Here is video of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at today’s Senate Hearing on Gun Control where in just 10 minutes, he dismantled the proposed “Assault Weapons Ban” being pushed by Barack Obama and the Democrats. Cruz methodically revealed how the plan would not reduce gun violence, and would not make American citizens safer.
Here is video of Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein admitting the passage of an “Assault Weapons Ban” will be an “uphill battle,” but still claiming she believes it can get done. There is no indication there will be enough Democratic votes in the Senate to even get to a simple majority, much less the 60-votes needed to bring it up for a vote on the Floor of the Senate.
Bloomberg News is reporting that, as of right now, there is not enough support in the U.S. Senate to pass the Democrats’ “Assault Weapons Ban.” In fact, Bloomberg finds there is not even enough support to get to a simple-majority of 51-votes, much less the needed 60 votes to bring the bill up for a full vote by the Senate:
BLOOMBERG: 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. . . . Read More
Here is video of Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein officially putting forward their attack on the Second Amendment rights of every American. Their so-called “Assault Weapons Ban” would ban 158 firearms, but would clearly affect law-abiding citizens rather than preventing what it claims to prevent. The previous “Assault Weapons Ban” did not prevent the Columbine mass shooting, nor many other mass shootings. Feinstein and her ilk are seizing on the terrible Newtown tragedy to push their long-standing anti-gun agenda.
This bill is going nowhere. Even Joe Biden is already throwing it under the bus:
NBC NEWS: “Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday downplayed the importance of passing an assault weapons ban, even as Senate Democrats began a formal push to revive restrictions on those firearms.
“I’m much less concerned quite frankly about what you call an assault weapon than I am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine,” said Biden, who discussed gun violence during a Google hangout Thursday afternoon. . . . Read More
Guns that would be banned under Feinstein plan usat.ly/WRG8f1— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 24, 2013
So Feinstein doesn’t need to ban all those weapons after all. According to @joebiden, you can’t hit anything with them anyway.— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) January 24, 2013
Here is complete video of President Obama, and Vice-President Joe Biden unveiling their anti-2nd Amendment proposals at the White House today. Surrounding himself with Gun Control advocates and children, Obama set forth his agenda. Essentially, Obama is calling Congress to take the most drastic steps – an “Assault” Weapons Ban, limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds, and a Universal Background Check – while signing 23 “Executive Actions” that focus heavily on pushing various Government agencies to do things involving the words “Commit,” “Review,” “Study.” It is unclear whether any of the major proposals can get through the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate, much less the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
The Democrats are showing their hand – and their real intent – with Sen. Diane Feinstein’s “Assault Weapons Ban” bill she plans to put forward in the New Year. The bill is not so much an “Assault Weapons Ban,” as it is a “Let’s force all law-abiding citizens to register all their guns” piece of legislation. The bill would require all Americans to register even the guns grandfathered in under the legislation, forcing law-abiding Americans to report and register their guns, and be photographed and fingerprinted by the Government.
I don’t believe Obama and the Democrats have the votes right now to pass this brazenly anti-2nd Amendment bill. But they appear ready to try. We’ll see.
Feinstein’s bill would ban handguns that have a “military characteristic.” I’m sure that’s not at all arbitrary.— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 27, 2012
Sen. Feinstein’s gun bill to include ban on firearms that offend her aesthetic sense twitchy.com/2012/12/27/sen…— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) December 27, 2012
DRUDGE:FEINSTEIN BILL REQUIRES ‘GRANDFATHERED WEAPONS BE REGISTERED’… OWNERS TO BE FINGERPRINTED… Libs #”NeverLetAGoodCrisisGoToWaste”— Conservative Woman (@DivineMoments) December 27, 2012
Feinstein’s anti-gun bill will mandate any grandfathered gun owner be registered, fingerprinted+photographed. They want to know who has what— Tom Francois (@Tom_Francois) December 27, 2012