by Don McDougall : Opinion
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- James T. Hodgkinson’s plan was clear. He wanted to kill enough Republicans to wrest control of the House from the GOP and make Nany Pelosi speaker again.
While there were only some 20 odd GOP House members on the diamond the morning he opened fire, 20 other GOP representatives were not there or had left, with a 24 seat gap dividing the Democrat and Republican parties for control the loss of 40 GOP House members would have given control to the Democrats.
This wasn’t about hate, it wasn’t about a guy losing it. It was a clear calculated political move to shift control of the house of representatives from one party to the other. The part that concerns me is his meeting with ranking members of the Democrat party and the supporters of Bernie Sanders.
To be blunt Mr. Hodgkinson seems more of a dupe than the mastermind.
The day or so before the shooting he was having his van checked to head home. He met with Bernie Sanders’ people and changed his life’s purpose. All I’m saying is that someone seems to have helped change his mind about going home. In April James T. photographed the site where the GOP practiced for the baseball game on his cell phone, then met with the offices of senior Democratic Senators, including Bernie Sanders’ shop.
It sure does look like someone helped Hodgkinson decide what to do.
Let’s be frank, had a ranking member of the House not been there that day, or had Rep. Steve Scalise left early (taking his security with him) we would be talking about Speaker Pelosi right now.
The ONLY thing that stops a left-wing assassin with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.
So consider the possibilities. Say a big case in the US Supreme Court is about to reverse gay marriage or Roe V Wade. Who will the unhinged lefties choose to shoot next? My bet is Gorsuch as he was Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.
Mr. Hodgkinson may have opened Pandora’s Box. He may go down as the man who murdered the Republic.
About Don McDougall:
Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he’s not at the range you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.