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#3218013 - 04/09/13 08:36 PM Report: Gun Vote Thursday
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Harry Reid announced today that there will likely be a gun vote on Thursday.

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) likely has the votes on gun control legislation to clear its first procedural hurdle -- a victory for the gun control community, though one that hardly guarantees the bill's passage," reports the Huffington Post.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/report-gun-vote-thursday_716174.html
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#3218668 - 04/10/13 02:35 PM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: Stalkhunter]
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You know it just drives me crazy as they keep using the Sandy Hook and Aurora shooting as reason for these new weapon restrictions, when none of the proposed restrictions would have prevented either one of them. They keep asking the parents and they say we must do something, I'd like to ask what these new restrictions would have done to save the lives lost at the 2 incidents? I heard one parent who said if he would of only had 10 round mags more lives would have been spared at Sandy Hook because he couldn't shoot as many rounds. Took the police 10 minutes to respond, too much time even with 10 round mags.
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#3219313 - 04/11/13 11:22 AM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: iowavf]
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Well the vote did pass so that means that the republicans caved again. And I think you can thank both of our sen I watched part of the vote and both alexander and croker both voted yes. What this vote does is stop the possibility of the rep filibuster.
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#3219342 - 04/11/13 11:40 AM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: waynesworld]
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16 Pubs caved.

2 Dems voted no (from Arkansas & Alaska I believe)
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#3219343 - 04/11/13 11:44 AM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: preds1]
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Corker and Alexander both voted in favor of this bill.
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#3219352 - 04/11/13 11:56 AM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: DocHunter]
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Time to send these people thank you notes send them in pink paper. \:\)
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#3219387 - 04/11/13 12:36 PM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: waynesworld]
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Makes me sick. I just got off the phone with both offices. They tell me they just voted for further discussion. I told them they voted against the law abiding citizen and voted with Harry Reid and government. Alexander's office got snappy with me I told her I'll do everything in my power to work on getting him replaced.
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#3219408 - 04/11/13 12:49 PM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: ]
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I'm glad they had the vote. It makes it easy for us to see where they stand on this issue, and by extension on the Constitution as a whole. Now we just need to make sure that we don't forget next time they are up for reelection.
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#3219410 - 04/11/13 12:50 PM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: ]
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Both my Kentucky Senators voted AGAINST the bill.





The following is a list of Republican lawmakers who voted to advance the gun legislation in the Senate Thursday:
New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn
Maine Sen. Susan Collins
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson
Arizona Sen. John McCain
Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker
North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (Does whatever McCain tells him)
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller

The following is a list of Democratic lawmakers who voted against advancing gun legislation:
Alaska Sen. Mark Begich
Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor
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#3219463 - 04/11/13 01:45 PM Re: Report: Gun Vote Thursday [Re: Wildcat]
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Here are the phone numbers of our two resident RINOs. If we can't make a simple phone call to express our feelings, we are not worthy of the rights and freedoms our forefathers risked their lives and died for.

Take the time to at least jam their phone lines.

Lamar Alexander (TN) (202) 224-4944

Bob Corker (TN) (202) 224-3344
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