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Assault Weapons Ban Lacks Democratic Votes to Pass Senate

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A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews.

At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.

A ban on the military-style weapons is among the legislative goals President Barack Obama outlined in his recommendations to Congress on curbing gun violence after the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut. Vice President Joe Biden said today it will take “persuasion and information” to garner the necessary support in Congress to enact the White House package.

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  1. thirdtwin

    January 25th, 2013

    Does this mean we get to drink deeply from the tears of Piers tonight?

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  2. Stirrin the B,S,

    January 25th, 2013

    “….Vice President Joe Biden said today it will take “persuasion and information” to garner the necessary support…..”

    What he really meant was, “persuasion and INTIMIDATION…”

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  3. Hotlanta Mike

    January 25th, 2013

    All Huff (Obama) and Puff (Biden)…

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  4. Poonces

    January 25th, 2013

    Hey Joe, those senators plan to be around to play long after the door hits you in the ass.

    They can already smell the decay on you and your massa, and it might be a different game.

    Wishful thinking?

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 25th, 2013

    Wanna bet the Freedom 6 are all up for re-election in 2014?

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  6. Anonymous

    January 25th, 2013

    Guess this shows how much they care about THE CHILLREN !
    lol

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  7. Carlos The Jackal

    January 25th, 2013

    Information: That’s a nice family/career/life ya got there.
    Pursuasion: Be a shame if something happened to it.

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  8. Lowell

    January 25th, 2013

    What a truly vile set of power mongers and brokers we have allowed to beset us. We have allowed an entire class of professional politicians to flourish over the last many decades. We have been neglect in our duty to weed and prune.

    And they grow bold, surrounded by professional ass kissers and booty smoochers.

    They are so insulated from the lives of their constituents it has attained the status of an unknown land. They only have time for others like them. And those are in fact, not us.

    The drive to maintain the office has exceeded even normal human desires of food and sex. We have bred a race of predators and we are now their prey.

    Make no mistake, you don’t figure. At all.

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  9. Paul Moore

    January 25th, 2013

    We were once assured that the votes weren’t there to pass Obamacare. Look for this to pass late on a Friday night, or better still, over Easter weekend.

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  10. ThisObamaNation

    January 25th, 2013

    Obama to Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems: “It Will Be Open Season for Terrorists Flying In With Nukes, Low Altitude Missiles, Or Even Full Scale Invasion of America”

    http://cavnews.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/obama-to-shut-down-southern-air-defense-systems-it-will-be-open-season-for-terrorists-flying-in-with-nukes-low-altitude-missiles-or-even-full-scale-invasion-of-america/

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  11. it won't stop him

    January 25th, 2013

    He will keep trying

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  12. Johnny Freedom

    January 25th, 2013

    After watching the traitor win again in November I don’t doubt anything happening. I wouldn’t be surprised if Feinstein’s bill passes as is.

    God it’s sad to say, but if there were a country left on this planet that has the freedom we used to have, I’d have already left. We were the last.

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