Skip to comments.Coburn: There won’t be a filibuster
Posted on 04/09/2013 5:03:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
(CNN) A key player in negotiations over potential gun control legislation said on Tuesday a planned GOP filibuster of the bill wont occur if Democrats allow Republicans to bring amendments up for a vote.
Sen. Tom Coburn, speaking on CNNs Erin Burnett Outfront, said a filibuster thats been promised by more than a dozen fellow Republicans would prevent Americans from seeing where their elected officials stand on the issue.
Its not going to be filibustered, Coburn said, adding that the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to offer "an open amendment process" in order for Republicans to agree to allow a vote.
"We ought to have this debate. America needs to know where we stand," Coburn continued, adding Thats what the Senate should be about."
The Oklahoma Republican, who enjoys a top or A rating from the National Rifle Association, was among a bipartisan group of senators working behind the scenes on legislation aimed at expanding background checks on gun sales.
The talks hit a snag, however, on the issue of record-keeping Coburn vehemently opposes any attempt by the federal government to retain information on gun owners.
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No more new gun laws.
Stop it now.
ALL of these articles from CNN or NY Times should have a barf alert imo
“Coburn vehemently opposes any attempt by the federal government to retain information on gun owners.”
Well, they have to gather it first and then keep it for the background checks so it logically could never be removed.
Let it play out Sen. Coburn and don’t undercut those real Conservatives that threaten filibuster. Coburn, quite frankly, seems to have lost some of his conservative zeal over time, has he had the RINO lobotomy?
The Republicrats are hard at work screwing America.
Question: what part of the American citizens’ Constitutional rights do these bozos NOT understand (or not give a damn about)?
Answer: All of it.
(Remember what he told us, “Elections have consequences.”)
Reid will probably have to allow amendments. I believe Coburn is going to attach his idea of background checks though he's not explicit in this article.
Senator Coburn, we had that 'debate' with Great Britain over two hundred years ago, and settled the matter decisively. Our God-given RIGHT to keep and bear arms has been enshrined in our Constitution ever since.
Congress has NO right to rule one way or another about RIGHTS it does not have the power to bestow or revoke.
There is nothing to 'debate'. Stand and defend the Constitution as you swore to, or resign in treason and disgrace.
It’s never going to pass the Senate, much less the House. This CNN article is bs just like all the “news” is.
I think Coburn's position is to destroy them within 3 days.
Like that's really going to happen...
Dems don't look like they have the votes. Perhaps Coburn is right that the up or down vote is the way to go.
The feral elites had better hope like HELL it doesn't.
If the Dems really want to pass a bill it might.
You also don't think they have 50 votes?
Our side, the American People, are going to lose this fight.
What in the hell is so difficult with understanding, “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”??
I told Sherrod Brown (Socialist - Ohio) if he wanted to register anyone why not start with gang members and mentally impaired (Obamacare?)
After Obaacare, how can you say “this won’t pass” with a straight face? These traitorous POS will stop at nothing!