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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:37 AM

More Senate Democtrats come out in opposition of new assault weapons ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

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The Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee did not endorse colleague Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban at a packed Capitol Hill hearing on guns Wednesday in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., called for “common sense reform,” that closes loopholes in current gun laws and enforces background checks. Buthe did not endorse Feinstein’s tougher ban. “I know gun store owners in Vermont,” Leahy said. “They follow the law and conduct background checks…why should we not try to plug the loopholes in the law that allow (criminals and the mentally ill) to buy guns without background checks?”

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Glad to see more and more lawmakers come out and oppose Feinstein's rubbish.

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Reply More Senate Democtrats come out in opposition of new assault weapons ban (Original post)
Pullo Jan 2013 OP
JohnnyBoots Jan 2013 #1
Puha Ekapi Jan 2013 #2
JohnnyBoots Jan 2013 #3
ileus Jan 2013 #4
Riftaxe Jan 2013 #5
sarisataka Jan 2013 #6
Eleanors38 Feb 2013 #7

Response to Pullo (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:50 AM

1. I wish every state had Vermont's Gun Laws.

 

They actually respect the RKBA.

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Response to JohnnyBoots (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:55 AM

2. Vermont...

is a great LIBERAL state.

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Response to Puha Ekapi (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:13 PM

3. Outside of Burlington

 

they are more common sense Conservative - Eisenhower Republicans which make them pretty liberal by today's standards. My inlaws are out in the VT boonies, I'm up there quite a bit. Great state, but NH is my favorite.

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Response to Pullo (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:11 PM

4. There may be some hope after all.

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Response to Pullo (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:15 PM

5. Sounds like they are not ready

to hand over control of the Senate to the Republicans just yet. Perhaps they did learn something from '94 at least where it pertains to their own job security.

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Response to Pullo (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:46 PM

6. Good Bad and Ugly

Good- we won't waste time and resources on a feel good law

Bad- NRA will still remember this at midterm and I will get more of the Obama's coming for your guns propaganda

Ugly- DiFI's attention grabbing lather, rinse, repeat will take the wind out of the sails and choke down discussion on measures which could actually improve this situation and be backed by the majority both sides of the issue

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:29 AM

7. Your "ugly" remark should be underlined.

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