Skip to comments.Feinstein Gun Ban Could Come up in the Senate Next Week
Posted on 07/02/2004 10:02:42 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
On Tuesday, the Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of legislation to limit class action lawsuits -- a prime candidate for so-called liberal "killer amendments," including the Feinstein amendment to extend the ban on semiautomatic firearms and magazines.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has threatened to offer her semi-auto ban to any "appropriate" legislative vehicle, and the class action bill is about as "appropriate" as any on the Senate's legislative schedule.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) has, at his disposal, a variety of parliamentary techniques to prevent Feinstein from offering the semiautomatic ban. Back in March, he chose NOT to use these parliamentary maneuvers during the debacle over the ill-fated gun makers' protection act.
The debate over this pro-gun bill resulted in a free-for-all which led to killer amendments being added to the bill -- amendments like the Feinstein gun ban.
GOA is urging Frist to learn from his mistakes and to use his leadership office to insure that the Feinstein amendment is not offered to S. 2062.
America is at a crossroads on the Second Amendment. If the pro-gun community can succeed in killing the extension of the semi-auto ban (due to expire on September 13) we will have inflicted a serious blow on the anti-gun zealots -- a blow from which they will not soon recover.
If, on the other hand, Feinstein is successful in forcing her amendment to the president's desk, Bush has indicated that he will sign the ban -- and the pro-gun community will be on the defensive and facing the anti-gunners' next priority: a comprehensive gun registration scheme.
ACTION: Please contact Senate Majority Leader Frist. Tell him to use whatever parliamentary tools are necessary to block consideration of the Feinstein semi-auto ban -- particularly as an amendment to the class action bill.
You can call Senator Frist at (202) 224-3344, or go to http://www.frist.senate.gov and select "Contact Senator Frist" under the "About Senator Frist" heading to send a message similar to the one below.
----- Pre-written letter -----
Dear Senator Frist:
America is at a crossroads. If we are successful in blocking the Feinstein semiautomatic ban, we will have inflicted a major blow to the anti-gun community -- a blow from which it will not soon recover.
Therefore, we would urge you to use any parliamentary tools at your disposal to prevent this amendment from being offered -- particularly to the class action bill. Thank you.
Frist? Actually support conservatives? BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Why not mention one the very first, if not the first, Supreme Court Decision affirming the Second Amendment as an individual right - the Dred Scott decision?
There's nothing like strong convictions...
Oh come on now,let's have some hope.
Fairy tales can come true
They can happen to you
When your foe's not true
I'll try to finish this Limerick.
"What is a PATRIOT?"
PATRIOTS are not "Revolutionaries" trying to overthrow the government of the United States.
PATRIOTS are "Counter-Revolutionaries" trying to prevent the government of the United States from overthrowing the Constitution of the United States. - Unknown Author
Well it's separating the wheat from the chaff and the wolves from the sheep...time
God bless you and all your comrades in U.S. uniforms. Happy Fourth of July!!!!
That's an interesting analysis to explain a do-nothing except pork barrel Congress. Say a prayer that it backfires on the rats come Election Day. Happy Fourth of July!!!!
Happy Fourth of July to you too, neverdem. Yes, let's hope the gun issue bites the dems this time around too. Apparently the lesson Gore learned in 2000 is going to be lost on Kerry and the rest of the democrappers.
Happy Fourth of July!!!!
Agreed a 1 mile + range is a serious headache for body guards also the fact that there ain't concealed body armor that will stop a .50 BMG has gotta make the crooked politicians just a little nervous . Even if they are in a armored limo too.
Actually you can buy a semi auto version of the AK-47 for less than $400.00 with pre-ban standard capacity magazines.
The reason they are rarely used in crimes is that they are hard to carry concealed, are extremely loud without hearing protection,akward to use in confined spaces(inside a car), weigh 7-10 lbs.
Or in real simple terms they are to much of a hassle & were used in only 2% of crimes before the ban & even less now not because of the ban, but simply due the fact that they are akward for the punks to use.
No more banning of guns. We've had too many banned already! How about banning liberals?
I'm convinced there is a core of liberals in our country who are actively working to destroy it so they can put in a dictatorship and one of the ways they will get that power will be to first disarm all of us.
yes convictions are a heavy burdon when voting for someone who steps on them.
You assume that the Republicans really see themselves as engaged in opposing the Democrats, rather than having the job of maintaining a fiction that there is actually an opposing political party while making sure that no Dem initiative is ever rolled back
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