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Thursday, March 21, 2013
DIANNE FEINSTEIN: YOU DO NEED TO BE LECTURED ON THE CONSTITUTION - GOA
Gun Owners of America
Note to Dianne Feinstein: You Do Need to be Lectured on the Constitution
In case you missed it, an interesting exchange took place in the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
Senator Ted Cruz politely asked gun-control crazy Dianne Feinstein how
she would feel about applying her minimalist view on the
Second Amendment to other parts of the Bill of Rights.
went into orbit. "I'm not a sixth grader," she huffed. Invoking her
extensive Senate history of spitting on the
Constitution, she made it clear that she didn't appreciate being
reminded of the Constitution's restrictions on her legislative will.
suggested that Congress should pass anti-gun legislation without
considering the Constitution, in the expectation that the courts will
sort it out. Notwithstanding the fact that Feinstein and every other
senator had taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution.
here's where we are: In a few weeks, after Easter recess, Harry Reid
will move to proceed to some gun control proposal, probably the Veterans
Gun Ban (S. 54). He'll then use his privileged recognition to set up a
whole lot of votes intended to get Democrats reelected in 2014.
Democrats will be given a shot at voting against the crazy Feinstein gun ban. But then
Reid will do what he did on ObamaCare and play let's-make-a-deal for votes on other gun control.
and tradeoffs will be made. And votes will be scheduled with a view to
Republicans maximally vulnerable by making them vote against measures
which biased polling shows are popular in their states. Republican
senators need to join together as a caucus to oppose the "motion to
proceed" to any gun control legislation.
Let the Democrats be the
ones forced to bite the bullet and vote for a "motion to proceed" which
is framed as a vote in support of the Feinstein gun ban.
regular order, 41 Republicans can block any gun control this way. Harry
Reid can use a special procedure under the anti-gun rules changes to
force a vote with 51 Democrats, but, if he does, Mitch McConnell gets to
"stop the trains" by offering the first unamendable amendment - a
process which Reid cannot relish. ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators. Demand that they vote against any "motion to
proceed" to any gun control proposal. Demand that he oppose a motion to proceed to the "gun control buffet."
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