The Senate is set to vote on the Harry Reid gun control bill tomorrow. The gruesome gun grabbers trotted out their dead yesterday to justify their votes against the rights of Americans, says the Washington Post;
On Tuesday, the subject of gun control — and emotional reminders of gun violence — overtook Washington. Relatives of those killed in December’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., made solemn visits to senators’ offices on Capitol Hill. On the Senate floor, Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) mentioned his father’s death by a self-inflicted gunshot.
Not that background checks would have prevented any of the “big three” incidents that seem to haunt the gun debate in Congress, but for some reason, Reid related his father’s death to a three-day waiting period. I guess his father wouldn’t have shot himself if he’d had to wait three days. I don’t what that has to do with background checks, but I know if my son was a draft-dodging whiner, I’d have probably killed myself no matter how long I had to wait.
No one is mentioning whether the current legislation contains provisions for storing the data from universal background checks, but since that’s Tom Coburn’s sticking point and he hasn’t said that he’s supporting the legislation, I’m guessing that provision is still in the bill.
The Washington Times says that WV’s Joe Manchin and PA Republican Pat Toomey are supporting the legislation, so I’ve been faxing my Senators today.
Mr. Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, and Mr. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, both have “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association, potentially giving the the deal the kind of political weight needed to achieve a bipartisan vote capable of overcoming a filibuster.
The details of the package aren’t yet clear and will be announced later on Wednesday, according to NBC.
I’m sure the details won’t be complete enough, but my Senators know that I oppose any stockpiling of background check records. And I don’t know what the Post is talking about here;
A bipartisan group of senators has struck a deal to expand gun background checks to all commercial sales — whether at gun shows, via the Internet or in any circumstance involving paid advertising, according to Senate aides familiar with the talks.
I’ve bought some of my weapons at gun shows and on the internet and I’ve gone through background checks every time, so I guess I don’t know what the Hell anyone is talking about anymore. And I don’t think they do either.
By the way, for West Virginia residents, the state Senate is considering legislation today that would exempt CCW license holders from background checks when they purchase weapons. You might want to tell your Senator that you’re tired of going through background checks every time you turn around.
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