Reid pulls gun bill- Gets Ready for Lengthy Fight over Background Checks

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid effectively pulled his party’s gun control bill Thursday after a critical background check amendment failed to garner enough support, as he and other Democrats vowed to resume their push for new gun laws in the months ahead.

“Make no mistake, this debate is not over,” Reid said. He acknowledged that he and President Obama had agreed to hit “pause” on the current package, but said the Senate would “come back to this bill” and take up expanded background checks.

At the same time, critics of the legislation vowed to ensure any future proposals protect both “the lives and liberty” of Americans.

Both sides of the debate, it seemed, were gearing up for a protracted legislative battle that could last through the next congressional election. Democrats appeared to acknowledge that the amendment’s failure Wednesday meant they would not be able to pass any gun bill in the short-term, despite initial claims that the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., might spur a hasty legislative response in Congress.

The amendment that was defeated Wednesday would have expanded background checks to gun shows and Internet sales, while exempting personal transactions. It failed on a 54-46 vote; it needed 60 to pass.

Opponents, which included Republicans and rural-state Democrats, said the measure would infringe on Second Amendment rights by imposing a burden on law-abiding gun owners while doing little to stop criminals. They also repeated the concern that the system could lead to a gun registry, though the amendment language prohibited this.

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Lamar Alexander : Senate moving forward on Internet Tax Mandate

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Well if it isn’t one thing it’s a half dozen things being thrown at us all at once. Why is Senator Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, and Governor Bill Haslam trying to push a NEW tax on us! Alexander has partnered with two others pushing this legislation.

Video published on Apr 12, 2013

Then back in December we have Bob Corker saying Higher Taxes are OK.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Boston Marathon Eyewitness Confirms Bomb Squad Drill

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I’m going to report…..You Decide!

One commentor on the article said:

Based on everything I know I would bet my LIFE it’s yet another false flag operation.
How come every ‘terrorist’ attack just happens to have a drill happening, for the same event, at the same time.

You may not know it, but the commentor is correct. On the morning of 9/11 there was a drill going on about planes flying into buildings in New York, and in London on 7/7 the Government was running drills of bombings at exact same stations at the exact same times – reported by BBC on the day and now in Boston drills. What a coincidence, three times? What are the odds of this happening?

In an exclusive interview, I just finished speaking with key Boston Marathon eyewitness and running participant Alastair Stevenson, who has confirmed to me that drills were taking place the morning of the Boston Marathon complete with bomb squads and rooftop snipers. 

Alastair’s initial statements towards the Alabama news publication regarding the Boston Marathon training exercises ignited a firestorm within the alternative media, despite being only around two sentences in length. Now, Alastair has been given a forum to voice the entirety of what he saw as a participant and coach during the Boston Marathon — something that Alastair says he has never seen before despite participating in much larger races around the world.

As you can watch in the video above, Alastair detailed what went on before the race began:

“At the start at the event, at the Athlete’s Village, there were people on the roof looking down onto the Village at the start. There were dogs with their handlers going around sniffing for explosives, and we were told on a loud announcement that we shouldn’t be concerned and that it was just a drill. And maybe it was just a drill, but I’ve never seen anything like that — not at any marathon that I’ve ever been to. You know, that just concerned me that that’s the only race that I’ve seen in my life where they had dogs sniffing for explosions, and that’s the only place where there had been explosions.”

And Alastair is speaking from serious experience. As a veteran of marathons and a coach at the University of Mobile in Alabama, Alastair knows about how marathons traditionally go down.

The interview with Alastair clarifies his former statements regarding the presence of bomb squads and bomb sniffing dogs that went mega viral on the web, and also serves to better understand what the reality is behind this situation. As Alastair details, there was definitely a drill taking place the morning of the marathon, and it appears police were likely aware of a dangerous threat that required a large degree of action to counteract.