Sunday, January 20, 2013

The "Nuclear Option" in more ways than they understand. Just how badly do the collectivists want to try to disarm us?

Just as GOA warned us, Filibuster Reform Is Essential to Enacting Gun-Safety Legislation.
(I)t is imaginable that a number of Northeastern Republicans (and some others from across the country) might—as Republicans in the New York legislature recently did—back moderate gun-safety legislation. But for that to happen, the legislation has to be brought up for a House vote.
That’s far more likely to happen if the Senate has passed gun-safety legislation. It’s not just a matter of strengthening the popular argument for House action; there are practical tools—including the budget process and conference committees—for increasing the pressure on the House to act.
And this returns us to the filibuster.
For the Senate to act on gun safety, the essential first step is to end the abuse of the filibuster.
LATER: In a related story: "Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party."

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