The Washington Post headline pretty much says it all: “Obama backs [Harry] Reid’s filibuster reform effort.”
Why, for instance, would Barack Obama support Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s efforts to change the Senate rules, by brute force, so that it would be easier?
- To implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty to register, ban, and microstamp firearms?
- To reinstate the semi-auto ban?
- Or, to allow Obama to turn anyone into a “prohibited person” and take away their guns, simply by putting them on a secret “watch list”?
To ask such questions is to answer them. The political Left would love to disarm us all and take away our guns. To wit, the nation had to endure Bob Costas’ rant over the weekend when he essentially suggested that otherwise law-abiding people shouldn’t have guns.
But, in order to push a progressive agenda through the Senate, Reid is first going to have to use his deceptive “cheat scheme” in order to change the Senate rules to make it easier to pass the Left’s anti-gun initiatives.
By eliminating the filibuster (on the motion to take up legislation), Reid intends to eliminate our most effective way to kill a bad anti-gun bill — that is, by weakening or eliminating the time-honored filibuster that makes the Senate so different from the House.
But, even more important, if Reid uses the “nuclear option,” as he’s threatening to do, the Senate no longer has any binding rules. The majority can pass any gun legislation it wants, at any time, by brute force, with 51 votes.
So, did your Senator run for re-election by telling you he or she supported the Second Amendment? Well, this is their chance to prove it — or to show you that they’re nothing but bald-faced liars.
There will be no gun vote during the 113th Congress that will be more important than the rules votes.
And that is why it’s imperative that ALL GUN GROUPS are fighting this attempt to nuke the filibuster rules. Please contact any gun organization that you belong to and ask them if they are actively lobbying against Dirty Harry’s efforts to weaken the filibuster … and against any attempt by him to ram gun control down the throats of the American people!
ACTION: Click here to write your Senators. Insist that they vote against the anti-gun proposals to change the Senate rules. And don’t forget to urge ANY and ALL pro-gun groups that you are affiliated with to take similar action, as well.