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ROLL CALL ON GRASSLEY-CRUZ AMENDMENT

Here is the roll call vote on the Grassley-Cruz amendment to improve NICS, address mental health issues, and to secure our nation's schools.

YEAs ---52
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)

ROLL CALL VOTE ON MANCHIN-TOOMEY AMENDMENT

Here is the roll call vote on the Manchin-Toomey compromise amendment on background checks. See how your Senators voted!

YEAs ---54
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)

Statement from Chris W. Cox on U.S. Senate Defeat of Manchin-Toomey-Schumer Amendment

Today, the misguided Manchin-Toomey-Schumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools.

ON THE VERGE OF VICTORY?

NRA Likely to Defeat Gun Grab
By Harold Hutchison

The National Rifle Association may be on the verge of defeating S. 649 – a victory after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead at the hands of a shooter who committed suicide.

FEINSTEIN CALLS FOR BAN ON PRIVATE GUN SALES

Gun-Grabbing Senator Cites Terrorists
By Harold Hutchison

Want to sell a gun to a friend or a co-worker you have known for years? If Dianne Feinstein gets her way, you may become a federal felon for doing that.

According to a report by Breitbart.com’s Big Government, Feinstein made comments claiming that terrorists would try to buy guns at gun shows during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program.

“Can a terrorist currently buy a gun in this country? Yes. Can a felon? Yes. You go to a gun show and virtually no questions are asked,” Feinstein said, adding later on, “I have a

FILIBUSTER FAILS

Sixteen Republicans Go Soft
By Harold Hutchison

The United States Senate moved on to debate a gun bill that would impose wide-ranging background checks on all gun purchases. This comes as the NRA announced that it would “score” the votes on some of the amendments that will come up.

The Senate vote to end a filibuster lead by Rand Paul on the motion to proceed was 68-31, with sixteen Republicans voting to move the bill to the floor of the United States Senate, while Democrats Mark Pryor and Mark Begich, both facing tough re-election races, voted to sustain the filibuster.

Statement from the National Rifle Association Regarding Toomey-Manchin Background Check Proposal

Expanding background checks at gun shows will not prevent the next shooting, will not solve violent crime and will not keep our kids safe in schools. While the overwhelming rejection of President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg's "universal" background check agenda is a positive development, we have a broken mental health system that is not going to be fixed with more background checks at gun shows. The sad truth is that no background check would have prevented the tragedies in Newtown, Aurora or Tucson.

REPUBLICAN SENATORS CAVING?

Eight Wimp Out, Won’t Oppose Motion to Debate
By Harold Hutchison

Gun-grabbing Democrats in the Senate may be able to bypass Rand Paul’s filibuster with a cloture vote as early as Thursday as at least eight Republican Senators announced they would not support a filibuster on a motion to proceed. Among the Senators announcing that they would not back a filibuster are: Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Dean Heller (Nev.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.).

MCCONNELL JOINS FILIBUSTER!

Senate Republican Leader Joins Second Amendment Defense!
By Harold Hutchison

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined a filibuster lead by fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, intending to defeat gun legislation being proposed in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 children and six adults were killed. The announcement comes as Barack Hussein Obama continued his push for new gun laws.

GUN DEBATE COMING IN THE SENATE!

Contact Your Senators Today!
By Harold Hutchison

Starting this week, debate on gun control could start in the United States Senate. With even proponents admitting that momentum has started to stall, the anti-gunners are still trying to ram through background checks that amount to registration – and which could even criminalize loaning a rifle to a friend for a hunting trip.

MORE IGNORANCE ON DISPLAY

Anti-Gun Candidate Omits Detail About Aurora Shooting Location
By Harold Hutchsion

Robin Kelly, the Democratic nominee in the special election to replace former Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned after health issues and revelations about misuse of campaign finances, recently claimed concealed carry did not work to prevent the Aurora shooting. However, she omitted the fact that the theater where the shooting occurred was a gun-free zone.

ONE SMART 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL!

DEGETTE AT THE FORUM - SEE FOR YOURSELF

Not knowing how a firearm's magazine works:

DEGETTE REMOVES ALL DOUBT

Anti-Gun Colorado Congresswoman Displays Ignorance
By Harold Hutchison

The Colorado Congresswoman sponsoring a ban on magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition revealed ignorance of how firearms work when confronted in a forum hosted by the Denver Post. Representative Diana DeGette represents the First District in Colorado, a state which passed a sweeping magazine ban last month.

GUN BAN RAMMED THROUGH IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS

Gun-Grab Passes Connecticut Legislature at 2:26 AM
By Harold Hutchison

Like neighboring New York, Connecticut has passed a sweeping gun-grab piece of legislation, only this time, it was rammed through in the early morning hours, while the citizens the legislators represented were asleep. The provisions had been announced less than 72 hours earlier.