Wednesday, April 6, 2011

107 - 105 (Updated)

No, that isn't a NBA basketball score. And it certainly was not the score in the UConn vs. Butler game for the National Championship.

Actually that is the number of co-sponsors that HR 822 - National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 - has versus those for HR 308 - Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2011. We have finally overtaken the number of co-sponsors for Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's bill. While they are close to topping out, there are still a good number of pro-gun Congressmen who have not signed up as co-sponsors.

The seven Congressmen who put it in the lead are:
Rep Denham, Jeff [CA-19] - 4/4/2011
Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] - 4/4/2011
Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] - 4/4/2011
Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] - 4/4/2011
Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] - 4/4/2011
Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] - 4/4/2011
Rep Reed, Tom [NY-29] - 4/4/2011

The new co-sponsors include six Republicans and one Democrat. Representatives Camp and Lucas are also part of the Republican leadership as chairmen of major committees (Ways and Means Comm. and Agriculture Comm.)

UPDATE: It should now read 116 to 105 as another nine Representatives have joined the co-sponsors' list. I am especially pleased to see Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC-2) on the list as she has a concealed carry permit and didn't hide the fact during the 2010 campaign - or after Gabby Giffords was shot.
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] - 4/5/2011
Rep Guinta, Frank C. [NH-1] - 4/5/2011
Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] - 4/5/2011
Rep Ellmers, Renee L. [NC-2] - 4/5/2011
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] - 4/5/2011
Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17] - 4/5/2011
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] - 4/5/2011
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] - 4/5/2011
Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] - 4/5/2011


  1. They don't let facts get in the way of grasping for one of their last hopes at relevancy.

  2. I am working Pat Meehan here in PA to co sponsor!
    Letters, e mail and faxes have been sent!
    Keep on pushing!!

    We have 18 Demoncrats signed on HR 855, they have zero Republicans. Swwweeeeetttt. HR 855 is truly Bipartsan.

  3. @Danny - thanks for your efforts; not sure if the "Demoncrats" is your post was a typo, but I'm hoping so.


  4. Folks, as of just 1727CDT, 08APR, there are 123 sponsors for the bill. People are waking up, but I don't see MY Congressman's name there yet.

    Time to call again, I suppose.