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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:20 PM

Senate Democrats hold key to passage of gun legislation

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Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) -- Unlike most issues these days that divide along party lines, the immediate fate of President Obama's new gun proposals will depend not as much on Republicans as his fellow Democrats in the Senate.

Senate Democratic leadership sources tell CNN that passing any new legislation will be extremely difficult because more than a dozen vulnerable Democrats from conservative states will probably resist much of what the president is pushing.

These Democratic sources say the most likely legislation to pass will be strengthening background checks, since it is the least overt form of gun control and it also appeals to gun rights advocates' emphasis on keeping guns away from people with mental health and criminal problems.

Although Senate Democrats like Dianne Feinstein will still make a high-profile push to renew the assault weapons ban and limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, senior Democratic sources say it is hard to see those measures getting enough support to pass the Democratic-led Senate.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/16/politics/senate-democrats-gun-legislation/index.html



It looks like the NRA is not the biggest obstacle for the President.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:27 PM

1. Senate is doesn't even matter. Not a damn thing with get through the House, be lucky to even

get a floor vote.

Just saying...

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:28 PM

3. But if the Senate does not act first there will be no laws actually written and proposed. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:29 PM

6. Well, they can go through the motions and pound their chests but at the end of the day, what I

said in my previous comment remains.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 PM

9. I agree - but there there still needs to be the political show

so the president can say we tried.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:27 PM

2. Time to hit some Blue Dogs with a stick

They already made a big mess of Health care reform and gitmo, now we need to make an exmapleof some of them.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 PM

7. They only care about people that can vote for them

they understand what it takes to get reelected - they will not commit political suicide to please you.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:28 PM

4. This likely means some kind of bill that strengthens background checks.

Things like a renewed AWB or limits on magazine sizes likely would not survive a full Senate vote. Besides, the Democrats lack a filibuster proof majority.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:29 PM

5. What they need is a show of force

we need to organize a March on D.C. to show Congress that the people have the Presidents back on this.... Too many people think you just go to the polls and vote for your guy and thats all it takes but in reality we need a huge campagin style attack on this problem.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 PM

8. Well, it looks like they'll have to decide

between doing the right thing, or bending over for the crackpots at NRA.

The NRA will be an albatross in future elections.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 PM

10. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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