Will the GOP Senate Have the Will to Stop the House Democrat’s Gun Control

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Will the GOP Senate Have the Will to Stop the House Democrat’s Gun Control

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- So, you think the GOP Senate will stop the Democratic House’s gun control…

Since the Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives, we know that either California Representative Nancy Pelosi or another anti-gunner will be Speaker of the House.

And with the Democrats in power, they have renewed their calls for gun control. In fact, they are planning one of the most aggressive pushes for gun control in years.

Nonetheless, since Republicans strengthened their majority in the Senate, many gun owners are still confident this “red wall” will block all of Pelosi’s gun control.

But is this really the case? Sadly, this “red wall” maybe more porous than one might think. First, consider that in the 115th Congress, with GOP control of both chambers, Congressional Republican leaders gave gun owners crumbs while passing a massive background check expansion bill.

Overall, it could be argued that the Second Amendment suffered under the Republican leadership, especially when President Donald Trump’s pending bump stock ban is considered.

So if the Second Amendment took a “net-loss” with complete Republican control, why should gun owners be so optimistic that the Senate will buck all the House’s gun control?

Second, there are simply some gun control measures that certain Republicans support. Consider so-called “red flag proposals,” which allow for an ex parte hearing to confiscate one’s guns.

Not only do such proposals completely disregard due process, they have even turned out to be deadly.

However, these proposals have the support of certain Republicans across the country. At the state level, the Republican-controlled Florida legislature passed a red flag law as part of a gun control package after the Parkland shooting. Even in deep-red, pro-gun Texas, there was a tough battle over a red flag proposal. Additionally, red flag laws have been signed by Republican governors in Maryland, Illinois and Massachusetts.

In the Senate, Republicans such as Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and Susan Collins have introduced or cosponsored red flag legislation. Also, President Trump has loudly stated support for “taking the gun first, due process later.” This Republican support, along with praise from Democrats, make a red flag proposal a dangerous threat the Second Amendment in Congress.

So, will the Republican Senate stop all of the Pelosi’s gun control?

The answer will likely be determined by how vocal gun owners are. An additional ray of hope is that there are still pro-gun Republicans in the Senate, such as Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee, among others.

It’s said that no one’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session — and that’s true no matter which party is in charge. That’s why gun owners must be vocal and active in the fight for the Second Amendment.


Jordan Stein is the Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America (GOA), a grassroots organization representing more than 1.5 million gun owners. He can be followed on Twitter at @jordankstein.

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Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesman, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 1.5 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Newsroom.

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Stripeseven

“Why do the American people allow elected officials to break the oath of office (Which is a federal crime) and not hold them accountable?

Bob

Whether you have a bump stock or not, the fact that it is on the table for being banned, once this accessory is banned, the leftist will have an easier ban event the next time, like AR ban! Give them an inch, they’ll take it all! Remember, it’s not about the “kids”, it’s about people control.
Does Hitler, Jews, 1930s, gas chambers disguised as showers, gun confiscation bring back history class memories?

Michael Clevenger

U.S. Congressman and Senators take an oath to uphold and preserve the Federal Constitution. Persons of little character, or honor disobey their oath. Deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution, or laws of the United States, is a Federal Crime. It would be interesting to hear where these oath breakers think that their expanded powers have come from. Maybe it’s time to remind these elected officials, that Government was not to exercise any power not delegated to it by the Constitution. Any person advocating gun control, gun registration, etc., of law abiding citizens, does… Read more »

Michael

If voting made a difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.
I believe either Mark Twain or George Carlin. What matters is not who votes, what makes is who counts them. Joe Stalin, the most underrated mass murderer of all times, except in the history books used in the masters schools, right here in the good old U.S. of A. -30-

TheHolyCrow

Electronic voting machines can now be hacked remotely. After the Certification Inspection, code is inserted remotely, even from the other side of the planet, that makes the results come out any way the hacker wants. Then the code is erased, using a program such as ERASER, which is free to download. The hacking is invisible and untraceable, employing nano technology. And guess who makes these machines and sells them around the world ? . Could it be the same people who demand that the “elected” officials obey, or they don’t get anymore money ? And they MUST sign THE PLEDGE… Read more »

Trey

Bumpstock bans are constitutional (stupid, yes) but its not a direct 2nd Amendment violation.
Stupid because if someone wants one bad enough, they can use a stick, their finger, or, if they’re mechanically inclined, fabricate their own bumpstock at home.

I’m more concerned with the red flag. Ignoring due process is dangerous.
Further, who’s calling this red flag? who decides when someone should have their firearms confiscated?
If no crime is being commited and there is no reasonable doubt that a crime is planned, there is no right to confiscate anything. especially without due process.

The Revelator

@Trey First, I have a few reasons why such a ban is unconstitutional, but I would like to hear where you find that authority in the US Constitution first. Please explain, and I will give you some time to respond before commenting again. Second, the red flag issue. Its called an Ex Parte order. This is when one side presents testimony against another individual that is not informed, not given a chance to face their accusor, defend themselves, and faces legal penalties or transgressions . This is indeed a violation of several restrictions on government infringement of individual liberties, most… Read more »

Trey

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

A bumpstock is not “arms” nor is it required item for any firearms that could use it to function; like a trigger, a hammer, or even the ammunition. Therefore it isn’t protected by the 2nd Amendment.

But as I said above, and why, it is still stupid to ban it.

Vanns40

Okay Trey, then you’d also have no problem with them banning competition triggers, night scopes, regular scopes, muzzle brakes and any other add on all under the heading of “it isn’t protected by the Second Amendment”? Boy, I’d hate to live in a world where you interpret things. While we’re at it, explain your rationale with the ban again? Because you don’t like them or you just think it’s okay for the government to ban things it doesn’t like?

Wild Bill

@Trey, You make a distinction without a difference. Arms are comprised of parts. All the parts comprise the arms that the founding fathers intended and the Second Amendment enumerates among your Rights.
Now, back to Rev’s question, “… such a ban is unconstitutional, but I would like to hear where you find that authority in the US Constitution first.” ? We are all waiting on you, Trey.

Douglas Kuykendall

You have to be a left wing to have that rational

The Revelator

@Trey Since you decided to start with the second amendment, I will address that in depth shortly. First however We must cover why you do not know the Constitution and the reason I originally questioned you. Article 1, Section 1~ “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States Which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” The proposed ban is coming from the Executive branch is it not? I’m sorry, but no where in the Constitution does it grant the President authority to make law, and that includes executive orders (Executive… Read more »

Charles Moore

Hear! Hear!

Trey

On the contrary, I’ll respond once more. After reading what you have to say, as well as Vanns40 and Wild Bill’s comments, I admit I didn’t know the Constitution nor the 2nd Amendment quite as well as I thought I did. With what Vanns40 said about scopes and a competition trigger; why is a bump stock any different, and it makes sense now that I’m thinking about it. So with that said I’m changing my view on the bumpstock being banned after this thrashing. Note: I will be reading into the Constitution more and trying to understand it better than… Read more »

The Revelator

@ Trey First of all, I meant no malice towards you, my caution on not responding further was simply to keep you from possibly feeding some that would want to dogpile on you. The Modus Operandi for our Military’s training is that they must first break down a recruit before they can teach them the correct way. This serves to prepare and strengthen the recruit so they can handle the labors of the tasks they are to learn and to not crumble when they finally go into battle. If you are truly taking this as a learning experience, then you… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy

Trey

If you want to learn more of our Constitution,you may consider this free course from Hillsdale Collage,it gives one a better understanding of it and purchase your own copy of the pocket Constitution..

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No one is too old to learn,I try to learn something new every day,most of the posters who took you to task are more than fair in their understanding of the document,I have gleamed something from each of them.

David F. Podesta

As an enthusiastic 2nd amendment supporter – a “gun nut” – I fail to see why the last congress was a “net loss” for the 2nd amendment. The author gave as his reason “Trump’s bump stock ban”. A bump stock id designed to make a semi auto rifle mimic a machine gun. The left is targeting semi auto rifles, which I think is ridiculous, but when someone invented the bump stock the idea was to do and end run around the NFA, making a semi auto rifle effectively into a fully automatic rifle without BEING a machine gun. In my… Read more »

Vanns40

Don’t know the history behind it do you? The original “Bump stock” was a shoe lace for which the user was arrested by ATF and charged with a felony. It’s folks like you who want to change the definition of semiautomatic that will allow ATF to get all of us in trouble. It’s either semiautomatic or it’s not, period. There is no “faster than normal” or “slower” than normal because there is no “normal”. It’s either semiautomatic as defined as one shot fired with each pull of the trigger or it’s fully automatic as defined as one pull of the… Read more »

The Revelator

@Vanns40 What Mr Podesta forgets is that the Second Amendment says “The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” First, it specifies “Arms” meaning firearms or weapons meant to be carried and used by an individual, it does not specify the type or mode of operation for them. Second, the standard that was expressed at the time was “In Common use.” This was not to say how many were owned, but was describing any Arm which may be fit for or similar to those held by the army. This includes fully automatic weapons. Sadly, we have individuals… Read more »

Ansel Hazen

The FixNics part that was added to the omnibus bill was far worse than the bumpstock thing.
We didn’t get National Reciprocity either.
Joe Bidens Gun Free Zone act wasn’t repealed.

Our Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.

Charles Moore

With a bump stock, it is STILL only ONE round for ONE PULL of the trigger; a bump stock simply allows for the rifle to recoil into it under spring pressure to achieve a reset of the trigger, and it’s forward return causes ANOTHER separate pull of the trigger, unless you relax your finger or come off of the trigger. STILL semi-auto, STILL LEGAL. Personally, I don’t especially like them, as accuracy deteriorates and I’m all about accuracy in my rifle shooting.

Todd

Gentlemen, Listen carefully. I do not claim to know everything. I’m not trying to start a fight. I can’t help but wonder why this national reciprocity concealed carry bill is so damn fired important to you. These questions are rhetorical, I don’t need to be yelled at for asking you all to think. Think long and hard about this; Do you really want the Feds, the AFT for that matter to be in control of concealed carry permits for the entire nation?!?!?!?! May I ask why you think it’s okay to ask for permission to carry concealed? (Don’t get pissy,… Read more »

Vanns40

Todd: First and foremost you are operating on a false premise. The “Feds and ATF” won’t be in control of anything. All this Bill does is exactly what it says, allows reciprocity between all States if you lawfully hold a concealed carry permit in any State – PERIOD. There’s nothing issued by the Federal Govt. or ATF, nothing controlled by the Federal Govt or ATF. There are no standards set or required. As far as wishing for all or nothing, if that’s the stand you want to take and that’s the hill you want to die on we’ll never see… Read more »

Douglas Kuykendall

I live in WV right close to Maryland where most of buying anything you go there or drive for 25 miles.Point is I carry all the time,equipment breaks down you got to cross in to communist Maryland,where if caught, you might as well killed Jesus Christ himself,because that’s how they are. I have known people that’s got caught (I have been lucky so far) an to jail they went.This is the biggest reason.Hell in WV I don’t need a permit, but have it for other states.Don’t see why the subject is so complicated.They just need to get it done

Ansel Hazen

I was investigated more thoroughly for my carry permit than my drivers license. But I’m legal to drive in all 50 states.

Graystone

ALL supporters of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the US. EVERYONE who posted on this site – And – EVERYONE who reads this site. I have a question?
Have You called or emailed or written Your senator(s) AND Senator McConnell!?
If not- Stop with your comments Until You do.
Don’t be hearers of the word and Not doers!!

Ansel Hazen

Fat Neg Greystone. Politicians have stopped listening. And now, because of out of state big money the only ones I can write have an F rating with the NRA.

#RefreshtheTreeofLiberty

Bugs Bunny

Yes I have several times.

Heed the Call-up

Yes, most of us here on this site are politically active and do contact our representatives, even those that are anti-rights and do not uphold their oath of office.

Joseph P Martin

Both parties are just two sides of the same rotten coin. The swamp dwellers in Washington (both parties and the bureaucrats) are interested in anything that will allow them to keep their jobs regardless of the Constitution, laws, regulations, ethics or morals. The system is broken and needs to be fixed, but how to fix it is the big question. When those in charge make the decisions, not the people, change won’t take place.

ras

The answer is obvious. When the Republicans held the House, Senate, and White House, the Nationals Receprocity bill was passed in the House. However to this day with only a feew weeks left before it expires, it has died on the vine in the Senate. McConnell refuses to bring it to a vote on the floor. That’s your answer going forward.

hippybiker

The quote the author uses is from Samuel Celmens aka: Mark Twain.

Bugs Bunny

It’s as simple as this people. We are being given a warning cry by our Constitutional Republic. The very fabric of the Constitution is being threatened by so called representatives passing laws against it. They are throwing it in our face saying “What are you going to do about it?” We make the rules you don’t. They have already shown their true colors, comply or we’ll gun you down. If that doesn’t work we’ll nuke your ass! The question is are you ready to fight? They are censoring people for what they say for God’s sake! We are having our… Read more »

MgM

Yep, the GOP failed us, you and me, miserably, after they ‘won’ in 2016. And now the party has paid for it. All we have left is the Senate and Trump, and they need to made to understand that there cannot be any ‘bargaining’ with the 2nd Amendment, the right to defend ourselves, or ANY more gun control. No, these things must be non-negotiable and off the table. Whilst the Dems hammer thru more gun control (and they will), how many law abiding citizens will suffer their wrath until the Supreme Court overturns their convictions (which will take years). The… Read more »

HP

If the senate passes Democrat gun control, then that will pretty guarantee the complete defeat of the GOP in 2020. Go ahead, Republicans. You’ll never get another vote from me, ever, if you do. I’m not alone.

Papa Bear

HP, you for certain and for sure are not alone. If the “Republicrats” in the Senate go along with the “Demorats” in the House, and Trump does not Veto the coming gun control schemes, I will never vote for another Republican again!! And I have been voting a straight Republican ballot for about 50 years.

Mark

The ONLY reason I voted “republican’ in the 2016 election was because Trump ran on that party’s ticket. I only voted “republican” in the 2018 Michigan mid-terms was because Trump had his people in place. We lost here in Michigan with the election of a democRAT for governor and senator. Watching the Kavanah ordeal we all learned the TRUE color of the GOP – YELLOW. They are either cowards or in on the destruction of this country. I hate to think the latter but if so, then WE need to eliminate them once and for all….along with the communist/democRAT traitors.… Read more »

J Gibbons

Who would you vote for, then?

HP

If the Republicans manage to betray us by passing a sweeping Democrat gun control bill, there really wouldn’t be any point in voting at all anymore. Other than to find a third party candidate to use a protest vote, or maybe I could write someone in, like Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago.

Wild Bill

@HP, I can’t disagree and I like the Abe From an, sausage king of Chicago touch, but I think that we can make a difference by winning in the primaries. By that I mean defeating the party favored hack and forwarding the “not corrupted yet” primary candidate. If we do, then the party is over the barrel.

Vanns40

Remember, it’s not just the Republicans in Congress that have abandoned gun owners. Trump sold us out on National Reciprocity, the Suppressor Bill and Bump Stocks. PLEASE, don’t anyone say “I don’t care about Bump Stocks”. The sheer stupidity of that statement is just overwhelming. It’s an accessory and if that is banned then ATF can come right back and ban any other accessory they so choose. The only reason Trump has so much support is because of all the rest that he has done for the country that overshadows how he, the Congress AND the NRA, who endorsed him… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Vann, Yep, Every time that I write to him, I close with “No Second Amendment, No second term”!

Green Mtn. Boy

Some supposed Republicans are the opposite side of the same corrupt coin,aka RINO’s. If they had the majority were going to pass suppressors,reciprocity none of which has nor will happen with spineless men ,sad to say think again if anyone expects Liberty to be preserved by the Republicans.

Clark Kent

Liberty will be DESTROYED by the Dumbocrats. Wake up.

Green Mtn. Boy

It will be by Leftists of both parties,smell the coffee.

Robey Alan Gulledge

It looks like National Reciprocity is dyeing a slow death in the GOP controlled Judiciary Comittee and the murderer is none other then the Head RINO in charge is Turtle Man , Mitch McConnel.
He has the power to bring it to the Floor of the Senate for a vote ( it has already been passed in the House ) . President Trump has already vowed to sign it , if it comes to him. The last window of opportunity is fading away and will be gone by January 2nd !
ARE YOU LISTENING, RINO McCONNEL ?

Carlo

You’re right. But he has a smoking hot wife! He is part of the problem and I think the Republicans will sell us down the river. I have no faith in them to do the right thing. All talk and no substance.

Wild Bill

@GMB, the RINOs can and need to be weeded out in the primary elections. Freedom is won and lost in the primary elections and the caucuses.
A guy and a handful of friends can take over a township caucus, and send themselves to the county caucuses. At the county caucuses, they find some like minded people and send themselves off to the state caucus.
Primaries are harder. It takes fund raising and campaigning to send someone to oppose the party hack. The party always sends their chosen one.

m.

gun control = a**hole, tdb (typical d-rat behavior)