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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:23 AM
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"Senate Leader Takes No Chance on NRA Bill"
WASHINGTON (AP) - Until lawmakers vote on a top-priority gun rights bill, nothing else happens in the Senate. And that includes Congress' prized monthlong vacation.

That's the way Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has toughened up his style in the final days before the August break was to begin, learning from last year to leave no room for gun control advocates to derail legislation limiting lawsuits against the gun industry.

Frist, R-Tenn., used Senate parliamentary procedures Wednesday to keep Democrats from dooming the measure with an amendment that would offend the National Rifle Association.

Last year, the NRA abruptly withdrew its support from a similar bill after Democrats succeeded in adding a measure that would renew the expiring assault weapons ban. Frist took the bill down.

http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20050728/D8BK3Q882.html
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:30 AM
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1. Gun lobby? What gun lobby?
The majority of Americans want gun control. But, they are routinely sold out by the politicians with their hands out to the NRA and similar well heeled groups.

It used to be called graft, now it's called "smart politics".
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:32 AM
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2. No I don't think so
The majority of Americans want practical gun safety laws not "gun control" There is a difference....
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