Good news, with 1A and 2A aspects

Good news, with 1A and 2A aspects

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    Good news, with 1A and 2A aspects

    This is somewhat of a relief - and good to see common sense and respect for the constitution prevailed. That said - not happy at how many voted against


    NRA-ILA Grassroots Activism Protected

    The U.S. Senate has voted 55-43 to accept an amendment to S.A. 3, the
    "Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act", removing an onerous
    proposal that would have drastically limited the First Amendment rights
    of Americans in the political process. Offered by Sens. Robert Bennett
    (R-Utah) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the amendment removed Section 220
    that would have forced ordinary citizens to register with the federal
    government as "lobbyists," with all the attendant restrictions, costs,
    and penalties.

    "The First Amendment protects an unqualified 'right of the people to
    petition the Government for a redress of grievances.' That is a sacred
    right of the American people." said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W.
    Cox. " Sec. 220 would have, for the first time in American history,
    severely regulated and restricted 'the voluntary efforts of members of
    the general public to communicate their own views on an issue to Federal

    "On behalf of 4 million NRA members and tens of millions of gun owners,
    hunters, and sportsmen across the country, I want to thank Senators
    Robert Bennett and Mitch McConnell for their leadership in preserving
    political free speech for all," concluded Cox. "We are also grateful to
    the 53 other senators who voted for the Bennett-McConnell Amendment."

    While this was no doubt a victory for NRA, gun owners, and freedom,
    enemies of the First and Second Amendments are alive and well in the
    110th Congress, and no doubt will continue to assault our rights. Our
    thanks to all of you who contacted your U.S. Senators on this most
    important issue.

    To see how your Senators voted, please visit
    Chris - P95
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!." - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

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    Excellent news!

    Now, if there is a companion House Resolution, we must make certain this provision is not reinstated in Conference Committee!

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    The 43 Senators who voted to take us down the road of more government
    regulation and more restrictions on the right of free speech -- a
    road that would eventually make it harder for all of us to petition
    our government servants -- are listed below:

    Akaka (D-HI)
    Biden (D-DE)
    Bingaman (D-NM)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Byrd (D-WV)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Clinton (D-NY)
    Dodd (D-CT)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feingold (D-WI)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Inouye (D-HI)
    Kennedy (D-MA)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Kohl (D-WI)
    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Lieberman (ID-CT)
    Lincoln (D-AR)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Obama (D-IL)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    tester (D-MT)
    Webb (D-VA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    For those of you in Virginia who said Webb wasn't anti-gun.....Here he has shown his true colors.
    A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness is based on the character of the user -T Roosevelt

    If you carry a gun, some will call you paranoid. If I carry, what do I have to be paranoid about? -C Smith

    An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it. -J Cooper

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    No Tennesseans on that list, I'm happy to see!

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    I honestly think that Webb is basically progun but that it isn't a huge priority with him if it means that he will have to cross the leaders of his party. He will vote along party lines.

    But on the other hand:

    Boxer, Clinton, Feinstein, Kennedy, Kerry, Lautenburg, Shummer and . . . . . . . . . . WEBB.

    'Nuff said.

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    I noted with dismay that Montana's freshman Senator, Jon tester, voted against this amendment. He campaigned as a pro-gun candidate and in fact did have an "A" rating from the NRA.

    But I'm actually not surprised by his vote. For him, it's payback time. Chuck Schumer funneled a lot of money from the Democratic Senatorial Reelection Committee into tester's campaign. I have no doubt that he'll toe the party line when he votes on any future gun control legislation.

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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    The anti gun wants to Gag gun owners so it is no surprise to see all anti on the list. I sent e-mail to Wash. St Sen. Murray, and Sen. Cantwell asking that they vote Yea on amendment but I knew it would do no good because they have their own agenda.

    Wash. had its chance to get rid of Cantwell but blew it this last midterm election.

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