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Senate Proceeding on Jul 22nd, 2009 :: 1:57:25 to 2:04:25
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Frank Lautenberg

1:57:04 to 1:57:26( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: recognized for nine then after an intervening speaker on the other side of the aisle, the senator from california be recognized for five minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. lautenberg: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new jersey. mr. lautenberg: mr. president, i rise in strong opposition to the amendment that's being offered because it would override our safety laws, gun safety laws in my state and

Frank Lautenberg

1:57:25 to 2:04:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank Lautenberg

Frank Lautenberg

1:57:27 to 1:57:47( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: other states across the country. the thune amendment is an outright violation rights. this -- the fact is that this vote isn't about the second amendment. it's not about gun rights. it's about respecting local communities and make their own decisions about how to keep their streets, their

Frank Lautenberg

1:57:48 to 1:58:09( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: homes, and their businesses safe. mr. president, as this dangerous amendment gets pushed to a vote, we are seeing opposition grow across this country. in addition to newspaper editorials, we're seeing governors and mayors and local law enforcement calling on t senate to vote against this amendment.

Frank Lautenberg

1:58:10 to 1:58:30( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: this placard shows the wide manufacture ranging groups opposing thi groups opposed to the thune amendment -- people who have responsibility for those in their community, major cities chiefs international association of chiefs of police, state legislators against illegal

Frank Lautenberg

1:58:31 to 1:58:52( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: guns, national network end to domestic violence. in a letter to the senate, international association of police chiefs implored congress to and take defeat this unacceptable legislation." that's from the international

Frank Lautenberg

1:58:53 to 1:59:14( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: they concealed guns, and they will decide within their own communitie but the just steal states' rights, their right to create their own laws. it alishes state laws that are on the books right the thune laws out the window. for the 35

Frank Lautenberg

1:59:15 to 1:59:36( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: chosen to keep criminals with misdemeanor convictions from carrying concealed weapons, this amendment abolishes their laws. for 31 states that have chosen to keep alcohol abusers from carrying concealed weapons, this amendment abolishes their laws. the thune amendment would force our states to accept the weakest

Frank Lautenberg

1:59:37 to 1:59:58( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: standards in brings about a race to the bottom. mr. president, many of us represent states want lax standards on who can walk around our communities with a weapon hidden in garments. to make matters worse, the thune

Frank Lautenberg

1:59:59 to 2:00:21( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: amendment not only states' concealed weapon law, it could also override a assault weapons ban. that means if we ban them in my state, someone gets the concealed weapons permit, they can bring an assault weapon into our state. this means even if a state has a ban on assault weapons, under?? this amendment someone could

Frank Lautenberg

2:00:22 to 2:00:43( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: legally enter that state wahiden uzi or assault weapon and travel around it. think about residents are not permitted to carry a particular weapon, but someone can come into our state with a prohibited in our state, mr. president, that's one of the reasons why more than 4 mayors

Frank Lautenberg

2:00:44 to 2:01:04( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: across this country expect -- present their alarm about this thune amendment. as these mayors explained in a letter to the congress -- i quote it -- "each state have the ability to decide whether to accept concealed carry permits issued in other states."

Frank Lautenberg

2:01:05 to 2:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: i don't want it in new jersey, and i think that people across thishamber will say, "no, i don't want it in my state as well." now supporters of this amendment like to claim that only law-abiding citizens get their hands on conceal weapons permits. but that's not true.

Frank Lautenberg

2:01:28 to 2:01:50( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: in alaska, for criminals who have repeatedly committed violent are permitted to carry concealed weapons. and in alaska, criminals who have offenses are permitted to carry concealed weapons. according to a news study during the two-year period between may

Frank Lautenberg

2:01:51 to 2:02:12( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: 2007 and april 2009, holding concealed permits police officers and 44 other innocent people across this country. and just recently, we've seen several gruesome examples of senseless murders committed by people permits. a few months ago, a 28-year-old

Frank Lautenberg

2:02:13 to 2:02:33( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: concealed weapons permit holder went on a murderous rampage in alaska. first he shot and killed his mother. then he gunned down ten others, including two young mothers and a father and an 18-month-old girl. a few weeks later another concealed weapons permit holder went on a killing spree in

Frank Lautenberg

2:02:34 to 2:02:54( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: binghamton, new york. this gunman drove a car up to a citizenship service center and barricaded the back door with his car so that the innocent people who were trapped as he proceed to kill those who were in his -- to shoot at those who were in his sight.

Frank Lautenberg

2:02:55 to 2:03:17( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: the throughout the center. he killed 13 people, wounded several more before taking his own lif the next day another conceal carry permit holder destroyed more life. in pittsburgh police officers arrived at a house to quell a domestic conflict. 2002 officers were ambushed and

Frank Lautenberg

2:03:18 to 2:03:38( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: killed by the gunman who held a concealed weapons permit. minutes later the gunman shot and killed a thi arrived at the scene. mr. president, the special interest gun lobby is hanging its hopes on the prospect that this chamber will abandon common sense and pass the thune amendment. t this gun lobby's dream is

Frank Lautenberg

2:03:39 to 2:04:00( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: really a nightmare for our country. it violates states' rights and it will make it easier for gun traffickers to move firearms. if the thune amendment becomes law, traffickers could now load up a car, smuggle -- take across state les legally as long as the driver has a concealed weapons permit in any state. mr. president, history will

Frank Lautenberg

2:04:01 to 2:04:22( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: record that this senate was asked to decide today whether put families further in danger or keep them safe or whether to savage state laws or honor them and whether to usurp states' rights or preserve them. i hope that my colleagues will do the right thing.

Frank Lautenberg

2:04:23 to 2:04:26( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: i urge my colleagues

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