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Reid & McConnell are reportedly about to change the Senate rules.

Gun Owners of America

Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- It’s probably a harbinger of sell-outs to come.

But Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently about to conclude an agreement with Majority Leader Harry Reid which would sell out pro-gunners and decimate minority rights under the Senate rules.

This change could occur as early as Wednesday. If enacted, it could handcuff pro-gun forces and keep them from defeating the most radical initiatives aimed at restricting our Second Amendment rights.

The first of two changes would allow Harry Reid -– and only Harry Reid –- to circumvent the hurdles that the minority could use to slow down a controversial gun control bill.

As you may remember from the fight over the anti-gun ObamaCare bill, the filibuster of the “motion to proceed” is the last point where pro-gunners can delay a bill before Harry Reid can bribe Senators and buy votes with deals like the infamous Cornhusker Kickback.

If Reid follows this procedure, McConnell could offer two “germane” amendments on behalf of Republicans. But given the willingness of Democrats to destroy the Senate rules by brute force, you can expect them to drastically limit what amendments would be considered “germane,” thus restricting the ability of the minority to effectively filibuster an anti-gun bill.

The second Reid-McConnell amendment would make it virtually impossible to stop a bill from going to House-Senate conference committee.

Currently, if pro-gunners suspect that Democrats intend to take a tiny bill and write comprehensive gun control in a House-Senate conference, they can stop the bill from going to conference and require that it be bounced back-and-forth in an amendable form – what is known as ping-ponging – between the two houses.

But this Reid-McConnell change would allow Reid to force a conference to prevent the minority from, once again, stopping gun control legislation from being written in a conference committee and crammed down Senators’ throats on a take-it-or-leave it basis.

The bottom line? Given that Harry Reid has consistently abused the Senate rules and locked Republicans out of the amendment process, why should McConnell reward him with this massive expansion of his powers?

And what does this say about the likelihood that McConnell will show any courage on the gun issue when it comes before the U.S. Senate?

The President and his allies in the Congress want to impose Universal Background Checks, among other things, upon every gun purchaser in America. This would finally give gun grabbers the information they need to identify and register every gun buyer (whether the purchase was completed as a private sale or through a gun dealer).

Given that the Democrats in New York are trying to CONFISCATE guns from law-abiding gun owners, gun owners should rise with ONE VOICE in opposing any legislation or rules changes that would allow federal bureaucrats to register gun owners.

And more to the point, gun owners need to contact their Senators immediately and demand that they leave the Senate rules alone!

At the rate that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is going — if he concludes a deal limiting the use of the filibuster — it would not be surprising if a number of primary opponents emerge to challenge him.

ACTION: Click here to contact your U.S. Senators immediately. While you can contact them here through CapWiz, we would strongly encourage you to call your Senators and DEMAND that they leave the filibuster alone!

You can reach them by calling the U.S. Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121. And, please call Sen. Mitch McConnell (202-224-2541) and tell him to make NO DEALS to limit the use of the filibuster.

Please note that we have included separate letters for Republicans and Democrat Senators.

Gun Owners of America8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102Springfield, VA 22151Phone: 703-321-8585FAX: 703-321-8408www.gunowners.org

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  • 4 User comments to “Stop The U.S. Senate From Greasing The Skids For Gun Confiscation”

    1. This is more meaningless info emanating from DC.
      Why is it meaningless you ask? Because I shall never disarm to any man, cop or king.

    2. Here is a reply to a letter from a concerned citizen from the office of Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Tennessee. Let’s see later just which way Lamar’s wind blows on this issue.

      “Dear Anthony,

      Thanks very much and letting me know what’s on your mind regarding the right to bear arms.

      I’m a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. Congress should not pass laws that take away these rights from law abiding citizens and leave criminals to terrorize the streets. Good citizens don’t abuse guns – criminals do. I will continue to support legislative efforts to protect the Second Amendment rights of law abiding Americans, and oppose efforts to overturn the Second Amendment.

      In two recent cases, the U.S. Supreme Court clearly held that the Second Amendment protects the right of individual Americans to keep and bear arms. In the 2008 case, D.C. v. Heller, the Supreme Court held that D.C.’s restrictive gun laws violated the constitutional rights of Americans. Two years later, in McDonald v. Chicago, the court struck down the city of Chicago’s handgun ban and held that, like the federal government, state and local governments must respect Second Amendment rights. I joined legal briefs in both cases in defense of this constitutional right and was pleased with the Supreme Court’s decisions.

      I am grateful you took the time to let me know where you stand. I’ll be sure to keep your comments in mind as Second Amendment rights are discussed and debated in Washington and in Tennessee.

      Sincerely,

      Lamar”

    3. Frankly, this is all bullshit. These treasonous crapweasels have no authority to legislate away anybody’s rights. In fact, since they can’t prove that they were actually elected, seeing as how the idiots in this country vote by secret ballot and on touch-screen machines that return no paper trail at all, nobody has any obligation to obey anything that they “pass.” Furthermore, federal law has zero jurisdiction inside the 50 states.

      We’ll see what happens when they decide they want to take real action, as opposed to passing gas and calling it “law.”

    4. oldranger68 on January 23, 2013 at 4:12 PM said:

      Please, let them continue. I have grown tired of this bullshit. Let them make their illegal laws. Then, enforce them. It’s time we stopped farting around with useless words. They want to take the guns…that’s the only way they will get mine…take them!.

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