Conservatives plan filibuster of Senate gun control bill

Rick Moran
How long can they go this time? Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee plan to hand deliver a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid's offfice today indicating they intend to oppose moving forward on the Senate floor with " any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions." Politico: Reid plans to bring up a gun-control measure that focuses on broadening background checks and cracking down on interstate gun-trafficking after the current Senate recess. Conservatives are concerned that once that bill reaches the floor, amendments could stiffen restrictions on gun control. Moreover, they understand that Reid intends to allow liberal amendments that would limit clip capacity and ban certain assault weapons to be offered - even though they would be defeated - to give Democrats a chance to vote on them. For moderate Democrats in competitive states, that amounts to an opportunity to vote no and show allegiance to gun rights. Though they don't...(Read Full Post)

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