Filibuster Deal?

Being reported by Red State.

The left is fully on board and gearing up for this fight because they think they can get gun control through the Senate and other liberal initiatives.

A big problem we’re going to have is that I’m not sure the GOP would be too concerned about getting certain Democrats on record as supporting gun control. But by the same token, I don’t think they are going to want the House to look obstructionist either. One thing is for sure, if the GOP want to play games, they better pray nothing gets through, because if they hold together, nothing will. This means we still need to be writing our reps.

15 Responses to “Filibuster Deal?”

  1. Bram says:

    I hope it comes to a vote in the Senate. Let them commit political suicide, it will never pass the House.

    • Sebastian says:

      Bitter and I have lobbyist and other political friends in Washington, some who work with NRA, and many who do not. None of them share that kind of confidence about legislative outcomes on this issue. This stuff is really unpredictable. Really unpredictable. We have no idea what kind of resources the other side is going to bring to the fight, and they are going to have resources they have not had at their disposal in more than a decade.

      • Patrick H says:

        And while we can go down the list of representatives and say who we THINK will vote yes or no- we don’t know until it happen. And that’s very dangerous.

  2. Sigivald says:

    ‘course, some of us live in places liek Oregon.

    None of the representatives for my district(s) are Republicans.

    I mean, God help me, Jeff Merkley is my Senator…

    • kevin says:

      “Guns Across America” Rally Jan 19th. We have the Salem Capitol step reserved from 10AM to 2PM and are asking everyone to arrive and assemble on the front steps before Noon

    • mike w. says:

      Yup. I’m in Delaware. I already wrote both of my Senators and my Rep. They responded with canned responses detailing all of the gun control they were prepared to support. I can write them again, but they’re still going to vote against us.

      I’ve been spending my time contacting those in the state legislature to try and stop any new laws within the state, but with all the “D”s we have I’m not too optimistic.

  3. Roger says:

    Agree with you that the Rep. better stick together and don’t let anything get by if it does there will be one hell of a fight on this other States are already passing laws to stop any Fed. people enforcing there stupid ban period

  4. Roger Parsons says:

    Any representative that votes for gun control at this time is committing political suicide. America want to keep our freedoms and we have the votes to prove it.

    • Sebastian says:

      You sure about that? GOP primary voters fronted two candidates in the past two elections who supported gun control at some point in their careers. Our current President was elected with the most anti-gun records of any candidate for President, and then he was re-elected. Don’t underestimate how easy it is for voters to get caught up in other issues. If we’re going to throw down and make such statements, we had better be able to back then up with organization and activism, because saying it’s so won’t make it so. We have to make it so.

      • Harold says:

        In all fairness, gun control hasn’t particularly been on the radar while the national Democrats have been licking their 1994 thought 2000 wounds. Reading various comments in this thread, it’s crystal clear a lot of people have become complacent and remain so to this day.

        That’ll change if something passes, but that will be cold comfort if we’re stuck with a permanent RKBA infringement.

        There’s also an “I’ve got mine, all of you running around trying to fight this are losers” theme I’ve noticed from various idiots e.g. in comments on gun control articles in my local paper. Some people just don’t care about future generations, or whatever.

  5. Dave says:

    What’s the message we should be sending to our senators? No filbuster reduction deals?

    This is confusing and should be clarified. When we announce something like this, we need to think it through.

    • Harold says:

      A good start is, “Are you really sure you’ll be in the majority in the next Congress”? Reid at least doesn’t seem to be concerned about future blow back of this sort, then again given how pathetic overall the Senate Republican caucus is he’s not entirely unjustified.

      But filibuster “reform” … that’s quite a bit more than just filling the tree, one of Reid’s greatest abuses and one of the reasons this is being considered now, the filibuster has been the only tool Republicans have had against Reid’s amendment tree abuses.

  6. NotClauswitz says:

    I wrote my Reps but it’s rather hopeless since I’m from CA and they are Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi and Eshoo – so somebody else is going to have to fight that battle.
    We have almost no Republicans in DC, and the ones still here in CA who have not fled to neighboring Free states are crushed by the Democratic gerrymander Majority vote, and incapable of doing anything.

    • Sebastian says:

      No contact is without effect. At the least if they hear from gun owners in large numbers, when someone like Heitkamp tells Boxer or Feinstein she can’t vote for her bill because she’s getting hammered by constituents, she will know that’s not a bunch of shit, because they are getting it too. By talking to reps, you’re making them fearful, even if they are safe. They also don’t want to lose their majority.

  7. Andrew says:

    It never hurts to post this link:

    That’ll let you email or snail mail all of your elected officials individually, all state, or all federal. Only takes a second. Pass it on.