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 National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre’s statement this morning at a Senate Hearing on Capitol Hill. LaPierre stood up for the 2nd Amendment Rights of all Americans.
LaPierre pressed for armed security in every school in America, and made it clear additional restrictions on law-abiding citizens will not make people safer. He summed it up perfectly:
“Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals, nor do we believe that Government should dictate what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families.”
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 a great new video from the House Republican Conference that tells Harry Reid and Senate Democrats, “No Budget, No Pay!”
It has been more than three years since the U.S. Senate passed a budget, and House Republicans just agreed to a brief increase in the debt-ceiling (3 months) with the stipulation that Senate Democrats would do their job and pass a budget. By contrast, the Republican-led House of Representatives has passed a budget EVERY YEAR.