Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Senate Democrats Voted AGAINST Gun Control

The news has been chock full of stories about Republicans and the NRA blocking "common sense" gun control.  Liberal Democrats have been filibustering and performing kabuki theater sit-ins to protest the bloodthirsty vast Right-Wing conspiracy against them.

 You think I'm Joking about that Sit-in?
Here is a photo of Democrat Representatives sitting on the House Floor today, June 22.

But get this:

Every single Democrat in the Senate voted AGAINST Senate Amendment 4749.

Don't believe me?  Here is a link to the actual votes:

Why did the Democrats do this?  There are two reasons.

  • 1:  It was the Republicans with support of the NRA that brought this bill to the Senate for a vote.
  • 2:  The official stated purpose of the amendment:
 To Secure our Homeland from radical Islamists by Enhancing Law enforcement Detection ("SHIELD").

See that?  Those Democrats just can't stomach anything that actually writes the phrase "radical Islamists" into Law.

That amendment, which was sponsored by Republicans and backed by the NRA, would have done exactly what the Democrats have been demanding for months: make it impossible for terrorists on the “terrorist watchlist” to purchase a firearm. Don’t take my word for it — read the raw text of the amendment for yourself.
[T]he Attorney General may delay the transfer of the firearm or explosive for a period not to exceed 3 business days and file an emergency petition in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the transfer of the firearm or explosive, and such emergency petition and subsequent hearing shall receive the highest possible priority on the docket of the court of competent jurisdiction and be subject to the Classified Information Procedures Act (18 U.S.C. App.);
That’s exactly what the Democrats wanted, right? A law which would immediately prohibit known terrorists from purchasing firearms, and give the Attorney General discretion in who qualifies as a terrorist. The sole difference between this proposal and the ones the Democrats were backing is that in this version the Attorney General simply has to file a court order within three days to make the NICS denial permanent. Not obtain — file. That’s it.

The bottom line is this:  Don't believe ANYTHING you see on Network TV, Google, USA Today, New York Times, Yahoo News, etc. etc. ad nauseam.

If you want the truth, come to The Badger Lake Observer.

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