Thursday, July 23, 2009

Guns, guns, guns...

Kay and Big John voted with the strong majority, including 20 Democrats, but a gun rights bill still failed yesterday (link). Excerpt follows...

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a co-sponsor of the proposal, blamed Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama for the defeat. He said the proposal "would allow law-abiding" citizens with concealed weapon permits "to protect themselves while traveling to other states."

"I'm disappointed with this move and certainly hope it is not a sign of things to come," he said.

A majority of the Senate, in a 58-39 vote, supported the measure. But the tally was two votes short of the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster and add the measure as an amendment to a defense bill.

All this gun stuff reminded me of a recent blog I saw from A Keyboard and a .45 (link). Excerpt follows...
Seems our Governor likes to shoot EBR's. The fact that he can shoot sub MOA groups shows that his range time includes more than just photo ops.

What does Kay Bailey think about EBR's and EBR owners?

The following video was clipped from a presentation at the Heritage Foundation concerning an individual right to keep and bear arms. Even though Senator Hutchison joined with fifty-four other senators, 250 representatives, and Vice President Cheney to submit an amicus brief in favor of Heller in the SCOTUS DC v Heller case, she still supports an Assault Weapons Ban.


This one statement shows just how far off the mark she is with her definition of an individuals right to keep and bear arms. I have comments on this issue previously, and have contacted her office concerning these remarks. I know for a fact that at least one member of her staff is reading this blog and knows of our concerns over this issue. The Senator's response so far has been less than adequate.
Rick has a strong record on guns. I had always thought Kay did as well, but I think Rick has more clout with the gun rights community than Kay if only because he is a known quantity at the state level.

1 comment:

  1. She has RINO instincts on the 2nd amendment. I don't trust KBH.


Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.