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vantec08
02-07-2011, 4:39 AM
http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/Close_the_Personal_SelfDefense_Loophole_says_Gun_L aw_Expert,201135110.aspx

press1280
02-07-2011, 4:48 AM
Well there's going to be a bill sometime in March I believe to keep the government funded, as well as the debt ceiling shortly thereafter. That would be the time for the Thune bill to be re-introduced and attached to the legislation. A good thing is that this bill wouldn't cost anything unlike the usual pet projects.

vantec08
02-07-2011, 4:50 AM
Right. and it darn sure isnt an "earmark."

Window_Seat
02-07-2011, 10:21 AM
The Thune Amendment (or a like amendment) will come in the form of an amendment to a "must sign bill", but it will likely have to be approved by the Senate and House before approving the amendment. There is no "line item veto".

Erik.

nicki
02-07-2011, 12:29 PM
Last time the "Thune amendment" got 58 votes in the Senate.

While 60 may be the magic number in the Senate, we now not only have a "Pro Gun" majority in the house, but a "Pro Gun" leadership that will allow a vote.

This may be the year we get the "Thune bill" through. Who knows, maybe we could even get a repeal of the "Hughes amendment" while we are at it.

Nicki