Thursday, July 23, 2009

Anti Gun Liberals Get A Victory Over The Second Amendment

In a loss by just 2 votes, concealed handgun permit holders were denied the first step in handgun carry permit national reciprocity. The final vote was 58 to 39 with 60 votes needed to pass the Thune amendment.

As Charles Schumer smirked his way through an argument against our Second Amendment freedoms, it was a bizarre liberal two faced championing of "state's rights" political expediency.

Will there be the same liberal clamoring for state's rights when someone in Montana, who is squeaky clean, sends a letter to BATFE telling them that they intend to comply with Montana state law and make guns and sound suppressors with the words "made in Montana" on them that are immune to Federal regulation. Let's just see what Mr. Schumer has to say about that.

Former Gun Freedom advocate, and the new New York Senator, Kristen Gillibrand, was whipped into line by Schumer, just as he promised he would do, as she spoke out against the gun rights Amendment.

Dianne Feinstein gleefully pointed out the aberational killings of over twenty people this year by 3 permit holders, and extended their murderous intent and ideations to all permit holders by implication. she also said that passage would be an opportunity to bring 50 handguns guns into California in a back pack and sell them at once. That's as if this isn't already illegal to do without a FFL and a place of business.

This, coming in the face of Senator Thune's pointing out to the Senators that permit holders were over 180 times less likely to commit a violent gun crime than those who have not undergone the permitting process. But, why should a liberal pay attention to facts when a discussion can be charged with usual liberal emotion.

She also almost hysterically proclaimed that the passage would allow those nasty and easily concealable black rifles into the state, where they are banned. Thune countered by saying that these so called "assault rifles" are not really so easily concealable.

Also, it is a fact that they are not considered handguns in most states. Except, interestingly enough, an AK47 with as folding stock, or any other rifle under 30 inches in length (soon to be 26 inches) is considered a pistol in Michigan, and qualifies to be carried concealed with a handgun permit. There has not been a run on trenchcoats or violin cases for these there yet.

There were many western state Democrat Senators who voted for the Amendment. We suspect that they were allowed by their Democrat party boss handlers to vote for this Amendment to give them political cover in pro gun states, knowing that not enough yes votes would be there for the Amendment to pass.

This liberal stance, of course, could be expected from those who continually believe that they can run our lives better, pay our bills, take care of our families, and protect ourselves better than we can.

We have had a victory this year when we did get handgun carry in our National Parks this year, defying the Bradys, Freedom States Alliance (what a name for an anti-freedom organiztion), and other anti freedom groups who used this proposed Amendment as a fundraising opportunity.

Just as the anti gun lunatics will not give up in their quest to disarm the average American, those of us who believe in the sanctity of the Second Amendment must remain on the offensive in protecting our rights.


Anonymous said...

We need a list of all of the Senators who voted against this National Reciprocity bill so we can work to remove them in their next elections.....

Anonymous said...

From the Senate website:

YEAs ---58

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reid (D-NV)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)

NAYs ---39

Akaka (D-HI)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burris (D-IL)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Specter (D-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting - 3

Byrd (D-WV)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Mikulski (D-MD)

Anonymous said...

One second you rightwingers complain about the fed infringing on states rights, and the next youre arguing against states rights. Make up your minds already!