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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
GOA - HERE'S WHERE WE ARE ON OBAMA'S GUN CONTROL PROPOSALS
Gun Owners of America
Here’s where we are on Obama's gun control proposals:
Today, the Nut-Left Democrats on the Senate Judiciary voted to
report the Feinstein gun ban –which could ban between 50% and 80% of
guns and magazines in circulation today. It may not even get a majority
in the Senate – much less the 60 votes needed to pass. And it is being
pushed primarily to allow anti-gun Democrats from pro-gun states to
pretend to be pro-gun.
Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee passed, by a 10-to-8 vote, the
universal gun registry bill. Chief sponsor Chuck Schumer has been unable
to achieve Republican support from anyone other than the anti-gun
Illinois Republican Mark Kirk. Therefore, unless another Republican
sells out at the last minute, we believe we can successfully filibuster
this ill in the full Senate.
Tuesday, by a vote of 14-to-4, the Judiciary Committee also reported
a Boxer bill that would increase, by $10 million, the funding for an
existing school safety program. The money could be used for armed
guards, as the NRA proposes, or it could be used for an anti-gun study.
It is therefore neither inherently “pro-gun” nor “anti-gun.” We have
said we would oppose proceeding to Boxer if it is a vehicle for votes on
other anti-gun measures – but that we would not object to its passage,
without amendment, by “unanimous consent.”
This brings us to the central battlefield: Last week, the committee
reported, by a vote of 11-to-7, the Veterans Gun Ban, S. 54. The lone
GOP vote in favor came from Chuck Grassley, who indicated he would
oppose the bill on the Senate floor unless it was improved from the
As we see it, the chief strategic objective is now to keep
gun control votes from coming to the Senate floor by opposing the
“motion to proceed” to any bill which is going to be used as a vehicle
for gun votes.
That would certainly mean that senators should oppose moving
to proceed to universal gun registries or the Veterans Gun Ban. But it
also means that we oppose moving to proceed to so-called
non-controversial bills, such as Boxer, if those bills are being brought
up as a vehicle for anti-gun amendments.
ACTION: Click here to contact your senator.
Ask him to oppose any motion to proceed – by filibuster if necessary –
to the Feinstein gun ban, the universal gun registry bill, the Veterans
Gun Ban (S. 54), or to any other piece of legislation being brought up
as a vehicle for votes on these anti-gun proposals.
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