Sen. Inhofe: ‘The Second Amendment Prevailed Today’

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 09:17 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Jim Inhofe on Wednesday lauded the defeat of gun-control legislation in the Senate — saying “the Second Amendment prevailed today.”

“Many efforts were made today to address gun violence, but a majority of the restrictions presented were all predicated on one assumption: that somehow we think that the criminal element will single out this one law to comply with,” the Oklahoma Republican said in a statement.

“Instead, amendments such as the one to ban assault weapons and another to expand the gun-background check system would have only further restricted firearms for law-abiding Oklahomans.

Latest: Do You Support Background Checks on Gun Buyers? Vote in Urgent Poll

“We can and should reduce violent crime in our nation, and we can do so without compromising our constitutional rights,” Inhofe said, adding that he had backed “a common-sense substitute amendment” that would have sought stricter enforcement of current gun laws and addressed mental-health issues.

“We have a historic privilege in the United States to exercise our right to keep and bear arms,” Inhofe said. “I will also continue the fight to prevent passage of any legislation that relinquishes citizens’ Second Amendment rights.”

Inhofe’s substitute amendment was cosponsored by GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ted Cruz of Texas.

Senators rejected legislation to expand background checks on gun purchases by a 54-to-46 vote.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

House Intel Chairman Rogers: US Trapped in Israel-Hamas 'PR War'

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 12:23 PM

The Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have always had "a little bit of friction," House . . .

Environmental Regulations Leave 800 Miles of Border Unpatrolled

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 11:19 AM

The U.S. Border Patrol is being stymied in its efforts to protect the southern border by federal environmental regulatio . . .

NKorea Threatens Attack on White House

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 11:09 AM

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accus . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved