Gun Control Measures Fail

US Capitol w/ Flag

I am quite pleased to report that all four proposed gun control amendments (to an appropriations bill) have failed:

  • Chuck Grassley (R-IA) floated an amendment that would sweeten the pot yet again for states to report records to NICS. It failed 53-47, needing 60 votes to invoke cloture and pass. This was largely a party line vote, with only Kirk and Gardener voting “no,” and with Donnelly voting “yes.”
  • Diane Feinsten’s (D-CA) Amendment to prohibit suspected terrorists from possessing firearms failed outright 47-53. Kelly Ayotte, was the only Republican to cross the aisle and vote “yes.” Toomey was a “no.” Heitkamp was the only Dem to cross and vote “no.”
  • John Cornyn’s (R-TX) Amendment, which would have delayed purchase 72 hours to give the FBI a chance to act also failed 53-47. Jeff Flake crossed the isle to vote “no.” with the Democrats. Voting yes with the Republicans were Donnelly (D-IN) and Manchin (D-WV). I’m not going to hold it against anyone for voting “no” on this, but now we have the Dems on record as rejecting any compromise solution.
  • Chris Murphy (D-CT) proposed an amendment that would ban private transfers. It failed outright 44-56, party line. Kirk (R-IL) crossed to vote “yes” with the Dems. Heitkamp (D-ND), Tester (D-MT), and Manchin (D-WV) crossed the aisle to vote “no” with the Republicans.

Pat yourselves on the back, even if your name is Pat Toomey. He voted with us where I expected he’d vote against us. Must be an election year! Bloomberg is going to be one sad panda.

14 thoughts on “Gun Control Measures Fail”

  1. I really have an intense, burning hatred for Kirk. I’m seriously thinking of voting for Duckworth in November. If I’m going to be represented by a Democrat, I insist they label themselves accordingly.

    1. A Pokitician will do what they need to do to survive. Kirk represent Illinois. If he voted the way you want, than Michelle Obama would be your US Senator. I think you can appreciate how much better Kirk is than that.

  2. I’m actually surprised McCain voted against the private transfer ban. With his prior support and voting for such legislation In the past I would of expected him to vote for it again. He must be feeling the pressure.

  3. What’s up with Ayotte? When is her term up? I occasionally send money to out-of-state folks, and if she has a credible and decent primary challenger next time I would happily send a few dollars their way.

    1. She’s up for election this year and is one of the toughest races Republicans have.

  4. i sent my email but it did no good I live in MD and gun control is a moral good to my Senators.

    Knew the bills would lose. Personally Coryn’s bill was a big concession. The watch lists are an intelligence tool Not a tool to punish.

    72 hr for the state to prove to a court is a lack of due process to the defendant. No civil right should be denied to a citizen unless they are charged and convicted. With all the delays and evidentiary rules in play.

    1. To throw the words of MLK at them,”A right delayed is a right denied.”

  5. At the very least, she does not believe in due process. She worked with Gillibrand in an attempt to strip men of due process in rape accusations [today, it’s a DOJ recommendation; they wanted to make it a law].

    But the real answer is probably simpler. NH is a small state but extremely corrupt at the political levels. The question can probably be answered by following the money.

  6. “Bloomberg is going to be one sad panda.”

    That tiny, little, heartless man always is.

Comments are closed.