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RAND PAUL: The government wants your gun rights
CNN ^ | Senator Paul

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloodoftyrants; democrats; donttreadonme; govtabuse; guncontrol; molonlabe; randpaul; rapeofliberty; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; tyranny; waronliberty; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 04/10/2013 10:32:34 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Great article!


2 posted on 04/10/2013 10:40:37 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: JohnPDuncan
Senator Rand Paul: "...more senators need to stand up for our Second Amendment rights or the rights will be lost."

Senator, I respectfully submit that more citizens need to stand up for our God-given rights, or indeed, they will be lost. And stand, they will, if the US Congress fails to uphold their oaths to the Constitution in this matter.

3 posted on 04/10/2013 10:45:04 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

So what in he hell are we doing about it that has any real meaning. We know all this.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: JohnPDuncan
The chief problem I have is that nothing in this legislation would have prevented the terrible massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

This is truly the crux of the matter.

Not a damn thing proposed now or in recent history would prevent this. This is proof, in the most basic and fundamental way of deriving truth, that the Newtown massacre is being used for the sole purpose of infringing on the rights of law abiding gun owners.

Our population is so brain dead that they can't see the forest for the trees.

5 posted on 04/10/2013 10:49:48 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Forget GUNS...the Government WANTS YOUR CHILDREN!!!


6 posted on 04/10/2013 11:05:01 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JohnPDuncan
I just sent an email to my senator John Cornyn asking him to join Cruz and Paul and the others. He and I go back many years. He saved my butt when a Democrat DA tried to get me removed as Judge of the Early Voting Ballot Board. That went all the way to Cornyn’s office as he was our State Attorney General at that time. I knew I was right, and Cornyn’s opinion sealed it that I was right and could be that judge. I mentioned that in my email and hope that will push him some to join the others.
7 posted on 04/10/2013 11:12:57 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: JohnPDuncan; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ..
"The government wants your gun rights"

Can't have 'em.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

8 posted on 04/10/2013 11:16:15 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Ann Archy
Anne Archy wrote:
"Forget GUNS...the Government WANTS YOUR CHILDREN!!!"

Excellent point. Can't have them, either.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

9 posted on 04/10/2013 11:17:44 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

What would Michael Collins do?


10 posted on 04/10/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Marcella

TX students tell Piers Morgan: We need guns!

http://youtu.be/Ex1oQVyR0CQ


11 posted on 04/10/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
RAND PAUL: The government wants your gun rights

I'm already using them.

12 posted on 04/10/2013 11:40:04 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Actually they not only want your gun rights they want your life period!
Cradle to Grave a ward of the State!
Can you say 1984 the sequel with added impunity!


13 posted on 04/10/2013 11:41:28 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: JohnPDuncan

The Constitution doesn’t grant rights, it merely affirms our natural, God-given rights. That’s what “inalienable” means... NOBODY can take them away. You can take away our guns, but you can only temporarily, and at great personal risk, take away our rights. Can I get an Amen, Brothers and Sisters!


14 posted on 04/10/2013 11:47:00 AM PDT by golux
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To: Conserev1

Tyrant Kim Un Obama must be very pleased that his efforts have so easily “FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”


15 posted on 04/10/2013 12:12:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Marcella

GOOD on you, dearest Marcella and thank you very much!


16 posted on 04/10/2013 12:16:03 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Windflier
B T T T ! ! ! ©

17 posted on 04/10/2013 12:17:23 PM PDT by onyx
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To: JohnPDuncan
You're right on this Rand, now, do real conservatives a favor and drop your plan to "Normalize"(Amnesty) the 40 million+ Illegal Aliens in this country better known as "Undocumented Democrats".

When you do that, I'll know you are serious about being President and actually representing conservatives.

Until then, you are simply pandering to the left like the GOP-E.
18 posted on 04/10/2013 12:18:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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19 posted on 04/10/2013 12:21:44 PM PDT by onyx
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To: JohnPDuncan

               
             -liberty or death-
20 posted on 04/10/2013 12:27:26 PM PDT by tomkat (-liberty or death-)
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To: tomkat

One thing about it! 0 does know how to breed hatred and contempt!
There is your hope and change!


21 posted on 04/10/2013 12:31:22 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Joe Brower

55 grains at a time.


22 posted on 04/10/2013 12:32:09 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: JohnPDuncan

I heard the filibuster is likely not going to occur. Too bad.


23 posted on 04/10/2013 1:27:46 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: Georgia Girl 2

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.


24 posted on 04/10/2013 4:24:27 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: Joe Brower
Without your guns, how will you stop them?

The second amendment is what keeps the government somewhat in check. And boy do a lot of them hate that.

25 posted on 04/10/2013 5:19:23 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: JohnPDuncan
On one hand, I'm happy my two senators, Crapo and Risch, have joined Sen. Paul in the filibuster effort. But on the other, I'm dang near livid the rest haven't signed on. I understand Insane McCain and Limp-Wristed Lindsey not helping, but the rest need to be thrown out on their a**es next time they're up for election, by competent primary opponents.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

26 posted on 04/10/2013 7:45:39 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: golux
Amen, bro.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

27 posted on 04/10/2013 7:46:35 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: Joe Brower
Can't have 'em.

Damn right. The next logical statement has to be: You want 'em? MOLON LABE! Come and take them!

28 posted on 04/10/2013 9:58:10 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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