Progressives failed Thursday in their efforts to push through two amendments that would have banned anyone on the terrorist watch list from purchasing a firearm, as proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and to expand background checks online and in gun shows as proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the latter of which already exists.
The Feinstein amendment was voted down in a 45 to 54 vote and the Manchin amendment voted down 48 to 50.
Posturing and taking advantage of a good crisis less than twenty-four hours after a Islamic terrorist attack by a Muslim couple in San Bernardino, California that left 14 people dead and approximately 20 progressives wounded by, Progressives attempted to append the failed amendments to an Obamacare repeal bill “through a process known as budget reconciliation, which allows for unlimited amendments….”
Republicans offered their own amendments to counter the Democratic ones. Sen. John Cornyn, (R-Texas), the second-ranking Republican in the chamber, offered a counter-amendment on the terrorism watch list that would have allowed the attorney general to delay a suspected terrorist trying to get a gun for 72 hours, requiring a court to approve blocking the firearm sale. Cornyn argued the Democratic measure would violate the Constitution. His amendment failed 55-44, with Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) voting for it and Kirk voting against […]
Left out of the discussion is the fact that gun control has nothing to do with saving lives. Also omitted from the discussion is who under the Obama administration these past eight years has been ordained “terrorists.”
Case in point, the Obama administration would designate jihadists, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik as terrorists only Americans enjoying their Second Amendment liberties.
It is not about gun control, solving crimes or saving lives, it is about power, tyranny over the masses and Barack Obama’s one global government agenda.