Harry Reid & Co Get Creative To Avoid Amendment To Protect Gun Owner Privacy

Harry Reid & Co Get Creative To Avoid Amendment To Protect Gun Owner Privacy

National Association for Gun Rights
National Association for Gun Rights

Colorado ––(Ammoland.com)- Senator Rand Paul fought well into the night against the big-government, anti-gun power grab of the Patriot Act (S. 1038).

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had promised to allow amendments to the bill. But my capitol hill sources tell me he was livid that Senator Paul was trying to introduce an amendment to exempt all firearm records from the Patriot Act searches.

Instead of allowing the amendments, Harry Reid and his Police-state conspirators in Republican leadership are throwing out all the rules — and their own promises to allow Paul’s pro-gun amendment — in order to secure passage of the freedom-shredding Patriot Act.

Senator Paul’s valiant defense of gun owners through amendments and procedural motions would have pushed a final vote on the four-year extension of the Patriot Act into the weekend.

This has Reid and Obamacrats scrambling to find “creative” ways to pass the bill before certain elements of the legislation expire on Friday.

Reid has found a way to cheat Senator Paul and gun owners out of a vote on Paul’s pro-gun amendment while doing the bidding of the anti-gun Obama Administration.

You see the anti-gunners in Washington D.C. are desperate to keep the tools of the mis-named Patriot Act to spy on “domestic terrorists” — translate that to mean law-abiding gun owners like you and me.

Instead of allowing Paul to introduce amendments, with debate and votes that would follow, Reid is going to take the entire mis-named Patriot Act and amend it on to a small business bill that just passed the House.

In simple terms, Reid has reneged on his promise and is attempting to block any amendments and stifle all opposition to extending the mis-named Patriot Act.

Reid’s complicated maneuvering will result in a cloture vote to amend the mis-named Patriot Act on to a small business bill (S. 990) tomorrow.

I need you to stand with me and keep fighting.

Can I count on you to:

  • Call (202-224-4343) for Senator Rand Paul and say “THANK YOU.” Thank him for standing up for gun owners and fighting against the mis-named Patriot Act.
  • Then, call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at (202) 224-3542 and give him heck. Tell him that gun owners demand an up or down vote on Rand Paul’s pro-gun amendment to the Patriot Act.

Thank you for all your calls and effort. Your grassroots activism is vital to protecting our gun rights.

For Liberty,
Dudley Brown
Executive Director

P.S. Harry Reid cheated Senator Paul and gun owners out of a vote on pro-gun amendments to the mis-named Patriot Act.

The National Association for Gun Rights was founded in 2001 to serve as a grassroots gun rights group focusing on building state-level gun rights groups and lobbying for pro-gun federal legislation. Brown has been a gun lobbyist for more than 17 years. Visit: www.nationalgunrights.org

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