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Senate rejects background checks
on gun purchases in 54-46 vote

Hill [Washington,DC], by Alexander Bolton

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 4/17/2013 4:41:19 PM

The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks. It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with 5 Democrats voting against it. Only 4 Republicans supported it. Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) voted against it. Reid supported the measure but voted against it to preserve his ability to bring the measure up again. GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ohioTom, 4/17/2013 4:44:41 PM     (No. 9280922)


One small step for man, one kick in the ass for BHO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 4/17/2013 4:45:33 PM     (No. 9280923)

I´m celebrating on my front porch with a bottle of Jack in one hand and my semi-automatic in the other firing into the air and shouting Yee-Hah!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zzzghy, 4/17/2013 4:46:26 PM     (No. 9280925)

Poor li´l stinky must be sooo mad. This makes him look even dumber than usual.

I wonder who´s going to pay for this one -- besides us, I mean.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: novakid, 4/17/2013 4:47:05 PM     (No. 9280929)

Gee, Hitler was able to confiscate all the private weapons. Guess 0bama will have to try some other way.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NYbob, 4/17/2013 4:50:27 PM     (No. 9280938)

Darn, now places like Chicago and NYC will have to rely on the thousands of laws already in place. If Democrats cared about gun violence, instead of using every crime to tighten their grab for unconstitutional powers, they would prosecute gun crime in the cities they control. Also, their voters would demand things like crackdowns on gangs or at least a full accounting for Fast and Furious, but I don´t hear boo from the gun hating liberals in Hollywood or anywhere else. I would love to read something along these lines from the rodent who often feels compelled to lecture Lucianne readers about all the things that are wrong with the unconstitutional gun banning efforts we already have. In his/her mind they don´t go far enough. We shouldn´t be Israel or Switzerland, we should be Mexico.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/17/2013 4:51:08 PM     (No. 9280940)

There is a real simple answer for those who don´t understand why the NRA (and others) opposed this amendment (and the bill it was to be attached to). The anti-gun people have made it clear that they will continue to nibble away at gun rights by introducing new regulations every time they see a window of opportunity. This is just the next "nibble".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 4/17/2013 4:51:55 PM     (No. 9280941)


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Reply 8 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 4/17/2013 4:53:02 PM     (No. 9280944)

#2...save me some Jack, and don´t shoot! I´m on they way!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 4/17/2013 4:53:51 PM     (No. 9280947)

#3 is correct. This makes Zerobama look incredibly stupid, uninformed, out of touch, and downright ignorant. How can this shell of a man be our president? It´s stunning and we STILL don´t know if he was born in America or not. The New York Times knows but they aren´t telling us. Wonder why.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hdgalley, 4/17/2013 4:56:29 PM     (No. 9280951)

This is a great victory for the people that still have the ability to think on their feet!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/17/2013 4:56:54 PM     (No. 9280953)

They´ll never admit it but I´ll bet polls got them to pull the plug on this.All we ever hear is the left so we think it´s a national movement and it´s not.

A lot of dems lost their jobs because of obamacare,they´re not going to chase him off a cliff again.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/17/2013 4:58:11 PM     (No. 9280957)

This is wonderful! When it came across the wires last night that the bill was "in trouble," I only hoped. Woo-woo. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall as they broke the news to Obama.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jimmiet, 4/17/2013 4:59:30 PM     (No. 9280960)

This make Obama the greatest gun salesman in the history of the world. Award to follow.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: franq, 4/17/2013 5:00:23 PM     (No. 9280962)

Poor Hussein. Can´t catch a break. I guess the Senate acted "stupidly".

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Reply 15 - Posted by: texaspast, 4/17/2013 5:01:42 PM     (No. 9280965)

You know, hardly anyone would have a problem with ´background checks´ if it didn´t also require a permanent record of the type of gun (with serial number), the buyer´s name, address, and other ´why do you need that?´ kind of info. This whole exercise is designed to establish that permanent register of every gun in the U.S. - at least those in the hands of law-abiding citizens. So there´s a law that says such a register won´t be built. That can be repealed by the same folks that passed it. If they aren´t intent on building such a register, why not just require background checks WITHOUT the gun ID?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: texaspast, 4/17/2013 5:03:28 PM     (No. 9280970)

. . . and does this mean I will not be able to find .380, .22, 9mm ammo in abundance again?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: august9, 4/17/2013 5:03:40 PM     (No. 9280971)

Bambi is due to speak today five-thirty.

Wonder how many of the "Newtown crowd" will be standing around him?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Grady, 4/17/2013 5:05:36 PM     (No. 9280975)

Probably not #18.
Obama will instruct Janet to purchase another billion rounds.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: osprey21, 4/17/2013 5:06:30 PM     (No. 9280978)

We have won a small skirmish but the main battle rages on.

Rest up now, we fight again tomorrow.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: texaspast, 4/17/2013 5:07:13 PM     (No. 9280980)

Oh. I meant ´now´ not ´not.´ And furry rodent - see my post above. No problem with background checks - if that´s all it is. But why do YOU want to know the serial number of the gun I buy from my neighbor? Also, that little bit about any doctor being able to add someone to the ´mentally unstable´ list without notice . . . we´ve seen how that works in NY.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FunOne, 4/17/2013 5:07:36 PM     (No. 9280983)

I will be heading for a gun show in West Virginia this weekend.

Bet there are some great T-shirts for sale there that feature our Obama-loving Senator Joe Manchin.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: texaspast, 4/17/2013 5:08:56 PM     (No. 9280986)

And I´ll be at the NRA convention in Houston, May 3-5.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 4/17/2013 5:11:50 PM     (No. 9280990)

Harry Reid felt "the wind at his back." Turns out it was just the wind exiting his body.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: arcady, 4/17/2013 5:12:14 PM     (No. 9280991)

There´s not much joy in this, only sad resignation at the effort spent by those trying to curtail our God given rights. There´s no freedom from responsibility, and certainly none to be found at the governments hand.
The world would be so much better if those always trying to take away others freedoms and rights, would redirect their efforts to more productive endeavors. Heck, their spokespeople even admit their proposed solutions wouldn´t even prevent the tragedies that precipitated their savior actions. Yet they press on with them. What´s up with that???
A small celebration today, but knowing those looking to enslave us are already at work looking for new shackles.
Good effort Senators...Keep up the good work.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Gallo3, 4/17/2013 5:13:11 PM     (No. 9280992)

Heifer Heidi Heitkamp felt the heat up in the hellish frozen wasteland of North Dakota.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 4/17/2013 5:16:00 PM     (No. 9280995)

Background checks needed for pressure cooker purchases.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/17/2013 5:20:26 PM     (No. 9280998)

Don´t be fooled by the left´s mantra about it´s only background checks and gun show loopholes, using common sense legislation.
I read a Chris Cox article in the American Rifleman, the NRA publication, that it also included registration and background checks on ammunition purchases also. That´s where it gets scary. The communist left are not through with this. Backdoor agrivations like ammo and reloading components are next.
Be vigilant and be prepared to fight on. The liberals and Obama will not stop.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/17/2013 5:22:51 PM     (No. 9281005)

To the 46 who voted for ignoring the Constitution, be warned that elephants have long memories.
Government cannot steal my rights given to me by my Creator.
It is up to us to punish those 46 at the polls.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Marzon, 4/17/2013 5:26:45 PM     (No. 9281013)

Eternal Vigilance people. Under senate rules Reid can bring this back to floor anytime.

In response to the rabbit: Why should I even consider surrending any part of my rights when requested to by people who not only are lying to my face about their intentions but who know that I know they are lying? If you think this bill was only about keeping mentally unstable people from buying guns then you do not know what is in the bill. You should find out before you keep posting your insufferably predictable commentary.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: sillykay, 4/17/2013 5:28:56 PM     (No. 9281016)

This is the final straw for me with John McCain. I have always tried my best to support him, even if I had to hold my nose. No more. I am done!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 4/17/2013 5:31:47 PM     (No. 9281021)

RE #17: Tell that nonsense to David Lewis in New York!!!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dman, 4/17/2013 5:38:23 PM     (No. 9281036)

Rare good news these days. I´ll take it and will continue to be vigilant per #29 and #31.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/17/2013 5:38:43 PM     (No. 9281037)

FTA; It’s hugely disappointing that something that 90 percent of the public wants won’t get 60 votes. The country is in a different place,” said Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.

She must have oxygen tanks up there too. Otherwise how could she breathe?

60% DOESN´T want Onamacare ® but we got it anyway.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 4/17/2013 5:39:28 PM     (No. 9281039)

#32 Welcome to the Club!! We meet on the third Wednesday of the month. All congregants must bring a new John McCain outrage. See you soon.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dwa, 4/17/2013 5:43:31 PM     (No. 9281040)

Problem is the dems who voted against it will just bide their time until after their reelection and then vote for gun control. Happens all the time on bill that might get them thrown out. But then "we the (stupid) people" let them do it. Of course our RHINO repubs will always vote against the constitution

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ebuilder, 4/17/2013 5:52:49 PM     (No. 9281045)

"Remember me when you come into your kingdom." -- John McCain to Obama

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ordinaryman, 4/17/2013 5:55:44 PM     (No. 9281051)

The Bill can be brought back up on a motion to reconsider by Reid who voted against the bill to protect this option.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kate318, 4/17/2013 5:55:55 PM     (No. 9281052)

Barky is having a temper tantrum in his press conference right now. My stomach turns every time I hear him drone on and on, all the while whistling his "s´s" like the mom pants punk he is. And, #17, with all due respect, put a sock in it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: linkay6, 4/17/2013 5:56:00 PM     (No. 9281053)

FTA - "Reid supported the measure but voted against it to preserve his ability to bring the measure up again."

Forgive my lack of understanding, but why does the fact that he voted AGAINST it ´preserve his ability to bring the measure up again?´

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Reply 40 - Posted by: miceal, 4/17/2013 5:57:06 PM     (No. 9281057)

Best news I´ve read all day...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: William1, 4/17/2013 5:58:14 PM     (No. 9281062)

My Dear fellow Posters, time to unsheathe the long knives and deal with the Apostates. We each need to personally commit to contribute at least $100 to the eventual opponent, whether primary or general, of the Turncoats. It may happen that a Dem gets in, but at least we can accept that rather than betrayals.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: R. Edgar, 4/17/2013 6:24:12 PM     (No. 9281103)

I think I´ll celebrate with a pint of Newkie Brown, and use it to chase the rest of the Reese´s Easter Rabbit left in the fridge.

Nothing more pathetic than the squealing of small furry animals who will one day become somebody´s dinner.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: hamrman, 4/17/2013 6:34:42 PM     (No. 9281124)

A confidence vote for common sense!

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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their

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