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Gun Control Bill Gets Pulled!
Gun Owners of America ^ | Saturday, 20 April 2013 | GOA Staff

Posted on 04/20/2013 7:35:02 PM PDT by forty_years

You can breathe a sigh of relief ... for now

“The Gun Owners of America chimed in, attacking Republican senators who showed any interest in compromise, arguing that a national gun registry would arise from the bill.” -The New York Times, April 17, 2013

You guys were amazing! Your efforts have accomplished what, four months ago, many in Washington thought was impossible: a total and complete victory (for now) against President Obama’s anti-gun agenda.

But let's face it. We're never going to be able to let our guard down entirely, until the 113th Congress adjourns in December, 2014.

Senator Harry Reid has now pulled the gun bill from the floor. And it appears he would have to move to proceed in order to bring it up again - something that would require 60 votes to do so.

Moreover, if Obama tries to make another run at gun control, pro-gun senators are prepared to go on the offensive and offer amendments to back Harry Reid down. These provisions would include pro-gun amendments that:

So it's time to celebrate your enormous victory and recognize those heroes who played a part.

1) First of all, there’s you! The Nutty Lefties now fear you guys more than any group in America. Give yourself a pat on the back for all your hard work. It has been noticed by many on Capitol Hill and even by the anti-gun media.

Just consider some of the recent headlines:


And then there’s what anti-gun Senators are saying:

2) Senators Rand Paul (KY), Ted Cruz (TX) and Mike Lee (UT)--and their entire staffs - deserve your thanks. These three Senators led the filibuster and forced Obama & Co. to expend much capital in simply getting Reid’s gun control bill to the floor.

Honorable mention also goes to Senators John Cornyn (TX) and John Thune (SD) and their offices. While Cornyn is a key player on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thune is the leader of the Second Amendment Task Force in the Senate. Both offices provided invaluable support in strategizing and marshaling the opposition to Reid’s gun control efforts.

Finally, we should not forget Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who adopted a very sound strategy in combating Reid’s gun control bill. Nor should we forget the words of the Declaration of Independence and our “firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence” for His defense of our rights.

3) The gun lobby that represents you. GOA and NRA stood together in opposition to gun control. Our presence was even able to pull another gun organization onto the right side - the one that announced it was originally supporting the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer provision. As we alluded to in a previous alert, that group later renounced its initial support.

4) The Senators who both supported the Paul-Cruz-Lee filibuster and opposed the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer provision.

Realize that many of these Senators who voted right were under INTENSE PRESSURE to vote wrong. GOA has heard of intense debates that occurred in some of the offices that voted right.

And yesterday, the Brady Campaign began using its platform on MSNBC to urge gun banners to call their Senators and hammer those who voted for the Second Amendment.

So it is imperative for us to not forget those who voted right!

With that in mind, we are listing below the Senators who voted correctly on the TWO MOST IMPORTANT VOTES: the vote AGAINST the motion to proceed on S. 649 on April 11 and AGAINST the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer amendmend on April 17.

There are 31 Senators who voted right on BOTH of these key votes, and this is who they are:

John Barrasso (R-WY)

Mark Begich (D-AK)

Roy Blunt (R-MO)

John Boozman (R-AR)

Dan Coats (R-IN)

Thad Cochran (R-MS)

John Cornyn (R-TX)

Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Mike Enzi (R-WY)

Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Mike Johanns (R-NE)

Tim Johnson (R-WI)

Mike Lee (R-UT)

Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Rand Paul (R-KY)

Rob Portman (R-OH)

Mark Pryor (D-AR)

James Risch (R-ID)

Pat Roberts (R-KS)

Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Tim Scott (R-SC)

Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

Richard Shelby (R-AL)

John Thune (R-SD)

David Vitter (R-LA)

ACTION: Contact the Senators above and thank them for their pro-gun votes. If your Senator is not listed above, then he or she needs to be hammered.

And you might point out the following irony to those Senators who voted wrong: During a week when the Senate voted to infringe upon the rights of gun owners, the residents in Boston were cowering in fear and locked in their homes hoping that one of the two bombers didn’t go into their homes and take them hostage while they’re hiding from the cops. Gun control does not make us safer and does not stop bad guys from acquiring dangerous weapons.

How they voted. You can go to the links below, to see how your Senators voted on the most important issues:

(1) Votes where GOA scored NO as the correct position - the motion to proceed to S. 649 (the filibuster vote), the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer gun owner registry, the Feinstein gun ban, and the Lautenberg magazine limitation; and,

(2) Votes where GOA scored YES as the correct position: the Cornyn-Vitter-Thune concealed carry reciprocity amendment, the Burr provision to protect veterans’ gun rights, and the Barrasso language cutting off funds to states that release gun owners’ names.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; bill; defeated; goa; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/20/2013 7:35:03 PM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years

The communists and Nazis won’t quit. Keep your powder dry.


2 posted on 04/20/2013 7:36:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: forty_years

Bump


3 posted on 04/20/2013 7:37:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: forty_years

As an Okie, I like Inhoff a lot more than Coburn right now.


4 posted on 04/20/2013 7:37:51 PM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: forty_years

Biden’s running around telling people zero is going to use an Executive Order to take care of the issue.

No one’s stopped him so far with all his use of EOs so he probably sees no reason he can’t.


5 posted on 04/20/2013 7:38:05 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: forty_years

Not so fast, now they are advancing another bill, this one banning the .50 cal semi -auto Barrett Sniper Rifle.( I guess Obama has bad dreams about that weapon?)


6 posted on 04/20/2013 7:42:26 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: forty_years

Thank you Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch, from a NRA and GOA lifer. Gun control isn’t about guns, it’s about control!


7 posted on 04/20/2013 7:43:33 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: forty_years
But let's face it. We're never going to be able to let our guard down entirely, until the 113th Congress adjourns in December, 2014.

No, not even then! We have to always stay vigilant.

8 posted on 04/20/2013 7:45:11 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: forty_years

In the case of Virginia, Sen. Warner voted correctly against Feinstein and Lautenberg, but incorrectly on the other 5 votes. Kaine was wrong on all votes. FUSK.


9 posted on 04/20/2013 7:49:58 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Stay focused.


10 posted on 04/20/2013 7:50:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SandRat

Amen.


11 posted on 04/20/2013 7:50:53 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: forty_years

Fantastic news, THANK YOU GOA!


12 posted on 04/20/2013 7:54:48 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Graewoulf
Wonder if GOA and NRA have as good of a "Fax Your Congress Rep" machine as NumbersUSA (immigration) does. I get several emails, through out the day, with pre-worded (or from scratch) free faxes to send to my Reps.

Wish there was a group, or groups, that would combine the two issues (2nd amendment rights and NO AMNESTY!) - especially since Boston - and allow millions to send faxes. (Not that DC is listening.)

13 posted on 04/20/2013 7:55:36 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: forty_years

The GOA is the best ever organization. They force the NRA not to compromise on this.

If you can join this group then please consider it. They’re very effective.


14 posted on 04/20/2013 7:57:47 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: forty_years

Also just to say that Deb Fischer has been a nice surprise, She has been very solid but quiet. I hope she continues this way but i’d love to hear more from her?!


15 posted on 04/20/2013 8:02:29 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: forty_years; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; ...
RE :”Moreover, if Obama tries to make another run at gun control, pro-gun senators are prepared to go on the offensive and offer amendments to back Harry Reid down. These provisions would include pro-gun amendments that:
+ Cut Justice Department funds for states with gun confiscation and registration (i.e., New York, Connecticut, Maryland);
+Take another run at passing the Thune-Cornyn-Vitter national concealed carry reciprocity amendment;
+Provide that no veteran can lose any constitutional right without a court order.”

Celebration 2nd Amendment ping!
I love these poison pill amendments!

16 posted on 04/20/2013 8:09:40 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: forty_years

Pulled for now. It can come up again when the grabbers think the moment is right, Do not let your guard down.


17 posted on 04/20/2013 8:12:36 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: forty_years

We are always just one more mass shooting away from more gun control, but this requires strong dem majorities. Don’t ever, never vote for a dem.


18 posted on 04/20/2013 8:13:21 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: forty_years
There are 31 Senators who voted right on BOTH of these key votes, and this is who they are:

I'm thankful to everyone who helped with this, but I have to wonder about any national lobbying organization that sends out press releases with the incorrect names of the senators who help them. Seems like amateur hour.

19 posted on 04/20/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: JohnPDuncan

The GOA is the best ever organization. They force the NRA not to compromise on this.

If you can join this group then please consider it. They’re very effective.


You’re right.

Last Wed., Larry Pratt was in our town helping raise funds for the recall of one of our gun grabbers.


20 posted on 04/20/2013 8:15:40 PM PDT by laplata (He's impressive and has)
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To: Candor7

Has any U.S. citizen ever been killed with a bullet from a 50 cal. semi auto rifle?

Now the Thompson was 45 and it was used by the gangstaaah.

But the 50BMG? I have never heard of a single case.


21 posted on 04/20/2013 8:15:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: forty_years

[[You can breathe a sigh of relief ... for now]]

Really? Our republican representatives BETRAYED us by allowing htis UNCONSTITUTIONAL bill even make it to hte floor for a vote, and we can now ‘breath a sigh of relief’? Really? The left WON- they succeeded in DUPING the TRAITORS on the right into bring a bill before the senate which VIOLATED out inalienable RIGHTS thus openign hte4 door for hte left to bring ANY UNCONSTITUTIONAL Bill to the floor vor a ‘vote’- and we’re suppsoed to be releived now?


22 posted on 04/20/2013 8:17:47 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Candor7

Chris Christie’s Gun Crime Solution: Ban .50 Caliber Rifles

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/04/daniel-zimmerman/chris-christies-gun-crime-solution-ban-50-caliber-rifles/

“The Gov wants to ban the purchase of Barrett .50 cal rifles. Does it matter that you can probably count the number of crimes committed in the nation’s armpit with a .50 BMG on zero fingers? Apparently not.”


23 posted on 04/20/2013 8:20:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: forty_years

[[Moreover, if Obama tries to make another run at gun control, pro-gun senators are prepared to go on the offensive and offer amendments to back Harry Reid down. These provisions would include pro-gun amendments that:

•Cut Justice Department funds for states with gun confiscation and registration (i.e., New York, Connecticut, Maryland);]]

Why aren’t they bringign these amendments ANYWAYS as a punishment to NY Conn Maryland for VIOLATING OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS AND for Abusign hteir power and office? Why isn’t the congress bringing charges for abuse of power agaisnt thsoe states?


24 posted on 04/20/2013 8:21:13 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: forty_years

bflr


25 posted on 04/20/2013 8:28:47 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Yes, they are. Most people think GOA is just an inferior copycat of the NRA but they do their jobs.

At least the GOA doesn’t have “supporters” such as Harry Reid and a good number of the liberal Dems in Congress.


26 posted on 04/20/2013 8:28:55 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: forty_years

[[Realize that many of these Senators who voted right were under INTENSE PRESSURE to vote wrong.]]

Really? More intrense than their oath to uphold the constitution and hteir promise to Aemricans to protect hteir inalienable rights? Thjey couldn’t have mounted a shame campaign agaisnt hte left by callign htem out in a press cofnerence declaring that the left thinks our inalienable rights are ‘fair game for a vote’?

We the peopel had to sweat it out because we didn’t know if we had enough senators with enough backbone to stand up for our inalienable rights, and we’ve got to sweat it out from now on apparently, because the right REFUSES to call out hte left in such a way that they cave to pressure due to the exposure of their ANTI-AMERICANISM and for their shameful assaults on our inalienable rights! We apparently have to just cross our figners, and hope each time a new UNCONSTITUTIONAL bill is broguht to the floor for vote-

A TRUE victory woudl have been to watch the left shrink, tuck tail and run away to the sewers they crawled out of due to shame for beign so dispicable for wantign to VIOLATE our inalienable rights!


27 posted on 04/20/2013 8:30:20 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: laplata

Larry is a true warrior and patriot.


28 posted on 04/20/2013 8:42:38 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: max americana

The NRA were ready to compromise make no mistake...

They supported unconstitutional background checks before and would do so again.

But here’s the secret: two groups called GOA and NAGR stopped this dead in its tracks and Paul/Lee/Cruz were very important. Thank God for their elections in 2010 and 12’.

I encourage freepers to become members of GOA and check out NAGR on facebook where they have 1 million members (!) this makes them a potent force online when they send out an update.

This recent debate was a stark reminder that the 2nd hangs by the balance whether it’s a few senators or a few votes on the Supreme Court. The marxists never give up they pretty much said they will bring it back.

They make me sick. They will not leave us alone.

They force us to defend our rights with our dollars and our time but if that’s what it takes then whatever.. I dont care... what price liberty?


29 posted on 04/20/2013 8:49:39 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Larry is a true warrior and patriot.


Yes, he’s very impressive. When I shook his hand I complimented him and thanked him for all he’s doing.


30 posted on 04/20/2013 8:58:36 PM PDT by laplata (He's impressive and has)
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To: max americana

How did Harry Reid vote on the bill?


31 posted on 04/20/2013 9:22:59 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: lu shissler
He voted ‘no’ so he could reintroduce it later.
32 posted on 04/20/2013 9:46:01 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: sickoflibs; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; fieldmarshaldj

Terror attack happened at the worst possible time for this bill, who the hell doesn’t want a gun now?

Thank God we have a least 1 issue where the public is our side and our “leaders” actually don’t eff it up.


33 posted on 04/20/2013 10:01:37 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; BillyBoy; ...
RE :”Terror attack happened at the worst possible time for this bill, who the hell doesn’t want a gun now?
Thank God we have a least 1 issue where the public is our side and our “leaders” actually don’t eff it up.”

While I am joyous that Obama had his butt kicked on this it wasn't/isn't the bill that I was really concerned with.

Many more in the GOP are dedicated to supporting amnesty for illegals than they were to the gun control bills. Rub and Gramnesty voted against the gun bill.

Hopefully this bombing can be used effectively to stop the Rubio/MCain/Schumer/Durbin sellout.

34 posted on 04/20/2013 10:41:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Candor7
now they are advancing another bill, this one banning the .50 cal semi -auto Barrett Sniper Rifle.

That's New Jersey only. Cristie Creme is pushing it.

35 posted on 04/20/2013 11:21:51 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: Windflier
" That's New Jersey only. Cristie Creme is pushing it."

Christie is probably looking to ban the .50 because he wants to do away with the only rifle that could take him down with a single shot. (even then, shot placement might be key)

36 posted on 04/20/2013 11:59:20 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn
Christie is probably looking to ban the .50 because he wants to do away with the only rifle that could take him down with a single shot.

Seems to be the consensus opinion around here, and I agree. The only people who would feel threatened by such a firearm, would be entrenched despots. There've never been any crimes of note committed with that weapon, so why ban it?

37 posted on 04/21/2013 12:09:12 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: leapfrog0202

“Biden’s running around telling people zero is going to use an Executive Order to take care of the issue.”

Welcome to the adolescent states of America, an affiliate of the North Korea School of Government.

IMHO


38 posted on 04/21/2013 3:51:58 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Texas Fossil

Thank you, that one never hit the local news. So once no key can have a .50 cal rifle in NJ all gun crime will be solved???


39 posted on 04/21/2013 4:01:57 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: ripley

Agreed.


40 posted on 04/21/2013 4:03:14 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: jughandle

Yes, faulty logic. The point they won’t make is that they are “afraid” something bad will happen with one.

Now the reality, those who spend $10,000 dollars on a 50bmg Barrett are generally gun lovers. They like them, they shoot them, they are patriotic.

I know FFL licensed gun dealers, the ones I know would never sell one to a nutcase.


41 posted on 04/21/2013 5:47:35 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: forty_years
Cut Justice Department funds for states with gun confiscation and registration (i.e., New York, Connecticut, Maryland);

Take another run at passing the Thune-Cornyn-Vitter national concealed carry reciprocity amendment;

Provide that no veteran can lose any constitutional right without a court order.

How about issuing federal arrest warrants for them? The attempt to remove God-given rights is so repugnant that they all deserve to be accompanied by the death penalty.

42 posted on 04/21/2013 5:50:34 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Candor7

I don’t think the caliber has a lot to do with it. They just need to get their foot in the door so they will have some leverage.
Everyone needs to remember a man with a gun has NOTHING to fear from a man without a gun.


43 posted on 04/21/2013 11:12:30 AM PDT by FuzzWasHere
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; BillyBoy

” Many more in the GOP are dedicated to supporting amnesty for illegals than they were to the gun control bills. Rub and Gramnesty voted against the gun bill.

Hopefully this bombing can be used effectively to stop the Rubio/MCain/Schumer/Durbin sellout. “

My sentiments as well!


44 posted on 04/22/2013 11:24:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Impy

” Terror attack happened at the worst possible time for this bill, who the hell doesn’t want a gun now?”

Good point.


45 posted on 04/22/2013 11:26:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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