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Old January 25, 2013, 08:00 PM   #36
Webleymkv
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Before anyone gets complacent about this, I would remind you that Reid said the bill would be open on the floor for amendments.

Do you understand that literally anything can get attached to this bill? I would suggest that we maintain a careful watch on this.
While I don't necessarily disagree with you, could not the same be said of any bill open to amendments? It seems to me that if they really wanted to push gun control, adding those amendments to an unrelated bill (such as a budget bill) would be a shrewder way to go about it. Also, adding amendments is a double edged sword. For example, if an AWB amendment was added, someone from the other side of the aisle could add an amendment for nationwide CC or a repeal of the NFA as a "poison pill" could they not?
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