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Reciprocity Bill

Sebastian is blogging the vote on the Thune amendment.

Update: notable democrats voting for the bill.

Update: Final vote 58-39. Majority but it needed 60 to pass.

Update: Votes tallied.

16 Responses to “Reciprocity Bill”

  1. Caleb Says:

    I am hanging my head in shame here – Dick Lugar from Indiana was one of ONLY TWO republicans to vote against the amendment.

  2. Dan Says:

    I wonder if this got as much votes as it did because it was an amendment attached to a larger bill.

    Cheers for all the republicans that voted for our rights. I will even give respect to those Dems that voted correctly, although, imagine if we elected more staunchly pro-gun conservatives to congerss instead of squishy phonies like McCaskill …

  3. mike w. Says:

    Caleb, and if those 2 Republicans had voted for it we would have had the 60 needed to pass.

  4. Dave Says:

    How can a Hoosier politician named Lugar 🙂 vote against this bill?

  5. matt d Says:

    Look how far we’ve come that this got a majority, and came within two votes of passing. I’m truly amazed.

    -m@

  6. Standard Mischief Says:

    Holy crap, what does it mean when my congress-critter, Mikulski (D-MD), decided not to vote? It seems to look like she’s afraid that a “nay” vote would look bad on her next re-election bid?

    wow.

    OK people, there will be other “must-pass” legislation. Let’s make damn sure the bill gets attached to one of those. Don’t give the (R) critters and the Blue Dogs a pass because of this “almost”

  7. JWilliams Says:

    I don’t buy the state’s rights issue. States rights are for those issues that are not covered by the constitution. Further when you have 48 of 50 states agreeing that having gun permits is okay, that is when law makers are suppose to step in and standardize the law across the land usually this is done by adding an amendment to the constitution… but we already have that and they fuct it up.

    I don’t know what the Republican senators from Ohio and Indiana are afraid of. They have reciprocity with most of the US – I was from TN and carried in their state. If they are suppose to represent their people…

  8. Dave Says:

    I’ve said it elswhere, but I’ll go again. Lugar is entrenched. In Indiana there are three names that practically guarantee election and bitter disappoint for their political opponents. Bayh, Luger, and Carson.

  9. Dave Says:

    With that knowledge in hand, Lugar can stick his neck out on this because he knows there won’t be oppostion in the next election capable of beating him. It would take some extraordinary event to make that possible.

  10. Jim W Says:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/22/AR2009072203282.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

  11. Jim W Says:

    Read the article above. It was not actually that close.

    Casey, Udall, Bennet and Pryor all sold us out but changed their votes back to yes at the last minute when they realized the vote would fail even if they voted for it. They’re all from pro-gun states (AR, PA, CO).

    I hope the NRA marks them down for that. This is the sort of sneaky fake support that Specter got away with for years- only voting with us when it didn’t matter but voting against us on every vote where it did.

  12. hotel26 Says:

    Did anyone else notice the Senator from VT voting nay.
    WTF, thought they didn’t have any restrictions at all.

  13. chris Says:

    http://guywithguns.blogspot.com/2009/07/perspective-on-national-concealed-carry.html

  14. Jim W Says:

    Martinez isn’t anti-gun. You’re just pulling it out of your ass.

  15. straightarrow Says:

    Jim W has already said it. This scripted vote was nowhere near as close as the results indicate.

  16. chris Says:

    Sorry but the only thing that Martinez cares about is bowing to the hispanics in FL… I lived with his nonsense so long that moving was better than dealing with it any longer…