Pelosi vs Massie, Which Way Will the Ban Gun Parts Debate Go

by John Snyder : Opinion

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)
John Snyder
John Snyder

Washington , DC – -(Ammoland.com)- When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) expressed hope last Thursday that a ban on bump stocks would be a ‘slippery slope’ leading to more comprehensive gun control, she united firearms owners like never before in opposition to any new anti-gun laws”.

Pelosi let the cat out of the bag. Her admission undercuts the blandishments politicians make that they only want ‘reasonable’ or ‘limited’ gun control. The truth is they cannot be trusted. They are dangerous. The only reasonable response to gun control promoters is a determination politically to clobber them.

Politicians who really respect the rights of the people should pay attention to recent positive remarks by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.

Pelosi’s remarkable admission came during the national discussion of the Las Vegas massacre. Scores of victims were murdered and hundreds wounded. There has been discussion on Capitol Hill and elsewhere regarding public policy on bump stocks. The devices reportedly were used in Vegas to increase the rapidity of bullet expulsion from semiautomatic rifles.

Pelosi was asked at an October 5 2017 press conference if she thought gun control opponents would argue that an attempt to regulate bump stocks would be a “slippery slope” towards additional anti-gun proposals.

Pelosi stated: “They’re going to say, ‘You give them bump stock, it’s going to be a slippery slope.’ I certainly hope so.”

Subsequently, the GOP leader of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus threw cold water on the bump stock regulation discussion. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) “said nothing should be done at all until all the facts are known about the Las Vegas shooter’s methods,” reported the Washington Examiner on October 8 2017.”

“We have nothing but TV reports where the facts change every day about how many weapons, what were the weapons,” Massie said. “It’s not been reliably documented what weapons he had. Until we have the facts, it doesn’t do too much good to debate hypotheticals.”

Snyder said, “Rep. Massie’s statement is prudent. Politicians would be better off following a reasonable approach to Vegas than going off with half-cocked proposals in response to media-generated hysteria.”

Hopefully the weak Republicans will follow Rep Massie’s’ lead and grow a pair.

About John Snyder

A practicing Catholic, Snyder has been named “a champion of the right of self-defense” by the Washington Times, the “gun dean” by Human Events, and the “senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News. The Trace designated him a power broker.

He holds AB and MA degrees in government from Georgetown University. He has been an NRA magazine editor and official of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation. He directs Telum Associates, LL.C, and serves on boards of NACOP, Council for America, and American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens.

Contact: John Snyder, 202-239-8005, [email protected]

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tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago

Wild Bill, they must have taken down my post but to answer you, yes it is good we are so popular and it makes you feel good when they argue and call you names, not, but that is the only way they have to try and change people’s minds. I would hate to be them.

alan
alan
3 years ago

Re giving something to the gun control types, some Irish acquaintances of my put it very succinctly. The Back o’ Me Hand To You.

tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago

Old Vet, thats funny but it probably wouldn’t be to wild Bill if the MP’s would have shown up at his door.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  tomcat

@OV and tact, I’m pretty sure that I worked for BG Halftrack at one time or another. I may have even been LT Fuzz at one time or another! It is good to be back. I was having a browser issue, I think. Anyway it is good to be back.
PS I note with great pride that the paid Soras/Booomers/Clintoon trolls were conversationally trounced after the latest unpleasantness in LV.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Should be Tcat. Wretched uncomprehending spell check.

tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Wild Bill, yea we held down the fort while you were gone. There were a lot of trolls the last few days but the old regulars sent them packing. I thought you might have gone to Vegas to teach the police how to conduct an investigation. They seem to be changing and backtracking, now.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@Tcat, We must be on the Very Important Troll list. But packing they went

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@OV, Well, brother, you know, of course, that Texas has its own grid. I think he was called “Sarge”. Whether NKs, moslems, or kids with matches, it is at the wrong end of the state.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@OV Yes, if We the People had the national will, we could do it again.

tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago
Reply to  tomcat

@old vet, I remember the name but I don’t remember what he did. My memory has not come back completely after chemo treatments. I hope that changes, soon.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  tomcat

@Tcat and OV, Yes, having been Beatle Baily, and LT Fuzz, and having been well on the way to being Halftrack, I did get a good laugh from it!

tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago
Reply to  tomcat

Old Vet, yes it did come back to me who Halftrack was and all this IS very funny.
Breaks up the troubles we are usually talking about.

JR Bailey
JR Bailey
3 years ago

About 75% to 80% of GOP House and Senate members are utterly spineless! They cannot be trusted, and will sell to the highest bidder!

Back in the day, I helped Enzi get elected here in Wyoming, and then did the same for Barrasso, thinking maybe, just maybe, they might actually be honest, have some spine, and would actually be conservatives!

Boy was I ever wrong! Rinos both of them!

I’ll be doing what I can, politically, to unseat Barrasso this coming year and make sure he no longer can screw us over in the Senate!

Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood
3 years ago

Total disarmament and confiscation of all civilians and most of the police. They will take it piece by piece, always have, until they get all of your firearms.

joe martin
joe martin
3 years ago

Agreed regarding Democrats, but the Republicans are not on the side of the angels either. Too many of them (McCain, Graham, Ryan, etc.) go with the Democrats or cave to the highest bidder. The two parties are simply two sides of the same rotten coin and as long as the people continue to elect scum, scum is what we will have in Washington and nothing will change.

Herb T
Herb T
3 years ago

Remember that democrats gave us the Vietnam war, Hillary Clinton, and obamacare. Democrats are some of the biggest liars, cheats and thieves and gave us the muslim traitor, obama. Democrats want more of your tax money because they know how to spend it on the leaches and failures of this country and illegal aliens. Now they want to solve the “gun” problem but not the people problem that use guns and other tools illegally. Remember how successful prohibition was? How about the successful war on drugs? Now democrats admit to wanting to take away your right to self-defense and give… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Herb T

@HT, Yes, a voting coalition of greedy, professional malcontents, and hard core unemployables that want to change the world to suit themselves.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

My Bn TOC is usually at the nearest bar!