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Greater New Orleans Tea Party Message Board FEDERAL Legislation , Regu-slation, Exec Orders, and SCOTUS decisions › S 649 FEDERAL GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION

S 649 FEDERAL GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION

Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,795
S. 649 will have a cloture vote to proceed in the US Senate this morning... 60 votes are needed and there appears to be enough Republican defectors to vote "YES" and keep this bill moving.

Description of the bill:
http://thehill.com/ho...­

We must STOP this bill which will infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights and do nothing to curb violence.

"In addition, the NRA will oppose any amendments offered to S. 649 that restrict fundamental Second Amendment freedoms; including, but not limited to, proposals that would ban commonly and lawfully owned firearms and magazines or criminalize the private transfer of firearms through an expansion of background checks," Cox writes. "This includes the misguided 'compromise' proposal drafted by Senators Joe Manchin, Pat Toomey and Chuck Schumer."

“We expect this type of deal making from Joe Manchin and also from Chuck Schumer, who supports the ‘universal registration’ of firearms,” . “However, we expect more from Pat Toomey and, more importantly, so do his constituents. To be clear, lawmakers will not get a pass on any bill that infringes on the constitutional rights of the American people.”

ACTION NEEDED:
CLOTURE VOTE IS TODAY!!!
IMMEDIATELY CALL SENATOR AT THE CAPITAL AND TELL THEM TO VOTE "NO" ON SENATE BILL S 649 THAT WILL INFRINGE UPON OUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.
SENATOR PHONE NUMBERS: http://www.senate.gov...­


Connie Z.
ConnieZ
Kenner, LA
Post #: 621
I am unable to call, but I emailed both Senators.
Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,796
AHHHHHHHHHHHH....... 68 Senators (including Repblicans ) do not understand our 2nd Amendment Constitutional right to keep and bear arms and voted YES on cloture for S 649. The bill now goes forward for discussion and amendments etc. Not only is this and assault on our 2nd Amendments rights...but also our privacy rights!!

LINK TO BILL:
http://thomas.loc.gov...­

Here is HOW THEY VOTED:
http://www.senate.gov...­
(NOTE: they no longer post the votes by PARTY...... BUT I did find this list of Repubs who voted YES and DEMS who voted NO : http://politics.blogs...­ )

Review of todays vote: http://www.foxnews.co...­

ACTION ALERT:
CALL THE REPUBLICAN (AT LEAST) SENATORS WHO VOTED FOR CLOTURE ON THIS BILL EVERYDAY FOR THE NEXT WEEK!!!! How can they infringe upon our right to have guns?? The proposed background checks will NOT be observed by criminals or the insane.. they will only allow a FEDERAL database of gun ownership and personal medical information on lawful citizens

In the post below is a sample letter to send your legislators at all levels of govt (from the NRA).

Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,797
Sample letter to legislators:

As your constituent, I want to urge you to oppose any gun control proposals that have been, or will be, introduced at the local, state, or national level. Of particular concern are so-called “universal” background checks that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, and any legislation that would arbitrarily limit ammunition magazines or would reinstate the ban on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles.

Let us start enforcing our existing gun laws before considering new gun laws. Had our existing laws been enforced, the vast majority of the horrendous mass-killings in the last several years could have been prevented.

Even President Obama's experts say his gun control policies will not work. According to an internal Department of Justice memorandum, universal background checks like the ones being debated right now in Congress will not work without requiring gun registration and gun and magazine bans. And those will not work without mandatory gun confiscation.

The one thing all of these misguided proposals have in common is they will not reduce crime. Criminals, by definition, are lawbreakers. They are not deterred by laws against murder, rape, armed robbery, etc., and they will not be affected by new gun control laws in addition to the thousands of existing gun laws we have on the books at every governmental level.

Again, I urge you to oppose any anti-gun legislation that will simply penalize law-abiding gun owners. Instead, focus on improving our nation’s mental health system and moral character, and by enhancing our school security, while respecting our Second Amendment rights.

Please reply to me with your position on these measures. Your votes on these issues will be a major consideration in my future voting decisions.

***You can use this NRA link to contact all your elected officials at once. http://nraila.org/get...­
Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,798
Hurray..... we STOPPED S 649 "Gun Control" bill for now......
Harry Reid, Obama , and friends were hoping the Manchin and Toomey amendment could pass and then become S 649.... and at least pass "universal background checks" for all gun buyers and a national gun registry .

The Manchin Amendment:
S.Amdt. 715 to S. 649 (Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of2013)
Statement of Purpose: To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and to provide a responsible and consistent background check process.

This amendment needed 60 votes. Final vote 54-46

HOW THEY VOTED: http://www.senate.gov...­

Please note...Mary Landrieu voted FOR amendment. Vitter voted against. Harry Reid only voted NO because it allows him to bring this all up for a vote again!!

http://thehill.com/ho...­

Obama's ugly remarks: http://thehill.com/vi...­
Lynne H.
user 9726913
Marrero, LA
Post #: 18
Obama not happy! Surely puts awink on my face! I hope that we can make him downright despondent! LOL
Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,806
Even after a resounding DEFEAT of S. 649 (Gun control bill ) AND the Mancin-Tommey Amendment , Sen Manchin vows to bring his amendment back to the Senate as a stand alone bill for another vote!!

This Manchin/Toomey bill will require background checks on all commercial sales of guns...... an infringement of our 2nd Amendment rights which will do nothing to decrease gun violence.

PLEASE watch this excellent Sen Ted Cruz video on gun control.....and how WE, the people, can stop it!!
http://www.bizpacrevi...­

ACTION NEEDED:
Contact both your U.S. Senators this week to say NO to the Manchin bill on background checks and gun control.
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