Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama

Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama — Kudos go to Senators Paul, Cruz, Lee and Cornyn
“Gun Owners of America [has] blasted the bill as a ‘fake pro-gun bill designed to re-elect endangered anti-gun [Senators] up in 2014 in pro-gun states.’” — Roll Call, July 9, 2014

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Earlier today, the “Harry Reid Preservation Act,” S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41.

In a last minute letter to Capitol Hill today, Gun Owners of America told Senators that a vote to end the filibuster “will be viewed as a vote AGAINST veterans … AGAINST concealed carry reciprocity … and AGAINST preserving the gun industry.”

GOA also warned Senators that a vote in favor of S. 2363 would be scored in our end-of-year rating.

As you know, S. 2363 was a “nothing-burger bill” which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) — plus cosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA).

All these Senators are rated as D’s or F’s by Gun Owners of America.

S. 2363 would have allowed hunting on federal lands — unless Barack Obama determined that guns were dangerous. How likely do you think that is?

It would have allowed importation of polar bear parts.  Okay, that’s fine, in and of itself.  But that’s hardly a fair trade for passing a bill that will help reelect anti-gun Senators like Hagan, Begich, Pryor, Landrieu (and others) — Senators who will vote to confirm Obama’s anti-gun Supreme Court justices, thus overturning the Heller and McDonald decisions.

Thankfully, your help in asking Senators to offer truly pro-gun amendments paid dividends — and got noticed by the media. Said one media outlet on Monday:

“Gun Owners of America is urging its members to urge their senators to oppose the Sportsmen’s Act unless Reid allows [Ted] Cruz, [Mike] Lee, and [Rand] Paul the opportunity to offer meaningful, pro-gun amendments.”

These Senators, in addition to John Cornyn (R-TX) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), did a yeomen’s job in fighting to get genuinely pro-gun amendments offered to the bill. These included national concealed carry reciprocity, gun rights for 175,000 military veterans, and a shut-down of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point.

But Reid employed a bully-tactic to block all Republican amendments. It consisted of “treeing” the bill and then invoking “cloture” to make the amendments out of order.

Thus, the 41 anti-gun votes IN FAVOR of invoking cloture — thus ending the filibuster — were votes against veterans, reciprocity and gun dealers.

Fortunately, our strategy worked. Enough Republicans were outraged by Reid’s underhanded tricks they easily sustained a filibuster, thus killing the bill.

Consider how significant your grassroots efforts were. All 26 Republicans who cosponsored the bill ended up listening to your collective voice and voted to filibuster — aka, kill — the bill.  They were joined by a handful of anti-gun Democrats who felt the bill didn’t have enough gun control.

So congratulations! And great work! Your activism is a tremendous asset to our efforts in protecting our gun rights.

ACTION:  Contact your Senators. Thank them if they voted to support the filibuster on S. 2363. But rebuke them if they supported Harry Reid’s efforts shut off all debate on good, pro-gun amendments.

NOTE:  If you click here and use the GOA Engage site, the correct letter will automatically be chosen.

Round One of the Fight over S. 2363 — the Harry Reid Preservation Act

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Round One of the Fight over S. 2363 — the Harry Reid Preservation Act

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The Senate floor battle has now opened on the fake “pro-gun” bill designed to reelect endangered anti-gun Democrats up in 2014 in pro-gun states.

That bill is S. 2363, sponsored by anti-gun crazy Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), with the chief cosponsors being endangered anti-gunners who are Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Al Franken (D-MN).

By now, even the dumbest Senators realize that this “sportmen’s” bill is nothing but a political ploy to keep Harry Reid (D-NV) and Obama’s cronies in power in the Senate. An article in The Hill newspaper made this clear yesterday:

“The legislation is meant to help several red-state Democrats in tough reelection races this year. Co-sponsors include four other Dems who, like Hagan, are facing difficult reelection races this year: Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Mark Udall (Colo.).”

The Senate yesterday overcame the first hurdle in moving to consider the bill. But thankfully, there are several Senators who wanted to offer good, pro-gun amendments to the bill.

Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are all heeding GOA’s call to threaten dozens of tough pro-gun amendments to the bill.

Senator Cornyn is prepared to offer a GOA-supported amendment to allow national concealed carry reciprocity.

Senator Wicker has told us he wants to allow guns on the Army Corps of Engineers’ land.

Senator Lee has told GOA he wants to change the Senate rules to prohibit any anti-gun amendments in the Senate.

And Senators Cruz and Paul have “tons of amendments,” including reciprocity, a restoration of gun rights for 175,000 veterans, and a shutdown of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point program (that is designed to close gun stores by cutting off their credit).

This is exactly what GOA (and you, our activists) have been encouraging pro-gun Senators to do over the past week. But we believe that Reid will now “tree” the bill — a process used to block any amendments from being offered.

And we believe that, when they are shut out of offering amendments, many (if not all) Republicans will vote against cloture on the bill.

So ultimately, we still stand a good chance of success. Thank you all for your activism!

ACTION: Contact your Senators and urge them to vote for the Cornyn, Paul, Cruz, Wicker, and Lee amendments. And, if Harry Reid tries to shut out amendments, ask them to oppose cloture on the bill.

Senators Cruz, Paul and Lee Insist on Pro-gun Amendments to Do-Nothing “Harry Reid Preservation Bill”

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Senators Cruz, Paul and Lee Insist on Pro-gun Amendments to Do-Nothing “Harry Reid Preservation Bill” 
– Ask your Senators to filibuster until Reid allows their amendments


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Once again, anti-gun Senators like Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Mark Pryor (D-AR) are trying to trick gun owners into supporting them in their upcoming tough races for reelection in pro-gun states.

At the core of their slimy scheme is a do-nothing bill being pushed as the Sportsmen’s Act (S. 2363).  North Carolina’s Kay Hagan, who voted FOR the universal gun registry bill, is the chief sponsor.

Other chief cosponsors are Mary Landrieu (who also voted for universal gun registration) and Mark Begich and Mark Pryor (who, according to Harry Reid’s staff, would have cast the deciding votes for that universal gun registry bill, had their votes been needed).  It’s also cosponsored by anti-gun leader Joe Manchin (D-WV).

The Sportsmen’s Act is, substantively, largely a “nothing-burger.”  People could hunt on federal lands — unless Obama didn’t want them to.  Dedicated funds (from the Pittman-Robertson tax) could be used for ranges — but don’t have to be, and probably wouldn’t be.

Moreover, Section 107(b)(4)(B) of the bill says that the BLM or Forest Service can close down federal public lands that can be used for hunting and recreational purposes for a host of reasons, including “public safety.”  Anyone want to bet that these agencies won’t find reasons to do so?

But the bill’s not about substance.  It’s about reelecting its anti-gun sponsors — virtually all of them red-state Democrats who face tough reelection battles in pro-gun states.  This, incidentally, is the same bill that was used to reelect Montana’s Jon Tester (D).  And, although he pretended to be “pro-gun” before the election, after the election, Tester was the Second Amendment’s worst enemy.

The good news is this:  Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are prepared to offer genuine pro-gun amendments to this bill — like defunding Operation Choke Point and more.

But here’s the problem:  Anti-gun Senator Harry Reid will try to use a procedural tactic called an “amendment tree” to block Lee, Paul, and Cruz from offering any pro-gun amendments.

These pro-gun Senators want to offer good amendments like concealed carry reciprocity, but that won’t be possible if Harry Reid blocks their ability to offer pro-gun amendments with an “amendment tree.”

And the reason is clear:  Genuine pro-gun amendments would put anti-gun senators like Hagan, Pryor, Landrieu, and Begich on the spot.  It would reveal that their sponsorship of this “nothing-burger” bill doesn’t mean that they are “pro-gun,” but rather that they are anti-gun frauds.

But in order to retain Paul, Lee, and Cruz’ right to offer pro-gun amendments, Republicans will have to block Reid’s efforts to shut down their filibuster of the bill and the motion to proceed to it — until Reid commits to dismantle his “amendment tree” and allow them to offer their amendments.

In other words, we need to say to Reid:  No pro-gun amendments = no fake bill.

ACTION:  Urge your Senators to oppose Harry Reid’s cheat scheme in pushing the Sportsmen’s Act (S. 2363), which is nothing more than a do-nothing, reelection bill for Harry Reid’s cronies.  Tell your Senators to oppose the bill unless Reid allows pro-gun amendments to be offered.

Reid derails appropriations process in order to avoid gun vote

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GOA Activists Help Rand Paul Put Harry Reid on the Defensive!
– Reid derails appropriations process in order to avoid gun vote


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If there is any doubt about the hatred that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats hold for the Second Amendment, that hatred was made apparent last week.

To review the bidding: The Senate was slated, last week, to consider amendments to the giant appropriations bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had submitted an amendment to prohibit Attorney General Eric Holder from continuing Operation Choke Point — a program designed to shut down gun stores by forcing banks to dry up their credit and to stop processing their credit card purchases.

You will remember that Gun Owners of America alerted you to the Paul amendment and urged you to take action in support of it.  And, wow, did your efforts make an impact!

GOA is very grateful to the thousands upon thousands of you who took action on that alert, urging Senators to support the Operation Choke Point amendment.

It got Harry Reid’s attention!

Faced with a tough vote for Democrats running for reelection in pro-gun states, Reid just pulled the bill from the floor. This means that the appropriations process will probably grind to a halt, and the government will, once again, be funded by a gigantic “continuing resolution” passed in September.

And, once again, the slimy Reid will blame Senate Republicans for his own actions in pulling the bill.

At this point, we are encouraging Senator Paul to add his Operation Choke Point defunder to every bill that comes to the Senate floor. If Democrats are unwilling to let Senators vote on the anti-gun actions of the lawless Obama administration, then Reid should not be able to pepper the floor with a succession of reelection ploys between now and November.

ACTIONContact your Senators and insist that they support Paul’s amendment to shut down Operation Choke Point.

Harry Reid Revives Call for Universal Gun Registry

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Harry Reid Revives Call for Universal Gun Registry

Like a vampire who can’t stop sucking the blood of horrific tragedies, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is once again pushing to suck political gain from the pain of others.

Speaking on the floor of the Senate in the wake of the shooting of three people in Las Vegas, Reid said that the “American people are depending” on the Senate to pass universal gun registry to, supposedly, keep guns out of the hands of people like the Las Vegas killers.

After the Troutdale, Oregon, shooting in a “safety-free school zone,” anti-gun Senator Joe Manchin called for reconsideration of his anti-gun legislation, and one particularly virulent gun-hating TV network took to attacking the Second Amendment every hour on the hour.

And this was before any information at all had come out with respect to the circumstances of the Oregon shooter — other than, of course, he had been egged on by a blood-soaked media intent on encouraging more murders in order to achieve their political objective of gun confiscation.

In Las Vegas, of course, Toomey-Manchin would have been irrelevant because, while the killer-husband was apparently a “prohibited person,” the wife apparently was not.

So, despite the theoretical bars imposed on her by the doctrine of “constructive possession,” as a practical matter, universal background checks and gun registration wouldn’t have stopped her from purchasing an unlimited number of guns.

So, once again, we have a “solution” which would not have solved the supposed “problem,” but rather is nothing more than another effort to bleed two new media-induced tragedies for political gain.  In fact, what might have helped is if someone in the Las Vegas pizza restaurant, other than the targeted police, had been armed.

But we all know that safety is not Reid’s real objective. Or Manchin’s.  Rather, at a time when Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are trying to dry up credit for gun stores and thus eliminate them in large parts of the country, Reid’s universal gun registry legislation (Manchin-Toomey) would make sure that you couldn’t buy a gun if you didn’t have access to a gun store.

Thus, if Obama and Holder succeed in shutting down every gun store within 200 miles of you — and Toomey-Manchin passes — the Second Amendment will be effectively dead to you.

One final point:  If there is anyone who needs a reason to defeat Reid supporters like Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (Louisiana), Mark Pryor (Arkansas), Kay Hagan (North Carolina), Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire), Mark Warner (Virginia), John Walsh (Montana), Mark Udall (Colorado), Jeff Merkley (Oregon), Al Franken (Minnesota), and Tom Udall (New Mexico), this is it.

ACTION:  Contact your Senators.  Ask them to oppose Harry Reid’s new push for universal gun registration.

Phil. Reid. NSA!

Duck Dynasty Dismissal

A&E network indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson, star and patriarch of cable’s all-time number one “reality” show “Duck Dynasty,” for espousing views distasteful to people who don’t watch “Duck Dynasty.” When Robertson conducted an interview with GQ magazine promoting “Duck Dynasty,” he answered a question about sin by pointing out homosexuality — in his usually colorful way, of course. The network responded immediately with the suspension. Then again, the only real problem A&E has this coming weekend is covering the programming slots that aren’t filled with “Duck Dynasty.” Look for marathon programming of the popular show to continue.

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BREAKING: Robertson Family Threatens to Pull Out of Duck Dynasty Over Phil Robertson’s Suspension

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Reid Keeping Subsidy

Harry Reid — who makes $193,400 a year as senate majority leader — has enrolled for insurance coverage through the D.C. ObamaCare exchange and will be taking advantage of the federal subsidy, which could alleviate the cost by up to $11,378 a year depending on the plan. Astoundingly, Reid told CNSNews, “I’m just like 150 million other people in America. My employer helps me pay for my health care.” And who, exactly, does Mr. Reid think employs him? Additionally, at least Reid and the rest of the ever-privileged congressmen and woman get to keep their rosy insurance plans — we can’t say the same for their constituents and the rest of America.

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Lets not forget what is really one of the many problems in America today..Created by Buck Ofama and his legions of goons..

The U.S. Is Now An NSA-Run Police State

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Newton. Gun Sales! Fading.

Not interested..

One Year After Newtown, Public Still Not Interested in Gun Control

But those that want to use the blood of children to push their political views and anti freedom agenda. Will use Newton to do so.

OFA, Anti-Gun Groups Politicize Sandy Hook Anniversary

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Va. gun sales set record on Black Friday

This is what happens when you elect an Anti Freedom Democrat as your Governor..

Drives gun sales up..

Like Obama’s election and reelection did..

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CNN Poll: Support for stricter gun control fades

And support for ‘Gun Control’ continues to wan. Maybe if they pushed ‘criminal’ control and enforcing laws as they are  written

Maybe that would have a bit better support then banning an inanimate object..

Is against the law to do drugs…Still happens..

Drive drunk…Still happens..

Murder another human being…still happens..

Rape…Still happens..

Domestic violence….still happens..

See a trend here?

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Last Thursday, November 21, is a day that will live in infamy.

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A Day That Will Live in Infamy

Last Thursday, November 21, is a day that will live in infamy.

Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the “nuclear option” — a process whereby 52 Senate Democrats voted to change the Senate rules by brute force.  (See the vote here, where “YEA” was the pro-gun vote.)

He did this for the ostensible purpose of packing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with three anti-gun judges — one of which (Robert Wilkins) has held that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect the right to purchase firearms, just the right to possess them.

But make no mistake about it:  The Senate now effectively has no rules.  This means that, if Supreme Court “swing vote” Anthony Kennedy were to die or resign tomorrow, Obama would shove through another virulently anti-gun nominee.

This would mean that Obama’s lasting legacy would be to reverse the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions.  And, as far as the Court is concerned, the Second Amendment would be nothing, other than the right of a state to raise a militia.

So a vote for the nuclear option on Thursday was a vote to begin the process of effectively repealing the Second Amendment.

Don’t believe your lying anti-gun senator — the one who also told you that you could “keep your insurance.”  In an effort to cover their rear ends, Thursday’s rules change purports to exempt Supreme Court nominees from the 50-vote non-filibusterable procedure.

But one would have to be a fool to think that 52 Democrats who would blow up the Senate over an appeals court would not do the same if the balance on the Supreme Court were at stake.

And even worse, before the ink was dry on the tally sheet, Barack Obama commended the Senate and mourned the fact that filibusters had blocked his gun ban and gun registration scheme. What Obama is clearly calling for is for the same “nuclear option” to be used to pass comprehensive gun control.

If this were not enough, the Senate’s number 3 Democrat — New York Senator Charles Schumer — in the guise of renewing the plastic gun ban, tried to sneak through unread legislation which would effectively ban many types of gun manufacturing.  [The Senate won't come back for two weeks, so we'll cover this bill in more detail in a subsequent alert.]

But the bottom line is that the Senate rules can no longer protect us.  Our only alternative is to get Harry Reid out of the Majority Leader’s position before Anthony Kennedy resigns.

And the only way to do that is to make sure that Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Al Franken (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) don’t have their jobs renewed.

ACTION:   Click here to contact each of your Senators.  Thank him if he voted right on the nuclear option. Castigate him if he voted wrong. The correct message will be sent, based on how your Senators voted on Thursday.

Klobuchar and Franken. Loving One Party Rule!

What a bunch of drivel!
If the GOP had done this, the DemocRATS and their Propaganda Ministry would be screaming and squealing hysterically..

One party rule is what they want…

More nonsense from opponents of filibuster reform

Majority rules…So lets shut those whom disagree up! So much for LIEberal tolerance!!

Damn..

And of course Minnesota’s two illustrious DemocRATS Franken and Klobuchar, Reid and Obama lapdogs think it is just wonderful!!

Klobuchar, Franken pleased with Senate filibuster overhaul

Of course they are. What else would they do? Reid and Buck Ofama would give them a good talking to if they did…

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Hey Franken why don’t we just dump this unConstitutional pile of crap called Obamacare?

Franken: Focus needs to be on fixing health-care exchange website

Fix a website and that will make it all better?

Government should NOT be involved in administering Healthcare..Damn Communists!

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Felons! Costs! Reid!

Felons for O’Care

Speaking before the Senate Finance Committee, HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius admitted Wednesday that federal law doesn’t prevent convicted felons from working as O’Care navigators.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): “Isn’t it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive … sensitive personal information from the individuals they help sign-up for the Affordable Care Act?”

Sebelius: “That is true. States could add an additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement.”

Cornyn: “So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information?”

Sebelius: “That is possible. We have contracts with the organizations and they have taken the responsibility to screen their individual navigators and make sure that they are sufficiently trained for the job.”

Now that we’re finding out what’s in it, this law just keeps getting better and better…

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Affordable?

Obamacare Rates!

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Need to make sure he never does..Of course another so called ‘random non government initiated,mass shooting’ would hurt.

Reid ‘Would Love to Bring’ Gun Control Back Up but Lacks Votes

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