Will GOP block common-sense gun law?

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condensed from a Washington Post story by Chris Cillizza


April 8, 2013


If a couple of senators can’t come to a deal on expanded gun-sale background checks sometime in the next few days, President Barack Obama’s gun legislation is headed toward a filibuster led by some of the U.S. Senate’s most conservative members.

Over the weekend, Arizona Sen. John McCain warned against the idea of a filibuster, which has been floated by the likes of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, among others.  “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand,” McCain said. “What are we afraid of?”

Expanded background checks have the support of roughly nine in ten Americans – a sort of no-brainer issue that typically guarantees congressional action of some sort.

If via a Republican filibuster an up or down vote isn’t allowed, all a sudden Republicans become the party defined by their use of a Senate rule to shut down a bill that, at least in its component parts, a large majority of Americans favor.

For a party who is commonly regarded as “inflexible” and “unwilling to compromise” being seen as the side that ended gun-law enhancements without even a vote further adds to a very negative perception of the GOP…


Old Timer’s side of the debate exemplified by My Key Strokes:



A gun to own with pride ~ compliments of Sarah On The Go:




One thought on “Will GOP block common-sense gun law?

  1. Yes ~ the Grand Old Party, minus three or four senators and plus four Democrats, did block popular common-sense gun law and will never see again the chance to outlaw gun registration…

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