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Posted: 5/9/2003 8:34:14 AM EDT
Check out the [url=www.washtimes.com/national/20030509-92627140.htm]Washington Times[/url]... "The House in the past has taken a dim view of the assault-weapons ban..." said Stuart Roy, spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican. "...[b]It has zero chance[/b]," Mr. Roy said, adding that the Senate might try to fold the ban's reauthorization into a bill that the House supports, but that such a strategy is bound to fail. "It's technically possible to do that, but just about on the verge of being impossible," Mr. Roy said. Now instead of wasting our time arguing about hypothetical futures where we are all worse off (i.e. Bush signing it), we can use the energy to secure a better one for all of us by keeping the pressure on in the House.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:42:58 AM EDT
I need to get some letter writing done on Saturday (I want to put time into it, hand written, so I'm not using any of my 15 minute study breaks for it. Last exam today.). My House Rep is a Democrat, and probably a crook, but he votes pro-gun. (I didn't vote for him. The guy running against him was also pro-gun, and not a crook.)
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:47:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/9/2003 1:59:17 PM EDT by TheCommissioner]
The Republicans are missing a great opportunity to counter the AWB moves with a strategy that uses the economy to push guns aside. They need to say something like, "What do assault weapons have to do with putting Americans to work? What do assault weapons have to do with cleaning out corporate criminals? We Republicans are working on what's important to YOU!" If I'm a Republican candidate for Congress I'm telling voters in my district that jobs and economic security have a higher priority with me than whether a handful of people want a gun that looks like what our brave and courageous soldiers carry.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:08:06 AM EDT
House Republicans made voting to repeal the assault-weapons ban one of the first orders of business upon ascending to the majority in 1995. While the repeal passed the House 239-173, the Senate never took up the matter and the issue died.
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Damn. I had forgotten about that. I feel much better now!
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 10:31:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bartholomew_Roberts: Check out the [url=www.washtimes.com/national/20030509-92627140.htm]Washington Times[/url]... "The House in the past has taken a dim view of the assault-weapons ban..." said Stuart Roy, spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican. "...[b]It has zero chance[/b]," Mr. Roy said, adding that the Senate might try to fold the ban's reauthorization into a bill that the House supports, but that such a strategy is bound to fail. "It's technically possible to do that, but just about on the verge of being impossible," Mr. Roy said.
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"The repeal of the assault weapon ban is a top priority." - Bob Dole, March 1995 "Just keep it. Keep the assault weapon ban."- Bob Dole, July 15, 1996
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 10:44:56 AM EDT
Make sure everyone and their brother and sister sign the AWB sunset online petition. [url]www.petitiononline.com/AWB/[/url] Only 3130 signatures so far. Bilster
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:31:54 PM EDT
"The repeal of the assault weapon ban is a top priority." - Bob Dole, March 1995 "Just keep it. Keep the assault weapon ban."- Bob Dole, July 15, 1996
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1. Tom Delay is not Bob Dole by a longshot. 2. Bob Dole was running for President in 1996 and needed to appear "moderate" to appeal to a broad range of voters to get reelected. 3. Tom Delay only has to get reelected in his single pro-gun Texas district. 4. Nobody said the fight was over, just that this was a good sign... and it is. We still need to keep up the pressure as the House will be taking tremendous heat from the media as this goes on. We need to make sure they know that they have support and the votes to back it up.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 1:03:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: "The repeal of the assault weapon ban is a top priority." - Bob Dole, March 1995 "Just keep it. Keep the assault weapon ban."- Bob Dole, July 15, 1996
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To you, every silver lining has a cloud, doesn't it?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:23:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:27:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: "The repeal of the assault weapon ban is a top priority." - Bob Dole, March 1995 "Just keep it. Keep the assault weapon ban."- Bob Dole, July 15, 1996
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To you, every silver lining has a cloud, doesn't it?
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No, I just don't wear rose colored glasses and horse blinders.
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