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Gun bill clears Senate hurdle as filibuster falls short

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Gun bill clears Senate hurdle as filibuster falls short

Controversial gun legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday, as lawmakers voted 68-31 to start debate on the package which includes expanded background checks and new penalties for gun trafficking.

Senate Democrats, joined by 16 Republicans, were able to overcome an attempted filibuster by GOP senators opposed to the current bill. Those senators could still slow-walk the debate, but the Senate will eventually begin votes on amendments — one of which is considered crucial to winning support for a final vote.

The White House called Thursday’s tally an “important” but “early milestone,” as both sides of the issue prepare for a grueling debate — one that is being waged in Washington and on the airwaves.

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  • NoMoreMarxistsInDC

    Federal 1968 Gun Control Act was taken verbatim from the 1938 Nazi Weapons Law. Any politician wanting to pass laws against the Second Amendment are committing felony Official Misconduct for violating their constitutional oaths to pass Nazi-style laws, as well as treason & sedition.

    • spyderdalton

      Find a law enforcement agent that is doing their job and i show you one in the fight for his life to stop from being thrown out of office…

    • http://www.facebook.com/ralph.collier.5 Ralph Collier

      NoMoreMarxistsInDC you are 100% correct but unfortunately I’m afraid our beloved America is lost……….no one in congress will take on the system….the courts will not allow anyone (no standing) to bring suite agains the socialist in power……….and not one person in congress has read the US Constitution…..or maybe they did and the reason they don’t take action is because they too would be impeached for usurpations of power and for violation of their oath of office, as you pointed out…….if you want to understand the agenda of BOTH sides….read the following by Constitutional Scholar Publius Huldah…all gun laws are unconstitutional;

      http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/03/all-federal-gun-laws-are-unconstitutional/

      This will open your eyes as the to the level of tyranny our government has raisen.

      • winki

        I read the article and it was an eye opener. Now if we could just get our government representatives to represent We The People and follow OUR wishes. Unfortunately I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon. Say farewell to our freedoms. This is only the tip of the iceberg. See what they attack next.

        • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100001145595646/ Thomas Gentile

          NOT UNTIL THE REV BEGINS

  • John Spencer

    I won’t be voting for any of these so-called Republicans and I hope we can all make it clear that betrayal is not an option.

    • edro3111

      Got that right!!! My own Lamar Alexander turned on us in Tennessee. Sen. Corker didn’t. You can guess whom I won’t be voting for any more!

      • Patti Glaspy

        Actually, they both voted to let the bill go to the floor. Our TN senators are very disappointing. How do you let something come to the floor for debate when you don’t even know what’s in it??

        • edro3111

          Patti, it reminds me of Pelosi saying that they needed to pass Obamacare so they can see what’s in it. How did we elect these people?

          • don

            we did not

        • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100001145595646/ Thomas Gentile

          LIBO’S IN DISGUISE

    • 7papa7

      I would agree but fortunately both my senators voted for the second amendment. Neither one were traitors.

      • MARYANN33

        You don’t live in Arizona

        • 7papa7

          You are right I live in Kansas where we love our guns. Their is a bill going through the state now that basically tells the feds we won’t abide by your anti Constitution crap.

      • joanc

        You are fortunate, my state is saddled with an Obama loving Governor and two of the same type for Senators. I live in the State of Connecticut which was known as the Constitution State, until Governor Malloy killed the Second Amendment by signing of a repressive Gun Bill, which will leave law abiding citizens prey for the Criminal element, who have taken over CT. major cities. That’s Okay, Malloy got his pat on the back from Obama for following the leader.

        • 7papa7

          My heart goes out to you, lived in a liberal bastion, CA, for many many years and saw it go totally down the tubes because of liberalism. It went from being a gorgeous state to a giant gang infested ghetto run by illegals. They are getting what they deserve now. They are about bankrupt and a great deal of the businesses are being taxed out of the state. They have turned paradise into hell. I hope that CT wises up before it is to late for them. They people of the state need to take the state back. Best of luck in doing so. If not I would seriously consider moving out to a state that believes in the Constitution and supports it, where they take their oath of office seriously.

          • joanc

            Thanks 7papa7 I would leave in a heartbeat if it were not for my son and his four beautiful children. I’m a senior citizen and they brighten up my life, and I would miss them. Connecticut is a beautiful state, but with New Haven Sanctuary city and Hartford’s war zone, where shootings and robberies are commonplace,I steer clear of both places. It’s a shame because Hartford was a thriving place when I was growing up and now it is a dumping ground. Thanks for your understanding and kind words. Sincerely Joan

          • 7papa7

            I totally understand. One of my children lives in AZ and let me tell you being away from my grandchildren is difficult, I miss them a lot.

    • MARYANN33

      We must vote the traitors out.

      • Buford

        When the fox finishes counting the ballots, what will the tally be? 2 to 1 for the rooster? WRONG. Plan A stopped working ages ago.

  • Arrgh2112

    The following is a list of Republican lawmakers who voted to advance the gun legislation in the Senate Thursday:

    New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte

    Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss

    Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins

    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake

    Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson

    Arizona Sen. John McCain

    Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker

    North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr

    North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk

    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham

    Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander

    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker

    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey

    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller

    The following is a list of Democratic lawmakers who voted against advancing gun legislation:

    Alaska Sen. Mark Begich

    Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor

    Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2013/04/11/list-republican-democratic-defections-senate-gun-legislation/#ixzz2QBxpRzIH

    • 7papa7

      Ayotte, Coburn and Toomey especially surprised me. The rest well no big surprise. Well I guess we see who needs to be replaced. Very disappointed, very disappointed.

      • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100001145595646/ Thomas Gentile

        I THINK THESE ARE CREEPS ACCEPTING MONIES FROM THE MUZZIE ADMINISTRATION . DON’T QUOTE ME !

        • 7papa7

          I am at the point where it wouldn’t surprise me.

    • Mike Bryant

      Thanks, saved me the problem of looking it up.

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100001145595646/ Thomas Gentile

      PUT THEM ON NOTICE . WE DO NOT WANT THEM TO VOTE FOR ANYTHING UNTIL THEIR TERM IS OVER .

  • LiuD

    trailtors!

  • raptorh56

    Guess who won’t be voted back in Office..Impeach all these losers and let them know they don’t work or own us American People they work for US..

    • gdoggerz

      Your assuming that the elections can still be swayed by voting.

      • Buford

        That is a fact. Until serious election reform, I have cast my last vote in a federal election.

  • http://Yahoo.com victorbarney

    The Senate will not be that successful when the two-witnesses of Revelation, chapter 11 suddenly appear on October, 5, 2013 on the Annual Feast of Trumpets(war), will they? Watch!

    • 7papa7

      Wow Jesus said that NO man knows. I will believe Him. Yes it is true that the Feast of Trumpets needs to be fulfilled, but it NEVER said what year. It could be this year or in a thousand years.

  • edro3111

    Gun Trafficking….Does this mean Holder will be indicted?? Yeah, right!

    • 7papa7

      When the Constitution returns to the white house so we can rule out during this administration.

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100001145595646/ Thomas Gentile

      NO HE GETS EXCLUDED BECAUSE HE IS ONE OF THE MUZZIES HENCHMEN

  • william C

    One right virtually dead; will other weakened ones soon follow? They are already attacking Chrsitians’ rights, as well a Jews, and other believers in Christ and God. Watch the other amendments fall one by one.This country, unless the masses stand up in force – soon – is doomed!

  • rmrmsix

    RINO

  • Fernando Hernandez

    There are few Patriots in Washington, and the People will have to secure Freedom themselves. The Traitors elected to preserve the republic, are only destroying it.

    • Ed Shick

      It’s about time for a real house cleaning in Washington ,, There are to many things going on that makes you afraid for your grand Children ,, Why is the Government buying so much ammo??

  • Ranchman

    We had better start to realize that only force at the hands of the people will stop the assault on our rights. We’d better start preparing for that reality. These people are NOT on the side of the American people and must be stopped. Only force will stop them.

  • leesjokers

    PEOPLE, GET READY………KEEP THE BARRELS WARM & THE AMMO DRY !!!!!!!!

  • $5708171

    So disappointing. We should not even be having this conversation. Repeal ALL GUN LAWS.

  • $5708171

    So Disappointing. Should not even be having this discussion. Repeal all gun laws!

  • Mike Bryant

    Hope they like the end of their days on the Hill. Even though they will be on the tax payers dime for the rest of their lives. Maybe if they received no benefits after leaving they may try to represent the people and not themselves.

    • Ed Shick

      If we get taken over by Communists they will get rid of our congressmen in a minute ,, Why are we not permited a bigger variety of guns ,, When our Country was Young, the Government had muskets and so did the civilians ,, now they have all kinds of weapons and we can not even buy a M-! rifle or carbine , Which you used in service !!

  • Sarah Conner

    2nd Amendment…no debate needed…

  • Janthony132

    SHAME ON THE 16 GOP TRAITORS. GET THEIR NAMES AND REMEMBER NOT TO VOTE THEM BACK INTO OFFICE (IF WE STILL HAVE A COUNTRY.)

    • Mike_Travis

      You don’t “vote traitors out”. They are charged with Treason, tried, convicted, and executed.

    • hagar2935

      We no longer have a Country….. Don’t you realize that the USA is DEAD. It is now the USSA led by Dictator Obama!

  • robert

    we the people,who are the real government.we all know politicians are no good,with a very few exceptions.emailing/faxing/phone calling does no good,because these politicans neither listen or care any more,do you think there worried about emails/faxes/phone calls.hell no.they are all in on it,there riding the legal taxpayers gravy train,if you had a job,were you steal the taxpayers monies,got free health ins,free protection 24/7,paid for nothing,and stole everything,and even if you got caught not much would happen to you.people i give you ovomit/satan and his lawless,useles,treasonus adminstration,we all have talked and talked and talked.now its time to communicate/prepare/focus/plan/refine plan.i call again on wayne/nra/amac/john birch society/all militias/all freedom loving,god fearing american veternas/citizens,and donald thrump you stated ovomit/satan in revolution begin,no donald an evolution of we the people.wayne/donald the longer we allow these treasonous lawsless traitors to remain in office,the longer this treason will continue.wayne/donald we,ve done the talking and talking and talking,now is time to due the walking and walking and walking.the un or the white house,wayne/donald all we the people by me await your email.god bless sheriff joe and cold case posse,dr oily taitz,chuck norris,frank serpico,and all legal american veternas/citizens.yea thou i walk in the valley of the shadow of death,i will fear no evil/ovomit.we the people have the right and the might

  • http://www.google.com Zeon Deikun

    This will eventually lead to civil war, law abiding citizens are fed up with being used as scapegoats every time some psycho THE LEFT CREATED goes on an armed rampage. I don’t need some worthless politicians telling what I can have or can’t have or how to live my life! MOLON LABE!

    • robert

      we the people,who are the real government.ALL WE THE PEOPLE BY ME AGREE WITH YOU 100%we don,t need any treasonous bought and paid for pile of feces politican telling we the people and unconstituional laws,we abide by the constitituion bill of rights thats are permit period

  • moberndorf

    Fascism is alive and well and living in the US Senate. Cease to obey unconstitutional laws! RESIST!

  • Ed Shick

    Why is it when it comes to gun Bills they can not just +accept the constitution and amendments,, but it has already been before supreme Court about 110 Years ago as the “Dick Act of1902″Militia bill H.R.11654,, It’s an easy read of about Four Pages and the Last Line I something that says it all””The U.S.Supreme Court could not have Made it more clear “” Treaties do NOT OVERRIDE THE CONSTITUTION ,AND CANNOT IN ANY FASHION,AMEND IT!!!CASE CLOSED!!! ,,, This is so stupid as after they get done every crook will be looking to see who has Guns and that take away your safety ,, If we wanted to do the Right thing we would some of these Phoney congressmen on a trip to Switzerland , and when they get back get a Bill going to furnish guns to responsible Citizens and train them to use them,, When a Doctor or teacher realizes tey have A nut Job they should be sent to a doctor that can treat them ,, But we have had Nuts for ever They Are not new ,, It takes a good man With a Gun to stop a Bad Man with a GUN ,, Freedom Is not Free!!!

    • ArcAngelTangoWalkerOmega

      Not to Switzerland..its a beautiful place and they may decide to stay and destroy it too!! To Somalia with them and hopefully we will never see them again!!

  • gmhunt4

    16 Republicans, failed to uphold the Constitution and thier Oath of Office.

  • MARK FREDERICK

    I want all 16 RePUGS kicked out of office and replaced with HONEST PEOPLE THAT WILL VOTE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT AND NOT THEIR OWN VIEWS. Kick their arse out like McCain he’s a walking talking traitor to the Republican Party and their cause. I want a new Party and not the Tea Party. I want it made up of people that are willing to defend and restore the Constitution and have good morals and believe in God and our Lord Jesus Christ. These are the people that will save our Country and defeat the lame brains like the Obama’s, Reid’s, Feinstein’s, boxer’s, Biden’s and the rest of these cowards that hide behind their weak values.

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100001145595646/ Thomas Gentile

    REMEMBER THOSE REPUBLICANS . WE MUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY GET REPLACED . / OF COURSE I DO THINK THAT THOUSANDS OF DEMOCRATS ARE FINALLY GETTING FED WITH WITH THEIR PAST CHOICES . / PLUS I DO BELIEVE THAT THEIR WILL BE A NEW PARTY IN THE NEXT ELECTION ./ > YEP THE YEA PARTY . IF AMERICANS ARE TO GET BACK TO BASICS AND TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK FROM THE MUZZIE AND HIS CZARS OF DESTRUCTION. . THOSE SOCIALISTIC COMMUNISTIC NON AMERICAN FAKE PHONY LYING DECITFUL CORRUPT CROOKED DESPICABLE DISGUSTING WORTHLESS PIECES OF GARBAGE FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES > AND I WAS BEING POLITE AS I COULD POSSIBLY BE . / WE HAVE TOO MANY FOREIGN NON AMERICANS IN OUR COUNTRY THESE MUST AND WILL BE WEEDED OUT QUICKLY >

  • MARYANN33

    Our Representatives must stand strong against any Gun Control or we must vote them out.

  • MARYANN33

    McCain and Flake a deadly duo. Arizona is one state that needs its guns and will keep them…

  • colt38

    535 men and women who can’t do the right thing and all because they are so worried about P!$$!+G somebody off who just doesn’t want anybody to have something that they don’t like. Cowards.

  • pysco

    These Senators like titles like the Honorable, anybody that voted for these guns bill has voided that title,…They have broken their Oath’s of Office, they are unpatriotic, traitors. Their title should be Senator Scumbag…..Citizens take note of how your Senator voted and take retribution next election, run these traitors out of the country.

  • conservative

    Another republican sellout!

  • hagar2935

    The RINOs & Democrats who voted for this better start polishing their resumes. They will be voted out!

  • GQ4U

    “…both sides of the issue prepare for a grueling debate — one that is being waged in Washington and on the airwaves.” And perhaps the battle-field.

  • Ron

    I am still trying to find anybody who can lead me to the Constitutional Article which provides the politicians any authority to challenge the 2nd amendment.

  • Ronald R. Johnson

    Vote the criminal gun grabbers out!

  • Kioga

    All I can say is that McCain and Graham (Obama’s Buddies) better step up to the plate and provide some real oratory skills to defeat this anti-Constitutional bill or face charges of some PO’d voters all across the country, since they think they’re better than any other citizen !

  • joanc

    Doesn’t anyone find it strange that the DC politicians , especially the Democrats are manic about pushing gun control and registration and the destruction of our second rights yet they are fighting to stop voter registration by using race and other reasons? I think that is an insight into their true intentions. Yes, Guns kill, but where are the statistics showing how many legally registered gun owners were responsible for any crimes? No one has bothered to release that info. Voter registration assures that every citizen is entitled to a vote in elections that have the potential to alter our lives as citizens, voter registration is a logical approach to put a stop to the fraud that permeates election day. Buying votes, illegals voting as well as dead people and some voting more then once is just a few that need to be stopped. . We know corruption exists and has for years, so why the leftist push for registration and control of weapons when the biggest weapon against citizens are manipulated elections that can as one politician said “Fundamentally change America.” It is time for Patriotic citizens to wake up and remove the blinders. The left follows the old saying ” the squeaky wheel gets the most oil” maybe it’s time for the quiet citizens to start squeaking instead of lying down and taking it on the chin. In other words take off the gloves and fight back against those who want to control every aspect of our lives!

  • GQ4U

    The GOP commits suicide while the nation dies. They are cowards and useless garbage.

  • mickey

    IMPEACH THE ARROGANT FRAUDULENT MUSLIM. I’ sure you know who I mean!

  • Vic Bailey

    Why can’t the STUPID American People see that this is all a farce just to take our Second Amendment and our guns so they can do what they want! Such as to turn America into a Socialist state to where we have no say so in any matters that concern WE THE PEOPLE! It will be THEM THE SOCIALIST, and our way of life will end as we know it, AFTER they kill about 3/4 of the people, as it has ALWAYS happened in other countries! All the Elitist have guns or body guards and they won’t ever get rid of them, so why should we turn ours over? By the way, what makes you think that you can trust ANY LYING POLITICIAN? WHEN have you EVER got a STRAIGHT ANSWER out of one of them? Semper Fi.

  • Douglas

    We have two option to get those out of office, that are violating their oath of Office. One kicking and screaming…or the other more sensible method..Election day! But most Americans done vote, so when they get this type of Government…they get what they deserve!!

    So often I hear people claim…voting doesn’t help, but that’s Bull and the Communist and Socialist know that! Every two years “We The People” get an opportunity to elect someone new in the House of Representatives, and every Four years a new member of Senate and President. But has we have seen many in Congress have been there since the 1950’s…no matter how they have voted to hurt the General Public/American People!

    These people we continue to re-elect are debating our Civil Rights Away…yet we re-elect them like we forgot what they did! I Pray we look closely at who we put in office, and for those of you who don’t vote…you are the problem we have in our Great Country and should be kicked out! We Americans who do vote can no longer carry you, we need your help!

  • rghlabelle

    I would like to know if any of the traitors (gop) held any town hall meetings in their states. live in FL and we had none here. Please post and let me know. One other thing I would like to know is what political party did all these killers Colorado,Sandy Hook and all the others over the years. We with the stabbing in Texas are we gonna be able to eat a good steak or is the govt gonna ban knives. What’s next. The gop had an opportunity with this stabbing incident and let it slide as usual. It’s time to quit talking and start walking straight to DC.

  • gettingmad

    It goes to show that we have to keep the so called guys on our side well informed that they may be the next ones voted out. Make them stand for want they ran on for the vote they got.

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