Wednesday, April 18, 2012

House rejects all Dem amendments to gun rights bill

• Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), to provide that all units of the National Park System are exempt from language requiring federal land management officials to encourage hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Failed, 152-260.

• Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), to only encourage shooting and fishing on federal lands if less than 75 percent of federal land is open for these activities. Failed, 138-279.

• Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), to strike language allowing the import of polar bear trophies. Failed, 155-262.

• Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), to specify that nothing in the bill would allow oil-and-gas development, mining, logging or motorized activity on public land. Failed, 176-244.

• Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.), which would have prohibited the secretary of the Interior from banning or limiting fishing for Atlantic Striped Bass in the Block Island Sound transit zone.

           I still am of the belief that fewer Senators, fewer laws, and smaller government would be a plus in stopping the decline of the American way of life.  Don't get me wrong, we needs rules and regulations but we also need accountability for one's action and to use our brains when we wake each morning and thank the Lord that we are capable of doing said. 

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