I am open to ideas that would help prevent tragedies, but this legislation would not have saved us from the national heartbreak of the December school shooting.
Along with Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas, I circulated a letter promising to "oppose any legislation that would infringe on the American people's constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance." We have been joined by Sens. Marco Rubio, Jim Inhofe, Jerry Moran, Richard Burr, Ron Johnson, Mike Enzi, James Risch, Mike Crapo, Dan Coats and Pat Roberts. But more senators need to stand up for our Second Amendment rights or the rights will be lost.
Both the left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union and the right-leaning Heritage Foundation have raised privacy concerns about the legislation pending before Congress.
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One thing about it! 0 does know how to breed hatred and contempt!
There is your hope and change!
55 grains at a time.
I heard the filibuster is likely not going to occur. Too bad.
It will occur but they probably now have the votes to break it.
Then the fun begins and they will try and amend this Toomey bill to ban all kinds of weapons or put restrictions on ammo. Obama will pop up on TV demanding the restrictions. Relatives of dead kids will be paraded on the Sunday propaganda shows. Just watch them. Feinnstein won’t give up her dream.
Toomey is an idiot for agreeing to bring any gun bill to the floor when they know what the Dems are going to try and do to it.
The second amendment is what keeps the government somewhat in check. And boy do a lot of them hate that.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Damn right. The next logical statement has to be: You want 'em? MOLON LABE! Come and take them!