If I was a bettor, I’d have made some significant bucks predicting which senators would violate our 2nd amendment. The usual traitorous idiots:
Fourteen Senate Republicans backed the egregious and anti-Constitutional gun bill: Sens. John Cornyn (Texas), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Susan Collins (Maine), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah) and Todd Young (Ind.) (The Hill).
At long last, Senate strikes gun deal
Senate negotiators at long last struck a deal to combat gun violence on Tuesday, marking the culmination of weeks of talks following a spate of tragic shootings and years of inaction on the topic. A bipartisan group of senators announced the deal on Tuesday night, which hung in the balance in recent days as the two sides haggled over the final details of the proposal. However, the 80-page bill incentivizes states to set up red flag laws, directs billions of dollars in funding for mental health treatment, close the “boyfriend” loophole and enhance background check requirements for individuals under 21 who have juvenile criminal records. Those involved hailed it as a “breakthrough” piece of legislation
I believe that this week we will pass legislation that will become the most significant piece of anti-gun-violence legislation Congress will have passed in 30 years. This is a breakthrough, and, more importantly, it is a bipartisan breakthrough,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.), the lead Democratic negotiator.
The Senate took the first step to making Murphy’s belief a reality on Tuesday night as it voted 64-34 on a procedural vote on the proposal, which tees up a potential final vote on the bill by the end of the week. Senators involved in talks had repeatedly hoped to advance a bill out of the upper chamber by then as Friday kicks off the two-week recess centered around the July 4 holiday
Fourteen Senate Republicans backed the bill: Sens. John Cornyn (Texas), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Susan Collins (Maine), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah) and Todd Young (Ind.)
Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.) missed the vote but was among the 10 Senate Republicans who signed on to the initial framework two weekends ago.
What’s in the Senate’s 80-page bipartisan gun safety bill.The Hill: National Rifle Association opposes bipartisan Senate gun safety bill.
News of the deal came exactly four weeks after the horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 students and two teachers and proved to be the incident that finally spurred action among legislators in Washington. “I want to make sure we actually do something useful, something that is capable of becoming a law, something that will have the potential to save lives,” Cornyn said on the Senate floor.
Here’s what JJ Sefton has to say about it. He’s on fire. As much as we are.
Good morning, kids. Wednesday and is it just me or does it seem as if we have absolutely zero representation in government? Meh, why even ask that question when I have been asserting since January 6th, 2021 that we no longer even have a government. Our lives and everything we’ve worked for and played by the rules to build, achieve and try to leave as a legacy for our children is being destroyed and stolen by politicians who embody the perfect storm of zero morality, zero empathy, and most dangerous of all, essentially zero accountability in legal or political terms.
I don’t need to go into the motivations of the tyrannical evil that is the Democrat-Left. To paraphrase that old song, “If you don’t know them by now,” etc. And then, there’s the GOP. GUARDIANS OF PROGRESSIVISM
I don’t know why I’m getting so worked up. After years and years of hearing them bitch and moan about being one third of three fifths of one half of 99 44/100ths percent of government, and donate more to to the RNC and renew your National Review subscriptions, we finally give them all of it in 2016 and they stab us in the chest.
No, they are not “the stupid party” because they’re not stupid. They’re not even a political party. They are part and parcel of the anti-American criminal enterprise that is hell bent for leather on our destruction and enslavement.
They hate you. They resent you. They resent having to pretend to like you or give two shits about your concerns to fool you into voting for them and donating to their campaigns. Funny how some of the loudest voices talking about things like “disinformation” on a whole range of subjects are RINOs. Check that; it’s the RINOs that are absolutely silent when their own voters are assaulted, persecuted and censored by the Democrat-Left when we attempt to exercise our rights and freedoms.
Worst of all are the RINOs that are in solidly red states who know they have you by the short hairs every two or six years because it’s almost impossible to primary them and failing that you’ll hold your nose and pull that lever rather than risk having a Democrat. Since the end of World War Two, the trajectory of this nation has been steadily off a cliff. The only difference was that the GOP was in a Model A while the Democrats were in a Lamborghini.
Case in point is John Cornyn. After being greeted by an auditorium of jeers, boos and catcalls for his eagerness to join the Democrats (I use the word “join” as a placeholder since he never was separate from them) to grab our guns, and with Texas about to be swamped by a fresh invasion of hundreds of thousands if not millions more illegal aliens, both resulting in an indigenous Latino population fleeing Democrats, what does John Cornyn do?
After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tapped Cornyn to negotiate a deal on gun control, he now promised to move forward on a deal on amnesty.
“First guns, now it’s immigration,” Cornyn told Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA).
“That’s right, we’re going to do it,” said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
Andrew Surabian, a former Donald Trump administration official, said in reaction to Cornyn’s pledge for amesty, “From selling out on gun control to selling out on amnesty in light speed”. . .
. . . Cornyn was recently booed at the Texas annual Republican Party convention last Friday over his work with Democrats to pass gun control.
The boos apparently did not faze Cornyn.
“After Sen @JohnCornyn was met with such hatred at the @TexasGOP convention in Houston, I’m told he said to a few people, ‘I’ve never given in to mobs and I’m not starting today,’” Cornyn’s retweet read.
As Gordon Lightfoot once crooned, “If you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts would tell, I’d rip John Cornyn’s melon head off, and kick his bony ass straight to hell. . .”
I added that last part. And here’s what John Cornyn and his ilk have wrought in the wake of a mass shooting perpetrated by a mind poisoned by years of Leftist cultural rot, aided and abetted by the abject cowardice and incompetence of local law enforcement.
Many of us have been worried about Republicans yielding to the Democrats even a little on gun legislation, and for good reason. The Democrats aren’t known for being satisfied once the GOP acquiesces on any issue. Republicans are Charlie Brown and the Dems are Lucy with the football every time something like this happens.
The Republican squishes never stop falling for it.
There are two HUGE problems with this legislation, especially for conservatives: it legitimizes both federal intervention in state matters and “red flag” laws. The latter is particularly problematic because implementation is rife with gray areas, no matter how many stipulations are in place. As I have been fond of saying, once red-flag laws are on the books, we’re on the most slippery of slippery slopes. One day people are raising legitimate concerns, the next we have people reporting the neighbor who just rubs them the wrong way.
At a first hasty glance, it does seem as if the Republicans at least tried to insert some protections. (Caveat: The problem with quickly reading these bills isn’t just that they’re long. They are also written to amend a multitude of existing statutes. That means that, if you really want to understand a proposed bill, you must read the other laws to which the bill refers. I have not done so.) . . .
. . . Will the above language protect people’s Second Amendment rights? The proof of this pudding will be in the eating. I suspect many people hit with a red flag law complaint will be unable to obtain counsel—and the government’s not going to help. Without a lawyer to assert those rights, they may as well not exist. Also, these will be hasty proceedings with judges terrified of possibly letting a future shooter go. Despite the protections, the bias will be to seize weapons—and then, good luck to the citizen trying to get them back later. . .
. . . I’m inclined to believe that our mental health and violent problems stem from a broken culture that sees politicians, the media, and educators encourage racial hatred; flood the country with illegal aliens, who bring with them illegal drugs, guns, and sex traffickers; destroy the economy; create a culture of death with unlimited abortions; legalize marijuana, a drug strongly associated with psychosis and violence; ignore existing laws, including those against illegal guns and gun crime; and sow confusion about biological sex.
All these things break a culture and broken cultures produce broken, violent people. No additional mental health funding or red flag laws will change that.
John Cornyn and the GOP wing of the Democrat-Leftist Junta want to take your guns away for one reason only: to leave you defenseless against them. Period, full stop. And if they can’t take your guns away, John Cornyn and the GOP wing of the Democrat-Leftist Junta want amnesty and open borders so they have safety in numbers, and to replace us with a citizenry more amenable to their control.
I can’t see how illegals will do the jobs Americans refuse to do when there are no jobs because we will have been completely de-industrialized and our economy totally destroyed within the next five years if not sooner.
John Cornyn. Thank you and fuck you. Go die in a fire and take the GOP with you.
- “After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tapped Cornyn to negotiate a deal on gun control, he now promised to move forward on a deal on amnesty.”
JOHN CORNYN PLEDGES TO SELL OUT AMERICA ON AMNESTY AFTER CAVING ON GUN CONTROL
- Michael Walsh: “At its heart, the Great Reset is a conceited and self-loathing central-European blitzkrieg against the cultural, intellectual, religious, artistic, physical, and, most of all, moral inheritance we have received from our Greco-Roman forebears. . . The goal, as always, is power—the eternal fixation of the socialist Left.”
“Against the Great Reset”
- “The bill is being authored by Gang of Four senators who are willing to sell out law-abiding gun owners because there’s no political downside for them. Texas Republican John Cornyn, who’s in GOP leadership, expects his voters to forgive him by the time he’s up for re-election in 2027. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has as her counterpart in the Arizona delegation the husband of Gabby Giffords, who’s the leader of an anti-gun group. Democrat Senator Chris Murphy can’t understand why Americans need or want guns. He’s the senator from Sandy Hook. And Republican Thom Tillis apparently doesn’t care what North Carolinians think about the right to bear arms. He too faces no voters for five more years.”
The Bipartisan Gun Bill Is Every Bit as Bad as We Warned You It Would Be
- “NPR reports that the gun control expands background checks for gun buyers ages 18-20. The legislation also expands the prohibited buyers list by adding dating relationships under the domestic violence clause, thus closing the ‘boyfriend loophole’ Democrats have been arguing against for years.”
Senate Unveils Language of Gun Control Deal: Expands Background Checks, Expands Prohibited Purchasers
- “Will it improve gun safety? Will it destroy the Second Amendment? I’ve got some preliminary insights, for what they’re worth.”
The Senate Compromise “Gun Safety” Bill is Here
Here’s Cornyn, essentially telling us: FUCK YOU.