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voiceofreason
07-05-2012, 9:02 PM
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/5/gunning-for-dc/

Yugo
07-05-2012, 9:18 PM
rand paul is a doctor?

Lagduf
07-05-2012, 9:25 PM
rand paul is a doctor?

He is an Ophthalmologist.

Not unheard of for a Senator or Representative to be a medical doctor.

voiceofreason
07-05-2012, 9:28 PM
Rand liked to play with his patients' eyes.

His dad liked to play with his patients'...

babies.

Baja Daze
07-05-2012, 9:28 PM
rand paul is a doctor?
Yes sir...guess it runs in the family!

He is indeed an Ophthalmologist and graduated from Duke University School of Medicine.

Gray Peterson
07-05-2012, 9:33 PM
I'm trying to get a copy of the amendment....

Yugo
07-05-2012, 9:36 PM
cool, thanks for clearing that up. (I was ignorant not to know) back to the main subject.

Paladin
07-05-2012, 10:28 PM
From the linked article in the OP:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refuses to allow a floor vote on the House-passed national-reciprocity, concealed-carry bill because he knows it might actually pass.

Although such shenanigans are not actual votes on bills, I hope it is enough to get the NRA to oppose Reid if a pro-RKBA challenger is against him during his next reelection campaign.

nick
07-05-2012, 11:00 PM
He is an Ophthalmologist.

Not unheard of for a Senator or Representative to be a medical doctor.

Yeah, but sadly most of them are lawyers.

Shotgun Man
07-06-2012, 12:01 AM
Yeah, but sadly most of them are lawyers.

A lot of lawyers defend the constitution. Many of our founding fathers were lawyers.

nick
07-06-2012, 1:34 AM
A lot of lawyers defend the constitution. Many of our founding fathers were lawyers.

And then there're the lawyers in Congress.

Kharn
07-06-2012, 1:40 AM
From the linked article in the OP:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refuses to allow a floor vote on the House-passed national-reciprocity, concealed-carry bill because he knows it might actually pass.

Although such shenanigans are not actual votes on bills, I hope it is enough to get the NRA to oppose Reid if a pro-RKBA challenger is against him during his next reelection campaign.IIRC Reid was just re-elected in 2010 (with the NRA's help, which they took a lot of flak for) and he's not going to run in 2016.

press1280
07-06-2012, 1:48 AM
This isn't the first time this has happened IIRC. I think DC also had a chance to get 1 rep in Congress, but the GOP put a similiar amendment up and DC whined about it and also had the bill pulled outright. It seems keeping a draconian law in place means more to DC than greater autonomy or representation in Congress. And yes, they're definitely scared that these amendments WILL pass.......

Marthor
07-06-2012, 5:49 AM
Paul sr and jr are both American heros on several topics. :)

gunsmith
07-06-2012, 7:34 AM
IIRC Reid was just re-elected in 2010 (with the NRA's help, which they took a lot of flak for) and he's not going to run in 2016.

I live in NV - the NRA did not endorse or oppose anyone in that race.