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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 12:30 PM

GOP Senators Threaten Filibuster on Guns

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Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) Mar 26, 2013, 10:29 AM

In the latest roadblock to passing gun
legislation, three Republican senators have threatened to filibuster next month's proceedings on the gun debate.

In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., warned that they might filibuster any legislation that restricts gun rights.

"We, the undersigned, intend to oppose any legislation that infringe on the American people's constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance," the senators wrote in the signed letter obtained by ABC News. "We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions."

Reid announced last week plans for the Senate to consider a comprehensive gun package after the holiday recess. The bill would try to crack down on gun trafficking and include a requirement for universal background checks, a component opposed by many Republicans and moderate Democrats.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 12:34 PM

1. I hope they do it

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:11 PM

2. NOW you know why we are working SO HARD for 2014 in Texas

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:58 PM

3. I'm beginning to think the news outlets just keep this story in "General Reuse".

 

Every time there's a chance for meaningful gun legislation, all they have to do is rerun it with little or no modification.

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:02 PM

4. Well golly gee, Harry...

... if only there were something could be done about filibusters, eh Mr. Majority Leader?

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