Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 26 Feb 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From geekwitha.45, concerning the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act":
"This bill is an embarrassment to this Senate, our government, and our nation." -- Senator Frank Lautenberg

"No, sir, you are the embarrassment to this Senate, our government, and our nation" -The geekWithA.45

From Quotes on the 2nd Amendment - more to come: [freewest]

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -- Thomas Jefferson
"The NRA compromises only when at all possible." -- Johny Rowland (host of "The Shooting Show")

Tony Auth at Marc Brands Liberty - Constitutional Abasement - cartoon commentary (best I've seen) on the defense of marriage amendment. Hehe. [smith2004]

Kevin Tuma - Ball & Chain - cartoon commentary on Bushnev's new immigration policy. Hahahahaha.

# U.S. Senate - S. 1805 (formerly S. 659), is the version of the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" that the Senate will continue to consider this morning.

# Publicola - At roughly 11 p.m. E.S.T C-Span showed the announcement of a deal - at 9am this morning, plenty of rabid anti-gun amendments to S. 1805 will be proposed and voted upon. Bartholomew Roberts posted this clarification of the amendments and this morning's debate schedule in the High Road blow-by-blow thread. There are rumors going around that the NRA has brokered a "silent deal" to allow these amendments and have the Senate pass them with the bill. We'll see what happens. [publicola]

# Ron Strom - Bill forces shots on all children - in West Virgina, a bill proposes to make immunization mandatory, criminal charges to be filed against parents who refuse to immunize their children. Homeschoolers are fighting it.

Unlike 48 other states, West Virginia currently does not have a provision for a religious or philosophical exemption. However, families can assert they have sufficient medical reason for not immunizing a child, which works, in effect, like an exemption. The new bill would do away with that right.


The bill establishes a fine of between $100 and $500 for any parent who refuses to show the state a valid immunization record for his or her child.


A second reading of the bill in the state Senate is scheduled for tomorrow. A final vote could occur as early as Thursday.

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