Thursday, March 28, 2013

GOP Senators Paul, Lee, Cruz, and Rubio Want to Filibuster Any Gun Bills Before Any Debate

No debate necessary on gun control - the four member governing body of GOP Senators have spoken.

Republicans in the Senate are at it again - now want to filibuster Gun Reforms before bill is even debated on the floor of the Senate.  Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are part of what is wrong in the Senate as they have the attitude as the minority they can just filibuster what they do not want as it makes no difference as long as debate and vote is stopped.  The problem is that it is not one or two issues but almost everything a few hard right Senators decide doesn't need to come to the floor.

Majority Leader Reid should NOT have made a deal with Minority Leader McConnell on filibusters because within days the GOP started abusing filibusters again and McConnell set back and did nothing.  You cannot trust today's Republican males in the Senate not to make utter fools of themselves as they seek to stop bills.  Over 90% of the American people want tightened background checks and the four stooges don't even want a vote.  Must be getting heavy donations to their campaigns from the NRA.  Am sick and tired of Republican Senator and House members  putting big donors over the Country.  This bunch of Republicans in Congress for the most part cannot be trusted as evidenced by what we are seeing on Gun Reform.  There are some Dems in the same category in the Senate who want nothing to do with gun control - afraid of reelection?  How about if both sides work for the American people not the NRA?
Reid’s Office Denounces ‘Outrageous’ GOP Filibuster Threat On Gun Reforms

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) office on Thursday lambasted a threat by a handful of Republican senators to filibuster gun legislation, after President Obama urged Congress to act in a televised speech. 
"While this threat is entirely unsurprising, it's outrageous that these senators are unwilling to even engage in a debate over gun violence in America," Reid's spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement to TPM. "No matter your opinion on this issue, we should all be able to agree with President Obama when he said that the children and teachers of Newtown, along with all other Americans who have been victims of gun violence, at least deserve a vote." 
The threat to vote against a motion to begin debating the bill was made in a letter by Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), which was cosigned by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday.
With parents who lost children to gun violence along with some of their teachers standing behind the President Obama, he is once again pushing Congress for action on gun control measures -- are they listening?

President Obama: We Have Not Forgotten What Happened in Newtown

Today, President Obama promised the American people that he had not forgotten the 20 innocent chidlren and six brave educators who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary more than 100 days ago. Standing with parents and teachers of gun violence victims, he urged Congress to take action that will protect other children and families from the pain and grief these families have experienced. 
“As I said when I visited Newtown just over three months ago, if there is a step we can take that will save just one child, just one parent, just another town from experiencing the same grief that some of the moms and dads who are here have endured, then we should be doing it,” President Obama said. “We have an obligation to try.” 
In January, the President put forward a series of common-sense proposals to reduce the epidemic of gun violence and keep our kids safe, and in his State of the Union address, the President called on Congress to give these proposals a vote.  “And in just a couple of weeks, they will,” he said.
Excerpt:  Read More at White House website
No one is coming to take anyone's legitimate guns away from them but you would never know it from the hysterics from the NRA and those on the right.  Have never understood why increasing background checks to include all guns sold at gun shows is wrong.  Don't get the mentality of today's gun crowd which is nothing like my Dad when he owned guns to hunt animals not people.  IMHO I still think parents who leave a loaded gun around their house that a child gets access and kills themselves or someone else should be charged with child endangerment.  Put that on a website and see attacks start.  If your child is not in the proper car seat and dies in a wreck, you are held responsible so why not with guns.

Please contact your members of Congress and tell them to support reasonable gun control laws and to stop any idea of a filibuster in the Senate.  Tired of grand standers and this is what these Senators are doing with two of them Paul and Rubio hoping to run for President.  Not getting my vote but then my votes for the GOP are not happening with the crazy GOP of today.

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