Senator Lee to Offer Amendment Tonight to Ban Most Gun Control in the Senate

Gun Owners of America

We realize it’s short notice, but we wanted to alert you that, later tonight, Senator Mike Lee of Utah intends to offer an amendment to the budget resolution that would prohibit any gun control legislation which does not have a 2/3 vote in the Senate.

We know, we know. We would prefer to prohibit any and all gun control, even if it had 100 votes.  

But if the Lee amendment is passed, the practical effect will be that gun control can never again pass the Senate.

Given the Armageddon-like fight which we are now engaged in in the Senate, achieving a gun-control peace for the rest of our lifetimes would be a good thing.

ACTION: Contact your Senators. Ask them to vote for the Lee amendment which would require a 2/3 vote for the Senate to impose any gun control.

You can use the Action center, or you can call your Senators since time is short. The number for the Senate is 202-224-3121.

Click here to send your Senators a prewritten email.

3 thoughts on “Senator Lee to Offer Amendment Tonight to Ban Most Gun Control in the Senate

  1. EOs aren’t magical (yet). In this context Obama would need an EO saying gun control legislation does NOT need 2/3 majority. EOs which directly nullify acts of congress are currently nonexistent. The mechanism of EO is meant to allow presidents to clarify interpretation of existing laws, not circumvent them. Up till now they’ve been careful to cite the laws they were trying to clarify.

    Also, It is very rare to charge and convict an individual with violation of a presidential EO. But there’s always a first time.

    They can, and have, also been challenged by the courts as unconstitutional.

    1. Thanks for the edification, Joe.

      I wasn’t sure just how far he could go with those things, I haven’t really done any research on them.

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