GOP Leadership to Relinquish all (Gun) Policy Decisions to Dems, for Next 10 Months

John Boehner
Even though Republicans just won control of Congress, what’s the first “bright idea” the Republican leadership comes up with after their wave election?
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- First, the good news.  Last week, you contacted your congressional representatives and demanded a “short term” Continuing Resolution.  They heard you, and every conservative in Washington is echoing this theme.

Now for the bad news.  Even though Republicans just won control of Congress, what’s the first “bright idea” the Republican leadership comes up with after their wave election?

ANSWER: GIVE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS CONTROL OF THE CONGRESS FOR THE NEXT TEN MONTHS!!!!!   

Thankfully, the overwhelming percentage of conservative Republicans in Washington are opposed to this.  And that’s why we need to keep lighting the fire under them, so they will continue to keep pressing their leadership to stand up to Harry Reid and Barack Obama.

Here is what’s at stake: Virtually all spending and policy decisions are made on the giant government-funding bill, called the “continuing resolution” or “CR.”

And it’s in the “CR” where we have been able to defund much of Obama’s anti-gun agenda:  defunding the shotgun import ban, Fast & Furious, the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty, etc.

The current “CR” is slated to expire on December 11. So the Republican House has two choices:

  • 1. It can allow the repudiated Democrats currently in control of the Senate (until January 5) to make all of the spending and policy decisions — which will affect your gun rights — until September 30, 2015. It would do this by passing a so-called “long-term CR” which would set policy and spending until the end of the fiscal year (September 30, 2015).
  • 2. Or it would do a “short-term CR” into January, February, or March. This would allow the newly elected Republican Congress to set spending and policy for the federal government for most of next year.

What difference does it make?

Given Obama’s “veto pen,” all of the pro-gun policy for the next two years will probably be achieved on this bill — or not.

When April 15 hits –– and millions of Americans are hit with hundreds of dollars of ObamaFines — we may be able to create a massive fight over ObamaCare’s unconstitutional mandates.

And this could be the best chance that gun owners have of eliminating a backdoor gun ban — where health data is compiled on millions of Americans and used to disarm gun owners (similar to how 175,000 military veterans have already been disarmed).

But we can’t do it without a short-term CR.

Finally, with respect to the anti-gun amnesty provisions Obama is about to illegally promulgate by executive fiat? We can address these in a Republican controlled Congress. But we can’t, so long as Harry Reid is in the catbird’s seat.

So we ask this of Republicans: Why did we elect you? It certainly wasn’t so that you could cede all of the spending and policy decisions to Democrats for 37.5% of your congressional term.

It’s time to show some backbone. And the first step is a short-term CR.

ACTION:  Contact your Representative and urge him to insist on a “short-term CR.”

NOTE:  This alert contains different messages for Republican and Democrat Representatives.  By using the GOA Engage site to contact your Representative, the system will automatically select the correct letter.

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Donnie
Donnie
7 years ago

For the very reason Bohner giving the Democraps power for ten months is absolutely ignorant! Even one day is too long to give Obama and his government Thug’s one more terrorist attack on our country, Attacks on our second amendment and our constitution !!! Moreover, ten more months is a long time to rape our country with illegals, ISIS and the Taliban! What are you thinking Bohner? This is why you lost the majority spot, you have you head way too far up Obama’s A$$!!!

henry white
henry white
7 years ago

It btime for the true americans fight and lets fire all those in the White House starting with the head coconut and the rest of those who are on our payroll.Those who serve in the WhiteHouse shouldn’t be paid any thing.It should be a HONOR and a PRIVIAGE to serve their.For we not only give thsoe in the WhiteHouse a salary but they get free Medical at our expenses,free business accounts,a free place to live while their and most of all a nice retirement for those short years they were their.Come on People this is why we are almost totally… Read more »

Keith
Keith
7 years ago

There is only one party in DC and it’s simply divided into two factions: 1)Demokrat/Communists & 2)Republican/cowards/communist sympathizers. These two globalist/world government entities are ON THE SAME TEAM!! The scam is to convince you that there’s actually a difference. This is why regardless of who wins elections, the same agenda for a New Communist World Government marches onward resulting in the extermination of your liberties and what’s left of the country. That’s why none of this has anything to do with whether or not the Republican/cowards/communist sympathizers grow a backbone. Growing a backbone is irrelevant to this whole game. That’s… Read more »

Enzo V. A.
Enzo V. A.
7 years ago

People have got to understand, The repukes and the dumbocraps are the same. They both want the same things, Total power and Total Control! got it.

Joe
Joe
7 years ago

I would NOT /do not trust the Democ rats with anything,that goes for a lot of Repubs as well.They do not/will not do for the American voter as they were ELECTED to DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They given in way too much.

J Kearney Stratton
J Kearney Stratton
7 years ago

We obviously have the best two houses of Congress that money can buy, and we will continue to do so until we, the People (1) of the Republic (2) of the United States of america, achieve the legislative passage of The American Anti-Corruption Act(3), like the good citizen of Tallahassee, Florida did on Nov. 4th 2014 (4). The Republican Leadership’s, words and actions prove the truth of the twitter comment (5) “Party politics is two cheeks of the same ass”. Honest Gil (6) is absolutely on the mark about just who our congressional representatives know whom they owe for winning… Read more »

Larry
Larry
7 years ago

If this is what happens, there will be wide spread voter turnout for 2016 in order to vote them out of power, no matter what letter is behind their name. Enough is enough. Grow some balls or get the hell out of our way & we’ll run things & return this country to the God & freedom loving institution it always has been, until “the enemy within” took control.

Linn
Linn
7 years ago

The primary concern of the new congress should be to investigate soetoro, & expose all hidden info on this fraud loser. It is essential that we get to the bottom of (it’s) existence, & how exactly this imposter came to be placed into office without ever being elected to anything. The American people are the losers if this usurper is not soon brought to justice. The information on (it) should be forthcoming, and this whole mess of commies should either comply or be charged with treason, for which there are enormous piles of evidence. They pay for their own defense.… Read more »

David Seale
David Seale
7 years ago

How do we get through to these idiot Republicans that they were elacted because the Dumbocrats want to be Socialist and we don’t like THAT form of GOVERNMENT. We want our country BACK!!!!

Johnny Smith
Johnny Smith
7 years ago

Boehner doesn’t have any balls, either his wife put them in her pocket book or Obama took the knife to them.

Al Swartzbaugh
Al Swartzbaugh
7 years ago

Yes indeed, the Republican Party has turned into the Woosie Party. I don’t understand why more people aren’t voting for Constitution Party canidates whose party platform calls for the full restoration of our 2nd Amendment rights ! Or maybe we need to amend the Constitution to make it more specific ?

Janek
Janek
7 years ago

The Republicans just won full control of Congress and they’re going to ‘roll over’ and ‘compromise’? Winners don’t compromise. In Obama’s first 2 years the Democrats had full control of the government. Were they open to compromise with the ‘minority’ party?

mikrat
mikrat
7 years ago
Reply to  Janek

And you expected what?

Mario
Mario
7 years ago
Reply to  Janek

Republican parties priorities are scrubbing corporate taxes so that profits that are stashed offshore by U.S. corporations in order to avoid being taxed by the U.S. can be brought back to the U.S. and taxed at 1% (greedy bastards and the repubs get rich for helping the greedy bastards. (they really dont give a sh$t about America.)(if the profits were taxed at the current rate our infrastructure could be refurbished.). Next on the list is keeping immigrants out and deporting the undocumented(they see that if they dont do this their party will be obsolete in one maybe two presidential elections.).… Read more »

Everett Tremblay
Everett Tremblay
7 years ago
Reply to  Janek

When the Dems are in control they do what they want, when the Republicans are in control they want to reach across the isle. The Americans in this country can’t win with whoever we send to Washington.The leadership has got to be replaced or this country will be at a standstill for another two years.

franco
franco
7 years ago

Did the election really change anything pelosi was reelected to leadership. I’m beginning to feel like a libertarian and think that voting is a waste of time

mikrat
mikrat
7 years ago
Reply to  franco

“Did the election really change anything” – Thats the funny part – It really never changes anything other than the title of the TEAM that wins. Then most go back to living in ignorance to what is really happening.

The Federal (Corporation) Government has outlived its usefulness – get rid of it and the central banks – then we can actually have Freedom.

No we don’t have Freedom, we have Privileges.

Darren
Darren
7 years ago
Reply to  franco

The fact that we are allowed to choose our dictators doesn’t make us any freer. It merely gives voters the feeling of power and the illusion of control. All the while they are being manipulated into supporting a government that implements policies detrimental to their well being. What better way is there to get people to follow the law and pay taxes than to convince them that these things are their will? What better way is there to get people to tolerate the government’s evils than by convincing them that the situation is temporary and that they can change the… Read more »

Paul
Paul
7 years ago

Boehner the wiener is about as useful as a dead horse, you can beat it all you want but it just will not move. If he does this then the gun owners of this country will be screwed over big time and we will be the biggest losers ever. This administration is the most anti-gun we have ever had in history.

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

How about our troops finish the job in Iraq , Syria , Afganistan , and come home. Lets get out of Korea , Japan and a few other places. Find cheaper JDAM weapons , quit spending millions on what a bullet could do. Quit selling the most advanced weapon systems to foreign nations. Most all stop selling/giving manpads to revolutionaries that resell them to terrorists.
As far as hostage takers , kill them all , be done ! let it be known you never want to kidnap an American instead of the pussy footing Obama’s admin does.

Lee
Lee
7 years ago
Reply to  Eric

when are you running for POTUS? You got my vote! SEMPER FI!

TEX
TEX
7 years ago

Just like obanana,boehner has to go too ! Both just useless son of a bitches !