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  • Hairy screed's post anti-gun vote response. You'll need some tums.

    04/24/2013 3:03:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    Vanity | 4/24/2013 | Mr. Reid
    Mr. X XX Reno, NV Dear Mr. X: Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing from you. Throughout my time in Congress, I have done all I can to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Nevadans. As a gun owner, I welcomed the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which made clear that each and every law-abiding citizen has an individual constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Over the years it has been my firm conviction that we must work to protect this right by enforcing laws that keep guns away from terrorists and...
  • Reid: Gun Control "More Important Than Preventing Imagined Tyranny"

    04/17/2013 11:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | April 17, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) mocked Second Amendment rights activists while announcing his support for a ban on assault weapons and limits to high-capacity magazine clips on the Senate floor today. REID: In the 1920s, organized crime was committing murders with machine guns. So Congress dramatically limited the sale and transfer of machine guns. As a result, machine guns all but disappeared from the streets. We can and should take the same common-sense approach to safeguard Americans from modern weapons of war. That is why I will vote for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban – because we must strike...
  • Harry Reid: We don’t have the Right to Arm ourselves Against the Government

    04/17/2013 10:10:09 AM PDT · by politisite · 133 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/17/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that he will support the Assault Weapon Ban against what he calls conspiracy theorists, black helicopters and false flags: “I’ll vote for the ban because saving the lives of police officers, young and old, and innocent civilians, young and old, is more important than preventing imagined tyranny,”
  • Harry Reid to vote for bans on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

    04/17/2013 8:37:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 04/17/2013 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, an NRA supporter, announced on Wednesday morning he will vote for bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines being offered as amendments one month after pulling those bans from a package of overall gun-reform legislation.
  • HARRY REID: Voting To Save Lives Is 'More Important Than Preventing Imagined Tyranny'

    04/17/2013 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/17/2013 | Grace Wyler
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he would support a new ban on assault weapons as an amendment to pending gun control legislation. ""I will vote for Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban," Reid said in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor. "I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny." "Today I choose to vote my conscience, not only as Harry Reid, a United States Senator, but also as a husband, a father, a grandfather, and — I hope — a friend to lots...
  • Harry Reid Mocks 'Imagined Tyranny' in Statement Supporting Assault Weapons Ban

    04/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9:48 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Sen. Harry Reid
    "I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny."
  • Harry Reid, gun expert: More people would have died in Aurora, but ‘100-clip magazine jammed’

    04/12/2013 3:55:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | april 11, 2013
    Uh oh. Has Sen. Harry Reid been getting gun advice from Uncle Joe Biden? On Thursday, the Senate voted to move forward with gun control legislation. It’s a good thing Reid studied up on the gun-thingy lingo. Speaking on the Senate floor, he brought up the Aurora shooting. The accused shooter’s rifle was reportedly equipped with a 100-round magazine, but here’s what Reid said: The events of the last few months has been very tragic. People going to a movie theater to watch a movie and they’re gunned down? And more would have been gunned down but for the fact...
  • Go To Hell Harry Reid and Dianne Feinswine (Stolen Gun Reporting)

    04/10/2013 8:38:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 04/10/2013 | Karl Denniger
    A person who has their firearms stolen is the victim of a crime. To impose upon them the affirmative duty to report same to the Attorney General is an outrage. These people are not criminals, they are victims in that their property has been taken unlawfully. This will lead to thousands of annual prosecutions of people who are claimed not have not reported "within 24 hours" their "alleged knowledge" of the theft. While there are certainly times that knowledge is obvious, such as when someone tears your gun safe off the concrete floor and rips a hole in the room...
  • Harry Reid invokes father’s suicide in discussing gun control

    04/09/2013 3:49:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    As he continues guiding the Senate toward eventual consideration of proposals to curb gun violence, Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) invoked his father’s suicide Tuesday as he once again pleaded with Republicans not to block legislation under consideration.During his morning remarks on the Senate floor, Reid recalled receiving a 12-gauge shotgun ordered from a Sears catalog for his 12th birthday and made reference to incidents of gun violence in his home state of Nevada, including the 2010 shooting at a Las Vegas federal building.He also noted that as a young state legislator, he sponsored a bill requiring a three-day...
  • Reid Between Rock and Hard Place on Gun Control Bill

    04/08/2013 7:02:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    VSSA ^ | 8 April, 2013 | Virginia Shooting Sports Association
    Roll Call noted yesterday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to bringing up the gun control legislation reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If he doesn't bring it up, he sidelines one of Obama's legacy building proposals. But if he allows it to come to the floor without a significant show of bipartisan support, at least on the so-called "universal background check" piece, he risks putting his more vulnerable members who are up for re-election in 2014 in a tough spot. The trouble for Reid is the new...
  • Reid Has Few Reasons to Rush Gun Debate

    04/07/2013 8:46:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 7, 2013 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has the tools he needs to overcome any initial filibuster of a firearms background check bill, but he may not be inclined to use them. Indeed, the Nevada Democrat is biding his time, even as President Barack Obama embarks on an aggressive new push for votes on a variety of gun-related measures, including background checks and a new prohibition on assault weapons. The trouble for Reid is the new process — established in January through modest filibuster rules changes — may have a fatal flaw in practice when the Nevada Democrat actually wants the bill...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ACLU says Reid’s gun legislation could threaten privacy rights, civil liberties

    04/07/2013 11:45:02 AM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    As Senate Democrats struggle to build support for new gun control legislation, the American Civil Liberties Union now says it’s among those who have “serious concerns” about the bill. Those concerns have the capacity to prove a major setback to Sen. Harry Reid’s current gun bill, which includes language from earlier bills introduced by Sens. Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, a top lobbyist for the ACLU announced that the group thinks Reid’s current gun bill could threaten both privacy rights and civil liberties. The inclusion of universal background checks — the poll-tested...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ACLU says Reid’s gun legislation could threaten privacy rights, civil liberties

    04/04/2013 10:04:43 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 4, 2013 | Vince Coglianese
    As Senate Democrats struggle to build support for new gun control legislation, the American Civil Liberties Union now says it’s among those who have “serious concerns” about the bill. Those concerns have the capacity to prove a major setback to Sen. Harry Reid’s current gun bill, which includes language from earlier bills introduced by Sens. Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, a top lobbyist for the ACLU announced that the group thinks Reid’s current gun bill could threaten both privacy rights and civil liberties. The inclusion of universal background checks — the poll-tested...
  • Anti-Gunners Reveal their Strategy: Reid to Portray Republicans as "Rape Supporters"

    04/04/2013 6:48:58 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    GOA ^ | Apr. 4, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Honestly. Watching MSNBC is torment. It is like planting a listening device in Hitler’s bunker. After consultation with the White House, MSNBC has revealed what the Democrat’s strategy is for passing "universal gun registration," gun bans, and magazine bans. Ironically, one MSNBC commentator, Mike Barnicle, accidentally referred to universal background checks as "universal gun registration." What does that tell you about the Left’s agenda for background checks? Bottom line: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will bring gun control (S. 649) to the floor, and he will use his privileged recognition to force Republicans to cast votes that will paint them...
  • Loose Language in Reid’s Gun Control Bill Allows the Beginnings of a National Gun Registry

    04/03/2013 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Foundry ^ | April 3, 2013 | David S. Addington
    As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) must know, Americans who own firearms have a special sensitivity to a “Big Brother” federal government that wants to keep centralized records on who owns what guns and where in America. Loose language in his gun control bill (S. 649) could start America down that slippery slope. Since the Second Amendment guarantees to the people the right to keep and bear arms, many Americans look askance at efforts to create centralized records that might some day, in some distant future neither wanted nor expected, facilitate a despotic government’s efforts to disarm the populace...