(UPDATED 012611) SENATE RESOLUTION 10 — A THREAT TO CIVIL LIBERTIES

There’s a big fight brewing in the U.S. Senate…

…. no, wait.  Not brewing.  It’s boiled over.
Senator Harry Reid is pushing for rules to enable gun control in the U.S. Senate.  And unless you act NOW, he just may pass those rules — and enable gun control for decades to come.  Harry Reid is pushing Senate Resolution 10, which does away with the tool that has stopped more gun control in America than anything else: the filibuster in the U.S. Senate.  Tell them both to oppose changing the rules in the Senate, and that you’ll be watching their vote.  You see, our founding fathers put the filibuster in place as a last line of defense against a government run amok.  And it’s the last real hurdle Harry Reid needs to overcome to enact gun control.  The truth is that virtually every gun control scheme ever offered in Congress has had to face the filibuster. And anti-gunners like Sarah Brady have to devise schemes to get around it.
And this time, the gun-haters believe they have a way around the filibuster: just do away with it.
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to get rid of the filibuster rule precisely because it has stopped so much liberal, anti-gun legislation.

MY LETTER to Senators Cantwell and Murray:

I am writing you regarding Senate Res.10 that is being brought to the
floor by Senator Reid. I urge you to not vote in favor of this Resolution
as it will have far reaching, detrimental effects on the quality of
legislation emanating from the Senate. If this Res passes, it is my
opinion that this Resolution will be used to the advantage of the GOP when
they regain the majority of the Senate. Plus, this Res. would enable the
Senate to pass legislation that is not in the best interest of the
citizenry and would enable further onslaughts on the Constitution and the
Bill of Rights. We here in your district in Washington State will be
watching your vote on this draconian Resolution. We will use that
knowledge at the polls during your next election cycle when we vote.

Sincerely,

UPDATED 012611

Last night the U.S. Senate leaders agreed to adjourn the first legislative day of the 112th Congress, without a vote to change the rules to silence outspoken pro-gun advocates.

This effectively ended the chances for anti-gun Obamacrats to prevent conservative heroes like Senator Tom Coburn and Rand Paul from using all the procedural tools at their disposal to fight for your right to keep and bear arms.

Your actions — calls and e-mails — made the difference. Thank you!

Because of your activism, gun rights advocates in the Senate can still use the filibuster to block anti-gun legislation.

Sources on Capitol Hill tell me that negotiations are still on going regarding “tinkering” with the rules, but the filibuster should remain intact. Rest assured, I will keep you informed of any future attempts to move the goal posts in the U.S. Senate.

While this is a small victory, it is a victory nonetheless.

Thank you for stepping up and making your voice heard.

For liberty,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights

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