‘Decision Day’ Approaching, Will Obama & Reid Dictate Gun Policy for Next 10 Months

John Boehner
John Boehner
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- We knew that giving Boehner 247 Republican members and McConnell, 54 GOP senators, was not going to solve all of our problems — and allow us to relax for the next two years.

And, sure enough, it took Boehner and McConnell only a few days to hoist the first white flag of surrender — on a transcendently important issue.

Let’s face it: None of the “Republican agenda” legislation being planned by Boehner and his minions is going anywhere. Not Keystone Pipeline. Not a repeal of the anti-gun ObamaCare law. Not anything.

Rather, all government spending and policy will be contained in a single bill: the government-funding “continuing resolution” — or “omnibus.”

So now, the debate raging in Washington is this: Do the newly elected Republicans allow Reid’s discredited, repudiated “lame duck” Democrats to write a “continuing resolution” or “omnibus” which will set all spending and gun policy through September 30, 2015 (the end of the fiscal year).

Or do they do a short-term bill, which expires in January, February, or March 2015, and allows the newly elected Republicans to make these decisions? Certainly, the new Republicans would make gun-related decisions which would be much better than those made by Reid in the next ten days.

Better decisions on whether to extend Schumer’s ban on forgiveness for “prohibited persons.” Better decisions on whether to defund ammunition and firearms import bans implemented by Obama. Better decisions with respect to anti-gun ObamaCare provisions.

So why would Boehner and McConnell, who trumpeted the benefits of a Republican Congress, seek to cede these decisions to Harry Reid?

The answer is that, if all important legislation goes away until September, House conservatives will lose their ability to force Boehner to stand up to Obama — in any context where it matters.

But at this point, the war is waging — and the outcome of the battle is up in the air.

Boehner has offered to do short-term funding for immigration, but funding for ten months for everything else.

While not nothing, this Boehner “compromise” does nothing to keep Reid from implementing bad policy on guns — or ObamaCare — or virtually anything else.

The good news is that Pelosi has rejected the Boehner “compromise,” and virtually all Democrats will therefore vote against it. This means that the defection of only a few pro-gun conservatives will kill the anti-gun deal — and force a short-term CR which allows newly elected Republicans to decide gun policy.

Boehner is expected to try and bludgeon conservatives into submission. Whether he succeeds may depend on you.

ACTION: Contact your Representative. Tell him to support a short-term CR which will allow Republicans to decide government spending and policy, rather than Harry Reid.

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Tred Law
Tred Law
6 years ago

Phil, So let me get this straight, you are against Americans getting jobs from building oil pipelines and fracking in a capitalist economy. To you more jobs are a bad thing. And you would rather have countries buy oil from terrorist rather than from one of our strongest allies, Canada. Next you gonna tell me coal is bad and nuclear energy is dangerous. Go smoke more of you medical marijuana you dirty green hippy.

Phil
Phil
6 years ago

Get one thing straight. The only thing the Keystone pipeline does is provide jobs to those that build the pipeline. It is Canada’s oil product and it is shipped overseas, none of it stays here in the USA! SO the Keystone pipeline will not lower your gasoline, diesel or fuel oil prices. When everyone finally realizes that, hopefully they will stop crying about the Keystone pipeline! But there is more, most of the oil and natural gas from shale frack drilling heads by pipline and tanker train to export ports and just as the Texas oil boom went bust, so… Read more »

FiftycalTX
FiftycalTX
6 years ago
Reply to  Phil

Oh bullshit. Drilling leaves a few hundred square feet of pipes and rig behind. And there is NO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT! Hippy fears.

Justsomeguy
Justsomeguy
6 years ago
Reply to  Phil

Phil, I’m afraid that I really see no alternative to speaking frankly here, and the fact is that you don’t have a clue what you are talking about. If you visit the Ft. Worth area you cannot help but drive over and near well sites and boreholes. You would be astounded if I were to show you a map of all the wells in this area, yet we are still growing crops, drinking water that comes from the ground and we still have cows, horses and many other animals to include camels grazing this land. I expect that to continue… Read more »