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Support Grows for
Vote on Gun-Control Bill

Wall Street Journal, by Kristina Peterson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/10/2013 6:03:38 AM

WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats are expected to defeat on Thursday a Republican effort to block gun-control legislation, paving the way for the full chamber to take up the issue for the first time since the December shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. A bipartisan group of negotiators working on expanding background checks for gun buyers also appeared poised to announce a deal at a joint news conference Wednesday. An aide close to the talks said Tuesday night that they were working out legislative language. Democrats appeared to have the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster and bring the gun bill

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Good. The filibuster was always a bad idea, accomplishing nothing and cementing the idea that the GOP is against everything. This weak bill was not the hill to die on. We shouldn´t be afraid of a vote.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tren9, 4/10/2013 6:10:40 AM     (No. 9267993)

It must be true. It was in the nbewspaper...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 4/10/2013 6:20:03 AM     (No. 9267995)

manchin´s expansion of background checks bill excludes private sales, I believe. That´s still no good because, if passed, it represents another incremental step toward the finish line for democrats who seek universal registration and an eventual roundup and everybody knows it. Let´s hope all bills die in the House, but we cannot count

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 4/10/2013 6:20:22 AM     (No. 9267996)

What a pathetic way to live your insecure life, always worried that someone might think you were against everything.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 4/10/2013 6:21:49 AM     (No. 9267997)

on it.

Sorry, it´s time to dump this handheld. I did not press submit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/10/2013 6:41:02 AM     (No. 9268009)

The republicans are wearing down simply because of the media nagging them on every issue.They´ll probably be dragging Biden is as the 51st vote on some elements of this to shield a handful of dem senators having to vote on the over reaching parts of these bills.The republicans will never learn that if you give these people an inch,they´ll want a mile,just like what we´re seeing with gays demanding more fabricated rights.Lesbians now want the taxpayers to fund their artificial insemination bills.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Doctor P, 4/10/2013 7:06:40 AM     (No. 9268038)

Good, put the Democrats on record so that their constituents can remember them come election day

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Reply 7 - Posted by: god of irony, 4/10/2013 7:31:14 AM     (No. 9268067)

OP do you really think debate over a bill that could strip your God given Constitutional freedoms is a bad idea?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 4/10/2013 7:32:57 AM     (No. 9268070)

What hill IS good to die on? If not the Second Amendment, then what?

Our Second Amendment is the glue that keeps the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights intact. Without it, the rest will fall apart and we´ll be left with nothing more than statist regimes of the past have indulged on their ´workers´.

Molon labe.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hicokid, 4/10/2013 7:37:42 AM     (No. 9268080)

John McCain and Lindsay Graham once again stab their party in the back. Anyone that doesn´t like their "deals" with the democrats is a "cuckoo bird". It should be clear to everyone that letting (this) congress fiddle with our second amendment rights is a non-starter, period.

I agree with post above that republicans have been divided by the liberal media grind. They will not stand united (on any issue) if the media takes after them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 4/10/2013 7:59:16 AM     (No. 9268124)

No, of course debate isn´t a bad idea. It´s crucial. But, the filibuster was a bad plan and absolutely non-productive.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: GardenGal, 4/10/2013 8:18:36 AM     (No. 9268155)

I wnat to know that the background checks are destroyed, like the current gun checks, and want to see how they want to classify mentally ill. I would hope that the measure would only apply to delusional and mentally ill or paranoid mentally ill, but am always wary. We don´t want the situation that someone who is afraid of flying is on a list or scores of other people who either go see a psychiatrist or a psychologist or take psychoactive drugs. Antidepressants are also used for pain management, epilepsy, etc/ We don´t want to put 50 million people on a no gun buy list because that would be a dreadful expansion of loss of privacy. What we want is some procedure to notify (and someone could fight) the feds that so and so was removed from college due to paranoid and delusional behaviors, not the some 40 year old housewife feels gloomy in winter.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: southernboy, 4/10/2013 8:27:48 AM     (No. 9268175)

#12 Good luck with that. As we know, that is exactly the way it’s going to go!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jimfreedom, 4/10/2013 8:42:29 AM     (No. 9268203)

Lot of Bunny poop around here today.....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lil dotty, 4/10/2013 9:31:13 AM     (No. 9268285)

Elmer Fudd last seen behind that sycamore tree over there...and he had a gun. Granted, it was an elephant gun but it shot bullets.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/10/2013 10:54:39 AM     (No. 9268448)

Let´s see, gun control isn´t the hill to die on. I´m sure amnesty for illegals and gay marriage soon will be declared "not the hill to die on," and pretty soon, RINOs have given away everything we believe in.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXspyder, 4/10/2013 1:14:32 PM     (No. 9268816)

The Leporids are mutinying fast in America. I think I might check into Mexico where guns aren´t allowed!

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