Friday, July 14, 2006

Sixteen Counts of Treason

Score one more for the good guys.

Senate votes to bar emergency gun confiscation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to prohibit the confiscation of legally owned guns during an emergency like last year's Hurricane Katrina, marking another victory for the gun lobby.

By a vote of 84-16, the Senate embraced an amendment by Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. He attached his measure to a domestic security spending bill for the fiscal year starting October 1 that the Senate is expected to pass soon.


Sen. Edward Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, called the amendment "pay-back time by the National Rifle Association," a powerful lobbying group that opposes gun controls.

Up yours, fuckface!

This isn't about "payback". It's about recognizing the right of law-abiding people to protect themselves and their families from harm in, specifically, those situations where it has been shown time and time again that the police cannot be relied upon to do so.

Words cannot describe how loathsome an individual you'd have to be to vote against this measure. To do so is simply an indefensible action.

From the Senate website:

Statement of Purpose: To prohibit the confiscation of a firearm during an emergency or major disaster if the possession of such firearm is not prohibited under Federal or State law.

Here's the list of names of the Senators who voted to nullify the Constitution and violate, most egregiously, their oaths of office. No surprises here - with the possible exception of the absence of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who actually voted in favor of the measure.

Akaka (D-HI)
Boxer (D-CA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Levin (D-MI)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Reed (D-RI)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)

Why does the word "lamppost" keep popping into my head?