Senators with A ratings from the National Rifle Association often use them as cover as they vote against the Second Amendment. The vote to stop Senator Rand Paul's planned filibuster against the anti-gun S. 649 is a classic example.
The prospects for passage of legislation to expand background checks of gun buyers got a boost Wednesday with the announcement of a bipartisan agreement reached by a pair of U.S. senators who are often described in media reports as strong defenders of gun rights.
ObamaCare's small-business insurance exchange is a year behind schedule, and its medical device tax is so onerous even Democrats want to repeal it.
Liberal Democrats in Congress are proposing mandatory liability insurance for gun owners, and a hefty fine for those who do not comply. The legislation was introduced by New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney last month, who emphasized that it is “the first bill to require liability insurance of gun buyers nationwide.”
In a letter to Senator Harry Reid, Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul promise to block any bill threatening the right of the people to keep and bear arms.