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Posted: 2/6/2013 11:38:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2013 5:42:38 AM EDT by CAJva]
On February 12 at 10am, the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution will hold a hearing entitled “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment.”

The subcommittee is chaired by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the ranking Republican member.

Committee page.

There does not appear to be a witness list yet.

UPDATE:

Witness List (talk about stacked... looks like 4 witnesses for the gun grabbers, 2 for the Constitution):

Panel I

Timothy J. Heaphy
United States Attorney
Western District of Virginia
United States Department of Justice
Washington, DC

[He apparently goes way back with AG Holder; supervisor on FBI Safe Streets program; basically a white collar criminal defense lawyer]

Panel II

Laurence H. Tribe
Carl M. Loeb University Professor
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

[well known, very liberal constitutional law professor; "the Constitution permits, and that sane public policy demands, vastly stricter firearms regulation than exists in the United States today."]

Dr. Daniel Webster
Director and Professor
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
Baltimore, MD

[apparently has a hard on for the NRA: linky.]

Sandra J. Wortham
Chicago, IL

[Chicago Democrat politician (I repeat myself); sister of Chicago LEO killed in the line of duty; Deputy Director of Chicago PD(?)]

Charles J. Cooper
Partner
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
Washington, DC

[DC lawyer; former SCOTUS clerk; Assistant AG under Reagan; appears to have joined a pro-2A amicus brief in Heller]

Suzanna Hupp
Lampasas, TX

[also joined amicus brief in Heller; survivor of 1991 Luby's shooting (Texas); strong 2A advocate]

COVERAGE LINKS:

C-SPAN webcast
Subcommittee webcast

It also appears that C-SPAN TV will carry at least part of the hearing starting at 10am.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 11:40:21 AM EDT
Tag for updates
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 11:56:23 AM EDT
They cry "profiling" any time you arrest one of Obama's sons, but now we're supposed to believe they give a shit about crime in "Our Communities"?

Who exactly is "Our", anyway?

When the local thugs were doing violent home invasions in my town, I don't recall seeing Little Dick Durbin helping people install new deadbolts.

When people are getting shot and stabbed at my evening bus stop, I don't see any politicians getting out of their limos to help dress wounds.

All of the "FBHO" and "F this government" is quickly becoming "FUCK the majority of this country".

I own guns because I know I can't count of most of my alleged countrymen to do anything but sell me down the river.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 11:59:53 AM EDT
"While respecting the second amendment", ya right.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 12:55:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Homeowner:
"While respecting the second amendment", ya right.


The staffer who won the office "name the hearing" contest probably got an extra day off.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 1:02:51 PM EDT
How is Cruz the "ranking" Republican if he's only got 30 days time as a Senator under his belt?

Don't get me wrong, he's great and he's mine, but I thought that kind of pecking order was based on seniority.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 1:05:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 1:07:55 PM EDT
Durbin the Douche.....................................even surrounded by extremely large turds Durbin is a standout.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 1:22:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hater:
How is Cruz the "ranking" Republican if he's only got 30 days time as a Senator under his belt?

Don't get me wrong, he's great and he's mine, but I thought that kind of pecking order was based on seniority.


There has to be a "senior" Republican, and the others (in this case, Graham, Cornyn, and Hatch) either didn't want it or couldn't have it. There are limits to the number of committees and subcommittees you can be chair or ranking member of.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 1:33:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2013 6:58:08 PM EDT
Witness list added.
Link Posted: 2/9/2013 7:21:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By burnprocess:
Tag for updates


Link Posted: 2/9/2013 7:29:44 PM EDT
It appears we are outnumbered, but what can we expect when communists control the senate?
Link Posted: 2/9/2013 7:33:09 PM EDT
I'm glad Suzanna Hupp will be there.

Hope for more of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1u0Byq5Qis
Link Posted: 2/9/2013 7:33:40 PM EDT
Someone needs to go there & scream "why don't you just ban murder & leave the law abiding citizens alone?"

(Did anybody else chuckle a little bit when Code Pink heckled Swinestein so many times that she had to clear the entire chamber the other day?)
Link Posted: 2/9/2013 7:34:49 PM EDT
They can talk about this crap all they want. Who cares? It is just a horse and pony show of people who think they matter. Good grief, I think we should just ignore them.
Link Posted: 2/9/2013 7:38:08 PM EDT
These witnesses look cherry-picked, and the Susan is added to it so that they "appear to balance things out".
Link Posted: 2/9/2013 7:40:30 PM EDT
Had enough of hearings. Kill the damn bills already.
Link Posted: 2/10/2013 4:44:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 2am:
They can talk about this crap all they want. Who cares? It is just a horse and pony show of people who think they matter. Good grief, I think we should just ignore them.


If you think sticking your head in the sand will help, run with it. I prefer to keep an eye on them.
Link Posted: 2/10/2013 6:57:58 AM EDT
I hate watching these, but subject myself to it anyways. Hard not to kick the damn television sometimes.
Link Posted: 2/10/2013 6:59:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By glock40cal:
I hate watching these, but subject myself to it anyways. Hard not to kick the damn television sometimes.


Drink every time they say common sense or mention children. Makes it go by easier.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 5:43:00 AM EDT
Coverage links now in OP
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:00:57 AM EDT
And we're off... looks like a really small subcommittee got a really big hearing room.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:05:45 AM EDT
live now.....DICK Durbin spewing shit right now..
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:10:00 AM EDT
Cruz up now.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:12:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2013 6:13:20 AM EDT by AJ-IN-JAX]
Notice Cruz is speaking opposed to DICK reading from a prepared speech.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:20:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DanaHillen:
Durbin the Douche.....................................even surrounded by extremely large turds Durbin is a standout.


True story. He is the largest of shit stains.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:21:37 AM EDT
dick durbin

bite the curb you mother fucker - boot to back of head
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:24:32 AM EDT
Under Chicago law, aren't all guns technically "crime" guns?

Waiting for Cruz to cross examine the first witness. Talk about coaching and leading with Durbin...
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:30:46 AM EDT
Cruz is kicking ass.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:31:21 AM EDT
BOOM---HEAD SHOT


F&F
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:31:41 AM EDT
Cruz just went all Fast & Furious on 'em.

Called the US government one of the biggest straw purchasers in recent memory.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:32:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AJ-IN-JAX:
BOOM---HEAD SHOT


F&F


fucking finally YES

THANK YOU CRUZ

Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:35:01 AM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:35:18 AM EDT
Is Al Franken Drunk or does he always sound like that?
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:38:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By neflihim:
Is Al Franken Drunk or does he always sound like that?

does it matter?

gosh darn it, people like him
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:50:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2013 6:51:31 AM EDT by 556tactical]
GRAHAM UP

edit -

LINDSEY GRAHAM - I LOVE YOU
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:50:49 AM EDT
Graham up.

Been good so far.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:54:19 AM EDT
Hahahah Graham rocked that...
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:54:41 AM EDT
graham fucking rocked it
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:54:53 AM EDT
Oh FFS... here comes Feinstein...

"High capacity ammunition clips."

Jesus.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:55:08 AM EDT
i hate this cunt
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:55:49 AM EDT
"high velocity weapons" - seriously, who invents this shit?
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:56:59 AM EDT
i dont like that response

" CRAFT A LAW "
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:57:45 AM EDT
Here's a good stat for you to throw at the grabbers pushing for UBCs:

80,000 rejects in the NCIS system last year. 44 were actually prosecuted. That's about one half of 1% of people prohibited from buying guns, prosecuted for attempting to do so.

And they think MORE background checks will be effective?

Are they stupid or something?
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:58:30 AM EDT
they hear testimony explain why new firearm legislation restricting rights is bad and completely ignore it and its supporting evidence...
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 7:02:53 AM EDT
awwww fuck Blumenliar
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 7:04:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2013 7:08:57 AM EDT by CitizenQ]
Blumenthal can suck a dick.

Out of context much.

ETA: "tinker with the balance"....

I'm going to have a stroke.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 7:09:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BDinNC:
Here's a good stat for you to throw at the grabbers pushing for UBCs:

80,000 rejects in the NCIS system last year. 44 were actually prosecuted. That's about one half of 1% of people prohibited from buying guns, prosecuted for attempting to do so.

And they think MORE background checks will be effective?

Are they stupid or something?

It's a little less than that

44/80000 = .00055 = half of a *tenth* of a percent.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 7:17:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Indrid_Cold:

Originally Posted By BDinNC:
Here's a good stat for you to throw at the grabbers pushing for UBCs:

80,000 rejects in the NCIS system last year. 44 were actually prosecuted. That's about one half of 1% of people prohibited from buying guns, prosecuted for attempting to do so.

And they think MORE background checks will be effective?

Are they stupid or something?

It's a little less than that

44/80000 = .00055 = half of a *tenth* of a percent.


Thanks for the edit. Pesky decimals

Link Posted: 2/12/2013 7:18:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BDinNC:
Here's a good stat for you to throw at the grabbers pushing for UBCs:

80,000 rejects in the NCIS system last year. 44 were actually prosecuted. That's about one half of 1% of people prohibited from buying guns, prosecuted for attempting to do so.

And they think MORE background checks will be effective?

Are they stupid or something?


Sometimes I wonder if the real reason for he low prosecution rate is that they know the false positive percentage is unable ceptably high and procecuting would expose the flaws in the system.
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