posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 02:54 AM
You've got to remember that last time, a bunch of REPUBLICANS voted for the gun control of Bill Clinton.
At the 2004 vote to expand it for 10 years: Republicans voting YES:
Chafee (R-RI), Yea (not there)
Collins (R-ME), Yea (still there)
DeWine (R-OH), Yea (not there)
Fitzgerald (R-IL), Yea (not there)
Gregg (R-NH), Yea (still there)
Lugar (R-IN), Yea (still there)
Smith (R-OR), Yea (not there)
Snowe (R-ME), Yea (still there)
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea (still there)
Warner (R-VA), Yea (still there)
So with democrats in majority in the senate, Obama would only need to bring it to the senate, it will pass for sure, with at least 6 republicans
senators voting for gun control. Basically, Obama would have 62 votes for gun control. They could even ditch 2 democrats.
10 republicans voted yes... out of 51... 20% gun control is increasing.
In 94 for the ban: 7 out of 43... 16%.
Chafee (R-RI), Yea
Danforth (R-MO), Yea
Jeffords (R-VT), Yea
Kassebaum (R-KS), Yea
Roth (R-DE), Yea
Specter (R-PA), Yea
Cohen (R-ME), Yea
And those democrats... we'll wait for the votes to believe them. Remember FISA?
[edit on 22-3-2009 by Vitchilo]