Obama Fails: Assault Weapons Bill Strongly DefeatedApril 17, 2013
Today, we’ve had two major victories for gun rights. First, the background checks bill was defeated. Then, a short while later, the assault weapons ban was defeated 60-40. We’re not out of the woods yet, but this is a powerful time.
The anti-gun background check bill that featured sell-out Republican Senator Patrick J. Toomey and Democrat Joe Manchin was defeated. It received only 54 votes, short of the 60 that were needed to even pass the Senate. This is fantastic news for pro-gunners, because after passing the Senate, it would still need to pass the more conservative House — and it would likely be dead on arrival.
While this is a large victory for gun rights, this is not at all the end of the battle. The Democrats will likely push another bill soon that will simply be another version of this, only with more “vague” policies in order to get more Republicans on board.
When we (likely) defeat the bills in the Senate, we will then need to focus on the anti-gun treaty that Obama’s administration is pushing. We’re in the middle of an all-out war on the Second Amendment right now, and we’re just getting started. This page will be updated as we receive more information.
Remember, this was only made possible because of the powerful social media influence libertarians and conservatives have developed over the last few years. We’ve successfully turned Twitter and Facebook into political machines to help us let non-principled politicians know that their jobs are at risk if they continue to challenge us — sometimes, that’s all you need.
Good job, patriots. I couldn’t be more proud. Just keep your powder dry… they’ll try something again soon.