“The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” – Unknown
Harry Reid has placed S649: Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 on the Senate calender for this Thursday and it appears the usual GOP suspects (with the surprising exception of Tom Coburn; what the hell was he thinking?) are lined up to allow debate.
Yes, boys and girls, the insanity of T.A.R.P., the Stimulus Package, Obamacare, FISA, NDAA, the Patriot Act, and Debt Ceiling increases is about to happen yet again, and the GOP will AGAIN (shock, dismay!) go right along with the dems and then cry foul after the fact. Does the GOP really believe that playing nice with the Dems is going to go any differently this time or are they just lying to us again? I’ll take door #2 Monty!
Now prepare yourselves for the next stage of the scenario; the yelling, screaming, and faxing; only to have another liberty and freedom destroying 1500 or 2000 page monstrosity shoved down our throats, where you can then take it to the Supreme Court and be told that yet another law infringing on the 2nd amendment is completely Constitutional (just like the federal government controlled and implemented Obamacare). If it wasn’t so late in the day, the whole dance would actually be comical. Unfortunately, Rome is completely engulfed in flames (as we pour trillions of fiat dollars into the banks) and they are opening the door to removing all fire extinguishers from any and all homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat has set Congress’ first showdown vote for Thursday on President Barack Obama’s gun control drive as a small but mounting number of Republicans appear willing to buck a conservative effort to prevent debate from even beginning.
Reid said he did not know if he had the 60 votes he will need to defeat the conservatives’ roadblock. But at least eight Republicans have said they want to begin debate or have indicated a willingness to consider it: Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Susan Collins of Maine, Roy Blunt of Missouri and Mark Kirk of Illinois.
In a written statement, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said conservatives want to prevent Obama from rushing the legislation through Congress “because he knows that as Americans begin to find out what is in the bill, they will oppose it.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he will join the conservatives’ attempt to block debate.
The bill would expand required federal background checks to nearly all gun transactions — a provision Reid would try to replace with the completed agreement between Manchin and Toomey. It would also stiffen penalties for illegal firearms trafficking and provide a small boost in school safety aid.