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Stop Dirty Harry from Ramming Gun Control Down our Throats
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Stop Dirty Harry from Ramming
Gun Control Down our Throats

The Washington Post headline pretty much says it all: “Obama backs [Harry] Reid’s filibuster reform effort.”

Wonder why?
Stop Dirty Harry from Ramming Gun Control Down our Throats
Why, for instance, would Barack Obama support Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s efforts to change the Senate rules, by brute force, so that it would be easier?

To implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty to register, ban, and microstamp firearms?
To reinstate the semi-auto ban?
Or, to allow Obama to turn anyone into a “prohibited person” and take away their guns, simply by putting them on a secret “watch list”?

To ask such questions is to answer them. The political Left would love to disarm us all and take away our guns. To wit, the nation had to endure Bob Costas’ rant over the weekend when he essentially suggested that otherwise law-abiding people shouldn’t have guns.

Click hear to see GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt’s answer and rebuke to Bob Costas for his ill-informed comments in the wake of the Javon Belcher suicide.

But, in order to push a progressive agenda through the Senate, Reid is first going to have to use his deceptive “cheat scheme” in order to change the Senate rules to make it easier to pass the Left’s anti-gun initiatives.

By eliminating the filibuster (on the motion to take up legislation), Reid intends to eliminate our most effective way to kill a bad anti-gun bill -- that is, by weakening or eliminating the time-honored filibuster that makes the Senate so different from the House.

But, even more important, if Reid uses the “nuclear option,” as he’s threatening to do, the Senate no longer has any binding rules. The majority can pass any gun legislation it wants, at any time, by brute force, with 51 votes.

So, did your Senator run for re-election by telling you he or she supported the Second Amendment? Well, this is their chance to prove it -- or to show you that they’re nothing but bald-faced liars.

There will be no gun vote during the 113th Congress that will be more important than the rules votes.

And that is why it’s imperative that ALL GUN GROUPS are fighting this attempt to nuke the filibuster rules. Please contact any gun organization that you belong to and ask them if they are actively lobbying against Dirty Harry’s efforts to weaken the filibuster … and against any attempt by him to ram gun control down the throats of the American people!

ACTION: Click here to write your Senators. Insist that they vote against the anti-gun proposals to change the Senate rules. And don’t forget to urge ANY and ALL pro-gun groups that you are affiliated with to take similar action, as well.
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This is nonsense. The senate having a fillibuster or not has nothing to do with gun control at all.
Last i checked, unless the house passes it....it's not happening. The house has a huge R advantage.

So the REPUBLICANS are the key to no new gun control.

Will they betray us yet again? Probably.
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Reid's desire to change the Senate cloture rules would actually require a Senator to hold the floor during a filibuster, which is what doesn't happen now.

Most Americans think a Senate filibuster is like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It's not. Filibuster is threatened, then cloture is invoked and then the extra-extra majority is needed to pass a measure instead of a simple majority like the House of Representatives.

I would not shed a tear if Reid changes the Senate rules and rewinds cloture to pre-1970.


Yes--what that does is essentially force Republicans in the Senate to put up or shut up. Do you go back home with your family for Christmas or do you sit on the Senate floor reading from a cookbook? Mind you, if too many Republicans also don't share the floor with the filibustering Senator holding open debate, a quorum call can be raised and if it doesn't get met, debate is terminated from the minority's side, adjournment is called and then when the Senate reconvenes the question at the floor goes directly to a vote so long as the session of Congress is still open.

I say do it. It will separate the men from the boys.
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It doesn't even matter one way or another when it comes to gun control. That's my point.
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