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Posts Tagged senate
From America’s First Freedom:
With his time in office quickly winding down, President Barack Obama gave America’s law-abiding gun owners one last poke in the eye on Friday by sending the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
We’ve been reporting on the Arms Trade Treaty for years (see two examples, here and here, for some background on its dangers). John Kerry signed the ATT on behalf of the Obama administration back in 2013, and it took effect in 2014. But 67 U.S. senators must vote for its ratification—a tall order to fill with the Senate’s current pro-gun landscape.
From The Daily Caller:
“So let’s solve the problem,” Mikuski urged. “Let’s not get involved in constitutional arguments, and let’s help our American people be safe and secure in their home, their neighborhood, their school and their house of worship.”
The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts said the technology championed by Markey is often flawed and smart guns ‘‘only work correctly in the movies.’’
‘‘No technology should stand between a lawful gun owner using his/her firearm,’’ the group said in a written statement. ‘‘We also find it more than disingenuous that a senator with very little knowledge of firearms, who has worked to stifle the Second Amendment, would offer mandated technology that gun owners have not asked for, nor supported.’’
Matt Drudge was none too happy about Democrats determining who is and who is not a journalist:
Human Events reports on Rand Paul’s amendment in the Senate. Paul said this when it did not pass:
I think it is a blunder of the first proportion to send sophisticated weapons to a country that allowed a mob to attack our embassy and to burn our flag.
After the hearing yesterday Senator Feinstein wants to have her own hearing.
“I’m concerned and registered my concern with Sen. [Patrick] Leahy yesterday, that the witnesses are skewed to the anti-gun, anti-assault weapons position,” Feinstein told POLITICO. “He agreed that I would be able to do my own hearing on the assault weapons legislation which I will proceed to do.”
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a hearing for the 14th of September titled “Firearms in Commerce: Assessing the Need for Reform in the Federal Regulatory Process”
Does that sound good to anyone? If you live in or near D.C. I urge you to sit in on this hearing and report back what was discussed. It sounds to me like another improper use of the “commerce clause”.
Additional Info: The hearing was called by the chairman of the committee Senator Leahy of Vermont.