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Gun Ban McCarthy (D-NY) to introduce assault weapons ban Next Week

What say you? I think this is the beginning of the end to insure our right to own guns are stripped away.


Gillibrand to face another test on gun control -- Newsday.com

WASHINGTON - Since her appointment to the Senate, one-time NRA favorite Kirsten Gillibrand has passed just about every test on guns set by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy - but that might change next week.

As the junior senator from New York, the upstate Democrat has undergone a transformation, moving quickly in the past three months away from her House record that won the NRA's top rating while remaining a supporter of Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.

She even jumped ahead of McCarthy, who reintroduced her bill closing the gun-show loophole at a news conference Wednesday, by co-sponsoring the Senate version of that measure two weeks ago.

But McCarthy said that next week she plans to introduce an assault weapons ban - legislation that is anathema to the NRA and that could pose a problem for Gillibrand.
"I think the assault weapons bill will be a test," McCarthy said Wednesday in an interview.

Gillibrand had no comment Wednesday on legislation that hasn't been introduced, said her spokesman Matt Canter.

"The senator is focused on working with anti-crime advocates, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the Brady Campaign and [New York City Police] Commissioner Ray Kelly and others on anti-trafficking legislation to stop the flow of illegal guns," he said.

Measure for measure, Gillibrand has matched McCarthy's support for gun control since being appointed in January, when she was bitterly attacked by McCarthy on guns.

Most recently, Gillibrand signed on to the Senate version of the bill that McCarthy and Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) introduced Wednesday, which would require dealers at gun shows to conduct background checks.

The bill could be crowded out by an already overflowing agenda, McCarthy admitted. Its fate is largely up to Congressional leaders, President Barack Obama and, as always, opposition from the powerful National Rifle Association.

McCarthy, the seventh term Mineola Democrat whose signature issue is gun control, Wednesday acknowledged the shift by Gillibrand to win approval from gun-control groups.

"She actually has been signing things we have been sending over to her," McCarthy said. "And I am very happy about it. I just want to make sure she stays there."

So she said she will keep up the pressure on Gillibrand.

In addition to the assault gun ban, McCarthy said she still intends to run a Democratic primary challenge in 2010.

But she said she will step aside if someone younger and just as passionate about gun control announces for the seat.

From the start, McCarthy said, "I felt I had to speak up, but I was hoping somebody else would step forward to run. To be honest with you, yes, I think somebody younger should run. Hopefully they'll be there a long time to represent the state of New York."
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Here's a little bit more: Alphecca » McCarthy to Introduce AWB Bill Next Week

A new “scary looking guns” ban will be introduced next week by anti-gun activist Rep. McCarthy of N.Y. I realize that description doesn’t quite fit the acronym.
Reading the Newsday article, you’d almost think that the only reason she’s doing so is to test Sen. Gillibrand:
But McCarthy said that next week she plans to introduce an assault weapons ban - legislation that is anathema to the NRA and that could pose a problem for Gillibrand.
“I think the assault weapons bill will be a test,” McCarthy said Wednesday in an interview.
Gillibrand had no comment Wednesday on legislation that hasn’t been introduced, said her spokesman Matt Canter.

Sen. Gillibrand has already flunked my test. She’s completely turned her back on gun owners by signing every gun control bill she could since her appointment a couple months ago. Miss “A” by the NRA is now an “F.”
Anyway, I guess we’ll see whether Senate leader Harry Reid passes the test since both he and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (in the House) stated they don’t support another AWB.
Sen. Feinstein — who wrote the language for the original 1994 ban, has said she supports it but will wait for the right time to renew it. That was a couple weeks ago. Is it now the “right time?”
We already know that Obama and his AG, Eric Holder, want the “assault weapons” ban back in place.
If we do get a new AWB, it will vindicate all the folks who ran out and bought so called “assault weapons” and magazines and ammo. I wish I could have been one of them.
They keep saying that, “Nobody’s trying to take your guns.” Not at this moment, perhaps, but they want to make sure we can no longer buy the ones we want, just the ones they approve of.
Update: McCarthy is a congresswoman, she’s not in the Senate. I guess she expects Gillibrand to sponsor the Senate version of the AWB.
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These people are really starting to cross the line

Dont they have more important things to deal with?
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These people are really starting to cross the line

Dont they have more important things to deal with?
Taking away our freedom is important, for them.
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These people are really starting to cross the line

Dont they have more important things to deal with?

Are you expecting them to uphold the constitution, fix the economy, or something?
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