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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by U201491, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Gun Owners of America

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    We're Winning on Guns and Amnesty

    But we need to cut off Obama’s escape routes

    “The reason President Obama's gun control proposals were killed [is] because hundreds of thousands of Americans began slamming the phone lines, and all of the Senators that were leaning towards supporting it suddenly said, ‘Holy cow, the folks back home don't like this.’ [There] is nothing more powerful than the conservative grassroots when we are engaged and letting our voice be heard.”
    -- Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), June 19, 2013

    Your grassroots efforts are making a world of difference on Capitol Hill. But we need to keep the pressure on if we are going to defeat the anti-gun amnesty bill.

    We’ve asked you repeatedly to focus your attention on the Senate bill; today, we take a brief look at the House.

    But first, here’s a brief update on White House efforts to resurrect gun control.

    Biden’s plug goes virtually ignored by media

    If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?

    We’ll never know. Joe Biden’s Tuesday press conference to renew his push for gun control went almost completely unreported. The notable exception was an MSNBC report that the NSA scandal made gun control less likely than before.

    The liberal media, instead, spent the last couple of days lamenting that “the air had been take out of the push for [the anti-gun immigration bill].”

    What will Boehner do on anti-gun amnesty?

    While pro-gun House members held an anti-amnesty press conference, your calls and e-mails to “swing” senators lowered the chances that key members of the Senate GOP might go for a do-nothing sell-out “compromise.”

    As Senator Ted Cruz told Rush Limbaugh yesterday, “[There] is nothing more powerful than the conservative grassroots when we are engaged and letting our voice be heard.”

    All the while, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters, to their horror, that he wouldn’t bring an anti-gun amnesty bill to the floor over the objections of a majority of House Republicans. According to anti-gun reporter Anne Kornblut of The Washington Post: “That’s a real tough one.”

    And California Congressman Dana Rohrbacher predicted that Boehner would lose his job if he violated that pledge.

    So have we won yet?

    Boehner was asked by anti-gun reporters whether he might send a conservative immigration bill to a House-Senate conference –- and allow the conference to turn it into an anti-gun monstrosity. When asked whether he might rely on Democrats to pass an anti-gun conference report, Boehner replied: “We’ll see when we get there.”

    So that’s today’s task: To make sure Boehner doesn’t use an anti-gun House-Senate conference to circumvent Republicans in the House.

    ACTION: Click here take-action to contact your Representative. Ask him to insure that no House-passed immigration bill be sent to conference with an anti-gun amnesty bill from the Senate.


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  2. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Email sent.
     
  3. U201491

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    Senators Hoeven and Corker Wave the White Flag of Surrender Gun owners must oppose their sell-out amendment

    Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) andBobCorker (R-TN) have made anti-gun New York Senator Chuck Schumer a very happy man. They are frantically working to give Schumer the 70 votes he needs to send his amnesty billto the House with momentum.

    And, if that billwere to be signed into law, it would add 8.4 million anti-gun voters to the rolls, and make gun registration, bans, and confiscation inevitable within 20 years.

    Here’s where we stand:

    Schumer’s original slimy deal was supposed to be this: We will add 8.4 million anti-gun Democratic voters to therolls, but, in exchange, we will secure the border. It would supposedly do this by more fence and more federal agents.

    Now the partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has come back with its numbers: On the one hand, 8 million (mostly anti-gun) illegalimmigrants would be eligible for citizenship. And these are the figures from the liberalCBO!

    On the other hand, said the CBO, illegalimmigration would remain largely unaffected by the bill’s fencing andagents, going down a paltry 25%.

    It was pretty apparent that Senate Republican negotiators had lost their shirts, even if you trust the liberalCBO.

    So Hoeven andCorker began to negotiate over a path to pass Schumer’s anti-gun bill with a super-majority. A little more fence. A few more agents. A more Orwellian E-Verify system. But the big issue was whether to hold up citizenship for the 8.4 million anti-gun voters until illegal immigration had demonstrably been reduced by 90%. Schumer & Co. adamantly refused to agree to this.

    Why? If Schumer had any expectation that the Obama administration was going to tighten the border, why would he be so averse to guaranteeing that result?

    It was obvious to everyone that Schumer didn’t expect the border to ever be secure, andthat was the reason he wasn’t willing to condition his 8.4 million anti-gun voters on quantifiable border security.

    So what did Corker and Hoeven do? They agreed to turn the 90% border security REQUIREMENT into a 90% border security non-binding GOAL.

    It should have told them something that every liberalanalyst in town has been deliriously happy over the Hoeven-Corker sell-out.

    ACTION: Click here http://capwiz.com/gunowners/issues/alert/?alertid=62740076 to contact your U.S. Senators. Tell them to oppose the Hoeven-Corker sell-out.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Wow... I'm so shocked, stunned even.... not. :rolleyes: