Sunday, November 09, 2008

Nations Gun Laws in Hands of Senate

Guns owners are in a precarious position, especially in the first six months of an Obama administration.

It's not as bad as it looks, but...

The House of Representatives needs 218 votes to pass a bill. A simple majority!

With 6 house seats yet to be decided, the House is controlled by Democrats, 255 to 174.

Pro-gun House Democrats would need to come out in big numbers and take a stand against Pelosi and liberals if a anti-gun bill is to be defeated.

House Republicans will huff and puff, but they are now rendered impotent and have no impact unless they can join forces with pro-gun Democrats. Only then would we stand a chance of defeating Pelosi and her anti-gun agenda.

Contact your House Representative Member

If this does not come about, this leaves the defeat of any proposed gun law in the hands of the Senate.

The Senate needs 51 votes to pass a bill, ties are decided by a vote of the Vice President.

However, 60 votes are needed to end debate on an issue before it can be brought to a vote.

The Democrats have 57 seats and Republicans 40, with 3 seats not yet decided. It looks as if Democrats will fall short of the 60 seat majority needed to govern without the need for any Republican support.

The key for gun owners is 41 pro-gun Senators. Democrat, Republican, and Independents.

The problem for gun owners is, 41 pro-gun Senators.

What 41 Senators will take a stand and vote NO on ending the debate?

I've read the dynamics are no longer there for an anti-gun vote and no more than 50 Senators will vote for a gun control bill, as some are already looking at the 2010 elections.

Saying that, a gun show background check bill has a strong possibility of passing if liberals don't overreach.

Contact your Senator

By the way, the 60 votes needed to cut off debate is not part of the Constitution.

Senate Democrats are rumored to want to force a Senate vote to change the laws of the Senate, allowing all debates to be ended by simple majority vote.

But, they need 60 votes to cut off debate...

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