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Dianne Feinstein doesn’t have the Democrat votes to pass the assault weapons ban…..yet

January 25, 2013

  Earlier this week Dianne Feinstein introduced a draconian “assault weapons” ban which would also include a ban on most handguns as well as some rifles and shotguns.

  There is some good news if this article is correct however; she may not have enough Democrat votes to pass the legislation:

A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews.

At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.

  However I am skeptical of the Democrats who are currently ‘no’ votes and their true intentions because I think the Obamacare debate taught us a valuable lesson; these votes can be–and probably will be–bought. 

  There was the now infamous “Cornhusker Kickback” but the list goes on and on as can be seen here and here. All of these Democrats were said to be ‘no’ votes but in reality they were simply withholding their ‘yes’ votes until they received various payments in return for toeing the party line.

  I think these supposed ‘no’ votes are simply ‘yes’ votes in the waiting, they simply haven’t been offered anything in return for their ‘yes’ votes yet. Make no mistake about it; these Democrats know that Dianne Feinstein and Barack Obama need their votes and they are holding out so they can get the best deal possible and then they will switch their votes and pass this legislation.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    January 25, 2013 9:16 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….


  2. genomega1 permalink
    January 25, 2013 9:21 pm

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Dianne Feinstein doesn’t have the Democrat votes to pass the assault weapons ban…..yet


  3. January 25, 2013 10:11 pm



  4. January 25, 2013 10:15 pm

    As we say in Italian- broken English: nunjuwordy sh’s a gunna pass. Once Ovana scares the shit out of them it should pass.


  5. LD Jackson permalink
    January 26, 2013 4:08 am

    Personally, I don’t think it will pass the Senate. Many of those Democratic Senators are probably too frightened of what will happen in their reelection campaigns, should they decide to vote the party line on gun control.

    Having said that, I am grateful we have the House as a buffer zone. There isn’t a chance this legislation, or anything close to it, will get past the GOP.


    • January 26, 2013 6:53 am

      I hope you are right Larry but I just don’t trust any of these people anymore. I hope they are not just holding out for a kickback but you just never know. You are right about the House and I wonder what Obama will do if no bill makes it to his desk.


  6. January 26, 2013 5:23 pm

    As I have said before, money talks! I sincerely hope that the Republicans do not sell us out on this, but you just don’t know anymore.


    • January 26, 2013 7:05 pm

      I don’t think the House will sell us out on this but honestly I just don’t know because I no longer trust them. I just complimented you on your new avatar picture and you changed it again, what a cutie!


      • lou222 permalink
        January 26, 2013 7:20 pm

        That is the problem, we no longer trust any of them. I am tired of being lied to OR at best not told the whole truth. As for the avatar, thanks, that is my big guy last summer, had nice red cheeks from all the playing we did. I cannot get gravatar to crop correctly, it is being tempermental for some reason.


      • January 26, 2013 9:57 pm

        I am also tired of these people playing us for fools but I guess we deserve it because we keep electing them.
        The avatar of you and your brothers seemed fine to me, I didn’t notice anything wrong with it.


    • January 26, 2013 9:15 pm

      Grandkids are great, aren’t they?


  7. January 26, 2013 9:16 pm

    I’m more worried about the EPA banning lead bullets.


    • January 26, 2013 9:59 pm

      That is coming Jim. A gun club in Haverhill Massachusetts is no longer allowed to shoot outdoors because of the lead and I think this is going to spread all across the nation.


      • lou222 permalink
        January 26, 2013 11:46 pm

        It seems that the different departments are coming after us a little at a time. You know, a little here, a little there, most people will not notice and pretty soon we have less freedom.
        Jim, yes grandkids are really great, I cannot wait for the next one in May to get here!


      • January 27, 2013 7:17 pm

        Yes they are. They are all coming at us a little at a time and the total sum of these regulations equal lost freedoms.


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