The Gutless Weasels Win The Day Again

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Personal message, Politics | 2 comments

The gutless weasels in Washington once again displayed their partisan colors yesterday by failing to pass legislation requiring slightly more stringent background checks before purchasing guns. This would have in no way limited the right of anyone to buy a gun, nor would it in any way have infringed on our vaunted 2nd Amendment rights, no matter what the irrelevant Sarah Palin had to say. It would simply have added one minor step along the way to legally purchasing a firearm, thereby adding one small layer of protection that might have prevented another tragedy like Columbine or Newton. It is beyond understanding how out of touch our elected officials are with the wishes of the majority of Americans, and how in the pocket they all are with the special interests like the NRA who threaten their precious re-election. They should all be ashamed and voted out of office at the next opportunity.

It’s a sad day when our elected officials fear the power wielded by narrow special interest groups like the NRA  and the GOA (Gun Owners of America), more than they do the majority voice of a nation of voters. It’s time that we the majority raise our voice and demonstrate our power. In the next election, we should vote out the flunkies gun lobby and vote in men and women who will vote their conscience and do the right thing.

I am in no way saying that we should take away guns, or limit the legal right of our citizens to protect their home or family with a firearm should they so choose. Rational gun control is not gun eradication. This is not about the 2nd Amendment. And by the way, the Founding Fathers never, in their worst nightmares, envisioned the types of fully automatic weapons with massive cartridges that are available today. There should be sensible restrictions on how, and from whom, guns can be purchased, and the type of gun that should be available to normal citizens. If not, we can be sure there will be more mass killings in the months and years to come. And when that happens, you can be sure the gun lobby will be out in force saying, once again, that guns don’t kill people.

The following is a comprehensive list of everyone who voted against the bill, except Harry Reid (D-NV) who voted against it purely for procedural reasons. Let’s put an end to their gloating at the voting booth in November.

1. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
2. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
3. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
4. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
5. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK)
6. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
7. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)
8. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
9. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
10. Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN)
11. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
12. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
13. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
14. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
15. Sen. Michael Crapo (R-ID)
16. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
17. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)
18. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)
19. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
20. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
21. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)
22. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
23. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
24. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)
25. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
26. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)
27. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
28. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)
29. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
30. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
31. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
32. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
33. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
34. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
35. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
36. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)
37. Sen. James Risch (R-ID)
38. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
39. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
40. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
41. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
42. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
43. Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
44. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
45. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)

2 Responses to “The Gutless Weasels Win The Day Again”

  1. Jeff Laffel says:

    If Congresspeople only could serve one term without worry of re-election, I don’t think this cowardice would prevail. (BTW,Good writing. Point taken and well said.)

  2. Congress will vote for term limits after they repeal the Constitution. And thank you for the kind words.

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