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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 09:52 PM

Contact Harry Reid to get a spine

Last edited Wed Mar 20, 2013, 12:43 PM - Edit history (2)

Michael Moore tonite is asking the millions of us who believe that gun violence can be reduced to call or email Harry Reid to STAND UP and put the assault weapons ban back into the gun bill. We Dems elected Reid and all of them; why are they backing down now when Feinstein and so many have fought so hard to pass reasonable gun bills. It is time; ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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Reply Contact Harry Reid to get a spine (Original post)
locks Mar 2013 OP
BainsBane Mar 2013 #1
madinmaryland Mar 2013 #2
Tx4obama Mar 2013 #3
freshwest Mar 2013 #5
Phlem Mar 2013 #4
premium Mar 2013 #6
WinstonRiley Mar 2013 #7
Travis_0004 Mar 2013 #8
nevergiveup Mar 2013 #9
BainsBane Mar 2013 #10
locks Mar 2013 #12
BainsBane Mar 2013 #13
Lurks Often Mar 2013 #11

Response to locks (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 09:52 PM

1. a spine

took me a minute to figure that out.
Good idea.

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Response to locks (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 09:53 PM

2. He is keeping his powder dry.


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Response to locks (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 09:58 PM

3. There'll most likely be a vote on the ban via an amendment to the bill, see article on link below



Feinstein on assault weapons ban: 'Im not going to lay down and play dead'

(CNN) Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday shes not going to stop fighting to get a vote on her proposed ban on semi-automatic firearms modeled after military assault weapons, hours after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the measure has no chance of passing the chamber.

This is very important to me. And Im not going to lay down and play dead, Feinstein, D-California, said on CNNs The Situation Room.

Reid, D-Nevada, told reporters he won't keep the proposed ban in gun legislation heading to the full Senate for consideration because including it would guarantee the measure would be blocked by a Republican filibuster. But he said he wants to ensure a vote on the ban will still take place.

The ban has been fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association, Republicans and some Democrats would get fewer than 40 votes, Reid said, far below the threshold needed to defeat a filibuster or pass the Senate.

Instead, Feinstein could propose the ban as an amendment to the gun legislation on the Senate floor in order to get a vote on it, Reid said.

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Full article here: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/19/feinstein-on-assault-weapons-ban-im-not-going-to-lay-down-and-play-dead/



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:22 PM

5. Reid wants the votes in his pocket beforehand - wonder what they'll give to get the amendment.

Feinstein should keep on bringing it up, as long as it takes. If we get more of our people in 2014, I'm sure it'll pass. In the meantime, the Koch brothers just bought up almost everything in media to sway the voters the other way - this is going to be a hard and nasty fight. Fighting the big money always is.

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Response to locks (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:07 PM

4. Harry Reid has been

all talk and no walk since 2000.

Any one who thinks otherwise might check his other prominent "opinions" historical data. Yea some mediocre stuff, but mostly blow hard.



Anything from him is just a passing glance for me.

-p

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Response to locks (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:22 PM

6. Harry Reid's office in Nevada has been getting bombarded with calls and e-mails

 

opposing the AWB and mag limit. He won't add it to the overall package and risk the wrath of Nevadans.
He also will most likely vote against it, something his constituents want him to do.

Don't forget that Nevada is a very pro 2A state.

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Response to locks (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:24 PM

7. Easy to send email to Harry Reid

Here is the link to send email to Harry Reid. Let's make sure he gets a million by morning. Please pass this along too!

www.reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

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Response to locks (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:33 PM

8. Don't waste your time.

 

The AWB is DOA. The sooner people realize this, the sooner we can pass some good laws.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 11:38 PM

9. That is like saying it is a waste of time to protest war.

It is never a waste of time to protest the proliferation of military type assault weapons among the populace.

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Response to locks (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 01:09 AM

10. My OCD isn't going to let up

Until you edit your title to correct the typo, please.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 12:44 PM

12. Sorry!

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Response to locks (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 12:54 PM

13. thanks

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Response to locks (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 08:42 AM

11. The Democrats of Nevada elected him and he is listening to them,

 

in not passing the AWB.

Sen Reid knows that an AWB
Would never pass the House
Could very well jeopardize the re-election of Democratic Senators in red states leading to the loss of the Senate to the Republicans in 2014
Would probably cost him HIS seat
Probably won't hold up in court
Lacks enough DEMOCRATIC votes in the Senate for it to pass.

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