Filibuster fails: Senate votes to open debate on gun-control bill, thanks to 16 Republicans

posted at 12:01 pm on April 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

I use the term “gun-control bill” loosely because … no bill exists yet. But let’s not let procedural niceties deter us from Doing Something. Among the 68 who voted to proceed on the bill this morning are 16 Republicans. Per Chad Pergram:

Alexander
Ayotte
Burr
Chambliss
Coburn
Collins
Corker
Flake
Graham
Heller
Hoeven
Isakson
Kirk
McCain
Toomey
Wicker

Democrats voting against proceeding: Just two, Mark Pryor and Mark Begich. Everyone else in the caucus except for Frank Lautenberg, who was absent, voted yes. A message to red-state Dems (and aisle-crossing Republicans) from the NRA:

We hope the Senate will replace the current provisions of S. 649 with language that is properly focused on addressing mental health inadequacies; prosecuting violent criminals; and keeping our kids safe in their schools. Should it fail to do so, the NRA will make an exception to our standard policy of not “scoring” procedural votes and strongly oppose a cloture motion to move to final passage of S. 649.

Whole lotta NRA ratings are going down tomorrow. Toomey’s reportedly telling friends that he hopes for for six to eight Republican votes to beat the next filibuster on cloture (although Mark Kirk appears to be the only sure thing right now). That’s possible, but is it possible to get to 60 with “only” that number of Republicans? You’d need at least five even if the Democratic caucus votes unanimously, and that’s a big if given the pressure on Pryor, Baucus, Landrieu, and Begich to block the bill. I can even almost imagine a scenario where Reid gets 60 votes for cloture and then the bill fails on the final up-or-down vote. There’ll be plenty of centrists, starting with the red-state Dems I just named, who’ll be looking to please both sides by casting a yes vote on cloture to beat the GOP’s filibuster and then a no on the bill itself to prove their pro-gun bona fides. If the GOP votes no as a bloc on the final vote, you’d need just six Democrats to join them to kill this thing. But Reid won’t allow that humiliation to happen. Presumably, if he knows he can’t get to 50, he’ll pull the bill. Stay tuned. Exit quotation via WaPo:

For Manchin, that agreement was the payoff from months of relationship-building with Republicans, including nights of pizza and beer on a senator-stuffed boat called the Black Tie. The final deal was worked out over the past week, and concluded late Tuesday with a huddle at a rooftop birthday party for TV host Joe Scarborough.

Update: DrewM e-mails with a fair point. There is a bill — the main gun-control bill that Reid’s been pushing. There’s no Toomey/Manchin bill yet, but that’ll be added as an amendment to the main bill later.


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Just yesterday I sent back a NRSCC questionaire/contribution request with a note to Pound Sand! Until One, Just One neutered eunoch of a Repunk brings charges of Impeachment against the Lyin kING, and until they get rid of MCStain, Grahamnasty and replace Boehner as speaker.

I then called the NRA and for their guts and push back became a Life Member. The money I would have sent to the repunks in the past went to the NRA and will from now on will go to the Tea Party! I am still not happy that the NRA supported Reid, however, their position in this battle has been exemplary!

ConcealedKerry on April 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM

It is possible the weight of the lies is a drag on the commies and the RINO self help ones now.

The msm is broke and on life support of the Rockafeller foundations etal.

The commie Democrats over loaded this last round with a full dunce cult commie of the knowing of nothing.

Comes a time when even the low dolt voters will wake up,
$5.00 a gal gas?
$10.00 a loaf of bread?
$20.00 a hour wage and a $15.00 an hour tax, with Obama Care $2.50 an hour.

Soon.

DHS will hire verbsoutofbalance an demand DHS quell the little people with magic juice from Mango’s.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM

ps

How about the commies go for broke for sure and re-run Lt. for Life John F. Kerry.

McCain loves him some Lt. Kerry to work with.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

verbaluce on April 11, 2013

…you like to ejaculate alot!

KOOLAID2 on April 11, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Yes, exact.

Give the NRA the boost that will not quit.

The Constitution was made with guns and it will remain only with U.S. with guns.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM

The leadership of the Republican Party can not be trusted with our lives or the life of the Constitution.

It is after all our country, our constitution, our liberty, our freedom, our tax money, our children, and our duty.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 11, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Gun =’s Liberty

Come and take them.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM

BOTH of mine!!! Alexander, you WILL be primaried in 2014!!!!

ladyingray on April 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM

This morning the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to the firearms bill (S.649). It is expected that the Toomey-Manchin provision announced yesterday will replace the current language regarding background checks. Yet, as of this morning, not a single senator has been provided the legislative language of this provision. Because the background-check measure is the centerpiece of this legislation it is critical that we know what is in the bill before we vote on it. The American people expect more and deserve better.

the left and their money men have been quietly laying in wait for somethsomething like the Newtown shooting to occur. Behind the scenes, bloombery swore that the he’d go all in, and he organized the Mayors against guns.

Feinstein had her bill ready to roll.

Meanwhile the hapless fools in the R party think everything is ok…they won the gun control debate a long time ago. The Ds haven’t said boo for years and years

the hapless fools lost an election and now we are paying the price for a long term feckless party trying to ‘win’ against a long term ideological machine…with the money and power that R can only dream of

http://twitchy.com/2013/04/11/obamacare-redux-sens-lee-cruz-and-paul-why-is-senate-voting-on-bill-no-one-read-again/

r keller on April 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

And who does Harcourt Fenton Mudd represent? ;)
Dunedainn on April 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Toomey or McCain… Or any other RINO. :)

Skywise on April 11, 2013 at 5:13 PM

ButterflyDragon: “We need the Senate in 2014″.

Whatever for? 18 republicrats voted with the Dimocrats. Remember, it was Olympia Snow, a progressive, who gave the final Obamacare vote for it to go to committee.

Is this any clearer that we have 1 party rule? Take away guns from law abiding citizens & then the progressives have total control.

Next excitement coming is Amnesty. It’ll pass by a landslide. Flood America with hispanic dimocrats, & the oligarch will be complete. Gotta hand it to them, they’re pretty smart.

Don’t need to waste gas going to the polls to vote anymore.

Belle on April 11, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Silly.

ButterflyDragon on April 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM

You’re welcome to your opinion, but my preference is that constitutional officers defend it at every stage of the process, strategy be damned.

wolfsDad on April 11, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Senator Roger Wicker’s facebook account is blowing up with comments protesting his vote. Looks like trouble! Is this what dinner at the WH does to Conservatives..?

d1carter on April 11, 2013 at 5:23 PM

d1carter: yes, they’d sell their souls for a steak dinner & a photo op with the Dear Leader. Oh, that’s right, its behind closed doors, another example of transparency.

Silver lining: all those who re-elected McCain for Senate, hope you like permanent open borders & Amnesty.

Belle on April 11, 2013 at 5:34 PM

P.s. Chambliss’s vote: a parting stick it to you before he retires on full taxpayer pension & benefits.

Belle on April 11, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Allah you got that RedHeadline all prepped and ready to launch?

Limerick on April 11, 2013 at 5:37 PM

I think Tennessee had the second highest vote% against Obama in the nation, and yet we keep sending Lamar and Corker to D.C.? What the heck is wrong here?

pannw on April 11, 2013 at 5:44 PM

I think Tennessee had the second highest vote% against Obama in the nation, and yet we keep sending Lamar and Corker to D.C.? What the heck is wrong here?

pannw on April 11, 2013 at 5:44 PM

I have no idea. We now have (GOP, and I mean, conservative not republican) super-majorities in both state houses. Finally. And there are only 2 (I think) dem Reps in the fed house, and these two bums keep getting re-elected?!?!?

Of course, Corker is rich an bought his seat…Alexander will be kept safe by the establishment GOP…

ladyingray on April 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Whole lotta NRA ratings are going down tomorrow.

Maybe not

The NRA has a ‘tradition’ of supporting incumbents who fill out the questionaire correctly, regardless of general voting history on other issues

Understand this: in a tight district, the parties will give permission to representatives to vote against things like gun control, to make sure that person gets re elected. The NRA endorsements helps get these two-facers re elected

However one day, when the perfect storm approaches, these so called NRA-preferred candidates will be there, to vote on the once in a lifetime gun grabbing, or immigration plan

Incumbents know they will get that all important endorsement for re election if they just check the box. The public will assume if the incumbent has a pro gun history, he will vote that way. This makes the incumbent double trusted

In return, the NRA gets to be the only voice of gun rights on the MSM

I belong to the NRA on principle, simply because I know they will get air time. But I also belong to the GOA, Gun Owners of America. a group which does not buy air time with bogus endorsements

How often is the GOA (Ted Nugent’s group) allowed into the debate in front of the low information crowd?

Did campaign-finance-reform-McCain, the perpetual incumbent, get the NRA endorsement? 2010

“John McCain has steadfastly voted against every gun and ammunition ban in Congress,” said Chris W. Cox, Chairman of NRA-PVF, in a statement released Thursday. “This along with his commitment to preserving our hunting heritage has earned him the NRA-PVF’s endorsement. We ask all Arizona gun-owners, hunters and NRA members to vote for John McCain in the U.S. Senate Republican primary on August 24th.

From the GOA jan 4, 2013
McCain may be working to stab us in the back

entagor on April 11, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Can we also agree that felons, people with domestic violence issues and crazy people should not be allowed to own or possess firearms? If not, how is that too onerous a restriction on libety?…
 
Time Lord on April 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

 
So all done, Time Lord? The thread officially abandoned after getting felons/violence/crazy in there?
 

Because otherwise we have no reason to believe you’re doing anything other than attempting to insert religious talking points into whatever forum you can find.
 
rogerb on April 11, 2013 at 2:05 PM

rogerb on April 11, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Can we also agree that felons, people with domestic violence issues and crazy people should not be allowed to own or possess firearms? If not, how is that too onerous a restriction on libety?…

Time Lord on April 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

That is already on the books! Enforcement is what is needed!

ladyingray on April 11, 2013 at 6:08 PM

There is no OPPOSITION party in this country!!

The Progressive War on America goes on, with more and more individual liberty being the fatality.

Would that we Conservatives had as many diehard disciples.

PappyD61 on April 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Can we also agree that felons, people with domestic violence issues and crazy people should not be allowed to own or possess firearms? If not, how is that too onerous a restriction on libety?…

Time Lord on April 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Well, I disagree. Do we restrict a felon’s free speech? Do we restrict him from owning property? From worshiping as he pleases?

I believe the answers to our problems always lie in more freedom.. not less.

But I would not necessarily make that a hill I’d want to die on either.

But my reasons here are good… give tyrants an inch and they will stretch that to a mile.
So felons can’t own guns. Sounds so good, doesn’t it. So reasonable. Yeah.. until congress keeps expanding what a felony is.

It’s now a felony to label fake maple syrup as %100 maple.
Should someone really lose their gun rights over fake maple syrup?

Let it continue and pretty soon a parking ticket will be a felony.

JellyToast on April 11, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I’m too lazy to bang out another long comment, so here’s ‘left-overs’.
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Resist We Much on January 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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And you say you want what works –
if indeed it was proven to you that these restrictions would work…in that they would in fact reduce some of these incidents and deaths…would you support it then?

verbaluce on January 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

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Nope, I wouldn’t “support it then.” … Period.

American citizens are to maintain ownership/possession of civilian semi-auto models of military rifles and light weapons, complete with high-capacity magazines.
The purpose being to fulfill the original intent of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

What happened in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, CT does not constitute a valid grounds-basis for re-interpreting, re-amending, or abolishing the U.S. Constitution.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM

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Well let me know if that starts happening.
(Although it seems ‘re-interpreting’ is more what’s happened on your side of the argument.)

verbaluce on January 30, 2013 at 3:05 PM

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The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution IS about the common citizen having the physical capability (arms) to withstand a tyrant government.

I’m saying your side is the one guilty of re-interpretation.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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And I’m saying yours is.
Can we agree that interpretation is required as far as where the framers would be on this issue as it exists today?

verbaluce on January 30, 2013 at 3:57 PM

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And I’m repeating yours is.

What would “agreeing that interpretation is required as far as where the framers would be on this issue as it exists today“, change?
Myself and others have already stated that advancements in weapons technology wouldn’t change the Founders mind, even if they experienced it first-hand.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2013 at 8:06 PM

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listens2glenn on April 11, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Republicans winning the Senate in 2014 will mean little if we keep the current crop of RINO’s with it. I don’t believe that this bunch have or will ever read that same Constitution that they swore an oath to support and defend. We will have to make Benedict Arnold a national hero before this bunch will start to smell good. The dishonorable men and women of this Senate are a disgrace to the American way of life and deserve to be thrown out of office on their collective butts. This is the same bunch that confirmed John Kerry, the male version of Hanoi Jane, as Secretary of State. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out these people do not have Americas best interest at heart.

savage24 on April 11, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Do not reward these 16 Republicans. Punish them. Vote them out of office. Primary them. All of them. The internet do not forget.

jdun on April 11, 2013 at 6:40 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/04/10/cruz-obamas-gun-control-push-is-going-to-cost-democrats-the-senate-in-2014/comment-page-2/#comment-6872872
 
rogerb on April 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM

 
You’re like some weird, self-aware filing cabinet.
 
Axe on April 11, 2013 at 3:01 PM

 
Leave my dancing out of this.

rogerb on April 11, 2013 at 7:09 PM

These clowns are slowly but surely eroding our Liberties and consolidating power…and wealth. This BS about “primaring” them and the politics as usual garbage is wearing thin.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM

And you say you want what works – if indeed it was proven to you that these restrictions would work…in that they would in fact reduce some of these incidents and deaths…would you support it then?

verbaluce on January 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

No, I said I want what is CONSTITUTIONAL.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I apologize for John Hoeven.
He is now officially a POS.
I’m not voting for him again.

Badger40 on April 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Love it.. Corker and Alexander are getting creamed on their facebook pages..

melle1228 on April 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I think Tennessee had the second highest vote% against Obama in the nation, and yet we keep sending Lamar and Corker to D.C.? What the heck is wrong here?

pannw on April 11, 2013 at 5:44 PM
I have no idea. We now have (GOP, and I mean, conservative not republican) super-majorities in both state houses. Finally. And there are only 2 (I think) dem Reps in the fed house, and these two bums keep getting re-elected?!?!?

Of course, Corker is rich an bought his seat…Alexander will be kept safe by the establishment GOP…

ladyingray on April 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Tennesseans are pi$$ed. You should take a look at their facebook pages. Warms my heart..

melle1228 on April 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM

And you say you want what works – if indeed it was proven to you that these restrictions would work…in that they would in fact reduce some of these incidents and deaths…would you support it then?

verbaluce on January 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

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No, I said I want what is CONSTITUTIONAL.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

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Good answer.

listens2glenn on April 11, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Any Senators that actually vote to override the Constitution should see our wrath when they are up for re-election. If they decide to infringe our 2nd amendment rights without a Constitutional Amendment then they should be recalled by their states.

henryknox on April 11, 2013 at 8:33 PM

So, seriously – when does the war begin?

There aren’t any political solutions left.

Midas on April 11, 2013 at 8:37 PM

These clowns are slowly but surely eroding our Liberties and consolidating power…and wealth. This BS about “primaring” them and the politics as usual garbage is wearing thin.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Slowly, my ass. We are careening at break-neck speed down an increasing incline, and going faster by the minute.

Midas on April 11, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I’m telling you all, the US government could care less about the Constitution, or the oath they took to uphold it. There needs to be a revolution in this country. They have no one to stop them from destroying us. That GD RHINO Lindsey Graham is a sorry POS from my state. A pure lifelong government employee. I demand term limits on these bast**ds. They couldn’t do near the damage if they could only serve two terms like the president.

F_This on April 11, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

A constitutional amendment is required to infringe on a constitutional right.

novaculus on April 11, 2013 at 8:48 PM

When Ted Cruz forced Dewhurst into a runoff, which was a complete upset, I knew one thing. That if Cruz went on to win, Cornyn would be forced to tack right. Pre-Cruz, Cornyn was the receiving end of a lot of blistering calls and personal office visits from me due to his squishiness. But today, I’m extremely proud of my two senators who voted no and who will also vote no on amnesty. If you had a handful more like Cruz or Jeff Sessions, it could make such a difference. 16 pathetic traitors, on guns of all issues. God help us.

TxAnn56 on April 11, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Sorry Cornyn is a RINO and big gov lover.

He’s up for re-election so he’s just doing a “build the dang fence” McCain pose for now.

Cornyn should go.

PappyD61 on April 11, 2013 at 9:09 PM

A constitutional amendment is required to infringe on a constitutional right.

novaculus on April 11, 2013 at 8:48 PM

You don’t say!

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Senator Roger Wicker’s facebook account is blowing up with comments protesting his vote. Looks like trouble! Is this what dinner at the WH does to Conservatives..?

d1carter on April 11, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I’m telling you these kinds of things are getting downright creepy. Someone is against Obama, and then suddenly for him. It’s like those scenes in the Left Behind books where Carpathia would demonically influence his opponents.

Nutstuyu on April 11, 2013 at 9:32 PM

The NRA has a ‘tradition’ of supporting incumbents who fill out the questionaire correctly, regardless of general voting history on other issues

The NRA endorsed Harry Reid in 2010. David Keene, who heads the NRA, is as sleazy as anyone in the Beltway.

bw222 on April 11, 2013 at 9:32 PM

So, seriously – when does the war begin?

There aren’t any political solutions left.

Midas on April 11, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Oh not according to Michael Medved. He thinks it is absolutely reedickuluss that we would even think of starting another revolution, cuz you know the King was way over there and our government is right here beside us doncha know.

Nutstuyu on April 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM

NRA “A” rated Senators who voted to end the filibuster:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN, NRA rating=A), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH, NRA rating=A), Richard Burr (R-NC, NRA rating=A), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA, NRA rating=A), Tom Coburn (R-OK, NRA rating=A), Bob Corker (R-TN, NRA rating=A), Jeff Flake (R-AZ, NRA rating=A), Lindsey Graham (R-SC, NRA rating=A), Dean Heller (R-NV, NRA rating=A), John Hoeven (R-ND, NRA rating=A), Johnny Isakson (R-GA, NRA rating=A), Pat Toomey (R-PA, NRA rating=A) and Roger Wicker (R-MS, NRA rating=A+).

bw222 on April 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I contacted NV Secretary of State office asking then what is required to start a recall drive, seems we should hit that 25% number pretty quick here in NV. Hopefully others in the 16 rats’ states will do the same.

Screw NRA and their so called “ratings”. I am not giving them any more of my money, it s a waste.

riddick on April 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Just yesterday I sent back a NRSCC questionaire/contribution request with a note to Pound Sand! Until One, Just One neutered eunoch of a Repunk brings charges of Impeachment against the Lyin kING, and until they get rid of MCStain, Grahamnasty and replace Boehner as speaker.

I then called the NRA and for their guts and push back became a Life Member. The money I would have sent to the repunks in the past went to the NRA and will from now on will go to the Tea Party! I am still not happy that the NRA supported Reid, however, their position in this battle has been exemplary!

ConcealedKerry on April 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM

+1

ignatzk on April 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

What happens to this so-called conservatives when they get to D.C.? Is it in the water, or are their wives just tired of not getting any party invites?

Time to start a new party. Who care if we lose the next few elections? The faster we get to failure, the faster we can vomit out the worthless chunks of semi-digested, gelatinous invertebrates calling themselves ‘Republicans.’

PD Quig on April 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM

PD Quig on April 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM

It’s already there. Click my name.

hawkdriver on April 12, 2013 at 8:10 AM

From the Toomey amendment:

(1) Beginning on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection and except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed dealer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed importer to complete the transfer of a firearm to any other person who is not licensed under this chapter, if such transfer occurs-
“(A) at a gun show or event, on the curtilage thereof; or
“(B) pursuant to an advertisement, posting, display or other listing on the Internet or in a publication by the transferor of his intent to transfer, or the transferee of his intent to acquire, the firearm.
“(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply if-
“(A) the transfer is made after a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer has first taken possession of the firearm for the purpose of complying with subsection (s), and upon taking possession of the firearm, the licensee-
“(i) complies with all requirements of this chapter as if the licensee were transferring the firearm from the licensee’s business inventory to the unlicensed transferee, except that when processing a transfer under this chapter the licensee may accept in lieu of conducting a background check a valid permit issued within the previous 5 years by a State, or a political subdivision of a State, that allows the transferee to possess, acquire, or carry a firearm, if the law of the State, or political subdivision of a State, that issued the permit requires that such permit is issued only after an authorized government official has verified that the information available to such official does not indicate that possession of a firearm by the unlicensed transferee would be in violation of Federal, State, or local law;
“(B) the transfer is made between an unlicensed transferor and an unlicensed transferee residing in the same State, which takes place in such State, if-
“(i) the Attorney General certifies that State in which the transfer takes place has in effect requirements under law that are generally equivalent to the requirements of this section; and
“(ii) the transfer was conducted in compliance with the laws of the State;
“(C) the transfer is made between spouses, between parents or spouses of parents and their children or spouses of their children, between siblings or spouses of siblings, or between grandparents or spouses of grandparents and their grandchildren or spouses of their grandchildren, or between aunts or uncles or their spouses and their nieces or nephews or their spouses, or between first cousins, if the transferor does not know or have reasonable cause to believe that the transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under Federal, State, or local law; or

It seems that, ‘in a publication by the transferor’ could be anything…very vague. Could that be a flyer? Sign? Email? It does not specifiy.

Also, it does not look as though a transfer between friends is ‘legal’ under their amendment, only between family.

Here is also a key bit:

SEC. 128. INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION.
(a) In General.-Section 926A of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
“926A. Interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition
“(a) Definition.-In this section, the term ‘transport’-
“(1) includes staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, medical treatment, and any other activity incidental to the transport; and
“(2) does not include transportation-

“(b) Authorization.-Notwithstanding any provision of any law (including a rule or regulation) of a State or any political subdivision thereof, a person who is not prohibited by this chapter from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm or ammunition shall be entitled to-
“(1) transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where the person may lawfully possess, carry, or transport the firearm to any other such place if, during the transportation-
“(A) the firearm is unloaded; and
“(B)(i) if the transportation is by motor vehicle-
“(I) the firearm is not directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle; or
“(II) if the motor vehicle is without a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm is-
“(aa) in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console; or
“(bb) secured by a secure gun storage or safety device; or
“(ii) if the transportation is by other means, the firearm is in a locked container or secured by a secure gun storage or safety device; and
“(2) transport ammunition for any lawful purpose from any place where the person may lawfully possess, carry, or transport the ammunition, to any other such place if, during the transportation-
“(A) the ammunition is not loaded into a firearm; and
“(B)(i) if the transportation is by motor vehicle-
“(I) the ammunition is not directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle; or

I would assume that if you have a CCW, this would not apply, but I don’t see any exceptions for that.

KILL THE BILL!

Patriot Vet on April 12, 2013 at 9:02 AM

If I call Cruz’s office, his people know Exactly how he stands on an issue. If I call Cornyn’s office they hem and haw nd say he has not formed an opinion yet. Cornyn is trying to be the new Kay Bailey Hutchison!

AnnaS on April 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I am originally from Oklahoma and will cross the river to campaign against Coburn in the primaries!! His office told me he thought we should have “discussion” on the gun issue!

AnnaS on April 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Look at the names….. 16 elitist, self-appointed, self aggrandizing, political hack RINO’s. I am ashamed of the two from Georgia. I am so thankful Chambliss is finally getting the hell out!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we need to primary that other elitist, good ‘ole boy Johnny, and get rid of him as well. Disappointed in Ayotte. She just killed her chances of higher office. How effing stupid can a person be?

ultracon on April 12, 2013 at 11:22 AM

What Constitution?
These people make me sick.

Delsa on April 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM

These Republicans are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Once elected they are democrats. A third party may loose but as a Republican I think we’ve lost anyway.
Third party candidates may be liars as well? stay Republican and PRAY!

Delsa on April 14, 2013 at 4:39 PM

RINOS! RINOS! RINOS!
Need I say more?

flytier on April 14, 2013 at 9:16 PM

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