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#1 LIONHART

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 12:41 PM


The Senate is currently considering S.2062, the Class Action Fairness bill. This bill, along with the concealed carry for law enforcement officers measure, were considered to be prime targets for Sen. Dianne Feinstein to use as a vehicle on which to amend her AWB renewal. The CCW for LEO bill passed unanimously in the Senate last night, with no amendments even attempted.

This leaves S.2062 as very likely being the last train out of the Senate before the ban expires (the Senate will be out of session from July 26th until September 7th, only about a week before the ban's expiration).

Democrats, and even some Republicans are attempting to turn this bill into "flypaper" in an attempt to get a pre-election vote on the pet issues each of them have, many of which would mean nearly certain doom for the underlying class action reform bill. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has put his foot down, and insisted he will not let this happen.

Despite a compromise offered by Frist, which would have allowed unlimited amendments that were directly related to the bill, and a single non-germane amendment (a measure long-sought by Democrats to increase the minimum wage), Democrats are insisting on retaining the right to use the bill as a vehicle for many more unrelated amendments. Senate leadership says they will not agree to this. Thus, an impasse has been reached on the bill, which, unless one side gives in, can only be broken by a cloture vote (which will force the Senate to move to final passage of S.2062, with only germane amendments being permitted).

This vote will likely take place tomorrow, but could come sooner. Forcing cloture on the bill will eliminate any chance of the AWB being added to this bill, and will effectively seal the fate of the renewal effort for the remainder of this session (though we will, of course, still remain vigilant). It will also allow the Senate to proceed to the actual bill, a much needed step in the right direction towards reforming our much-abused civil court system, without the measure being threatened by a slew of "poison pill" amendments.

CALL both of your senators TODAY and urge them to SUPPORT cloture on S.2062! It is not even necessary to get into the details about your opposition to the AWB... simply state that you support the class action reform bill, and want to see it passed, not bogged down or killed by unrelated amendments. You can find your senators' contact info here:

http://www.senate.go...enators_cfm.cfm




http://www.awbansunset.com



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#2 TNKen

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 01:46 PM

Did my part,

Called Frist and Alexander, my two Republican senators.

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 03:51 PM

Devlin,

I just want to say "thanks" for keeping us up on this important issue; your time and effort are noted with gratitude.
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Posted 08 July 2004 - 03:57 PM

I mentioned this to the folks at AWBanSunset. Would have already sent FLASH traffic off to "my" senators, but we already KNOW how Murray and Can'tvotewell from WA have their minds made up...

Oh, well. At least I get to help try to unseat one of 'em in November...
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Posted 08 July 2004 - 04:32 PM

Done my part in Indiana. Thanks are in order Devlin for the focus you've brought to the subject and process.

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE (TNKen @ Jul 8 2004, 01:46 PM)
Did my part,

Called Frist and Alexander, my two Republican senators.

Ken

Ken,

I have to call these guys tomorrow. Any response other than "yes" that you got from the office flunkies who answered the phones?

By the way, where are you in Tn? I live in Nashville

John
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Posted 08 July 2004 - 10:49 PM

Up in Bristol.

Frist's office just wanted to know your stance, name, zip code

Alexander's office asked a couple more questions, I said keep the bill clean, no amendments. They asked name, address, zip code. Seemed more interestd than Frist's crowd.

Coming to the subgun match in Chatanooga week after?

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Posted 09 July 2004 - 05:34 AM

Lionhart,
Excellent,
Will follow up.
Thanks, were allmost there!
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 10:30 AM

wink.gif Lionhart; Thanks, and I am thankfull that I got two pro-gun senators,(McConnell & Bunning), But I still, email, call and contrbute $ to them.(bear-hug too at fund raisers) tongue.gif ............Keep the spotlight on !..........jw
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 10:33 AM

Posted at Subguns...is this the end of the AW BAN?

http://www.foxnews.c...,125126,00.html
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 11:35 AM

I'm saving my pennies for a new "C" Drum. (Even if I do need to have it fine tuned) biggrin.gif
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 11:56 AM

Just called the senate this morning, bill was pulled last night after cloture lost by 1 vote. May come up again today or later (according to my favorite (NOT) senator Harkin's office), NO WAY HE WILL VOTE FOR CLOTURE according to his aid.
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 12:58 PM

Got the calls in this am, same questions. I wish I could make it to Chattanooga next weekend, but I'll be at the IRL race in Gladeville.

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Posted 09 July 2004 - 02:32 PM

Thanks everyone! Even though some may believe the AW Ban will sunset in September, we still have plenty of work to do. Don't stop writing your Senators! Even if (And I'm pretty optimistic that the Ban IS dead), the AW Ban does Sunset, we will have many more battles to fight in the future! I do appreciate everyones effort and dedication in helping to preserve OUR rights, and freedoms from those wishing to take them away. Let's ALL make sure we flush the Johns in November!
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 04:53 PM

Lionhart, thank-you very much for all your selfless efforts! biggrin.gif I hope all of us can live up to your fine example. rolleyes.gif What I am saying is that I know you are not only doing this for yourself, but, I think, mainly for this country and its future generations. blink.gif Let us all continue to strengthen America!!! cool.gif Best Regards, Walter
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 05:20 PM

Remember what Benjamin Franklin once said:

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on
what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote!"

Thanks Devlin

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Posted 11 July 2004 - 02:33 PM

What is going on in Chatanoga next weekend. MG shoot or show?
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Posted 11 July 2004 - 07:13 PM

Subgun match, I think.

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Posted 11 July 2004 - 09:21 PM

Where is the subgun match. I was in Cleveland, TN last week and will be back there next weekend.
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Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:34 AM

Chattanooga Rifle Club

Subgun match on the 17th.

Click on "competitions" for info.

http://chatrifleclub.org/Intro.html

Then click on Subgun for more info. Bob Raymond runs the shoot

Ken

Edited by TNKen, 12 July 2004 - 10:35 AM.

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