August 20, 2019

Money Talks and $@!^ Walks

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday will begin targeting four Senate Democrats facing potentially tough reelections with a $1 million TV campaign that urges the confirmation of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action told Secrets Monday that the effort will target Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.<<<Read More>>>

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U.S. Senate Committee Approves Top Sportsmen’s Priorities

Press Release from the Sportmen’s Alliance:

On Jan. 20, the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee approved a bill containing some of the top priorities of the hunting and fishing community, including the Sportsmen’s Alliance.

S. 659, the second half of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2016, includes a key provision sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R- Montana) directing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List. Despite greatly exceeding population targets for delisting, anti-hunting groups successfully persuaded a federal judge to keep wolves protected. The amendment returning wolves to the state management, which has been advocated for and supported by the Alliance, passed on a voice vote.

The committee also rejected an attempt by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) that would have stripped language preventing the EPA from regulating lead in ammunition. Ammunition for hunting is already regulated at the state level, and by the Fish and Wildlife Service where appropriate. The amendment was defeated 9-11. Sen. Boxer also tried to remove language allowing polar bear trophies that were taken prior to their listing on the Endangered Species List from being brought into the United States. The amendment was rejected by the same 9-11 margin.

“This moves us one step closer to passage of the Sportsmen’s Act,” said Evan Heusinkveld, Sportsmen’s Alliance interim president and CEO. “These bills include the most critical items for the hunting and conservation community. This is not a Republican or Democrat issue. It’s a hunting and conservation issue. We’re hopeful that the Senate will look past partisan differences and take up the full package in the near future.”

Sen. Cory Booker (D- New Jersey), also threatened to include a ban on trapping on the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, but failed to attract support and ultimately withdrew the amendment.

The Senate will now take up the entire package. Included is a major priority of the Sportsmen’s Alliance known as “Open Until Closed.” For decades, anti-hunting organizations have used the courts to block the opening of public lands that could, and should be, open to hunting. Language in the Sportsmen’s Act would mandate that federal public Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service Lands be open to hunting unless federal wildlife managers find cause to close them. The language will protect hunting and increase hunting access on millions of acres of public land.

Sen. Boxer, a regular opponent of pro-hunting measures, committed to publicly fight the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act on the floor, and is seeking to organize a filibuster. Sportsmen calls are needed immediately.

Take Action: Call both of your U.S. Senators today. Ask them to support the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act. Contact information for your U.S. Senator can be found in the Sportsmen’s Alliance Legislative Action Center.

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Maine Senate OKs bill to allow concealed handguns without permit 

AUGUSTA, Maine – On a 21-14 vote, a bill allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit gained approval in the Maine Senate on Thursday. The bill LD 652, sponsored by Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, would do away with Maine’s requirement that individuals wanting to carry a concealed […]
Source: Maine Senate OKs bill to allow concealed handguns without permit — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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Freemason Harry Reid’s Nuclear Option

Now precedent has been set. Freemason Harry Reid, managed to get through the Senate a “Nuclear Option” that overrides the Senate rules that a 60/40 majority vote is required to end a filibuster and/or to pass/block a president’s nomination to lower courts, as in this case.

Wrongfully, some (especially those looking to use this occasion to bilk people out of money) are saying that the passage of this simple majority rule in the Senate applies to everything. It doesn’t but it could very easily. In this case, that is if you want to believe what we are being told, this nuclear option applies only to getting lower court, presidential nominees confirmed while making it easier to block a filibuster and or just to obtain a simple majority to get the job done.

It’s the precedent that has been set that concerns me. On issues like amending or by-passing the Constitution and/or Bill of Rights, what will become of that? Imagine a simple majority to destroy the Second Amendment. And, yet again, imagine a simple majority to ratify a treaty: say an arms control UN treaty. I’ve said it will happen and this appears to be one step closer to that.

After passage of the nuclear option, Obama made reference to his attempts at gun control and how filibustering and not having a super majority vote prevented it. One would be remiss to think for a second that this move will not play nicely into the hands of tyrants on gun control and all other rights and freedoms.

The mistake many are making here is that they think this is a Harry Reid issue. It’s not. It’s a planned event, necessary for the ruling class to achieve what they want while hiding behind the charade of the nuclear option and the two-party, fake political system. It has been planned for a long time to destroy the so-called “rules” of the Senate and Congress and this move finally begins that destruction.

Precedent has been set and now we can look for implementation of the nuclear option for many things. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is republican vs. democrats. The ruling class, which involves members of both, in it together and in it to win it, are pulling the wool over our eyes. This was planned.

What happens next?

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Cowards at Maine Legislature Limit Gun Rights While Heading Out the Door on Vacation

What was thought to be a relatively safe bet that LD1240 would go down in defeat, ended up being passed by the Maine Senate as lawmakers headed out the door for summer vacation. LD1240 is a bill that will end Maine residents’ rights to sell and buy firearms through private sale.

Please contact Governor Paul LePage (governor@maine.gov) and ask him to veto this bill.

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Fascist Feinstein Gets Her Gun Ban Through Senate Committee

As proof that the issue concerning guns and violence isn’t about guns and violence, Senate committee members voted 10 democrats to 8 republicans to approve Fascist Feinstein’s anti gun assault weapons ban. As this bill moves to the full Senate Floor rest assured that all Senators will be voting for or against the bill based solely on whether they think it is in the best interest of them getting reelected……and nothing more.

My guess is that it will not pass in the Senate vote because too many Americans oppose strict gun control and neither the democrats nor the republicans feel comfortable enough that they can win reelection strictly through voter fraud.

The Blamer in Chief will probably say the bill failed because of the dead kids at Newtown, Connecticut.

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