Sunday, May 17, 2009

Senate Democrats Divided on Firearms Laws

Though the Democrats hold a nearly filibuster proof majority in the Senate, NPR is reporting that Senate Democrats remain sharply divided on Second Amendment issues. As reported in an earlier blog entry, the Senate voted to sharply limit the DC council’s ability to pass gun laws, largely as most of their laws are Unconstitutional. In that vote, 22 Democrats joined the majority of Republicans in supporting the Amendment.

Another amendment which allows individuals with a concealed firearms license to carry national parks also had strong Democratic support, with 27 Democratic members of the Senate supporting it. Predictably, the article spends a lot of time quoting McCarthy, Feinstein, Durbin and others, with a couple of obligatory rebuttals from the NRA and Senator Cornyn of Texas.

According to the article, Feinstein and others bemoan the fact that there is no support in their own party for a so-called “assault weapons” ban. Clearly they want to make firearms an issue in the 2010 mid-terms, but don’t even have unity within their own party. Hopefully respect for the Second Amendment will continue to grow on both sides of the aisle, as the article closes with one statement I actually agree with:

“Judging by the votes taken so far, easing restrictions on guns may be one of the few issues in Congress this year with truly bipartisan backing.”

Unfortunately the Democratic leadership does not share that view and continues to push their own twisted agenda down America’s throat. We can’t let them succeed – keep up the pressure on your representatives!

Until next time!!!

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