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Yarmuth: U.S. Senate's failure on gun bill will lead to public backlash and stronger reforms
cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/21/2013 | Ryan Alessi

Posted on 04/21/2013 1:22:24 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

The collapse of efforts in the U.S. Senate to expand background checks to more gun sales will inspire a renewed effort by Americans to push for reforms, predicted Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville.

“I think we’re a long way from finished on this. As a matter of fact, I think the disbelief of the American public over what happened in the Senate will almost guarantee that we get some kind of action,” Yarmuth said at the beginning of his interview with Pure Politics on Thursday night.

Yarmuth said he expects the ultimate legislation will be stronger than what was proposed by West Virginia Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. Their amendment would have required background checks on gun buyers at gun shows and on the Internet and specifically would have prohibited the government from keeping a registry of gun owners.

The proposal, Yarmuth said, was done in by what he called “misinformation” by the NRA, who convinced enough senators on both sides of the aisle that those senators would become politically vulnerable by voting for the amendment.

“They were willfully negligent. They knew what was in the bill. They weren’t deceived,” Yarmuth said.

Yarmuth also criticized Kentucky Republican U.S. Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell for opposing the Manchin-Toomey proposal.

McConnell has said he is concerned about infringing on the Second Amendment.

“In my view, we should focus on keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and those with mental issues that could cause them to be a threat to society,” McConnell said Wednesday on the Senate floor. “The government should not punish or harass law-abiding citizens in the exercise of their Second Amendment rights, and it’s that focus on protecting communities and preserving our constituents’ constitutional rights that will be my guide as we begin to vote on amendments to this bill.”

Yarmuth said McConnell’s words didn’t match his vote.

“You had on one hand Mitch McConnell saying in what breath: ‘What we need to do is keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally unstable people,’ and then stopping a bill that did exactly that,” Yarmuth said. “That’s outrageous.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: backgroundchecks; banglist; guncontrol; johnyarmuth; kentucky; louisville; mcconnell; secondamendment; yarmuth

1 posted on 04/21/2013 1:22:24 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
predicted Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville.

This man needs to be in prison for attempting to violate the 2nd Amendment. Liberals like this don't punish criminals anyway. Why pass more laws? You're not going to enforce them anyway. Put him in prison if he opens his trap again.

2 posted on 04/21/2013 1:26:15 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
...will inspire a renewed effort by Americans to push for reforms...

I wish this maggot would not insult Americans. Americans are fighting against him and his ilk to defend our Bill of Rights. My apology for insulting maggots.

3 posted on 04/21/2013 1:28:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

This guy is from a protected seat here in KY. In addition he never met a tax he didn’t love or an imposition on the citizens he didn’t like.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 1:30:32 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Republican Wildcat

I know how you get a few degrees off, but what sort of mentality leads one to get it completely backwards?


5 posted on 04/21/2013 1:30:46 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Republican Wildcat

They got their crisis, right on time, now it’s time to exploit it.


6 posted on 04/21/2013 1:31:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Republican Wildcat

What planet are you from Asshat? He needs to be let in on the secret qthat there is alot more America than the city where he lives.


7 posted on 04/21/2013 1:33:13 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Republican Wildcat
disbelief of the America public

Only a small fraction of liberal twits were surprised.

8 posted on 04/21/2013 1:33:26 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“John Allan Yarmuth (born November 4, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party and a former member of the Republican Party”.


9 posted on 04/21/2013 1:35:00 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I don’t think this Democrat will be re-elected unless his district is composed mostly of urban gang infected vermin and welfare queens.


10 posted on 04/21/2013 1:35:20 PM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: Republican Wildcat

He must keep focus on what is important to just 4% of the public to run interference for the DNC’s failed economy.


11 posted on 04/21/2013 1:35:49 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Funny, I expect the opposite.


12 posted on 04/21/2013 1:40:22 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: nascarnation
Only a small fraction of liberal twits were surprised.

Actually, I was surprised that the ankle-grabbers in the Senate didn't roll over for the leftists...

13 posted on 04/21/2013 1:45:29 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Republican Wildcat

who will introduce a bill to get rid of the existing unconstitutional abridgements of our right to bear arms?

(even if I happen to agree with some of the current restrictions, they still violate our constitution... let’s get back to our proper, legal social contract or governing charter first ... then we can discuss amending it)


14 posted on 04/21/2013 1:46:27 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Republican Wildcat
Stronger than Feinswein's AWB 2.0 that outlawed pretty much everything but the Pennsylvania rifle that Hawkeye carried in the Last of the Mohicans and went down to a resounding 40-60 defeat?

I don't see it. If the Senate gave them even Manchin-Toomey, it would just have encouraged them.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

15 posted on 04/21/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Republican Wildcat

It sounds like he thinks that the 4% is about to gang up on the 96%. What a maroon.


16 posted on 04/21/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Just another uninformed, self serving RAT!


17 posted on 04/21/2013 1:54:31 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Sicon

Their mail/email/phone lines were overwhelmed with input from 2A folks.

I actually think Bloomberg’s millions $$ in advertising (plaid shirt pickup truck guy) backfired bigtime.


18 posted on 04/21/2013 1:58:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The collapse of efforts in the U.S. Senate to expand background checks to more gun sales will inspire a renewed effort by Americans to push for reforms, predicted Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville.

HUH??Another idiot political hack that just does not see reality. It was the American citizens that drove the effort to stop this whittling away of our Constitution...


19 posted on 04/21/2013 1:59:26 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

He sounds like the perfect campaign mate for Ashley Judd, LOL.


20 posted on 04/21/2013 2:02:59 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Republican Wildcat
"... The collapse of efforts in the U.S. Senate to expand background checks to more gun sales will inspire a renewed effort by Americans to push for reforms, predicted Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville."

Congressman Yarmuth, all of Kentucky is behind you.

(See liberals? This is why you lost.)

21 posted on 04/21/2013 2:14:53 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Louisville people are liberal, but the rest of KY people are hesitant to make a commitment.


22 posted on 04/21/2013 2:15:27 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Republican Wildcat

i hope it does result in a backlash. vote against the 2nd amendment,,,get thrown out on your collective a$$e$.

we need to know for certain that the info given in the background checks is destroyed


23 posted on 04/21/2013 2:25:59 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Republican Wildcat
The collapse of efforts in the U.S. Senate to expand background checks to more gun sales will inspire a renewed effort by Americans to push for reforms, predicted Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville.

Right, just like all those homophobic, heterosexual, redneck, hypocrits were going to get AIDS for not demanding more AIDS funding.

Baghdad Bob lives!

24 posted on 04/21/2013 2:32:06 PM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Gun control failed BECAUSE of the public’s sentiment, not despite it. To hear the media tell it, the NRA is an evil organization that wants to kill our children and is devoid of public support. Now they want legislation by opinion polls. Where were they when Obamacare was being shoved down our throats? When do polls matter and when don’t they?


25 posted on 04/21/2013 2:41:32 PM PDT by Spok
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

That’ll look nice on his Wikipedia page. And that’s all.

Thanks Republican Wildcat.


26 posted on 04/21/2013 2:54:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

THE GREAT BILL WHITTLE .....TEACHES US ABOUT RKBA..THE BEST 7 MINUTES ON GUN CONTROL EXTANT Don’t miss this one....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=v2jc1TzlqLo


27 posted on 04/21/2013 3:42:31 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yarmuth is a good argument against electing drug addicts to congressional seats. He’s getting hysterical and hallucinating.


28 posted on 04/21/2013 4:12:50 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Well what took place up in Boston last week will lead to a backlash against gun control.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 4:12:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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