Tuesday, April 17, 2007

WHY HARRY REID DOESN'T WANT A RUSH TO MAKE NEW GUN LAW REFORMS: HIS VOTE ON S.397

wArSHINtuHn--It appears Harry was in on this one: to make the gun companies, gun-dealers (wonderful people), ammunition-manufacturers and distributors, yadda-yadda, immune from any civil/legal-lawsuits against them for guns being (mis)used by the criminal-underclass they target as consumers. Here's the header's language:

A bill to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages, injunctive or other relief resulting from the misuse of their products by others. (sen.gov, 07.29.2005)

Senator Harry Reid voted "yea", in-favor of this bill. It is despicable, and placed/places Reid on the far-right of his party. Ask him why this-week, and that you want S.397 removed as a law permanently. Obama voted "Nay" (no), Kerry voted nay, Kennedy voted nay, Hillary Clinton voted nay, Specter yea, McCain yea, Lindsey Graham yea, Bayh nay, Dick Lugar (never failing to be wrongheaded and criminally-minded) yea, Chuck Hagel yea, and-so-on.

What else is Harry Reid, a Janus-faced liar? It's probably the war--why do I think he's part of the faction that doesn't see eye-to-eye with the antiwar elements in Congress? It's a deflection, pretending you're not part of the roadblock to some reasonable resolution. In the case of gun-control, he's an obstacle. On this issue of the gun industry being responsible for their products like all the others are puts Harry Reid to the extreme-right of even the hard-right Hillary Clinton, or even Rockefeller and Schumer. Schumer actually voted nay, while Rockefeller is a Rockefeller--what did you expect? Perhaps Mr. Reid's connections to gun lobbyists should be investigated? I see no reason why not. He's been too-cozy with the Bush administration, and it's time for him to change or leave office in the next elections.

Senate.gov on July 29th, 2005's S.397: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00219