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April 17, 2013 - 7:51 pm

On every defeated gun amendment today, more Democrats voted on the gun-rights side than Republicans crossed to the gun-control side. Fifteen Dems voted against Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) assault weapons ban. Ten voted against an amendment to limit the size of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.

Liberal ire was particularly strong against the four Democrats who voted against the Toomey-Manchin background check compromise: Max Baucus (Mont.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), and Mark Pryor (Ark.).

Heitkamp on her votes: “I’ve been adamant from the very beginning of this conversation that the focus should be on mental health issues, full and accurate reporting into the NICS database and ensuring that we are prosecuting criminals in possession of or trying to possess firearms. This conversation should be about what is in people’s minds, not about what is in their hands. I commend Senators Manchin and Toomey for working so hard to bring a serious bill to the floor. However, in its current form I do not see a path for my support. I’ve thought long and hard about this, I’ve taken the tough meetings, and I’ve heard overwhelmingly from the people of North Dakota; and at the end of the day my duty is to listen to and represent the people of North Dakota.”

 

 

 

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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So go primary them with a good lefty. If you are successful that will be four more Republicans in the Senate.
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The majority of Americans may support background checks for gun ownership, as Obama so stridently insisted. But he was being disingenuous, as usual. Americans DO NOT support gun registries, and quite frankly, don't trust this administration on anything it tries to do, based on its history of the past four and a half years.
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The Red State Senate Dems can remember what happened to those up for election in 2010 who voted for ObamaCare -- they followed party lines and sacrificed their political careers. Which is what the angry Tweeters wanted those up in 2014 to do here.
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Would it matter to the tweeters if the constituencies of these Democrats opposed the measure? Apparently not... .

All leftists are authoritarian at heart, and occasionally they let it slip out in circumstances like these.
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So go primary them with a good lefty. If you are successful that will be four more Republicans in the Senate.
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I see that The Rose That Grows And Grows has been taking her personal relevancy un-disbelief pills again. Fear not; those, too, shall pass. And as for the Divine Ms. B.M., well, thanks for reminding us that the less said is, indeed, the better.
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My, my, what tantrums. I'm sure the good folks of Alaska, Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota must be completely ashamed by having the likes of Rosie Odonnell and Bette Midler disagree with them.
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At least there are a few dumacrats can think for themselves. At least they know that any thing that the big zero puts forward is either flawed, stupid or useless, good on you. Are the pigs squealing?
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