Now that Gun Control got its vote and the American political process ran its course will the Senate finally move on to the economy and some issues that are actually important to voters- like the Economy, Federal Deficit or Dissatisfaction with Government? Sigh, the horizon is clear for The Second Amendment but clouds loom just past the horizon.
- Senator Lautenberg wasted no time in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings by teeing up legislation that creates a national gun registry by requiring a background check for a sale of any quantity of explosive powder- such as the powder in ammunition. America gave up quite a bit of citizen freedom by rushing the Patriot Act into place in the wake of 9/11- and Obama renewed it…why not use this opportunity to implement some sneaky Gun Control?
- Senator Reid voted no on Toomey-Manchin to leverage a Senate rule that allows him as the Senate Majority Leader to call for a revote if it becomes necessary in the future.
- Reid also says that the main s.649 Civilian Disarmament bill is now tabled but could be reintroduced without a procedural vote (read: after the next exploitable event)
- Although the results from the most recent vote may lead him to change his mind the Senate Majority Leader also will introduce the A-Word Ban and Hi-capacity magazine ban – each as separate bill with a fresh chance to eek out a vote.
Although there are more threats looming ahead in the 113th Congress the first vote on amendments to s.649 was a watershed event in the latest American culture wars, but it came down to this: The People were heard when one branch of government reached too far- and leaders were present who took a stand for Liberty and refused to bow to pressure and propaganda and relentless, classless exploitation of the victims of horrific crimes.
The US political system worked once again by maintaining the balance of power just as the founding fathers envisioned. To keep it working its up to all of us to stay awake and be active participants in the political process.
Don't let the Senate vote on Toomey-Manchin end up a temporary victory for Liberty – we must stay vocal, stay involved and visit the polls in 2014. And 2016. The Civilian Disarmament coalition is planning to capitalize on the myths they have nursed along for the past 5 months– don't let it happen.