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Senate rejects firearms on more federal lands

aalfano Wrote: May 08, 2013 8:16 AM
We already have these laws. They are just to damn incompetent to enforce them. The anti gun people say that Senators risk losing their seats if they don't vote for this, Really? Just wait. The pro gun people will be out in mass in 2014. Here we come.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.

The measure, backed by the National Rifle Association, represented one of two efforts Wednesday by gun rights supporters to take the offensive in Congress. Across the Capitol, a Republican-run House committee voted to make it easier for some veterans with mental difficulties to get firearms.

The rejected Senate proposal would have let people use guns for any legal purpose on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees nearly...