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Paul and Cruz To Filibuster Gun Control Bill

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by DMax, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    If that's what it will take to get the Dems to actually think rationally & go after the root cause of gun violence. They have not even come close to drafting anything that would address this issue, just to make criminals of the law abiding!!!
     
  3. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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  4. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The clock is ticking.

    No sooner will Congress go back into session after this brief two-week recess than I expect Senate Majority Harry Reid and his anti-gun Democrat majority to bring gun control to the floor of the Senate.

    The only question is how many self-described "pro-gun" Senators have the GUTS to stand with me and FIGHT BACK.

    And Tom, that may very well depend on your action today...

    As you may have seen plastered all over the news for the past several days, I've been circulating a letter to Senate offices saying I'll filibuster ANY legislation designed as a vehicle to pass President Obama's gun control schemes.

    Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have already joined me. If we can get a total of 37 more Senators to stand with us, we can stop this gun grab cold.

    That's why it's vital you sign the Stand with Rand Pro-Gun Petition, urging your U.S. Senators to sign on to my letter.

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    My goal is for every one of my colleagues to see their desk flooded with petitions from folks like you as soon as they get back to Washington, D.C. because the most critical phase in this entire fight to save our Second Amendment rights could take place even BEFORE the bill reaches the floor.

    You see, even if you barely know U.S. Senate procedure, it's not hard to figure out what trick is up Senate Majority Leader Reid's sleeve.

    His plan is to bring some watered-down "bipartisan" anti-gun bill to the floor in hopes of getting 60 Senators to agree to proceed to debate on the bill.

    This initial vote will be the most critical one.

    If even just a handful of my Republican colleagues cave in to liberal media pressure - desperate to look "reasonable" by voting to allow debate - the gun-grabbers could win before the fight even begins.

    At that point, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be free to wheel and deal to trick weak-kneed Republican Senators -- and alleged "pro-gun" Democrats looking for giveaways to get re-elected -- into voting with the gun grabbers with draconian anti-gun amendments like: *** Gun and Magazine Bans outlawing firearms and magazines that hold more than just a handful of rounds.
    *** Universal "Background Checks" which any person with a shred of objectivity knows is code for GUN REGISTRATION because there's simply no way to know if a firearm transfer occurred without a "background check" than to use those forms to create a federal registry of guns and gun owners;
    *** The Feinstein Gun Ban. I've seen some media reports saying this scheme is dead. I hope so. But once a bill reaches the floor, amendments start rolling like snowballs and the horse-trading begins on the Senate floor, I'm afraid anything could happen.
    And Tom, these are just a few examples of what we could see.

    I'm afraid it could even be worse!

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    Then President Obama and Harry Reid will smile for the news cameras, bragging that their anti-gun bill passed the Senate was "bipartisan."

    And you and I will have to depend on the Republican-controlled House to show backbone and stand up and fight.

    You and I both know that's a recipe for DISASTER.

    That's why it's critical you sign the Stand With Rand Pro-Gun Petition and urge your colleagues to filibuster any bill designed to serve as the vehicle to RAM President Obama's anti-gun schemes into law.

    If you can, I hope you'll agree to make your most generous contribution, as well.

    Whether that's $250, $100, $50, $35 - or even just $10 or $20 - I hope you'll stand with me today.

    As I said, my goal is to generate as many petitions as possible, and your contribution will make that possible.

    I want every one of my Senate colleagues to understand the American people are saying "NO!" to more gun control.

    But I'm counting on your help to send that message.

    Please sign your petition and make your most generous contribution TODAY.

    There's no time to waste.

    In Liberty,
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    Senator Rand Paul

    P.S. For the past several days, I've been circulating a letter to Senate offices saying I'll filibuster ANY legislation designed as a vehicle to pass President Obama's gun control schemes.

    Since Senators Cruz and Lee have joined me, that means you and I need 37 other Senators to stand with and filibuster the bill to DEFEAT the gun-grabbers' schemes.

    Tom, this first vote on the motion to proceed to debate will be the most critical vote.

    That's why it's vital you sign the Stand With Rand Pro-Gun Petition, urging your U.S. Senators to sign on to my letter and stand with my filibuster.

    If you can, I hope you'll agree to make your most generous contribution of $250, $100, $50, $35, $20 or $10, as well.

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  5. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    Long post, but yea. Next week and the following need to hit representatives with our opinions.