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    ...Do Congressional Republican's take the 'war on terror'? Not very.

    Apparently the legislative agenda of the NRA trumps the needs of our military as debate on the 2006 defense appropriations bill has been delayed until the Senate debates legislation protecting the firearms industry from civil lawsuits.

    Again, protecting profits wins out over national security. Laws already exist, which if followed by the industry will shield them from such frivolous lawsuits. But it requires a level of responsibility on the part of gun owners and gun manufacturers and retailers. Also, local prosecutors should vigorously enforce guns laws on the books.

    But this is all trifling minutiae in light of the fact that, according to the Administration, America is at war. That should be the primary concern of Congress, over-riding all other concerns. If Congress can set aside the defense appropriations bill to split laegal hairs, how can Americans be expected to take the perpetual war this administration has chosen to wage?
     
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    There was an attempt by Congressional Democrats to add junk to the bill for the 2006 Defense appropriations. The Republicans didn't want their amendments and killed debate on it for a while, knowing that on returning to it it will be important to get it passed and if the Dems attempted to keep adding their "amendments" they could with real seriousness declare them to be politicking with the appropriations bill, as they clearly were and are right now.

    This is a silly attempt to make people look bad for doing their job. If they believe that the Amendments are horrible, and do not want to vote on such dribble, since they are the majority they can take the Bill off the table and debate it at a later time. Congress will be back at work in Sept. after their August vacation and will vote in an appropriations bill without the unlimited amendments that will undercut the actual bill.

    And lastly you are making it clear that you do not believe personal freedoms to be important enough for the Congress to debate.
     

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