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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:54 PM

Donnelly opposing assault weapons ban

Source: Associated Press

NDIANAPOLIS -- Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is opposing a ban on assault weapons sought by President Barack Obama.

A Donnelly spokesman told The Associated Press Wednesday that the Indiana lawmaker will vote against the ban but has not decided whether he would support universal background checks.

Donnelly, of Granger, represents a key bloc of moderate to conservative Democrats the president must win over. The announcement also marks a key early stance from Donnelly just a few months after winning a state that went heavily for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in last year's election.

Donnelly called himself "a strong supporter of the Second Amendment" in a statement issued shortly before the Senate Judiciary Committee opened a hearing featuring testimony from National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Read more: http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sbt-donnelly-opposing-assault-weapons-ban-20130131,0,7874537.story

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Reply Donnelly opposing assault weapons ban (Original post)
Freddie Stubbs Jan 2013 OP
elleng Jan 2013 #1
nick of time Jan 2013 #3
elleng Jan 2013 #4
nick of time Jan 2013 #5
elleng Jan 2013 #9
triplepoint Jan 2013 #2
geomon666 Jan 2013 #6
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #7
FiveGoodMen Jan 2013 #18
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #8
Freddie Stubbs Jan 2013 #11
Doctor_J Jan 2013 #10
Arkana Jan 2013 #12
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #13
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #14
derby378 Jan 2013 #15
Recursion Jan 2013 #16
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #19
Skittles Jan 2013 #17
Richard Cleary Jan 2013 #20

Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:58 PM

1. F**k!

Someone should send him a copy of the 2d Amendment, AND Heller v DC decision.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:04 PM

3. Problem is that he represents a very red pro gun state

 

and he's probably getting an earful from his constituents.

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Response to nick of time (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:09 PM

4. Yes, I figured that.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:10 PM

5. Not saying he's right to oppose,

 

He's probably just thinking about his political skin.

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Response to nick of time (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:13 PM

9. Yes, which means a lot,

but would be nice if these guys would study, and then EXPLAIN. And maybe thereby ingratiate themselves to constituents.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:02 PM

2. donnelly = HOOSIER LOOOOOOOOOOOZER!

 

Anyone Surprised? This coming from a state that though "Daylight Savings Time" was invented for their benefit, refused to implement it. They voted for noxon in the 1960 Presidential Election. The KKK for that state is located in Kokomo. Maybe hoosier David Letterman can talk some sense into donnelly about this. Let's see if he says anything during his show this week.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:10 PM

6. Coward n/t

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:11 PM

7. I kind of figured that.

If he came out for it he would put his newly won seat in danger in a very red state. He is anti choice also.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:20 PM

18. What good is having a Dem in the seat if he "thinks" like a republican?

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:12 PM

8. He's already thinking ahead to his next election

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:15 PM

11. He is up for reelection in 2018

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:13 PM

10. NRA has more power than the sane majority of Americans

this issue, like many others, is controlled by a rich, vocal, repulsive minority.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:28 PM

12. Shock and awe--Blue Dog does some thing Blue Dog-ish.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:55 PM

13. another lieberman - he should remind his constits of what their hero paul ryan said -

 

when paulie was makin the tough choices that pissed off the dems they were elected to lead. he's not doing a very good job of expressing that they can have 2200 different handguns and rifles and that even scalia said the 2nd amendment doesnt give you the right to carry anything anywhere.
he took the easy way out ,the route of cowards.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:34 PM

14. He is not the only one and there will be more

What DiFi has offered up is a not starter taken as a whole

I think some form of mandatory background checks will get through. Beyond that it is doubtful.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:55 PM

15. This should not come as a surprise to anyone

And look at it this way - he beat a teahadist who made yet another dumb comment about rape. For that, I am thankful.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:06 PM

16. Manchin will pull him onboard with background checks

At least I hope so.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:51 PM

19. That we be about all we will get out of them.........nt

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:17 PM

17. coward representing cowards

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:23 PM

20. Donnelly is a Blue Dog Democrat and has been for a long time.

He voted to censure Eric Holder, the sitting attorney general. Even though his opponent was the tea party scumbag, Richard Mourdock, I did not vote for Donnelly OR Mourdock. Indiana deserves better, although the way the troglodyte voters around here vote, that statement is rather hollow.

IMHO Joe Donnelly is a DINO. He has a primitive and backward view in modern times.

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