Rep. Steve Stockman Moves To Kill Senate Gun Ban In House


Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), the same congressman that blasted Barack Obama back in February for using fake Twitter message to fight for gun control, announced in a press release that he will automatically kill the Senate Democrats sweeping new anti-gun bill using a House "blue slip." This comes as three senators band together to filibuster the legislation.

So what is this "blue slip" you ask? According to the press release:

A "blue slip" is a resolution that automatically returns to the Senate any bill that violates the "origination clause" of the United States Constitution. The origination clause states "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."

Blue slip resolutions are immediately considered as a matter of constitutional privilege, are debatable for an hour and are not subject to amendment.

"The Democrat gun ban is dead on arrival. I will introduce in the House a blue slip resolution that will automatically kill the Senate gun ban," said Stockman. "Not only are Democrats on the wrong side of public opinion, they are on the wrong side of the Constitution. You can't strip Americans of their gun rights, and you certainly can't do it by having the Senate create a national tax on firearms. They are in violation of constitutional limits on federal power."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)'s S 649 is a combination of three anti-gun bills (S. 374, S. 54 and S. 146). These three bills were quickly rammed through the Judiciary Committee without so much as a committee report. That's called tyranny ladies and gentlemen.

David S. Addington of the Heritage Foundation writes,

Title I of the Reid gun control bill purports to "fix gun checks." The proposed "fix" in section 122 of S. 649 is to take away an individual's right to sell or give away a firearm to another individual unless, in most cases, the individual (1) uses a licensed importer, dealer, or manufacturer to make the transfer of the firearm and (2) pays a fee to that importer, dealer, or manufacturer to make the transfer. The individual transferring the firearm is not actually receiving a service; the federal government is receiving the service. The service the government gets is a background check on the intended recipient of the firearm, because the law requires the importer, dealer, or manufacturer to run the recipient through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Forcing the individual to pay for the government-mandated service, which is in fact a service to the government, is in essence a federal tax on the individual. And the amount the individual pays as a fee is not limited by the legislation; section 122(a)(4) of the Reid bill enacts a new section 922(t)(4)(B)(i) of title 18 of the U.S. Code to grant to Attorney General Eric Holder the power to set the maximum fee by regulation.

Remember that this is the same thing the Socialist Democrats did with Obamacare and it was eventually upheld as constitutional, even though we all know it's not, as a tax. They are following the same approach; putting this legislation on a fast track, ramming it down the American people's throats and all to impose their will on the people. When they push any legislation like this forward in this manner, you can be sure it is bad for America. This is exactly why Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz(R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have determined to lead a filibuster which will educate the American people on the subject of the Second Amendment. It's also the reason that Rep. Stockman is doing what he can in the House to stop the Democrats' assault on the Constitution by using the blue slip.

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  • Cat Ness

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.....must be involved in this cover up also....... IRS Investigation on senator in Nevada for money laundering to know terrorists IRS put on hold. Who else have they favored..the president brother, .... what other groups have they pushed through

  • tim meenan

    good !!!

  • Archie1954

    Stockman and the rest of his evil Republican clique are complicit in the deaths of 20 little children by gunfire.

    • John

      SOLUTION TO
      GUN CONTROL

      Since it is the democratic party that is Hell bent on disarming the American citizens and going as far as signing agreements with the UN to give the Blue Helmets authority to enforce gun control in the USA, it is time for the democrats to voluntarily give up all rights to own or possess any type or number of firearms
      and to be guilty of a felony if violated. All other political parties that
      protect and stand by the United States Constitution, and above all the second
      amendment shall recognize that it is their GOD given right to bear arms, and as
      the Constitution states, shall not be infringed.

      Of course the democrats who don't like the agenda of their party are welcome to switch to a party that follows the principles of the constitution that he or she accepts as true. If the good people of the democratic party who enjoy the freedoms that the constitution gives would abandon the agenda of the socialist variety of the party, it would leave the peloci's, feinsteins's, obomba's, bloomburg's, reid's and the rest with just
      the illegal aliens to bow down to.

      The muzzlum in the Whitehouse must be jailed for treason. The constitution has a procedure for the removal of office and the republicans better start talking about it or they will be as guilty as the corruption in chief by allowing it to continue.

  • WASP

    Kill the Senate. Good idea. The hell with the rest of the sentence.

  • PIERRE77L

    That's good of Rep. Steve Stockman. I wish there will be more of him. No RINOS !

  • dad666

    You should do the same thing to Obozzocare. It is a tax, as ruled by the supreme court and as such violated the same principle. Then do it to Obozzo he is a traitor and guilty of Treason under the same rules. He knew the bill was riddled with new taxes as did the Senate and they passed it anyway. What a pck of frauds we have in Washington.

  • nanblan

    Good for him! Hope his efforts are successful.

  • http://twitter.com/hcuorcaxer Rex Crouch

    Don't stop fighting Stockman!

  • carl

    I LIKE THIS GUY.

  • usluv

    Thank you Representative Stockman ...from the bottom of my heart. Not only for the blue slip, but for giving us hope that someone in DC is looking out for "we the people". Was wondering if all the GOP was switching sides. Thank you again.

  • lute song

    I havent heard any proposal to get rid of the guns the criminals have and use on a daily basis........These fanatics are going after law abiding citizens. Obama's big home town of Chicago with his buddy as Mayor is drowning in guns and gangs and not a word from Obama about cleaning up that city or Detroit either.

  • glock3045auto

    OK, that's great! I support you, Stockman! Now, what are you guys going to do about the DHS ammo grab, which makes gun owners impotent against well-armed 'government' workers??? If you want us to 'trust' you, then you need to start defunding the DHS now! From what I understand, none of this ammo purchase has even been delivered to the door-step of the DHS! They don't have the ammo yet, but it's stock piled at the manufacturers, until they say, "We need it NOW"!!! I heard this from a pro-gun friend at work the other day, and I believe it! They'll stop some of us, but not all of us. Make sure you take the leftover ammo from the dead bodies of the moderan SS, after all, WE PAID FOR IT, WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS; IT'S OURS! IT BELONGS TO US ANYWAY!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=576313147 John Dalco

    THANK YOU for standing up for our rights!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.devich Bob Devich

    MUST WATCH 3 MIN VIDEO: 15 year old girl stuns anti-gun legislators http://www.conservativebyte.com/2013/04/15-year-old-girl-leaves-anti-gun-politicians-speechless
    Tells it like it is!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Veselenak/100001118018542 David Veselenak

    Look's to me as if it's time to ROCK & Load! I had predicted all of this tyranny happening when this Muslim-Marxist jihadist, new Hitler, NWO puppet was "implanted" to finish off America and replace it with AMERIKA! Hell, he even let the dumb-downed, drugged-up sheeple know when he commented back in 2008 while on the campaign trail: " we must have a civiluian army as or even more powerful than the military! - he has it in place now; DHS, TSA, IRS, FDA, EPA, HSA, Weather Service, city, county and state jackbooted thugs all waiting to turn on you sheeple! He sent the clown, D. Rodman over to N. Korea with the game plan to be used. It is no coincidence that they went off after Rodman - how was it that he was allowed to travel there - delivered the Muslim-Marxist's strategy. Make no mistake, all these ever increasing shootings are not random but this communist regime's responsibility of getting the guns out of our hands! We have become a Banana Republic, by design, like Mexico; now our public prosecutors have become free game! This NWO puppet is setting up "US" for a nuclear first strike, probably on the east coast where this reprobate has all of our nuclear carriers in dock! Russia and China will team up agaunst "US" as our military has been purposely descimated by our usurper so that the devil himself, Obaa-baa-ma will run up the WHITE flag that will be replaced with the RED flag of communism! That is the straight skinny whether you want to believe it or not! WAKE UP, WISE UP, RISE UP, our freedom depends on it! There should be a "Freedom From Tyranny" one day national work stoppage; states should start manning militias; a tax revolt should be incorporated! This Godless, communist, NWO regime is at war against "US" it is wat past time to for the sheeple to acknowledge the truth as I have just laid out!