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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Easy...Big Money and the NRA is very good at slimeballing people in elections. A lot of the red state politicians are deathly afraid of the NRA even when their constituents support reasonable restrictions.
    If their constituents supported truly support the BGCs, they won't be re-elected...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'll be accused of being obsessed with Obama hatred, but I have to say I found the President's "speech" earlier this evening to be his typical hypocrisy on issues requiring courage. Suddenly, after he got re-elected and doesn't face the electorate again, he's out there on a limb expending political capital and chiding Senators and Congress members for not joining him out there.

    Where was his push for these laws after the Colorado shooting when he was still running for reelection? Where was his push for these laws after the Wisconsin temple shooting when he was still running for reelection? Where was his push for these laws after the child who sang at his 2009 Inaugural was gunned down in Chicago, among thousands of other children murdered in Chicago, while he was still running for reelection?

    I'll bet you his advisors told him not to touch the issue because it could cost him his reelection, but now that he's got nothing on the line, no electorate to face, he's all holier than thou criticizing those who aren't prepared to sacrifice their careers for his legacy tour.

    This President is utterly irrelevant and he proves it again and again when he tries to lead and nobody follows. What a waste of four more years.


    You nailed it. Politics.

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Reasonable restrictions don't require a Constitutional Amendment. An Amendment would only be necessary for infringments that could not be supported by a compelling governmental interest. Not the case here.
    Where is the words "compelling government interest" in the second amendment?

    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
    Please take the time to bold where those words are. I might just needing reading glasses after all.

    Btw, that is rather subjective way to decide anything of any real value. The words "Compelling government interest" mean nothing.
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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Absolutely. But that's something that a lot of the people on this site do not understand. They think ANY restriction automatically is unconstitutional. They refuse to be educated.
    Because it is.

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Where is the words "compelling government interest" in the second amendment?


    Please take the time to bold where those words are. I might just needing reading glasses after all.
    Pick up a Constitutional Law Textbook....any of them that are used at any law school in the United States and you might learn something. You might actually find out a thing or two about Constitutional Law and the analysis that the SCOTUS undergoes when reviewing laws to see whether they pass Constitutional muster.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Because it is.
    LOL....you must be part of the group referenced. Pick up a textbook sometime.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    If their constituents supported truly support the BGCs, they won't be re-elected...
    : They usually get a feel for what their constituents really want before they vote. Landrieu and others who voted for the bill are probably hoping that voters' memories are short! We'll see.

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    So whats the plan now for you Americans? Wait and see and talk about it again after the next school shooting?
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    LOL....you must be part of the group referenced. Pick up a textbook sometime.
    Open up a dictionary, learn english, and learn logic.

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    So whats the plan now for you Americans? Wait and see and talk about it again after the next school shooting?
    Explain to me, if you can, how this amendment would have changed anything about what happened at Sandy Hook? The perp murdered his mother and used her weapons to commit the crime...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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