Senators Hoeven and Corker Selling Us Out on Amnesty Bill

Gun owners must oppose their sell-out amendment.

Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-( Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Bob Corker (R-TN) have made anti-gun New York Senator Chuck Schumer a very happy man.

They are frantically working to give Schumer the 70 votes he needs to send his amnesty bill to the House with momentum.

And, if that bill were to be signed into law, it would add 8.4 million anti-gun voters to the rolls, and make gun registration, bans, and confiscation inevitable within 20 years.

Here’s where we stand:

Schumer’s original slimy deal was supposed to be this: We will add 8.4 million anti-gun Democratic voters to the rolls, but, in exchange, we will secure the border. It would supposedly do this by more fence and more federal agents.

Now the partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has come back with its numbers: On the one hand, 8 million (mostly anti-gun) illegal immigrants would be eligible for citizenship. And these are the figures from the liberal CBO!

On the other hand, said the CBO, illegal immigration would remain largely unaffected by the bill’s fencing and agents, going down a paltry 25%.

It was pretty apparent that Senate Republican negotiators had lost their shirts, even if you trust the liberal CBO.

So Hoeven and Corker began to negotiate over a path to pass Schumer’s anti-gun bill with a super-majority. A little more fence. A few more agents. A more Orwellian E-Verify system. But the big issue was whether to hold up citizenship for the 8.4 million anti-gun voters until illegal immigration had demonstrably been reduced by 90%. Schumer & Co. adamantly refused to agree to this.

Why? If Schumer had any expectation that the Obama administration was going to tighten the border, why would he be so averse to guaranteeing that result?

It was obvious to everyone that Schumer didn’t expect the border to ever be secure, and that was the reason he wasn’t willing to condition his 8.4 million anti-gun voters on quantifiable border security.

So what did Corker and Hoeven do? They agreed to turn the 90% border security REQUIREMENT into a 90% border security non-binding GOAL.

It should have told them something that every liberal analyst in town has been deliriously happy over the Hoeven-Corker sell-out.

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  • 3 thoughts on “Senators Hoeven and Corker Selling Us Out on Amnesty Bill

    1. Contrary to what this piece asserts, S. 744 does NOT require 90% border security. It ensures only that very expensive studies are done and plans are made to secure the border, not that the border be secured.

      The amnesty atrocity, whether S.744 or Hoeven-Corker, is bad in every way. Not only will it destroy our Second Amendment rights, it will destroy our very way of life. Law-abiding citizens will pay a huge price if ANY amnesty bill is passed.

      We don’t need to pay off crooks and people who have no respect for our sovereignty and laws. We surely don’t need to import more cheap labor to take our jobs and depress our wages either.

    2. It is $3.2 billion worth of technology, planes, unmanned aircraft, sensors–all on the border, spelled out in this legislat ion–that ensures we have a secure border. That must be met before there are any green cards, and that is where we start…” -Sen. Hoeven, Senate Floor, June 21, 2013
      But – page 30 of Hoeven’s amendment to S744: If the Secretary determines that an alternate or new technology is at least as effective as the technologies described in paragraph (3) and provides a commensurate level of security, the Secretary may deploy that technology in its place and without regard to the minimums in this section.

      We do not just say you have to deploy this technology, we tell you where you have to deploy it. We do not even leave that to DHS.” — Sen. Rubio, Senate floor, June 20, 2013
      “700 miles of fencing on the border. These are things Republicans have repeatedly asked for as part of securing the border. We have put them right in the bill.” — Sen. Hoeven, Senate floor, June 21, 2013
      But – provision on page 34 of Hoeven’s amendment: Notwithstanding paragraph (1), nothing in this subsection shall require the Secretary to install fencing, or infrastructure that directly results from the inst allation of such fencing, in a particular location along the Southern border, if the Secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain effective control over the Southern border at such location.

    3. Throw the bums out, all the bums. Give back the entire country to the people. Over haul, the entire congress, and the way they do things.

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