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Both gun bills fail in the Senate

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BenPoquette, Apr 17, 2013.

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  1. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Expanded background checks fails 54-46 (Toomey-Manchin)
    Assault Weapons Ban fails 40-60 (Feinstein)

    Will this be the end of it or will there be new bills introduced? I think it's over, that the administration will wait until after the 2014 elections to see what the House and Senate look like.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Why Feinstein?
  3. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    My bad, it was her amendment.

    YGBFKM Guest

    OK, it didn't make sense she'd be a holdout.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It will be over until the next mass shooting (sadly).
  6. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    It know it's the rules, but it doesn't seem right to me that 46 beats 54.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Well, that will give everybody a couple weeks to think about it.
  8. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    I guess I understand this and, then again, I don't. Sure, don't want to render the minority party absolutely meaningless...at the same time, the threshold seems too high. The Republicans hold the House so it isn't like they are absolutely helpless.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Well, for the Baseball Hall of Fame, 143 beats 426. :D
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Do you drive around railroad crossing gates too?

    For whatever reason, the mods closed the politics thread. Stuff like this just keeps it closed longer.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I would have no problem if they got rid of that threshold. There would be occasional stretches where the president is from the party that controls the house and the senate, but I don't get the sense that happens too often, although I think W. had it for a nice chunk of his presidency. I think Clinton and Obama got it for two years each...
  12. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Tell you what, if you do not have the maturity to click on a thread about something newsworthy that happened today with out government, without taking overtly political shots, feel free to not click.

    So what are you saying? Anything that someone can go to extremes and start a political argument is taboo? This will be a pretty empty message board if that is the case. I don't see anyone arguing or being petty...except for you, of course.
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