Senator Ayotte Chooses Wisely
New Hampshire's better Senator has decided, after careful consideration,
to oppose the Toomey-Manchin "background check"
amendment to the "gun control" legislation under consideration,
as Pun Salad suggested yesterday.
Her bottom line:
I believe that restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners will not
prevent a deranged individual or criminal from obtaining and misusing
firearms to commit violence. While steps must be taken to improve the
existing background check system, I will not support the Manchin-Toomey
legislation, which I believe would place unnecessary burdens on
law-abiding gun owners and allow for potential overreach by the federal
government into private gun sales.
She also voted for cloture on the legislation, as Pun Salad
advocated last week.
I won't say my well-reasoned and respectful communications on
her website helped to sway her vote, but … well, I'm
allowed to imagine they did, right?
Next up: the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. I'm leaning toward "No",
2013-04-17 12:59 PM EDT
Last Modified 2013-06-19 10:10 AM EDT