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Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Second Amendment

On Tuesday, February 12, career gun control advocate Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) held a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing inappropriately titled, “Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment.” Much of the hearing featured a severe lack of respect for the Second Amendment, though, as the panel was stocked with several gun control supporters and was presumably aimed at invigorating the country’s waning appetite for anti-gun legislation.

The attack on guns began at the outset of the hearing, with Sen. Durbin’s opening remarks. In his statement, Sen. Durbin endorsed all manner of federal gun control proposals, including legislation criminalizing the private sales of firearms, a ban on popular semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, and a magazine capacity limit. Showing his disdain for gun ownership, the senator seemed to set gun owners apart from other Americans when he asked rhetorically, “Can we protect a person’s right to own a firearm and still say to the rest of America, we also need to protect your right to life, to peace, to freedom from violence from those same firearms?”

Following Sen. Durbin, the subcommittee’s ranking Republican, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), issued a staunch defense of the Second Amendment, citing Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story’s remarks that it is the “palladium of liberty.” Sen. Cruz went on to make clear that, in his view, “the divide on this issue is fairly straight forward, the focus of law enforcement should be on criminals… At the same time, I think we should continue to respect and protect the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.”

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  • Angrymike

    You go senator Cruz, we really need a man like you during these hard times……..

  • foxxybey

    The left wing nazi’s need to go, changing the Constitution is the first step to take over the nation as a communist strong hold with obozo as king, god and ruler, all the nazi’s need to go.

  • omega2

    SCREW DURBIN AND THE HORSE HE RODE IN ON along with all the other CONGRESSIONAL GARBAGE of ill refute on the 2nd ammendent. None of them understand, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!!!!

    • colleenf

      You got that right!

  • vanguard7

    Sen. Dick “Turbin” Durbin is a traitor to this country. As well as ANY one who attempts to deny the American people of any of their Constitutional rights. The way I see it, if one takes an oath swearing to uphold and defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and then makes any attempt not to do so or to try to subvert it in any way is a traitor to his/her country and should be treated in accordance with our laws. Especially those laws dealing with treason and being a traitor.

    • 7papa7

      This is not surprising as he is an obama drone. Obama has already attacked the first amendment. He wants to control speech on radio and TV. He has denied the freedom of religion and practice thereof by forcing Christian own companies to offer abortion which goes against their religious beliefs. He has violated the second amendment with his recent executive orders. He has violated the 5 amendment with his drone attacks on American citizens and the list goes on and on. The Constitution, in their opinion, is an impediment to quickly bringing in their socialist agenda. They have to do it slower because of that pesky Constitution so they are picking it apart section by section.

  • steve


    • Well, that’s different than hearing them complain they can’t buy liquor with their welfare cards!

    • Patriot

      Go New Mexico.

  • mogul264

    Since so many of the mass-murderers have been of the liberal bent, perhaps we should just restrict gun ownership to conservatives! Problem solved!

  • Charlie

    Protecting communities / perserving the second amendment so so easy to do this leave the second amendment alone for we the people armed people will protect the communites. Go away nanny governmental empolyees of our’s for you see you are making our beautiful country go down the toilet of regulations. So senator Dick Durbin sit the hell down and shut the hell up..

  • Jay

    Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft on WLS coined the phrase, “lying sack of durbin.” I love it.

  • I would love to see Dick Durbin taken out and horse-whipped on steps of the Senate building!
    He is a traitor of the first water, a liar, an anti-American cheerleader, and an out-and-out jerk!
    He needn’t come after my guns, because he won’t get them!

  • rulken1

    Senator DICK Durbin, just will not read the Constitution, and comprehend it’s English Language. I guess the Socialist/Marxist that hide behind the democratic party disguise haven’t got the mental capacity that is required to understand the Second Amendment was written to protect citizens against TYRANNY, from our government, not self defense! The founding fathers never imagined that defending one’s self, needed laws or permits. They just took for granted, that was just common sense!

    The fact is, that the Socialist/Marxist in our government, are scared to death that a well armed population is near impossible to make submissive. Making them more susceptible to a hangman’s noose for treason, but the DC scum such as Durbin, are not about to tell anyone, the true agenda that they are seeking.

  • conservative

    Idiots like Durbin should understand that there is nothing to discuss about the second amendment. It is the law of the land. The right to own and bare arms shall not be infringed.

  • colleenf

    Dick Durbin needs to remember who put him in office……WE THE PEOPLE.

  • Gary Ray

    Anybody that shoots or kills any american citizen should be held and be put away for ever. we will get your photo and let everybody know who you are. You will then be looking over your shoulder no matter where you go, no matter what you do, this is not a world where you can disappear. We will find you.

  • Clarence

    It is way past time for DURBIN the TURBIN to retire he is way past his time and needs to just go away a disappear. If they would address the problem to this and reenstate mental health to where they could take care of the people with problems. Remember its We the People not me the Senate or Congress or President. They are our employees not our employer.

  • Patriot

    Has anyone noticed the rise in killings with guns since the jerk was re elected? Seems kind of fishy to me.

    • III % er

      Fishy indeed ! Do staged shootings sound about right ? These people are Evil, Godless And immoral ! Dont put anything past them to get the Dictatorship they so desire! Like Lincoln this clown is a Tyrant

  • conservative

    They have nothing to discuss. The 2nd amendment is the law of the land.

  • so abortion is ok and paid for by tax payers…but owning a gun to protect yourself is not ok…..i dont get it, more humans are killed by abortion than anyone from guns….so what exactly is the point of gun control?

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