‘What Are We Afraid Of?’ McCain Doesn’t Get Why Rand Paul And Friends Want A Gun Filibuster


Senator John McCain got on a CBS News show over the weekend and freely admitted he didn’t understand why young Republican Senators preoccupied with Constitutional freedoms are threatening to stall a Democrat-led effort at passing a Federal gun control bill by filibustering.

McCain’s comments came in response to previous warnings by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a dozen other conservative Senators that they’ll do anything within the rules of procedure to prevent a gun control bill sponsored by Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from coming to the floor:

I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand … What are we afraid of? Why would we not want – if this issue is as important as all of us think it is – why not take it to the world’s greatest deliberative body? That’s the greatest exaggeration in history, by the way, but, you know? Why not take it up in amendment and debate? The American people will profit from it. I do not understand why United States Senators want to block debate when the leader has said we can have amendments.

McCain went on to say he would welcome debate over mandating universal background checks, without saying he would support the measure outright. Reid’s bill seeks to expand background checks and crack down on “pass-through” third-party firearms purchases, along with a number of other gun control provisions; but he’s offered to open up the measures for bipartisan amendment when (and if) the bill comes to the floor.

Paul and others threatening the filibuster argue that the bill’s entire premise represents an affront to Americans’ guaranteed 2nd Amendment powers and, therefore, has no business even coming before the Senate for discussion.

Although McCain isn’t sympathetic with his peers’ use of the filibuster, it’s not as though he doesn’t have a record employing that very same tactic in past Senate debates. He invoked the threat of a filibuster in leading a (temporarily) successful 2010 effort to block a repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on open homosexuality. And over his long career, he’s sided in favor of using the filibuster 287 times out of the 712 occasions he’s had the opportunity.

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Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Harold Olsen

    What are we afraid of? We are afraid of losing our rights under the US Constitution, which he and the rest of the liberals want to abolish. This RINO is right there with his buddies in the Nazi Democrat party in attempting to violate our rights. He, like the rest, consider the Constitution to be an illegal document. This “war hero” is no hero in my book. He’s just another liberal scumbag.

    • GALT

      Why? You have already given them up, voluntarily……


      and the history you believe you understand, never meant or happened
      for the reasons you think it did.

    • vicki

      We don’t actually loose our rights. They come from our Creator. What we loose is a government honoring the contract between the people and it.

      The Declaration of Independence describes what must be done about this.

  • Conservative-Veteran

    The mistake the Gang of 13 (Rand Paul and others) made is they warned Reid of their intentions. Reid will now change the rules, that’s how they play the game. By hook or crook the Democrats will get the bill to a vote. One good thing is that it has no chance in the House.

  • harrison j. bounel

    mccain doesnt understand what this admin would like to do with the second amendment. he lives in lala land

    • rivahmitch

      Sorry… I disagree. Having listened to him during his campaign tell his own supporters that “You shouldn’t be afraid” of the Kenyan fascist, and that “He’s (again the Kenyan fascist) an honorable man” and seeing the result of this “honorable man” in office, it is impossible for him not to understand or at least suspect what’s in store for us. It’s that he simply doesn’t care about our freedoms and considers his “collegial” relationships with his fellow politicians more important.

  • SammysDad

    I find the waning thought processes of McCain a sad thing to watch. Someone near him should tell him that his time is over. Stop the nonsense, and ride into the sunset, John.

    • Carl Stevenson

      McCain was never a very bright bulb. He graduated in the bottom 5 of a class of about 900 from the academy and the only reason he was flying planes instead of cleaning their canopies was that his daddy was an admiral. He was not respected by most of his peers, particularly other POWs. His “hero” status is the result of daddy’s position and he’s, as Clint Eastwood said to the corrupt sheriff in one of his movies, “a legend in his own mind.”

      • rick0857

        His grandfather was also an Admiral a family tradition, and daddy could have gotten him out of Nam early but John did the one honorable thing of his life he denied preferential treatment

        • GALT

          He was the “healthiest” looking POW ever released after
          5 and half years……sometimes you don’t have to ask for
          “special treatment”.

          • rick0857

            Agreed, funny wasn’t it, well certainly not for the other brave men held during the same time.

  • Mr Diesel

    Think it won’t come up for a vote and pass. Welcome to fantasyland.

  • R.F.

    Something like 90% of Americans want better controls over who can buy heavy weaponry that they might use to mow down children in a school or folks watching a movie in a theatre or shoppers going about their business at a mall.

    • kenj41ne


      • GALT

        Probably be a good idea to determine if anyone actually knows what it means then, don’t you think?

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Who will be doing the controlling? Who gets to choose the controllers? What better controls over weapons purchases? Who gets to decide what are heavy weaponry?
      Engage the thinking portion of your brain if it is even developed.
      You started your comment with a lie, something like …. . Who was doing the polling? The companies that do the polling and mining of information get paid for their work, so you don’t think they will accomodate the Pay Master. How many people were polled, where were they polled, what questions were asked?

    • Carl Stevenson

      The AR-15 is NOT ” heavy weaponry.” That’s a myth created by the gun grabbers and tyrants.

      The Bushmaster AR-15 and similar civilian weapons that Feinstein et al are demonizing and want to ban are NOT assault rifles at all. Don’t give the gun banners any leeway on these lies and distortions. Their intent is to confuse and misinform those who don’t know any better. In other words, they’re lying.
      Tell people the truth … tell them that the AR-15 is not really functionally different than other rifles except that it outwardly RESEMBLES the M-16/M4 machine gun that our troops use. (For reasons of economy in manufacturing, the inherent reliability and maintainability of the underlying design, and other factors, there are a lot of common parts, but the important ones that determine function are designed to preclude illegal conversion to fully-automatic operation like the military weapons with which the gun-banners want you to confuse them.)
      The guns they want to ban are NOT machine guns, as the gun grabbers and media try to convince you. They do NOT “spray bullets” as military weapons do. However their outward appearance, combined with deliberate untruths and the use of incorrect terminology, makes it easier for the deceivers to demonize these guns as they try to build support for banning them. (Which is, of course, just a step towards further bans in the future.)
      Also impress up on people that the AR-15 and functionally similar guns are NOT “only suitable for a war zone” as the ban’s proponents and media personalities keep saying, but that they are, in fact, NOT really suitable for combat use at all because of their limitations. (Our troops would be SERIOUSLY out-gunned if they went into battle with AR-15s.)
      Further, they are not “heavy weapons” as some of the media people keep saying. Inform people of the factual reality that these weapons are actually considerably LESS powerful than most of their grandpa’s deer rifles – to the point that in many states it’s illegal to hunt game larger than groundhogs and coyotes with the .223/5.56mm round that the AR-15 fires.
      The public has to be informed so that they understand that they are deliberately being misled and misinformed by the media to advance the citizen disarmament agenda of leftist tyrant wannabes in our government. (These same people through DHS and other alphabet agencies have recently purchased over 1.8 BILLION rounds of ammo – enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the country more than 5 times – ammo that’s illegal for military use under international law). Considering that you and I and all of the other US taxpayers are paying for all of this ammo, it’s frighteningly reminiscent of the story of political prisoners’ families being forced to pay for the bullets used to execute them … isn’t it?
      If we allow these leftist control freaks to ignore and ultimately gut the 2nd Amendment, history will inevitably repeat itself. These “gun control” proposals have NOTHING to do with preventing crime, but EVERYTHING to do with CONTROL.

      • ChiefBoring

        Well put, SIr! The AR 15 works exactly like the Ruger Ranch Rifle. They just look different. The magazines are interchangeable. Another Ruger, the American, a bolt action, also uses the same magazines. The liberals are trying to sell a bill of goods; another step toward their goal of disarming us. Feinstein said as much when the 1994 ban, which had no effect on crime, was passed; “Mr. amd Mrs. America, turn in your guns. I would have done it if I had the votes.” If that’s not a direct quote, it’s close. Look it up.

    • TIME

      Dear RF,

      Really, is that true? Where pray tell did you acquire that information you claim is what {” 90% of Americans want?” }

      Oh please do tell us, we will all wait with baited breath for your well rounded answer with details to this astounding alledged fact.
      Hey while your at it, please also provide some information as to who Adam Lanza is?
      Afterall dashboard fails to show that Peter and Nancy Lanza had two children, let alone one named Adam, oddly there is only a Ryan Lanza noted? So who is Adam Lanza?

      Peace and Love

      • independent thinker

        R.F. no doubt pulled that number from a spot around 24-30 inches below his mouth and on the opposite side of his body.

        • ChiefBoring

          The latest “statistic” used by the President in his anti gun campaign, that “40% of guns bought at gun shows were without background checks”, was over forty years old, and based on just 162 people. If you buy a gun from a dealer at a gun show, there is a background check, just like at his shop. Private sales can take place anywhere. The push for “universal” background checks will lead to registration, the last goal before confiscation. If the UN gun ban treaty is approved by the Senate, it will supercede the Constitution, which itself states that treaties become the law of the land. One danger is that Obama might sign the treaty and yet not submit it to the Senate for a vote. The Senate is already on record as opposing the treaty.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Time is back with his “baited” breath. Again, we can assume it’s fish bait. Try some Listerine, Time.

    • Steve E

      So 90% of the American people are tyrants. It still doesn’t make it right.

    • War hater

      This % of America knows the deference between “Heavy” and light weapons.
      Did you think the UN’s light weapons ban meant pellet guns?

    • ChiefBoring

      I don’t believe that. Whose poll? How were the questions worded? And what part of “shall not be infringed” don’t you understand? We are a republic, not a democracy. The majority does not have the right, by their greater number, to infringe the rights of others.

  • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012

    “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to
    let the people know where we stand … What are we afraid of?”

    This is the problem with McCain – particularly – “let the people know where “WE” stand”, Its not about “WE” the Senators and where “WE” the Senators stand. It is about “WE” the people. Senators like McCain are in Washington pushing his own ideas and opinions rather than supporting what his constituents want. Far to many McCains in Congress and they need to be purged from Congress. If they have been elected into Congress twice then the people shouldn’t vote them in a 3rd term. 12 yrs is enough.

    You start seeing signs of corruption during their 2nd terms. They have been there long enough to get comfortable, and learn all the back channels and grey areas to get their agenda’s passed through in back room meetings.

    • GALT

      We the people…..is simply inclusive rhetoric……it was as convenient
      now as it was back then……..and it worked just as well, with far less available
      in terms of distraction……

    • Betta

      “This is the problem with McCain – particularly – “let the people know where “WE” stand…”

      Yes, I caught that too. He makes it about he and his when it is absolutely about We The People. He is a man with a too tight prostate and needs to go sit on the porch or something. I feel sorry for his wife who has to sleep with him. Can’t imagine having to waking up next to that old crab every day.

  • FreedomFighter

    Mr McCain, please retire now — you are supposed to protect the constitution, not destroy it – retire now and let a real American take your place
    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • GALT

      Now, now….there were no real american’s back in 1787, why would
      you expect there to be any today?

  • CatGman

    McCain is a moron. It is time for him to go. He, like so many others like him are a big part of the problem. They do not represent the people. They serve their own interests.

  • TIME


    Is nothing more nor less than ~ A criminal in a suit, Really he should be a rapper, his name could be known as ” MaC Dog Duh Cain ”

    Then he and O’ Mack Daddy can do da dance to the beat on MTV

    Hey ~~ what about that nice little distraction called { North Korea } that sure got you mind off that little United Nations ATT deal now didn’t it?
    Peace and Love

  • GALT

    It is not uncommon for those who write for P.L.D. or their host, Mr. Bob Livingston to invoke, the spectre of “history” in using rhetoric, to argue, persuade, incite or shape “opinions” in dealing with contemporary issues regarding this nation and the particular path they believe is congruent with their own “perceived self interest”.

    It is not uncommon for the participants ( commenters ) to mimic this behavior in their responses when offering their “opinion” on all manner of topics also………and the resultant cacophony serves little productive purpose for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the use of anecdotal references to “argue from authority” when no evidence is available to support the understanding of “history” that is being implied, as well as the failure to recognize that the degree of “empirical” understanding available to this authority, was a mere fraction of that available to anyone today, and that the “conditions of the past” have been so radically altered by the technological improvements that have emerged, that the attempt to impose the “past” on the “present” as a source of potential solutions to contemporary problems, is an exercise in futility as well as outright stupidity, not only in the sense that the “lesson of history is that we have learned nothing from history”, but also because what we believe to be “history” is for most………mythology, speckled with a grain of truth.

    Which of the following do you believe:

    1.) The framers of the Constitution opposed a strong central government.

    2.)The framers hated taxes.

    3.)The framers were impartial statesmen, above interest driven politics.

    4.) The framers were guided by clear principles of limited government.

    5.) James Madison sired the Constitution.

    6.) The Federalist Papers tell us what the Constitution really means.

    7.) The Founding Fathers gave us the Bill of Rights.

    8.) By discovering what the framers intended or how the founding generation understood the text, we can determine how each provision of the Constitution must be applied.

    “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future.”

  • Carl Stevenson

    We are (justifiably) afraid that quisling traitors like McCain will sell us out and strip us of our rights.
    McCain definitely needs to be on the list for our version of the Nuremberg trials once our republic is restored to the limits imposed on government by the Constitution.
    In the meantime, MOLON LABE McCain!

  • tncdel

    When is the Tea Party and the GOP going to call for Obama to be PROSECUTED and removed from office? A non-U.S. citizen is not constitutionally-entitled to impeachment proceedings.

    Obama’s social security number failed E-Verify, and anyone with enough intelligence to follow the simple instructions of this video can prove to themselves beyond any doubt that the document Obama claims is his birth certificate was amateurishly created using Adobe layering techniques. Please see:

    • ChiefBoring

      I wish Obama had never been elected. I disagree with everything he stands for. But, even if he was born on Mars, his mother was a US citizen. That makes him a natural born US citizen. Though not qualified to be president, he was legally electable to the Office. McCain was born in Panama, of American Cirizens, and thus also a natural born US Citizen. I doubt if he’s qualified either, but was electable. And nobody is going to be impeached; the Senate would not convict.

      • Betta

        “But, even if he was born on Mars, his mother was a US citizen. That makes him a natural born US citizen.”

        Ummmmm, NO. BOTH parents MUST be legal citizens of the US for the child to be a natural born citizen. This is why Rubio is ineligible. His parents didn’t become legal citizens until AFTER he was born. Yet we hear folks talk about him running on a ticket for vice president. He is not eligible for POTUS or VPOTUS. He is not a natural born citizen and cannot run for either office.

        Bammy was, is and always will be the illegal LIAR from Kenya. Too much evidence exists that supports this fact.

  • Guest

    McCain is just ensuring his place in the NWO and Rand Paul is the only one standing up against tyranny in our government.

  • Himmicane Ike Survivor TX

    John McCain is long past his expiration date. He’s gotta go. Hey John – don’t let the door hitcha where the good Lord splitcha.

  • BobinCA

    What are we afraid of? Senators like McCain that think they will tell us what we want. Biden who calls for a new world order and a government that is better armed than it’s people that created them. Our government that doesn’t stay within the boundaries of our constitution that sets the rules they are suppose to work within, that does not state a darn thing about making laws about gun rights or controls. A government that is arming itself to the tea and telling it creators they are the terrorist they seek to control. A government that will try to arrest elected state officials because they will not enforce unconstitutional laws. A government that will close their eyes to gun running and the killing of our ambassadors to cover it up. A government that sprays our skies and pollute our water and lands with chemicals and will not tell us what they are spraying and why. A government that want our guns or better control our guns because of a school shooting while they send guns across our borders killing men women and children while our president blocks the arrest of those involved. Gee Mr. McCain I can’t think of a darn thing that would make me afraid, other than the fact that you can’t decide who you work for and what you really stand for. No wonder the Republican party can’t get their party together. But now that party officials like you have shown their true colors we can get rid of you and vote in people that follow and respect our constitution and the workings of a senate filibuster.

  • Bachelor With Sense

    John McCain: You are forgetting that YOU took an Oath to SUPPORT and
    DEFEND the US Constitution against ALL Enemies Foreign AND Domestic. You
    took that Oath when You Joined the US Navy AND when You have been sworn
    in as a US Senator! There is NOTHING in any Gun Control Legislation
    that is NOT Against the US Constitution. The RIGHT of the PEOPLE to Keep
    (OWN) and Bear (CARRY) arms (Weapons) shall NOT be INFRINGED
    (Trespassed Upon). What part of that do YOU not understand?

    Resign NOW for the GOOD of THE Country! You have become either Senile OR Stupid!

  • hitthedeck

    McCain needs to get out of politics and be remembered as a war hero instead of a half arst politician who has lost reason in the drowning pool of liberalism.

  • Native Blood

    I am really embarrassed at the thought that I supported him in 2000 because he was what I thought him to be a respectable war hero. Lately, he and Graham have tried everything to go against the constitution and immigration common sense.

    He gets paid way too much, lobbied too much and he has forgotten what it is like to be oppressed. I guess he’s had one too many shock treatments at the Hilton.

    This country has far too many unemployed young people for any sort of immigration modification. We have too much of a strain on our medical, welfare, educational, and financials to consider bringing 40 million impoverished minions who are in need of their own country’s help. If we truly have a labour shortage in this country so badly then the congress/senate should place requirements of the corporations and corporate farmers the following

    1) medical coverage or a doctor hired by the farm to care for migrant workers

    to keep the emergency rooms clear and hospitals disease free.

    2) Medical screening for them paid by the corporation /corporate farmer

    3) Farm owned schools for the ninos and paid by the corporation.

    4) Unionize all the workers and dues paid my Mexico

    5) Reissue all new social security cards with numbers starting with 666

    6) Pay them at least twice the minimum wage.

    7) Bar them from any weapons while in the US. (security risks)

    8) House all workers in corporate built apartments and not allowed off the farm.

    9) establish on farm grocery,laundry, mall on farm locations and provide

    farm buses (at corporate expense) and prohibit POV operation during picking

    season and bus them back to the border at the end of the harvest.

    10) Construction work must be offered to citizens at at least 21 dollars hourly

    (before offering this line of work to any non-citizen) the company/contractor must have the same facilities set up to house,

    transport, medicate as farms.

    11) applications for citizenship start in Mexico.

    Any violators that utilize any welfare based programs, file for earned income tax credit fraudulently, carry another person’s identity and /or social security number

    are held accountable for refunding that agency, paying fines and deported and barred for 5 years minimum for crimes committed. If the violator is too broke to pay, send the bill to the government of Mexico.

    McCain on gun control?……Half of gun crimes and DWI, Hit and Run violators would be solved by doing the above.
    You may think all this is racist and I really don’t care what you think of me but Mexico needs to stop sending their uneducated impoverished citizens here until we are at least able to feed and clothe our own citizens.

    One more thing! John, when will that jawbreaker dissolve? Ed, Edd and Eddie!

  • agent orange

    time to retire Jonhy boy

  • agent orange

    wasn’t it Mcshame who launched a maveric missile while sitting on the flight deck causing a major mishap???? stupid is as stupid does…..

    • ChiefBoring

      Agent, you might want to do a little research before besmirching a man’s reputation beyond what he has done. Here’s a quote from a sailor on the Forrestal during the fire, and a site which shows what really happened. BTW, it was a Zuni, not a Maverick, fired by an F4 into the Skyhawks, one containing Mccain, opposite the side of the deck the F4 was on.

      “I was on the Uss Forrestal during the fire. All you morons trying to blame senator McCain don’t have a clue what you are talking about. A “wet start” couldn’t have upset the F4 Pilot behind him because there was no F4 pilot behind him. The F4s were on the other side of the flight deck. It was my squadrons aircraft that shot the missle into McCains plane. His exhaust was hanging over the end of the flight deck.”

      There are videos on this site.

  • howe joseph

    McCain exemplifies why the republican party needs an overhaul from the tired old turds who represent their own interest instead of the constituents that elected them. While I respect McCain for his military service and his POW interment it seems that Post Traumatic Syndrome has surfaced in McCain’s political rants.

  • Whip 1

    I have read all your post and with the exception of Galt (not to sure
    what his point was) you are right on.
    My Point is simply two questions which would explain his actions– Is He A
    Member of the Trilateral Commission and/or the Council on Foreign Relations.

    If yes, the answer is simple–He has to say what he says in order to stay in good standing with his association with evil.
    Not only McCain but others are trying to destroy our Constitution–of which
    all took a sworn oath to defend. It is time that words mean something
    and all those involved with the destruction of any of our Constitution should
    be ousted and certainly no PENSION because they are all aiding and abetting
    criminal acts.
    I think it is just a hoot that the term Conspiracy Theory is a term used
    to denounce anyone who thinks that our government is up to no good.
    Well by pure definition what they do in secret is a conspiracy. With the
    current administration there seems to be nothing but dark clouds and

  • rick0857

    We are afraid of the fact that it appears Senator McCain has lost his mind. I am grateful for his personal sacrifice to our country during the Vietnam War and all the trauma he endured as a result of his captivity. But I believe that this has now affected his brain as well, he has in effect become a democrat and the people of Arizona need to wake up to this realization and remove him from office before he has a chance to cause further damage to the Constitution Loving American Patriots that still remain in the State of Arizona. I do not know what your State Constitution says about recall procedures but if I lived there I would be looking into calling the Senator home to live out his days at what I am sure is a very plush home that he somehow managed to pay for with an average annual income of 120,000 dollars. That taking into account all offices held and the average aggregate of pay received.

    Because not only is McCain selling you out on gun legislation he’s also selling you out on immigration and all things fiscally responsible republicans should not do.

  • Steve E

    It’s hard to imagine that people nominated him to be a Presidential Candidate.

  • wandamurline

    What the hell were the people of Arizona thinking when they went to the polls and voted for this idiot? I appreciate his service to his country, but it is time for this Fossill to be retired….do you people in Arizona hear me? Vote this guy out…he is a Democrat in a Republcan suit….a fence turtle that falls to whatever side the lobbysts pays the most money. He needs to go.

  • sniper223

    McCain has not remembered the papers that he put his john McCain on making him a trader when he was taken as a war captive yes john you have a short remembering of your actions

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    • vicki

      Has the danger of voting for the lessor of 2 evils become apparent yet?

    • sootsme

      INCUMBENTS- the “Politically Correct” endangered species!!!
      “Insanity”- continuing the same behavior and expecting different results.

      All of which is to say that it’s all on we the people, who have collectively created the best government that money can buy…

  • momo

    John McCain, please retire, it seems as if your mind is slipping away.

  • Michael Nappi

    McCain has sold his soul to the Obama regime and thinks he has nothing to fear as long as he bows before the Muslim King.
    Like so many, McCain does not see that Obama only serves himself and his personal agenda to fundamentally transform America into a powerless, financially bankrupt shell of what we used to be.
    Obama makes promises to us all, yet keeps non. He is annoyed that a scrap of paper called the United States Constitution along with a small handful of Republicans are all that stand in the way of Obama having absolute power.
    I pray that day never comes. I pray we are delivered from this enemy within. Impeach Obama. God bless America.

  • Geri Kile

    SOLD – to the highest bidder— Repubocrat Cain!

  • Incredulous_one

    While I firmly stand with Senator Rand Paul (and others), it might make some interesting political ammo to have on the Dem.s who vote to “infringe” on our 2nd Amendment rights. You got to have a vote to get them on record.

    • vicki

      we have those records. The NRA keeps them. The GOA keeps them. SAF keeps them. Don’t need to risk getting any more bad laws.

      • Incredulous_one

        Understood, Vicki, but even if something passed the Senate, odds are it would fail in the House. Also, liberal politicians defending their record would claim the NRA or GOA are lying. It’s a little more difficult for them to deny Congressional records (just a little.)

        • vicki

          NRA records come from the Congressional records. The liberals lie about their records all the time. Even right after they vote. Better to use all the tools available to defend the Constitution

    • Michael Shreve

      Voters have mostly don’t KNOW the damage there senators have done so they vote based on what they SAY.

  • mamamia

    why can’t we vote it? Isn’t congress supposed to do it’s job of voting for the 91% of Americans who want this new bill? You know, “we the people” a.k.a. you and me.

    • vicki

      As the founders predicted, the populace could be talked into doing may freedom encroaching things. The whole point of the Bill of Rights is to list a few of the things we CAN”T delegate to the government.

      What our representatives are SUPPOSED to do is look at what we want. Compare that to the LIMITS on government listed in the Constitution and then decide if there is anything to be done.

      Government is instituted to help protect us from force or fraud. That is it’s one and only job. It has gotten FAR outside of its bounds.

    • Michael Shreve

      95% of statistics are made up on the spot.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Have you got any statistics to prove that?

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  • Da Buda Masta

    With all due respect Senator John McCain, they are scared [expletive deleted] the NRA will take their job away from them by attacking them for supporting the Obama’s background check legislation to buy guns and ammunitions to prevent the guns from being in criminals hands and mentally unstable individuals. The argument that Obama is trying to take away the right to bear arms (2nd amendment) is just a red herring to divert from the real issue..

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.matthews.77377692 Paul Matthews

    Here are a few thoughts of my own.

    In 1775,when the king tried this crap, we fought. We fought with three percent of the population of the US to start with. Others joined later.

    Maybe the time for the tree of liberty to be refreshed is upon us. If that is the case, let my blood be first to spill. I beg of these politicians, please don’t make me make that decision. Because the only step, brothers and sisters, left for me to take…IS THE ONE THAT ENDS A HUMAN LIFE. A step I never want to be forced to take.

  • BarrackHussein

    McCain the RINO started this whole Obama thing… what a moron… he would fit into this commie administration just fine.

  • disqus_1fKOvyab7m

    Why don’t they take what kind of weapon you are buying and the serial number off the form so it is just a background check instead of a gun registration? It makes no difference what I’m buying, what matters is if I can own any gun.

    I think their true intent shows due to the fact that you can walk away with the gun after 3 days if your NICS check doesn’t come back in time. That says to me that they aren’t really interested in checking backgrounds, they just want to register your gun.

  • Freedom Isnt Free

    What McCain doesn’t ‘understand’ is his job!
    1. Protect the Constitution – Not Change the Constitution.
    2. Represent the People he is supposed to – not represent what he or anyone else in Washington [or the media] thinks is “important”.

    McCain is a perfect example of why Senators like Congressman and other “elected” officals should spend MORE time in their own home states and far less time in Washington. He is definitely “out of touch.”

    I would like to thank Senator John McCain for this service. Just so long as this is the END of his service.

    The next time I have a bollot in my hand I am voting for anyone who is NOT an incumbent [filibuster supporters excluded].