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No Gun Bills Pre-Election

Not Enough Senate Votes To Pass Anything

NSSF reports that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said that any legislation to expand the current National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) will not be considered on the Senate floor following Wednesday's shooting involving an apparently mentally unstable soldier at Fort Hood in Texas.

"People in this building are
protected by this sign."



Anti-rights bigot logic.

Don't be quiet.
Complain about make-believe gun-free zones.


While Reid pledged last year to bring gun-control legislation back to the floor, he said there are insufficient votes for passage and he won't move a bill until he can count enough positive votes. Reid understands very clearly that any vote to expand background checks would pose a huge political problem for vulnerable red-state Democrats seeking reelection this year.

If you think it is bizarre that candidates for office in America would want to work on anti-gun-rights legislation, except when they're up for election, well, you're not alone. The oath of office is in violent opposition to the bills Mr. Reid is proposing. Elections do matter. Get informed and vote right.

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