Senate Breaks the Cruz-Lee Filibuster of the Anti-gun ObamaCare Law
is to fully repeal this anti-gun, ObamaCare monstrosity. [At] a
minimum, funding for ObamaCare should cease immediately.” -- GOA
statement in postcards landing on congressional desks over the past
The Senate today, by a vote of 79-19, overcame the Cruz-Lee filibuster that was aimed at defunding the anti-gun ObamaCare law.
The Senate action allowed Majority Leader Harry Reid to amend
the Continuing Resolution by reinserting funds for ObamaCare -- funding
that the House had stripped out last week.
Many of the speeches today on the Democrat side of the aisle
lambasted Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) for trying to
“slow down the legislative process” and for threatening a government
What each speaker ignored, however, was that Senate Democrats
could have passed the House version of the bill (without funding for
ObamaCare) and sent it to the President TODAY. This would definitely
have avoided the very shutdown they were supposedly trying to avert.
The battle now moves back to the House where Republicans will
have to decide whether they are going to stand tough or give in to Harry
This fight is incredibly important. Some pundits think that
the implementation of ObamaCare will result in the health care system
“falling apart on its weight.” So they say we shouldn’t fight this now,
because losing today will result in us winning tomorrow.
The problem with that thinking is this: Can anyone name just
one example of socialism that, once implemented in this country, was
later fully repealed? One would be hard-pressed to think of such an
The consequences for gun owners -- once ObamaCare is
implemented -- will be immense. Once the government starts using medical
maladies (such as PTSD, ADHD, etc.) as reasons to put our names in the
NICS system, will those names ever be removed?
Just ask the more than 150,000 military veterans how it’s going for them!
That’s why fighting this anti-gun monstrosity RIGHT NOW -- before this law gets implemented -- is so important.
1) In the Senate. Hold accountable those
Senators, who voted AGAINST Cruz and Lee on the filibuster --
especially, Republican Senators. They are:
|Lamar Alexander (R-TN)||John Cornyn (R-TX)|
|Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)||Lindsey Graham (R-SC)|
|John Barrasso (R-WY)||John Hoeven (R-ND)|
|Roy Blunt (R-MO)||John Isakson (R-GA)|
|John Boozman (R-AR)||Mike Johanns (R-NE)|
|Richard Burr (R-NC)||Ron Johnson (R-WI)|
|Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)||Mark Kirk (R-IL)|
|Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ)||John McCain (R-AZ)|
|Dan Coats (R-IN)||Mitch McConnell (R-TN)|
|Tom Coburn (R-OK)||Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)|
|Thad Cochran (R-MS)||John Thune (R-SD)|
|Susan Collins (R-ME)||Roger Wicker (R-MS)|
|Bob Corker (R-TN)|
You can tell these Senators: “Don’t tell me
that you oppose the anti-gun ObamaCare law, given that you voted to end
the Cruz-Lee filibuster! By voting to ‘cloture’ the bill, you allowed
ObamaCare to be funded by only 51 votes. Don’t give me a year’s worth
of pronouncements as to how you oppose ObamaCare, because when it really
came down to the vote that counted, you bailed. Shame on you. I will
‘remember in November!’”
2) In the House. Please urge your
Representative to OPPOSE the Senate-passed version of the Continuing
Resolution. Tell them to support language which continues to defund
ObamaCare or its mandate. You must act quickly, as the House could act
as soon as Saturday or Sunday.
Please email AND call (202-225-3121).