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Can Democrats defuse a filibuster on gun legislation?

There are 21 comments on the CBS News story from Apr 6, 2013, titled Can Democrats defuse a filibuster on gun legislation?. In it, CBS News reports that:

When Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., first circulated a letter at the end of March promising to filibuster proposed legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers and crack down on illegal gun trafficking, the message was clear: Passing gun laws, already a heavy lift, would not happen without a messy procedural fight.

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Cat74

United States

#1 Apr 6, 2013
Democrats are having trouble with other Democrats where Gun control is concerned. They can't get 60 votes, that is what they need to shut down a filibuster. They waited too long to do this gun control bill. The people are more frightened of the Obama government now then they are of crazed gunmen.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#2 Apr 6, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Democrats are having trouble with other Democrats where Gun control is concerned. They can't get 60 votes, that is what they need to shut down a filibuster. They waited too long to do this gun control bill. The people are more frightened of the Obama government now then they are of crazed gunmen.
Everyone should be frightened - between the DRONES, FEMA, DHS and Litmus - it is enough to be afraid of Obama's government.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#3 Apr 6, 2013
It only takes one Republican senator sitting
on the john in the Senate latrine to call in a silent filibuster and stop legislation..

Yes, they can do it and have done it over 350
times in the last four years.

And then people wonder why nothing seems to
get accomplished.
Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#4 Apr 6, 2013
Gary wrote:
It only takes one Republican senator sitting
on the john in the Senate latrine to call in a silent filibuster and stop legislation..
Yes, they can do it and have done it over 350
times in the last four years.
And then people wonder why nothing seems to
get accomplished.
Well the other side of that is quit trying to encroach on peoples constitutional rights and you can go on to other business.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#5 Apr 6, 2013
Must be nice to be paid over $100K a year and get health benefits to just sit around and do absolutely nothing. Oh Rand Paul....get a real job like every other American.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#6 Apr 6, 2013
Robert wrote:
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Well the other side of that is quit trying to encroach on peoples constitutional rights and you can go on to other business.
Oh stop. I think we can agree criminals shouldn't be allowed access to guns.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#7 Apr 6, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
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Oh stop. I think we can agree criminals shouldn't be allowed access to guns.
Since all the shooters were registered democrats, let's ban them from owning guns.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#8 Apr 6, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
Must be nice to be paid over $100K a year and get health benefits to just sit around and do absolutely nothing. Oh Rand Paul....get a real job like every other American.
We quess that's why nancy and crew passed the obamacaretax fiasco and exempted themselves from it, eh??

Now let's see what's going on.....lobbyists getting mega rich and building mansions in DC....what are they lobbying for you ask??

Big corporations who want their fast food restraunts and other business to be allowed to accept EBT cards. We thought you lefties were against big corporations..........

The dems economy......get elected, get wealthy, get out. DUH
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#9 Apr 6, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Since all the shooters were registered democrats, let's ban them from owning guns.
So you're against constitutional rights?
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#10 Apr 6, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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We quess that's why nancy and crew passed the obamacaretax fiasco and exempted themselves from it, eh??
Now let's see what's going on.....lobbyists getting mega rich and building mansions in DC....what are they lobbying for you ask??
Big corporations who want their fast food restraunts and other business to be allowed to accept EBT cards. We thought you lefties were against big corporations..........
The dems economy......get elected, get wealthy, get out. DUH
You thought the left were against big corporations? Boy you're dumb.

The Dems and GOP are all liberals. The Dems just don't claim to be conservatives like the GOP do.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#11 Apr 6, 2013
Robert wrote:
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Well the other side of that is quit trying to encroach on peoples constitutional rights and you can go on to other business.
Matter of opinion, ain't it?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#12 Apr 6, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
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Oh stop. I think we can agree criminals shouldn't be allowed access to guns.
Not really. The gun crazies believe that they have the
right to sell guns to anyone they want to, including
al-Qaida.

I can see their reasoning. They figure that if it was okay
for the Bush regime to let 190,000 AK-47s and pistols
go missing in Iraq and no doubt find their way into the
hands of the terrorists who are using them to kill Americans
in Afghanistan, they should have the right to do the same.....
and make a profit.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#13 Apr 6, 2013
Gary wrote:
It only takes one Republican senator sitting
on the john in the Senate latrine to call in a silent filibuster and stop legislation..
Yes, they can do it and have done it over 350
times in the last four years.
And then people wonder why nothing seems to
get accomplished.
Attention disgruntled marxist!!! It appears the "john" is sitting on your face preventing you from trashing the Constitutional Rights of the law abiding. That comes after your ilk set up a bunch of Gun Free Zone signs and convinced parents, kids and teachers they were safe from harm--just like you convinced hundreds of unarmed Americans it was safe to board 3 commercial aircraft on 9/11.
There is only one logical conclusion for incompetent self-serving slime like you who want to deny Americans their right to protect themselves and their families from the evildoers that your utter stupidity consistently caters to and that conclusion is, "You and your ilk are not worth spit."

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#14 Apr 6, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Not really. The gun crazies believe that they have the
right to sell guns to anyone they want to, including
al-Qaida.
I can see their reasoning. They figure that if it was okay
for the Bush regime to let 190,000 AK-47s and pistols
go missing in Iraq and no doubt find their way into the
hands of the terrorists who are using them to kill Americans
in Afghanistan, they should have the right to do the same.....
and make a profit.
Attention sht4brains!!! News for you...The US Military supplied one AK47 per Iraqi family to protect themselves in a lawless land. You on the other hand would have denied Iraqi families those weapons and fed those families to the wolves. That stands to reason being as you bassturds tried to undermine the war effort for an exit date which without question if you had your way millions of decent Iraqi men, women and children would have been food for wolves. Thankfully President G. W. Bush and The United States Military did not allow you and your despicable ilk to get your way.
Furthermore you pathetic W.impy M.oronic D.emocRat...Had the "Bush Regime" not removed saddam & his sons over 50 tons of Yellowcake would have found its way to Iran or as saddam told an agent who befriended him following his capture, he would have continued with his nuclear program, etc...all on 60 Minutes.
And furthermore AK47s are as common as grains of sand in the middle east so your so-called theft amounts to a miniscule number overall and like all your propaganda there's more to the story. Perhaps you and your pathetic ilk should have been In Iraq to keep an eye on those missing weapons? After all you and your ilk have the audacity to think you can interpret the Second Amendment for those who actually served in Iraq.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#16 Apr 6, 2013
Correction...That's 4 commerical aircraft.
Cat74

United States

#17 Apr 6, 2013
The GOP is doing exactly what Republicans sent them to Washington to do, protect our Constitutional rights. Someone kindly advise the Democcrats about advise, and consent. They might also stop trying to diminish the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights. We will not allow it. I am so proud of the Republicans for knowing how our Government is supposed to work.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#18 Apr 6, 2013
Gary wrote:
It only takes one Republican senator sitting
on the john in the Senate latrine to call in a silent filibuster and stop legislation..
Yes, they can do it and have done it over 350
times in the last four years.
And then people wonder why nothing seems to
get accomplished.
Nothing gets accomplished because you blow.
Cat74

United States

#19 Apr 6, 2013
The American people call their Congressman, and Senator, and tell them what they want done. If they don't want gun control, or socialism the Representatives will vote accordingly. Did you not take H S US Government? I am sure you can get a book at the library.
History

Herrin, IL

#20 Apr 6, 2013
Lately i've heard rumors, that the white man must be lame, just because he's been dormant, DON'T mean that he's tame.

You threaten his existence, it won't be a mystery, why everyone who's ever come against him, has lost throughout all of history.

From the Vikings, who roamed the seven seas, he's conquered all of Africa, and nuked the Japanese.

Exploring the bottom of the oceans and putting men into space, he's accomplished more than anybody, no matter who's the race.

Now the world's all against him, as the Bible foretells, ready to get rid of whitey, to make the world a living hell.

They just don't understand, he's been blessed from high above, when they start to make the push, they sure as hell won't like the shove.

The socalled minorities like to attack whitey, bitch and complain, but you'd better first ask yourself, if you really want to ride this long dark train?

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#21 Apr 6, 2013
History wrote:
Lately i've heard rumors, that the white man must be lame, just because he's been dormant, DON'T mean that he's tame.
You threaten his existence, it won't be a mystery, why everyone who's ever come against him, has lost throughout all of history.
From the Vikings, who roamed the seven seas, he's conquered all of Africa, and nuked the Japanese.
Exploring the bottom of the oceans and putting men into space, he's accomplished more than anybody, no matter who's the race.
Now the world's all against him, as the Bible foretells, ready to get rid of whitey, to make the world a living hell.
They just don't understand, he's been blessed from high above, when they start to make the push, they sure as hell won't like the shove.
The socalled minorities like to attack whitey, bitch and complain, but you'd better first ask yourself, if you really want to ride this long dark train?
Attention SOUL TRAIN!!! The vast majority of the self-serving azzhats going after Constitutional Rights are as white as your azz. Furthermore To Protect and Defend The Constitution of The United States requires Content of Character not skin color and that fact leaves you and obama out.

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