posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 08:35 AM
Oh yeah, you know it. Another gun thread!
Riding on the wave of success and exposure from the last filibuster, Rand Paul and Co are planning to step it up and filibuster any new types of gun
legislation from the Obama administration.
Call it “Stand with Rand,” part two.
Fresh off his recent 13-hour talk fest from the Senate floor on drones, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is warning Democrats that he and other Republicans are
prepared to filibuster again, this time over guns.
Along with Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Paul sent a letter Friday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggesting they would filibuster
any attempt to vote on legislation restricting the right of Americans to express their Second Amendment rights.
“We, the undersigned, intend to oppose any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or on their
ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance,” the trio of senators wrote to Reid.
“The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens’ right to self-defense,” they wrote. “It speaks to history’s lesson that
government cannot be in all places at all times, and history’s warning about the oppression of a government that tries.”
Threatening to filibuster, the Republican senators wrote: “We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for
any additional gun restrictions.”
Reid has said that the Senate will vote soon on gun control legislation, which will include background checks but not an assault weapons ban.
Luckily there are still people that will stand up for our constitution, no matter how many nay-sayers come out and ridicule these men and the cause. I
think using the traditional filibuster is the best way to grab the attention of those that willingly choose to ignore the encroaching police state.
Hopefully, the more senators that stand up and show the people they care, then maybe we could get more support from the people, instead of everybody
taking an apathetic approach to the way things are heading.
Giving Marco Rubio a fair shake
Marco Rubio is fairly new on the scene, there have been a few things I didn't quite agree with him on, but it seems he still intends to fight on the
side on the constitutionalists, and I have to tip my hat to Rubio, hopefully it's not all for show to galvanize the public so he can possibly win the
Understanding Ted Cruz
“We, the undersigned, intend to oppose any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or on
their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance,” the senators wrote. “The Second Amendment to the
Constitution protects citizens’ right to self-defense. It speaks to the history’s lesson that government cannot be in all places at all times, and
history’s warning about the oppression of a government that tries.”
I've been following Ted Cruz since the filibuster over the drones, he is doing a huge part in staying vocal on the important issues, he doesn't
really care if people label him as "nuts", he just knows he should help defend our remaining freedoms. Ted Cruz has echoed the sentiments I see here
on ATS day in and day out. He has conveyed our thoughts and arguments to congress.
I have faith in these guys to do the right thing, and like I said about Rubio, I hope they aren't doing it for show this time, because the American
people need somebody to trust, and these men, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz seem to actually have real authentic spines, so hopefully they know
that a lot of us support them and we hope that they can finally expose the criminals for all the people to see.
Rubio signs onto letter promising
filibuster on gun control legislation
"It is saddening to see the president today, once again, try to take advantage of this tragic murder to promote an agenda that will do nothing to
stop violent crime, but will undermine the constitutional rights of all law-abiding Americans," Cruz said in a statement. "I am committed to working
with Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Jim Inhofe -- and I hope many other colleagues -- to use any procedural means necessary to protect
those fundamental rights."
Cruz also blamed the Obama administration for contributing to the gun violence it is now attempting to address