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Rapp joins bill to stop federal gun control laws

Would make Pa. off limits to Feds

January 25, 2013

State Reps. Kathy Rapp and Daryl Metcalfe are teaming up again....

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RStanton

Jan-26-13 9:20 PM

It seems that Ms. Rapp's latest aspiration is to be Daryl Metcalfe's lackey. Disappointing.

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st0newa11

Jan-26-13 12:38 PM

I'd be elated to do just that, Brazil, IF they'd give me back the $100k+ that they've stolen from my paychecks over my working career. Give it ALLback, and I PROMISE that you'll never hear a word about it from me.

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Brazil

Jan-25-13 10:32 PM

Keymaker - You can always be a conscientious objector and refuse Social Security and Medicare.

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Brazil

Jan-25-13 10:31 PM

Yes just what conservatives hoped for, Obama's re-election, the Senate that was supposed to go Republican ending up with two additional Democrats. The House going to the Democrats by over a million votes but the Republicans saved from losing that by merciless gerrymandering. Yes I know there is a thought the Roberts ruling on the tax will benefit Republicans down the road but there may be a vacancy or two over the next 4 years and if so that could mean a whole different court and whole different interpretation.

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Brazil

Jan-25-13 10:28 PM

I think Ms. Rapp actually shows intelligence here. She knows in Mississippi and rural Pennsylvania that a good 40% of the voters will vote for anyone who'll oppose and fight any infringement on weaponary. Doesn't really matter if the water is polluted, jobs disappear, education quality goes down hill, roads are terrible, etc. as long as the guns are protected she'll get their vote.

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Riggle

Jan-25-13 8:30 PM

True; just another way to pander and get her face out there. I know there are people more than qualified to run. We have to get her out of office.

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25or624

Jan-25-13 8:10 PM

Actually, the court has already upheld a ban on sales of assault-type weapons. It lasted for 10 years and simply disappeared when Congress failed to renew it, not through a constitutional challenge. The Supremacy Clause? Seemed to work in Brown v. Board of Education and a number of other civil rights decisions.As for the 10th amendment, it is moot in this respect because the court has already upheld a number of "infringements" including restrictions on full-auto weapons and weapons of mass destruction, mandatory background checks and others. Mrs. Rapp knows the legislation is doomed on constitutional grounds. This is just another in her never-ending search for new ways to pander without really doing anything that benefits anyone...like the Year of the Bible.

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TheKeymaker

Jan-25-13 4:31 PM

By the way, I find your use of "The road to hell..." ironic. We've been seeing exactly that out of both parties for decades...Social Security, Medicare, Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, Patriot Act, The Great Society,.....Should I continue?

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TheKeymaker

Jan-25-13 4:27 PM

Actually, Roberts upheld ACA on only one of the issues. He stood with the "conservative" side of the bench on everything with the exception to it being called a "tax". If anything, Roberts voting this way only furthered what conservatives hoped for. Sure, Obamacare was upheld, but he left it in the legislature where it belongs, and upheld an anti-federalist belief that the Federal government can't just do whatever it wants.....

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MTOMTO

Jan-25-13 2:53 PM

"Turned out in certain interpretation it wasn't."

Wasn't that where the administration kept insisting that it wasn't a tax....and the supreme's said that it was a tax?

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Brazil

Jan-25-13 2:19 PM

Keymaker - The road to*****was paved with good intentions. I never said the Supremacy law was resolute. However it is a pathway to interpret certain things in certain ways. I wouldn't be so absolutist in your belief. Notice how many times a District or Circuit Court of Appeals interprets the Constitution one way but then the Supreme Court may interpret it differently. I'm trying to think of case where that might have happened, still thinking, oh yeah now I've got it --- The affordable care act. Remember everyone from the Right saying that was unconstitutional. Turned out in certain interpretation it wasn't.

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peeon1

Jan-25-13 2:10 PM

What happened to our 1st amendment rights, freedom of speech? Or is it only newspapers can claim that right?

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TheKeymaker

Jan-25-13 11:59 AM

And if you don't support Pennsylvania's right as a state to pass its own law with regards to the right to bear arms, then you surely should be on here arguing against what NY did this past week in exercising its right to pass its own gun legislation.

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TheKeymaker

Jan-25-13 11:57 AM

Brazil, the intention of the Supremacy Clause is only to be "Supreme" over the enumerated powers dictated in Article I, Section 8 (e.g. coin money, declare war, etc...). In fact, it was because of the Supremacy Clause, delegates from NY, Virginia and Massachusetts demanded an immediate inclusion of the Bill of Rights. Of which we find none other than the 10th Amendment. If the Supremacy Clause trumped all, then there would be no need for "Statehood".....

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MTOMTO

Jan-25-13 11:28 AM

I like cheese sandwiches.

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garypayton

Jan-25-13 11:25 AM

For crying out loud Kathy, don't start governing now! It will ruin your perfect record of doing nothing. Then again, this bill represents nothing more than jingoistic bombast to stir up the "base."

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Backwoods

Jan-25-13 10:33 AM

TC…MTOMTO and Heydrich are correct, hope you listen to them. It takes a far bigger person to apologize than one who is unwilling too. Go have a cheese sandwich and you’ll be OK, that’s what I do when I have finished apologizing.

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Brazil

Jan-25-13 10:22 AM

"Whether by White House executive orders, congressional fiat or judicial activism" Yes Representative Metcalfe and Rapp because State legislation has always trumped inconsequential things like the President, Congress, the Supreme Court and oh yeah, the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. constitution.

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MTOMTO

Jan-25-13 10:15 AM

"TCAngel, we have ALL said things we regret in here"

Exactly, like every time I respond to Brazil....just kidding.

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Heydrich

Jan-25-13 10:05 AM

TCAngel, we have ALL said things we regret in here, but really, going away will accomplish nothing. Frankly, I wish MORE people would offer input, even people I disagree with. I do not always agree with badboy and have typed a few things I would have liked to take back right after hitting the "post comment" button, but I hope badboy will always continue to post, no matter how much we disagree. My biggest wish in here is that certain people would get a little thicker skin and STOP DELETING POSTS! Let people's words speak for themselves, leave them for all to see. Anyway, keep posting TCAngel.

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MTOMTO

Jan-25-13 9:46 AM

TCAngel, Don't go away mad.....

Seriously, we don't always agree, but I enjoy your posts.

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LeftyBeaulieu

Jan-25-13 9:39 AM

This is the same thing that was tried in the Whisky Rebellion. Anybody know how that one turned out?

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Jimmy1

Jan-25-13 9:23 AM

Great news! I can't believe the people willing to give up their rights! And stupid enough to believe the new gun laws will help in any way what's so ever! Lol! Things will only get worse! That has been proved over and over again. Wake up people!

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peeon1

Jan-25-13 8:54 AM

Wow, she found someone else's coattail to latch onto, not surprising. I think you are all misspelling Rapp, it should be Crapp. And what a bunch of it she is full of.

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LeftyBeaulieu

Jan-25-13 8:54 AM

Rapp has gone off the deep-end. Wait, she already did with transvaginal ultrasounds.

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