Yesterday Republican Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee confirmed they plan to filibuster any type of gun control legislation that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brings to the floor for a vote. From a letter sent to Reid by the Senators yesterday:
Dear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,
We, the undersigned, intend to oppose any legislation that would oppose on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens’ right to self-defense. It speaks to history’s lesson that government cannot be in all places at all times, and history’s warning about the oppression of a government that tries.
We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.
Now the White House is warning against a filibuster, saying the Senators are “out of touch.”