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Heitkamp Outed As Obama's Pocket Yes Vote For Gun Control

Heitkamp Outed As Obama's Pocket Yes Vote For Gun Control

Earlier today, in writing about the Democrats’ gun control face plant, I speculated that Senator Heidi Heitkmap’s decision to vote no on the legislation probably wasn’t her decision at all but rather Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (who poured millions into helping Heitkamp get elected). If the voted had been closer, I wrote, and if

Democrats Lose Big On Gun Control Push

Gun control has been on the back burner for Democrats since a Clinton-era crackdown played into Democrats losing control of Congress in the 1994 midterms. But when the Newtown shooting happened, the opportunists on the left thought they had an opening. Today that theory got put to a test, and it flopped. Big time. Despite

Heitkamp Says No To Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Bill

After much waffling, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has finally said no to the Manchin-Toomey gun control bill. Here’s the Senator’s press release: WASHINGTON, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp released the following statement regarding the Manchin-Toomey Amendment: “I’ve been adamant from the very beginning of this conversation that the focus should be on mental health issues,

Hoeven A Definite No On Gun Control Bill, Heitkamp Still A Maybe UPDATE: Heitkamp Says No

The Senate plans on voting on gun control today, and Democrats don’t yet have their votes. Senator Heidi Heitkamp still isn’t clear on how she’ll vote. Senator John Hoeven, for his part, says that despite voting to end the filibuster of the bill he’s a definite “no” vote. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, didn’t say

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Can Senator Heitkamp's Vote For Gun Control Be Bought With Exemptions?

The Washington Post reports that Senator Heidi Heitkamp is being wooed into voting for gun control with exemptions for background checks for some North Dakota communities. Which is reminiscent of efforts to pass Obamacare by offering state-specific exemptions from certain regulations in the bill (i.e. the “Cornhusker Kickback” and the “Bismarck Earmark”). In an effort

John Kerry: Foreign Students Don't Want To Study In The United States Because Of Guns

According to Secretary of State John Kerry, some foreign students don’t want to study in the United States because they’re afraid of campus shootings. “We had an interesting discussion about why fewer students are coming to, particularly from Japan, to study in the United States, and one of the responses I got from our officials

Democrat: We Must Ban Private Gun Sales Because Terrorism

According to Senator Diane Feinstein, we can’t let one person sell a gun privately to another person because the buyer might be a terrorist. She’s also saying that defeating the Senate filibuster of the gun control bill opens the door to another assault weapons ban. So, you know, thanks to supposedly pro-gun Senators like John

Hoeven, Heitkamp Both Vote For Cloture On Gun Control

I’ve been a bit remiss in getting this up, being focused on the legislative session here in the state all day, but both of North Dakota’s Senators voted to invoke cloture on the Senate gun control bill. The bill was being filibustered by Senate conservatives. Fifty Democrats, 16 Republicans and 2 independents opposed the conservative

Man Arrested For Mass Stabbing At Texas College

So, time for knife control right? CYPRESS, Texas (TheBlaze/AP) — A sheriff’s official says one person has been arrested in a suspected stabbing attack at a Houston-area community college campus. Alan Bernstein of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t know how many people were hurt in the Tuesday attack on the Lone Star community college

Survey Of 15,000 Cops Finds Strong Opposition To Tougher Gun Control Laws

According to a survey released by law-enforcement support site PoliceOne.com, cops don’t really support tougher gun control laws including 95% who feel that a ban on high-capacity magazines won’t make us safer and 71% who say new bans on so-called “assault weapons” won’t make us safer either. Via Reason, here’s a round-up of the results:

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