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Gun Control in the Senate: The Filibuster is Back!

Written by Gary North on March 29, 2013

It has been all over for Feinstein’s gun grab for weeks. Her bill was dead on arrival, as I wrote two weeks ago. But now the Senate Democrats’ softer core version is DOA.

There is a group of Republicans ready to imitate Rand Paul’s 13-hour marathon. They see the publicity he got, and they are trying to be “We, too.” Mr. Paul went to Washington. Mr. Rubio now wants in on the deal. He has announced his determination to join the filibuster.

This will foul up the Senate for years. Cloture requires 60 votes. The Democrats won’t get them on gun control. They won’t get them on a lot of issues.

This will put backbone into House Republicans who might waver.

Yesterday, I said that Vice President Biden had already given a concession speech on gun control. This confirms it.

The gun control forces are a spent force today. Across the nation, the Second Amendment movement is gaining a new lease on life. Guns are selling. Ammo is selling.

The number-one threat today is that gun stores are having difficulty getting ammunition to sell. At today’s prices, there are shortages.

Second amendment supporters are no longer shamed by fake guilt because of a maniacal murderer who guns down innocent people. The Left used to be able to milk those incidents for all they were worth. They are no longer worth anything. President Obama is playing the Newtown card for all it is worth. It is not working.

Gun sales rise after every incident, because gun owners know that the Left will not be able to resist organizing another assault on the second amendment. Well, the Left’s political “assault weapon” — an incident — no longer has any ammunition.

Let’s hear it for the filibuster! The filibuster is back!

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21 thoughts on “Gun Control in the Senate: The Filibuster is Back!

  1. Lt Roger Wilco says:

    For once the filthy liberals are not making headway forcing their unpopular agenda on normal people. We need to maintain the momentum and force liberals into the closet with their butt humping buddies.

  2. Thom Benson says:

    This might force Obama to simply use executive orders to accomplish his objectives. This will TRULY be the litmus test for the Republicans. After years of hearing about what could likely be impeachable offenses, no one has stood up and challenged this president. If Obama circumvents congress (again….) and nothing happens, no one stands up… then put a fork in us. We're done.

  3. Isir Abelon says:

    They should begin by removing all illegal guns off the streets and off the hands of criminals by implementing a license to carry gun outside your house. Got caught carring gun(s) in your car or with you without a license is an automatic jail time and fine. People are brave if they have a weapon with them specially guns. I do believed that all law abiding citizens do not have problem getting a liscense. That's what I think.

  4. Pfc Short Fuse says:

    I have yet to see an explanation from an economist for the shortages in ammunition in most calibers. To say "at today's prices" begs the question. Why haven't higher prices called forth greater supplies? My answer is as a non-economist: the threat of regulation coming down on importers or on new domestic ammo manufacturers.

  5. lic of any kind is an infrigement on the second admendment

  6. A right is a right. If it gets watered down with "licenses", "fees", "permits", "waivers", it becomes a mere privilege that can be revoked or taken away at government's whim. The preferred method of government encroachment nowadays is via the "Salami Method": one slice at a time.

    When the Founding Fathers spoke of unaLIENable rights, that's what they meant: a right is something you can't put a lien, levy, tax or sanction on someone for exercising.

    Most people use the phrases right and privilege interchangeably without knowing the difference.

  7. A 'license'? You mean government permission to own? What do you NOT comprehend about the phrase "… shall not be infringed."? The Second Amendment – as with ALL ten amendments making the Bill of Rights – is not negotiable. The Bill of Rights is inviolate and sacred.

  8. Let's face it folks, the hard truth is that you can take every gun from law biding citizens, and it will not lessen the violence. The sinmply truth is that obama and co., are going for the easy targets. You want to stop gun violence, then look to the streets, the gangs, the illegal contraband from the police departments across the country, but first of all look to our own DOJ, FBI, CIA, and ATF. These agencies frequently use the method "of let the small fish escape in order to catch the bigger one" while supplying the drugs and arms to them, And then, as in Fast and Furious, they "mistakenly" drop the ball they simply say oops and let DOJ cover up for them.
    Sandy Hook was a tragedy. No one could have anticipated it or stopped it. To continue to belay this tragedy does a disservice to the families. Had the perp not had guns available, he would have and could have resorted to much more violelnt and destructive action.

  9. He can and will use the executive order, but to whom will he issue enforcement. The "department of homeland security". The only way to enforce the order will be to declare martial law, which he granted himself under EO. The question is not whether or not congress will impeach him on this Constitional violation, but how many of us are able, commited, and determine to literally protect our rights.

  10. Johnny Squire says:

    Rubio is grandstanding for future support for amnesty for illegal aliens, AKA the war on labor.

  11. NOPE. I don’t need a piece of paper from the government telling me that I have the right to free speech, the right to join a peaceful assembly of citizens, the right to KEEP and BEAR arms, or any other damn thing that’s in the Bill of Rights. That’s why they’re called “rights”.

  12. Dan Kurt says:

    ATK (Federal, Speer, CCI) is producing ammo 3 shifts a day. This is maximum out put– orders keep coming in non stop.
    Dan Kurt

  13. AboveGod says:

    Ask "Occupy Wall Street" about peaceful assembly. The feds do not even need a warrent to search you or your vehicle. Obama is a fascist. Seig Heil Mein Fuherer Obama.

  14. Occupy Wall Street didn't do peaceful assembly. They homesteaded in places they didn't belong. Peaceful assembly is like a flash mob in a mall… people come together, perform (or in this case, protest), and then peacefully disperse. OWS doesn't disperse peacefully. That's why a warrant wasn't necessary in their case… they were refusing to leave and disperse peacefully, even when they were told to. So, probable cause isn't necessary in this case, which is what is needed for a warrant… they were caught red-handed doing illegal actions.

  15. Any form of registering or licensing is an infringement on the second amendment. It only serves to give the government gun grabbers a means to know who has weapons and make confiscation easier to accomplish. It will do nothing to remove the guns from criminals as they could care less, they're criminals. All it would do is put more expense and restriction on law abiding citizens. Criminals will always be able to get a gun and most will be by criminal actions. Enforce the laws already on the books and close off our borders to illegal criminal trespassers. Much of the gang violence is from illegals taking control of cities for the drug cartels. There needs to be a war on all gangs by law enforcement to rid the country of the gangs. Intense mental health treatment and better management of their environment to keep weapons out of their hands. None of the proposed gun legislation will do anything to prevent gun violence. It will all put more restriction on law abiding gun owners and cause them to be more vulnerable to criminal activity.

  16. ATK is one of the main ammo makers selling these HP bullets to DHS. This is why we need to rattle ATK's cage and get them to stop selling ammo to the govt.

  17. Rubio is no conservative. He will lay bear his true self in due time.

  18. Perhaps we should boycott ATK. Let them know that vulture capitalism will not be tolerated

  19. Bloomberg’s office referred us to the WHO to back up his claim. A WHO fact sheet attributes at least 2.8 million adult deaths each year to obesity or being overweight and attributes certain percentages of health problems to high body mass, saying that “44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity.” But the WHO couldn't provide more detailed data on overweight versus underweight deaths. It referred us to the institute at the University of Washington for the most up-to-date statistics.

    according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 66.9% of all homicides in the United States were perpetrated using a firearm.[5] There were 52,447 deliberate and 23,237 accidental non-fatal gunshot injuries in the United States during 2000.[6] Two-thirds of all gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides. In 2010, there were 19,392 firearm-related suicide deaths, and 11,078 firearm-related homicide deaths in the United States.[7]

    in 2009 all gun related deaths were —75,684

    in 2010 all gun related deaths were —30,470

    so if that's the case than by the statistics above all food should be rationed and a national registry should be formed to see who and how much food they consumed, so I guess we the ( so called gun nuts) should get on Obamas and Biden's ass to check the numbers and shut their damm mouths

  20. Rubbish, not even the Heller ruling agrees with that.

  21. Texas Chris says:

    Average monthly ammunition output is 4 billion rounds. DHS announced 1.9 billion in purchases over 5 years. Private purchasers snapped up 12 billion in surplus rounds in a little less than 3 months, and continues to buy 1 billion rounds per week, keeping shelves empty.

    Ammunition manufacturers have ramped up production with current systems, and new systems are in design and construction, but will not be online until summer.

    My orders currently take 3-4 weeks to arrive if I order loose, and in bulk.