Congress gets something right!!

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by genesis12, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. genesis12

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    House Blocks Seizure of Legal Guns

    The House voted Tuesday to prevent law enforcement officers from confiscating legally owned guns during a national disaster or emergency.

    Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana lawmaker who sponsored the bill, said firearms seizures after Hurricane Katrina left residents unable to defend themselves.

    "Many of them were sitting in their homes without power, without water, without communication," he said. "It was literally impossible to pick up a phone and call 911."

    The House voted 322-99 in support of the bill. Senators voted 84-16 earlier this month to include a similar prohibition in a homeland security funding bill. :thumbs:
     
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    Thanks for the thread, genesis. Am now curious if Bush is going to do a signing statement once both houses finish? Am curious whether he thinks his duty as Commander in Chief includes the power to violate the Second Amendment.
     
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    Why should that be different than the rest of them? Remember, if he can set aside some of the Constitution, he can set aside all of it.
     
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    This kinda goes back to the signing statements issue discussed in ANOTHER THREAD. I think there are good constitutional points made by both sides, but such a statement in this case seems to be to be in clear violation of the Second Amendment.
     

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