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NRA says gun lobby has the support in Congress to block assault weapons ban
wapo ^ | Updated: Sunday, January 13, 10:26 AM

Posted on 01/13/2013 11:03:00 AM PST by Red Steel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The powerful gun lobby is gauging enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior lawmakers to make such a measure a reality.

Senators plan to introduce a bill that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines, like the one used in the December shooting massacre that killed 27 people, most of them children, in Newtown, Conn. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has promised to push for a renewal of expired legislation.

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You don’t want to bet your house on the outcome. But I would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress,” NRA president David Keene told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded with a flat out “no” when asked on CBS’ ”Face the Nation” whether Congress would pass a ban on assault weapons.

Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a lifelong member of the NRA has said everything should be on the table to prevent another tragedy like Newtown. But he assured gun owners he would fight for gun rights at the same time. “I would tell all of my friends in NRA, I will work extremely hard and I will guarantee you there will not be an encroachment on your Second Amendment rights,” Manchin said on ABC’s “This Week.”

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KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; bhobanglist; guncontrol; nra; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/13/2013 11:03:04 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Block hell.

They need to stop playing defense and push for greater freedom.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 11:07:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Steel

Congress is a DEAD END for the gun-grabbers. They simply don’t have nearly the Dem numbers that they had in 1994, and at least of the Dems are right now quivering in their boots, fearing to even have to vote on it.

The surest evidence of that was the Executive Order garbage coming out of Biden last week. That convinced me that their hopes in Congress had died.

But ALWAYS stay vigilant!!! You never know for sure while the issue is still be discussed.


3 posted on 01/13/2013 11:08:12 AM PST by BobL
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To: Red Steel

I hope this is correct, but I wouldn’t put much faith in either McLame or Manchin.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 11:09:23 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Red Steel

Don’t take anything for granted, KEEP UP THE PRESSURE!


5 posted on 01/13/2013 11:10:55 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BobL

Could be, but you never know with these spineless RINO’s. Bonehead will probably get on all 4’s just to appease his new master, Odumbo.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 11:14:24 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Red Steel

The ONLY reason that the Dems (including Obama) have achieved as much power as they have is because they, intentionally, conceded the gun issue (without saying so, of course). They know they will GET CLOBBERED (figure of speech) if they have to follow Obama and Biden on this.

It was obvious that this was the strategy when, during 2009/2010, when they owned everything, they punted on gun control. In fact, the only significant gun legislation from them, back then, was the National Parks bill, which was an excellent piece of legislation.

There are likely 10,000,000 (at least) Democrat voters today that will jump to the Republican side if they see their gun rights going away - the Dems know this, and will NEVER support gun control in Congress. They can get away with big words, but once they get into the registration (or defacto registration), of confiscation, they will no longer be a major political party.


7 posted on 01/13/2013 11:14:32 AM PST by BobL
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To: Red Steel

And Romney had the election in the bag after Benghazi. Keep up the pressure or the GOP will cave.


8 posted on 01/13/2013 11:15:39 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Red Steel

Ever notice how the NRA is always referred to as a “powerful lobby” by the left? Why do they never refer to the teachers’ unions or the trial lawyers’ lobbies as being powerful?


9 posted on 01/13/2013 11:16:21 AM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: max americana

“Could be, but you never know with these spineless RINO’s. Bonehead will probably get on all 4’s just to appease his new master, Odumbo.”

I certainly wouldn’t put it past Bonehead - but there are boatloads of Dems that also have to be won over. And only a handful of RINOs can get away with supporting gun control, and not have a serious Primary challenge.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 11:16:41 AM PST by BobL
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To: Red Steel

This is probably why they are now talking about immigration. They’ll probably try to sneak something through as a rider.


11 posted on 01/13/2013 11:17:32 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cripplecreek

They have been, especially in state legislatures.

But methinks Newtown is a setback for national reciprocity for years.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 11:22:27 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Red Steel
Why does the right continue to allow the left to define the term "assault weapon" as if the left has full control of the debate.

None of my weapons would be used for assault, but might need to be used against a foe with good equipment. I prefer that I still, and forevermore, be allowed to match any opponent as I define it, not as the left defines it. I call it a "balanced approach", and "pro choice" as to the methods needed to defend myself.

13 posted on 01/13/2013 11:23:18 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Red Steel
Well, if Congress is not going to pass a control bill, how does the President (and media) walk this item back without political loss?

Seems to me Mr 0bama has spent a lot of political capital on this cause, already.

14 posted on 01/13/2013 11:23:52 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: BobL

The Dems have lost the entire ex ‘solid south’ that they used to have due to their love of gun control and ridiculous environmental pressure from the people who have never set a foot off concrete in their life. The gun-grabbing may sell well in NYC, Chicago, and Boston, but elsewhere, it is death to reelection.


15 posted on 01/13/2013 11:23:52 AM PST by nobamanomore
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To: Red Steel

The Republicans will hold strong. What I fear is Obama’s issue of an Executive Order.


16 posted on 01/13/2013 11:26:19 AM PST by Sarabaracuda (Glenn Beck is right. Victory through peaceful resistance. The meek shall inherit the Earth.)
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To: Red Steel
VERIFY BEFORE TRUST!

17 posted on 01/13/2013 11:36:47 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Dan Nunn

It’s a setback for The 2nd Amendment, and everything associated with it, for the next 8-10 yrs.


18 posted on 01/13/2013 11:37:46 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: Red Steel

Maybe they do but what about registration.


19 posted on 01/13/2013 11:39:04 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Executive Order needs to be re-examined because of the abuses by 0.
If an assault weapon ban is passed this year a firearm ban will be passed within the next 5 years, probably sooner


20 posted on 01/13/2013 11:39:52 AM PST by jsanders2001
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