Stealth scheme to pass gun bans in the works in Congress

Anthony Martin
Conservative Examiner

Although the gun ban legislation promised by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is not set to go on the agenda until Jan. 22, 2013, powerful senators are working feverishly behind the scenes, laying the groundwork for a stealth scheme to get the ban passed in spite of heavy opposition, according to two sources today at Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Talking Points Memo (TPM).

Anti-gun congressman and senators are said to be preparing to strike swiftly and without warning in order to take advantage of public outrage concerning the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn…

…GOA director Larry Pratt stated that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is secretly working with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to change Senate rules so that a simple majority of 51 votes would be all that is necessary to pass the gun bans. McCain is reportedly working with U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., to prevent the filibuster from holding up the legislation, which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., vowed to to use to prevent any new gun ban legislation.

McCain and Levin are also working secretly to change the rules so that gun ban legislation could be easily added to any bill being considered in conference, and then when it is presented on the Senate floor it must be voted upon on an “as is” basis with no changes.

Another stealth measure McCain and Levin are attempting to weasel through the Senate is a provision that would bar any senator except for McCain and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., from offering amendments to bills coming out of conference.

These measures have the full blessing and approval of the Democratic majority, led by Reid and Levin.

In addition, sources close to Vice President Joe Biden say that the special report on gun control authorized by President Obama is on the fast track behind the scenes and could be introduced quickly and unexpectedly in the House by Jan. 15 rather than the end of the month deadline originally set…

Read the entire article at Conservative Examiner.

Update‘Unconstitutional Laws Aren’t Laws’: Marine Who Penned Blistering Letter to Sen. Feinstein Over Gun Control Speaks Out

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Update 2:   Glenn Beck and West Point Psychology Prof. Discuss Social Impact of Violent Video Games   [videos]

…Beck hosted special guest Lt. Col Dave Grossman, West Point Psychology Professor, Professor of Military Science. The Army Ranger is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on PTSD and is a scholar in the field of human aggression and the roots of violent crime. He noted that what today’s video games do is provide a reward for killing each target until there is none remaining that it has conditioned human beings to derive “pleasure from human death and suffering.”…

Update 3Passive Resistance and The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

A post for a Tweet that I cannot answer in only 140 characters.Yesterday, I engaged in the following tweet conversation with SelfishMom. The link in her first tweet refers to a letter from a former Marine written to Sen. Feinstein (text at the end of this post) regarding the her gun registration proposal…

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