Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Well, isn't this special?

Change on veterans’ gun rights lights fire - Washington Times

Note Drudge's description: "Senate Dems defend administration's right to take guns away from veterans..."  The  Usual Supects among the Democratic members of the Senate are all for restricting veterans' access to firearms on a bureauucrat's say-so:  Chuckles Shcumer, Barabara Boxer, John "Manchurian Candidate" McCain...

What it is, is part of the ongoing debate over the Democrat's beloved--until they're no longer on power!--filibuster reform.
The quarrel over the broader bill and the filibuster continued on the Senate floor Monday when Mr. McCain dinged Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, when he alluded to Mr. Paul’s previous threats to filibuster the bill if there was not a vote on an amendment to ensure a trial to American citizens accused of terrorism. That provision was approved by the Senate last week.

The measure that sparked last week’s late-night imbroglio is also part of a still-pending sportsman’s bill that the Senate declined to vote on last week. Similar legislation has been proposed in past years, and a bill introduced by Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, and Sen. Jim Webb, Virginia Democrat, passed the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs unanimously in September.

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