Liberty is at stake today

Update 5:30 p.m.—Success today

The United States Senate “delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks,” according to The Hill. “It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with five Democrats voting against it. Only four Republicans supported it.”

You may be among those Americans pledged not to support politicians who vote for further erosion of the Second Amendment (gun legislation). The individual vote information to keep track of is:

Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) voted against it. Reid supported the measure but voted against it to preserve his ability to bring the measure up again.”

GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.) voted ‘yes.’”

It is important to note this vote marks the end of the always improbable political relationship between Senator McCain and Governor Sarah Palin.

Update 7:10 p.m. Rejoice!

The Washington Post reports in angry remarks following the defeat of a bipartisan amendment on background checks President Obama charged this was a, “Pretty Shameful day.”

Members of the United States Senate will cast a key gun control vote today. The votes to pass the bill were not there Monday. Please join Sarah Palin, Mark Levin and me in a pledge to not support any politician who casts another federal gun law to control free Americans. Please work today to add others to the pledge. Liberty is at stake today.

Breitbart said on Monday, Palin, in a Facebook post, said, “the latest gun control bill should be filibustered and defeated.” She declared she “will not support politicians

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who support any more limits on our Second Amendment rights.”

Levin immediately agreed with Palin, saying he would join her in not supporting politicians who favor more gun control.  “I join Sarah Palin—I won’t support any member of Congress who votes for more gun control laws,” Levin wrote in a Monday Facebook post later in the day.

Palin also linked to this Sarahpac report that explained why the Obama-backed gun registry bill, which is sponsored by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), would: increase government power over private gun transactions by potentially turning American citizens into felons for selling a firearm without performing a background check; create a path to a national gun registry; raise privacy concerns over the patient-doctor relationship; and cause increased lawsuits against gun owners while not decreasing crime.

The Hill noted, for the the Schumer-Manchin-Toomey gun registry bill to pass, at least five Republicans would have to support it; 55 Senators caucus with Democrats, and two Democrats voted against allowing the bill to proceed last week.


  1. Read the linked Sarahpac report.
  2. Commit to stand firmly with us. 
  3. Get on the phone; exhort likeminded patriots to follow the same steps.
  4. Do it for Liberty.

About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson: a mature Christian who understands the sweep of history, the unique role of America and these times clearly and precisely.
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