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Pro-Gun Senate???
« on: July 15, 2006, 03:23:49 PM »
Friday, July 14, 2006

Good news! The Senate voted yesterday 84-16 to pass the pro-gun
Vitter amendment.

The language, offered by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) as an amendment to
the Homeland Security appropriations bill (HR 5441), will make it
illegal for federal agents to confiscate firearms during an emergency
or major disaster. The provision must now survive a conference
committee -- where House and Senate negotiators will iron out
differences between the spending bills passed in both chambers.

If the Vitter language makes it to the President's desk, it will
perfectly complement what has been happening in the states.


Sen. Vitter, who less than a month ago was presented with the
Legislator of the Year award by Gun Owners of America, made special
mention of this groundswell of support that has been rising around
the country. It was especially significant that his own state of
Louisiana recently enacted a ban on confiscating firearms -- an
action taken to correct the gun thefts which occurred there in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Again, there were only 16 Senators who voted wrong.
 
So who were the Senators who were arrogant enough to stand by their
anti-gun convictions and vote against this common-sense legislation?
They were:

Akaka (D-HI)
Boxer (D-CA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Levin (D-MI)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Reed (D-RI)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)

Basically, these senators said that when your life is in danger, you
don't have the right to defend yourself. You are just supposed to
pick up the phone and dial 9-1-1. Your guns are part of the problem
because they could be stolen by bad guys. And you don't need guns
anyway because the police are there to protect you.

These are actually the talking points from the anti-gun side of the
aisle yesterday. They told the Senate -- and the country -- that
YOUR guns were the problem. Your duty is simply to call the police
when you're in danger.

Of course, calling 9-1-1 doesn't work very well when the neighborhood
is flooded, the phones aren't working and chaos is in full bloom.
Sen. Vitter made this point very eloquently, and he should be
commended for his efforts in defense of our gun rights.

The others that are Anti,are up for Re-election,and do not want to "appear" to be anti gun!!
"My" own Senator, Stabmenow is one of them!!"My other, Levin,didn't have that problem!!


Brenden

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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2006, 08:52:27 PM »
What can you say about those limousine liberals with the money to hire their own private bodyguards?  (That comes from someone who worked his way through college and law school at night as a lowly staff member for a United States Senator who believed in and fought for the preservation of those Second Amendment rights guaranteed by our Constitution.)
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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 09:03:13 PM »
Excellent! And here was the reaction from Bush to those Senators mentioned above.

So sorry about that!
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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 09:45:10 PM »
I wish he would be able to do that my friend!!! ;D

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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2006, 11:18:35 PM »
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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2006, 12:47:30 AM »
How about adding Chuckie Schumer to that list for
a one way ticket to Beirut. Levin gets a first class seat.

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 01:17:23 AM »
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(2) Michigan DomoRATS

Levin & Stabenow

Too bad Detroit and Flint,Tri-Cities,and sad to say 1/2 of the UP  :o Keep voting these "Demoncrats" in to office!! :P

I do know that I have not voted for them and will let all that I deal with NOT to do so also!!

Stabmenow and Lenin are NOT what MICHIGAN ideals are.. :(

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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2006, 11:29:53 PM »
An update..

The Not-Sweet 16



Friday, July 21, 2006

As reported in last week’s Alert, on July 13, 2006, all 55 Republicans, joined by 28 Democrats and 1 Independent, voted to pass Senator David Vitter’s (R-La.) amendment to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds allocated under the Homeland Security appropriations bill (H.R. 5441) to be used to confiscate lawfully-possessed firearms during an emergency or major disaster.  Sixteen Senators opposed the prohibition.

In passing this legislation, the United States Senate acted on a bi-partisan basis to protect the self-defense rights of citizens when those rights are most vital, in the aftermath of a major disaster, when law-abiding citizens are left to defend themselves and their families.

Sixteen Democrats (including both Senators from the states of California, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York) voted to defeat this commonsense legislation (Déjà vu Note:  Under the unblinking eye of the C-SPAN cameras, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) voted against the Vitter amendment, then minutes later he reversed course and voted for it.)  ANOTHER FLIP-FLOP These extreme opponents of the Second Amendment are:

Daniel Akaka, Hawaii  Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts
Barbara Boxer, California  Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey
Hillary Clinton, New York  Carl Levin, Michigan
Christopher Dodd, Connecticut  Robert Menéndez, New Jersey
Dick Durbin, Illinois   Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
Dianne Feinstein, California  Jack Reed, Rhode Island
Tom Harkin, Iowa  Paul Sarbanes, Maryland
Daniel Inouye, Hawaii  Chuck Schumer, New York

While the passage of Senator Vitter’s Amendment is significant, enactment into law of the “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006” should remain our overarching goal.  Introduced as S. 2599 by Senator Vitter in the Senate, and H.R. 5013 by U.S. Representative Bobby Jindal (R-La.) in the House, this NRA-supported legislation would amend federal emergency statute laws to prohibit federal, state, and local authorities from confiscating lawfully-owned firearms during times of disaster.

Please be sure to contact your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative, and urge them to cosponsor and support S. 2599, and H.R. 5013, respectively, the “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006!”   You can reach your Senators at (202) 224-3121 and your Representative at (202) 225-3121.

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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2006, 12:26:38 AM »
Good post Brenden - it ain't over till the fat lady sings!
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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2006, 07:29:34 PM »
Sorry-A little late..

U.S. House of Representatives to vote on "The Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act" (H.R. 5013) Today!

Call Your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121 Immediately!

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 5013 "The Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act." Sponsored by U.S. Representative Bobby Jindal (R-La.), this NRA-supported legislation would amend federal emergency statute laws to prohibit federal, state, and local authorities from confiscating lawfully-owned firearms during states of emergency.

A similar, though temporary, measure offered by Senator David Vitter (R-La.) overwhelmingly passed (84-16) the U. S. Senate on July 13 as an amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill (H.R. 5441).

As you know, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, various reports indicate that law enforcement agencies from the federal government and several states confiscated guns from law-abiding New Orleans residents. Following the Hurricane and the resulting gun confiscations, NRA filed suit in federal court and won a temporary restraining order ending the illegal gun confiscations.

Enactment into law of the "Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006" is our top priority.

Please immediately contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to support and vote for H.R. 5013. You can reach your Representative at (202) 225-3121.



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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2006, 08:15:26 PM »
House Passed...

House Passes NRA-Backed “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association (NRA) and law-abiding gun owners won another major victory today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass HR 5013, the NRA-backed “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”. HR 5013 passed with a broad bi-partisan margin of 322-99.

“Law-abiding gun owners scored a significant victory in the House of Representatives today,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist. “The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina confirmed a fear long-held by American gun owners: the day government bureaucrats declare our Second Amendment null and void, leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless in the midst of chaos and lawlessness.”

This is the second NRA win on this issue in less than two weeks. On July 13, 2006, Senator David Vitter’s (R-LA) amendment to prohibit the use of funds appropriated under the Homeland Security appropriations bill (H.R. 5441) for the confiscation of lawfully possessed firearms during an emergency or major disaster passed the United States Senate with a final vote margin of 84-16.

H.R. 5013 amends federal emergency statute laws to prohibit federal, state and local authorities from confiscating lawfully owned firearms during times of national emergencies, as witnessed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina last year when police and military confiscated firearms from law-abiding citizens.

“No matter what the circumstances, lawful gun owners have the right to possess their firearms in their homes,” continued Cox. “And if forced to evacuate, they have the right to transport their firearms to a safe place. Nobody has the right to disarm them. That’s what this legislation ensures.”

After witnessing the draconian confiscation of firearms from law-abiding residents in New Orleans, Alaska, Idaho, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia and Louisiana passed measures that echo the spirit of HR 5013.

“On behalf of our four million NRA members nationwide, I want to thank Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) for introducing this legislation and the House Republican leadership for seeing that the ‘Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act’ got a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives,” concluded Cox.

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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2006, 08:28:26 PM »
"House Passes NRA-Backed
Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and law-abiding gun owners won another major victory today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass HR 5013, the NRA-backed Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act. HR 5013 passed with a broad bi-partisan margin of 322-99.<P>

Read More: http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/Releases.aspx?ID=7934 "
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Re: Pro-Gun Senate???
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2006, 08:32:34 PM »
Chris,
We are on the same "page"!!! ;) ;D

Great news,I do not know though what can/may happen with the "total" package!!

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