Several Gun Control Bills Fail in the Senate

Toomey Yesterday was a big day for gun owners.

Before getting to the votes in the U.S. Senate, can we finally agree that the media is full of crap when they are spouting off about how the NRA has lost its clout? Despite what Joseph Goebbels might have thought, telling the citizenry a big lie enough times and repeating it often enough, will not cause knowledgeable people will to eventually believe it.

A series of votes in the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon revealed insufficient support for all of the proposals Obama sought. First, just four Republicans joined the majority of Democrats in a 54 to 46 vote for the Manchin-Toomey background-check proposal, leaving supporters short of the 60-vote threshold required for approval. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) voted no to preserve special privileges to call another vote on the amendment at any time.

In other votes, just 40 senators supported the assault-weapons ban and 46 supported limiting the size of ammunition magazines. In addition, an NRA-backed measure that clarified gun-trafficking laws fell short, with just 58 votes, stunning Democrats.

More senators, 57, voted for a provision that would greatly expand gun rights โ€” allowing people with permits to carry concealed weapons in their states to carry them nationwide โ€” than supported expanding background checks.

Maybe now the U.S. Government can focus on enforcing the tens of thousands of gun laws already on the books. Sadly, I don’t think that will happen. My guess is that the Democrats will turn their focus to eroding one of other constitutional rights. Following the Boston Marathon bombings, I’m thinking they will going after the Fourth Amendment next.

Source 1- Washington Post

Source 2 – Politico

About Bud

Yeehaw and Git-R-Done!! I'm just a simple good ole boy who "clings to his God and his guns." In other words, another dumb redneck gun owner you should ignore. That's what the gun confiscation crowd wants you to think, and it's how they falsely portray the majority of gun owners. Read some of the posts on this blog and draw your own conclusions. Then you might want to start questioning everything the government and media tell you about gun issues . . .

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