Coburn: Any proposal that keeps a record of legit gun owners will ‘kill’ Senate bill

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Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said Sunday any Senate legislation on gun control that includes a national registry of firearms owners will be a deal breaker.

Coburn is part of the bipartisan Senate panel seeking ways to curb gun violence and that purportedly is about to agree on a proposal to expand background checks to most private gun sales, with national record-keeping still unresolved.

“Absolutely will not be record-keeping of legitimate, law-abiding gun owners,” Coburn told “Fox News Sunday.” “That will kill this bill.”

The potential deal on background checks was reported Saturday by The Washington Post.

“I don’t think we’re that close,” Coburn also said.

Federal law already requires licensed firearm dealers to keep records.

The Senate panel is made up of four Democrats and four Republicans, but recent negotiations are purportedly being led by a smaller team that includes Coburn and New York Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer.

Meanwhile, President Obama is working on a plan that, like Senate proposals, calls for background checks as well as bans on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines.

The National Rifle Association, the country’s most powerful gun lobby, opposes background checks and a federal database.

Wayne LaPierre, the group’s executive vice president, recently told Fox the ideas won’t achieve their intended purpose of tracking guns used in crimes because criminals won’t sign up. In addition, he said, federal law will not allow such a database to include the names of people with emotional problems – who have committed several of the most-recent mass shootings.


Report: Senate Democrats Will Vote to Ban “Assault Weapons” on Tuesday

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Senate Democrats are likely to vote on an assault weapons ban Tuesday.
The Washington Post reported:

A proposed ban on military-style assault weapons faces a key test vote as early as Thursday when the committee considering gun control legislation is scheduled to decide whether to refer the proposal to the full Senate.

The Senate Judiciary Committee released a list of four bills it plans to consider at a business meeting Thursday morning, but Senate Republicans could use the panel’s procedural rules to delay the meeting for a week. As with most Senate proceedings, the list of bills could change — some might be dropped or others added to the list — but the Senate is clearly on the verge of beginning the formal process of reviewing legislation introduced in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting.

Whenever the committee meets, it will consider the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), which goes beyond a similar ban that expired in 2004 and covers nearly 160 specific military-style weapons. Among many other specific provisions, the bill also would limit the size of ammunition clips to devices that can hold no more than 10 rounds.

Members of both parties have said they cannot support the ban, believing it goes too far and would infringe on Second Amendment rights. But the panel — divided between 10 Democrats and eight Republicans — could eventually refer the bill to the full Senate on a party-line vote.

The Senate bill has absolutely no chance of passing the US House of Representatives.

Gateway Pundit

Sen. Rand Paul lays into Obama for sequester scare tactics

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Amazing how Obama gets away with such things without mainstream media calling his hand on the sequester. It was Obama’s idea! Unbelievable.

On FOX News this morning, Sen. Rand Paul may have just delivered the most pointed response to President Obama’s scare tactics on the sequester.

“I would say balderdash,” Paul said after the FOX host asked for his response. “It’s untrue, unfair, dishonest, disingenuous. The president is making stuff up.”

Paul added that Obama’s “histrionics” were “beneath the office of the presidency,” criticizing him for scaring Americans over any cuts to federal government spending.

“It is the least we can do,” Paul said about the spending cuts. “Our country is drowning in a sea of debt, borrowing $50,000 a second. we have to slow down spending.”

Washington Examiner

Uncovered Department of Justice Memo calls for Gun Registration & then Confiscation

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Our regular readers here are not surprised at this Memo, I’ve been saying for a long time if you study history (Hitler, Stalin, etc) you’ll discover that gun registration is always followed by confiscation……Always!  The government KNOWS that assault weapons bans, universal background checks, etc. will not work unless they confiscate all the guns. Folks, Congress can’t pass a bill and the President sign it and then the 2nd amendment is gone. That isn’t lawful. Congress must amend the Constitution to void any amendment, then after 2/3 of Congress passes that bill, 3/4 of the States MUST ratify that  bill, then the President can sign it into law. Folks that ain’t gonna happen!

The National Rifle Association has obtained a Department of Justice memo calling for national gun registration and confiscation. The nine page “cursory summary” on current gun control initiatives was not officially released by the Obama administration.

The DOJ memo (downloadable here as a PDF) states the administration “believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation,” according to the NRA, and thinks universal background checks “won’t work without requiring national gun registration.” Obama has yet to publicly support national registration or firearms confiscation, although the memo reveals his administration is moving in that direction.

The memo stands in stark contrast to the administration’s public stance on so-called gun control. White House spokesman Jay Carney said last month that laws proposed by Obama would not “take away a gun from a single law-abiding American.”

DOJ memo states: “Buybacks are ineffective unless massive and coupled with a ban.”