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Republican Senators Thwart Anti-gun Judicial Nominee

December 14, 2011 by  

Gun owners received something of a reprieve last week when the efforts of Senator Harry Reid to ram through confirmation of an anti-gun judicial nominee were thwarted in a cloture vote.

Reid was pushing Caitlin Halligan, a former New York solicitor general who was a leading advocate for bankrupting the firearms industry through the use of frivolous lawsuits, for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. That court is commonly referred to as the second most important in the country.

Democrats voted in lockstep for Halligan. All Republicans save Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski voted against Halligan. Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch, who’s still trying to play both sides against the middle by supporting tyranny while claiming to be a Tea Partier, voted present.

Meanwhile, we are learning more each day about the insidious nature of the behind-the-scenes efforts of the Administration of President Barack Obama to gin up support of gun control measures by illegally selling guns to Mexican drug traffickers through Operation Fast and Furious.

The government’s assaults on the Constitution continue apace. And don’t forget that the Republican flavor-du-jour Newt Gingrich and his foil Mitt Romney — or Newt Romney, as Michele Bachmann called them — have not signed the National Association for Gun Rights’ Gun Rights Charge. And both Gingrich and Romney have supported strengthening gun laws in the past.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • s c

    Dear Senator Reid, it’s time for your semi-annual mental competency exmination. You don’t need to bring anything but a toothbrush and perhaps ten sets of underwear. Everything else will be furnished (don’t forget your security pass, as some of our patients want us to believe they’re elected and occupy powerful positions in Washington).
    It’s obvious that the drugs we gave you do not work. Consequently, we will try another pharmaceutical approach. We know we can help, because that’s what it says in our new pamphlet (you’ll get a free copy when you sign in).
    You can start telling your friends that you need a rest (doctor’s orders) or you might hint that a friend needs your help. With a little luck, this session shouldn’t take more than a week or ten days. Then, you can return to Nevada and go back to supervising the local soup kitchen.
    By the way, we also need to confirm that you will be able to afford this session. We offer the best service in America, and we expect to be promptly paid for our efforts. We no longer accept Swiss francs or South African gold bullion coins for payment.
    We look forward to seeing you soon, ‘Mr. Smith.’

  • JB

    Reid is a bought & paid for imbecile – - -

  • T-Texas

    Hey Hairy,you imbecile!!FU and the horse you rode in on. The 2nd as written is fine.The founding fathers knew that people like you would try to get it changed by what ever means you think necessary.That is the reason SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED ON was put in there.

    • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/paul-foreign-policy-gaining-traction/?eiid= William L Collins

      Reid,Polsie,Obama,and every one they appoint to the courts are for taken guns away and the 2nd admenment along with the rest of the addmenments vote ron paul

  • Harvey

    Reid, you and the 70 openly admitted socialist party members are one of the reasons WE the PEOPLE are guaranteed the right to keep and bare arms. If you want a socialist country then should. We’d to move to one and leave our alone. It is beyond belief how you keep getting re-elected. Maybe someone in you employment is from Chicargo! Dead people are healed long enough to vote!
    Maybe if you need surgery Murtha’s doctor will be able to assist. He sure helped us with him.

  • Harvey

    Reid, you and the 70 openly admitted socialist party members are one of the reasons WE the PEOPLE are guaranteed the right to keep and bare arms. If you want a socialist country then should move to one and leave ours alone. It is beyond belief how you keep getting re-elected. Maybe someone in you employment is from Chicargo! Dead people are healed long enough to vote!
    Maybe if you need surgery Murtha’s doctor will be able to assist. He sure helped us with him.

  • http://liberyalearts john p.

    ALL OUR POLITICIANS TAKE THE OATH OF THE CONSTITUTION TO UP HOLD IT.
    THEN YOU GET SOMEONE LIKE HARRY REID. WHO WANTS TO GET RID OF THE
    SECOND AMENDMENT. HARRY REID TOOK THE OATH OF THE CONSTITUTION.THIS
    MAN’S WORD IS LIES HE CAN’T BE TRUSTED .HE IS A DICTATOR TO THE SENATE.
    AND THE DEMOCRATS UNDER HIM .THE PEOPLE IN HIS STATE MUST BE IDIOTS.
    HOW COME HARRY IS NOT IN PRISON FOR BRIBERY WITH TAX DOLLARS .REMEMBER
    OBAMA CARE AND THE BRIBES OF OTHER SENATORS. THEY ALSO SHOULD BE IN
    PRISON FOR TAKING THE MONEY.THE CONSTITUTION SAID SO NO ONE IS ABOVE
    THE LAW.

  • Palin16

    Dirty Harry is such a hypocrit. He was one of the first to celebrate the opening of the new Clark County Shooting range here in Nevada, posing for the cameras as he took aim with a rifle. Recently, the city of Henderson, NV needed a new City Attorney. There were several highly qualified individuals who applied for the job. One of Harry’s sons, Josh, also applied, but was told he did not have the necessary qualifications or experience. Lo and behold, Harry “made the call”, and the requirements were lowered, and Josh got the job.

  • FreedomFighter

    They must take our guns to make us slaves. Slaves with guns can be very difficult to control

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Buck

    Please allow me to thank ALL Nevadens for sending this walking talking filth to our nations capital , may you be rewarded by GOD the same way he rewarded the last city of sodom . PS : After his attempt at pushing beastiality through the senate I would keep a really close watch on my livestock were I you .

    • Palin16

      Hold on there Buck,
      I am a Nevadan and I voted for Angle. A lot of evidence shows that the voting machines were rigged. Several people testified they voted for Angle but the printout said Reid. In addition, union thugs from SEIU were bussing employees from the casinos to early polling sites, giving them a free sack lunch, and telling them if Reid loses they may not have a job anymore. I saw lots of bumper stickers that said Dump Reid.

  • http://www.rudylogos.com Rudy Tidwell

    We need to…must…fight against the gun control attempts in order to preserve our American liberty! Harry Reid, Pelosi, Obama and all anti-gun groups must be watched and resisted as they try to disarm America! It may sound cliche, but guns are not the danger to society, it is the nuts who somehow manage to get a gun either by somebody else buying it for them, or they steal it! Gun owners, such as I am, use guns for recreation away from human harm possibilities, or for self-protection.

  • Rain

    Buck

    Don’t be to hard on Nevadens, blame ACORN, the SEIU and the other unions that stole the election from the people.

  • artbrownsr

    1) I am not surprised that Lisa voted with the Dems. 2)Harry was re-elected on the backing of the NRA as having a good 2nd amendment rating! We even have to watch our associates!

    • Lastmanstanding

      art…look back over time and see that the NRA fks lapierre and cox have posed with reid for various photo ops and such…who do they really represent?

      mccain is another dissappointment beyond words.

  • http://www.wakeupamerica.com/constitutionalbelievers Constitutional Believer

    Hello Family, Friends, Patriots & Acquaintance’s.
    Now Is the Time for All Good Men and Women to come to the aid of Our Country!
    If Not Now, When?
    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing!
    If Not You, Who?
    Make the Difference and Take a Stand with other Good Men and Women, Join Us Here!
    http://www.wakeupamerica.com/constitutionalbelievers
    Take Care and GOD BLESS The Whole World!
    Sincerely
    Mr. Harris

  • http://none dan

    why do the good people of nevada and arizona keep voting ried and mcain back into office??

    • libertytrain

      Perhaps it’s all those dead people who vote a couple times each…

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