BREAKING: Ayotte Votes for Feinstein Amendment

Senator Ayotte just voted for Dianne Feinstein’s amendment that would allow the government to prevent the sale of guns or explosives to “suspected terrorists”.  Keyword: suspect. No trial. No hearing.  Thankfully, the amendment failed.

Here’s a description of the Amendment from Feinstein’s site (emphasis mine):

The amendment would give the attorney general the authority to block the sale of guns or explosives to known or suspected terrorists, if the attorney general has a reasonable belief that the weapons would be used in connection with terrorism. The amendment was modified from legislation introduced in February 2015 to ensure it adheres to Senate rules for amendments added to appropriations bills.

Remember Kelly Ayotte’s support of this law which tosses due process in 5th Amendment and 14th Amendment out the window.  Shame on you Senator Ayotte.

I’m a software guy with a penchant for football, hockey, music, current events and politics — mostly current events and politics. Having driven several conversations to silence while discussing the latter items, it has been intimated that I should blog about it; to purge it from my system so that we may return to enjoying social events and cocktail parties. Kind of like drawing venom from a snakebite so that the body may return to health. The body, in this clumsy metaphor, is the social life of my wife:0) So, game on! I’ve got opinions and I hope to persuade and look forward, in return, to be persuaded.