‘Republicans’ Like Scaramucci Will Drive Gun Owners Out of Party

If gun-grabbing Republicans prevail, gun owners will no longer have a horse in the race. (Anthony Scaramucci/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Trump has the White House communications staff using Trump-compliant media organs to go after Scaramucci,” insufferable neocon “Never Trumper” Bill Kristol tweeted Tuesday. “Trump senses that a high-profile defector who’s willing to say he was wrong and who can fight back when attacked is particularly dangerous.”

I’m hardly “Trump-compliant,” being a frequent critic of the president’s multiple shortcomings on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.  That said, I’ve long considered the repellant Kristol, who advocates that the “‘lazy’ white working class should be replaced by ‘new Americans’,” to be every bit the enemy as the most base of Democrats. Perhaps more so because he still carries the mantle within DSM circles of being a “conservative.” And I’ll tell you flat out, Anthony Scaramucci represents all that’s intolerable about the Republican party and the misleading poll-based direction of betrayal on guns many in its “leadership” are gravitating toward.

Scaramucci has been on a tear of late, savaging the boss he once publicly sucked up to who fired him after only 11 days on the job as White House Communications Director. Naturally, Democrat-sympathizing outfits like Vanity Fair are overjoyed to dish up all the dirt he cares to give them.

His goal, after you get through all the ad hominem attacks, is to “primary” the president, and what he says about that is revealing:

“And again, not that Bill Weld isn’t a great guy, but unfortunately Bill Weld doesn’t have the panache right at this moment. He doesn’t have the panache to light up that group.”

That’s it. It’s not that “Republican” Weld was a politically opportunistic gun-grabbing liar when governor, the equivalent of a Feinstein or a Schumer, turning coat and breaking campaign promises. It's not that Weld endorsed semi-auto and magazine bans, waiting periods and barring handgun sales to citizens old enough to vote and serve in the military. It’s that he lacks “panache.”

“Conservative” Scaramucci being a dope when it comes to the Second Amendment should surprise absolutely no one who looks at his past treatment of it. Case in point, an ABC News report about Scaramucci deleting tweets from his Twitter account produced these two attitude revelations:

This is the kind of gun-grabbing Republican we’ll get if we listen to the “moderates.” This is the kind of Republican who considers due-process-eviscerating and confiscation-enabling “red flag laws” and “universal background checks” good first steps before they really let us know how they feel about guns in the hands of anyone they don’t control.

What gun owners need to ask themselves is what kind of Republican Trump will be if he doesn’t pull back from the infringements. The “bump stock” Intolerable Act could have been a fatal political miscalculation, except even most gun owners haven’t figured out the issue isn’t about such devices at all, but abuse of executive powers to dictate disarmament edicts. That door opens for future Oval Office occupants, be they Democrats or swamp Republicans, and Kamala Harris, for one, is already licking her chops.

For gun voters, 2020 is still the president’s to blow, and it looks like he and others in the GOP “leadership” may be getting ready to do just that. Assuming they don’t, and the smoke clears after the election with talking head pundits once more gnashing their teeth, there’s one other prospect gun owners ignore at their peril:  Once Trump is in for a second term and reelection is no longer a concern, what’s our “Plan B” if he decides it can’t hurt him to show his true colors on guns, and that his legacy plans have nothing to do with what he pledged to cheering NRA members?


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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    Alan1018
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    Alan1018

    Given the choices we need to stick with Trump. He can hardly be worse than any of the dems. We need to concentrate on getting the house back and keeping the Senate.

    Mike11C
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    Mike11C

    I don’t care what party they claim. If they want to take our guns, they are the enemy and, they should be treated as such.

    Laddyboy
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    Laddyboy

    Scaredmuchy IS a TREASONOUS LEECH. He needs to be kicked out of the White House – – never to return.

    Ej harbet
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    Ej harbet

    If hillary had won it would be settled by now!

    Jaque
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    Jaque

    Trump has 517 days left in office. Any unconstitutional acts by the executive branch will be litigated in the courts, whether or not Trump is re-elected. So dwelling on bump stocks now and whether Trump has betrayed gun owners is wasted energy, in my opinion. I believe that If Trump is re-elected, or is defeated in 2020 it will likely be decided by gun owners. Will angry gun owners sit out the race for the presidency and hand the next government to the communists? Because of that unknown I think its now time to focus not on Trumps bump stock… Read more »

    ahhiyawa
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    ahhiyawa

    Trump’s changed his tune regarding gun control to the dismay of lefty, progressive, marxist leninist America. This is probably due to him getting hammered by irate gun owners on social media, the White House website, all the national pro gun groups, politicians, civil libertarians, firearm media personalities and industries behind the scenes. I also suspect his sons have taken dad to the wood shed to some effect, if not cancelling out right Ivanka’s furious meddling on capitol hill for sensible, comprehensive gun control. A real gun grabber that haughty, phony, plastic fantastic bitch-dog. Trump claims, and maybe he even believes… Read more »

    Rattlerjake
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    Rattlerjake

    I seriously don’t think that Trump has “changed his tune regarding gun control”. I believe that Trump has always supported the second amendment, considering that his sons are supporters, but I don’t believe he fully understands what the second amendment entails. I really believe he thinks that bump stocks should be and “can” be regulated because they are not actual guns, just like he supports “silencers” being regulated. But he also shows understanding of statistics and the fact that neither background checks nor other gun laws do anything to deter criminal gun use. Overall, Trump has shown tremendous support for… Read more »

    ahhiyawa
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    ahhiyawa

    Trumps a lot of things, and your assessment in not more than a shade different than mine. Trump was a babe in the woods with good and half backed ideas when he stormed into the arena of Presidential politics. Shortly after winning that prize he was utterly dismayed by the deception, liars, betrayals and virulent politics of destruction that targeted his Presidency. But Trump’s a tough minded son of bitch and as Gingrich pointed out a fast learner to the enduring horror of his enemies. Trump’s learning, but he still hasn’t fully absorbed that the 10 Amendments of the Bill… Read more »

    ahhiyawa
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    ahhiyawa

    @David Codrea: “Once Trump is in for a second term and reelection is no longer a concern, what’s our “Plan B” if he decides it can’t hurt him to show his true colors on guns, and that his legacy plans have nothing to do with what he pledged to cheering NRA members?” Vice President Michael Richard Pence. A second term Trump will be done with elections, but there’s an ambitious and very capable second in command who wants that top slot, who will have a thing or two to say or do concerning any back sliding by Trump on 2A… Read more »

    esquire
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    esquire

    The “Mooch” Is exactly that, nothing of value to offer on any topic, and ready to suck up to or on anything that might get him in the media limelight. He carries absolutely no weight in any discussion and his opinon isn’t worth spit. Any network or media outlet would be better served to run a commerical than have him on. Hmmm yet there’s CNN, and vanity fair. Maybe he and Avenatti to get their own show on MSNBC : Dirtbag and Dufus”

    Considerthis
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    Considerthis

    As usual, Mr.Codrea is spot on with his remarks. Yes, the “Mooch ” appears to be a very despicable individual, much like Stormy Daniel’s ex-attorney. One can’t help but wonder how he ever managed to get close to the levers of power and who let him in. Seems like most opinions here are ignoring the other half of this equation – Bill Kristol, the self appointed leader of the anti- Trump wing of the G.O.P. that brought us great candidates like McCain and Mitt Romney. In regards to the totally unconstitutional ” Bump Stock Ban ” , I wonder what… Read more »

    cav2108
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    cav2108

    As far as “what happens after 2020”, and “decides it can’t hurt him to show his true colors on guns”, all I can say is that I am taking my best (voting) shot, and voting for Trump again. If he decides to “show his true colors” after he is back in office, there isn’t much that I can do NOW to influence that “possibility”, if it is a “possibility”, other than NOT voting for someone (ANY democrat) that is PROMISING to somehow abolish the 2nd Amendment and make a grab for all the guns in the country (and probably triggering… Read more »

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    The Mooch is irrelevant, he has failed at every turn he has made in recent history. I pay no attention to him. David did bring up a point that has been in the back of my mind, what will Trump do his next term when there is no reason to hold back for what he really wants. Is he really a believer in people having guns or is he playing to his base for reelection? We won’t know until it actually happens. The fight might be just beginning come 2020. Either way, I would still choose him over any of… Read more »

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    Do away with the “gun free zones” which are “killing fields” and a lot of the mass shootings will cease. One shot fired in retaliation against the El Paso shooter would probably have sent the punk scurrying. Many stores now have a sign that says it is unlawful to bring a gun into their store unless it is a pistol carried by an individual with license. I frequent those establishments, because I feel safer. It keeps the bad guys guessing….

    KDad
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    KDad

    The guy that makes me want to puke is Peter King. He is RINO through and through. He’s always been wishy-washy on the 2nd Amendment, and now his true colors are out there for every one to see.

    JMR
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    JMR

    No, it’ll be the guys Like Dan Crenshaw.

    KenW
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    KenW

    While what David points out it true, if Hillary had won in 2016 it all might be a mute point. If you look at the timeline of the Vegas shooting, right after the new administration. Was this shooting manipulated so HRC could ban our guns. But Trump was POTUS. So down here in the Sunshine State, in Liberal dominated Broward County, there’s a person with lose screws wandering around, with the kids, who he eventually shot up, joking about how he’s going to be the next school shooter. And THEY (the establishment) did nothing about it. You could say THEY… Read more »

    pAe
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    pAe

    The mooch is a media/attention whore. A needy little man. Have always ignored his spew.

    KenW
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    KenW

    Laura Ingraham implied that “the mooch” was sleazy, and gave her the willies.

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    She caught the “slick willy” Clinton disease from him? Wow, that is bad.

    Zond
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    Zond

    May I suggest no longer ignoring him but closely looking into not only what he says but his actions and then doing your best to discredit him and if possible open him to ridicule – The following is rule number five form alinsky himself. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage. This is the democrat playbook and has been in use for years. Unfortunately real Republicans seem to be unable to recognize that the only effective counter is to use the very tools the… Read more »

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    Our current POTUS is the only one I have seen since Reagan go on the offensive and counter-attack.

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    “The “bump stock” Intolerable Act could have been a fatal political miscalculation, except even most gun owners haven’t figured out the issue isn’t about such devices at all, but abuse of executive powers to dictate disarmament edicts. That door opens for future Oval Office occupants, be they Democrats or swamp Republicans, and Kamala Harris, for one, is already licking her chops.” Executive orders can not be used in place of congress,only congress writes/makes law,thus it was a un Constitutional act when pResident Obama did it and the same goes for president Trump. I would have thought that would have been… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @GMB, What is being called the Bump Stock Intolerable Act was neither an act of Congress nor an Executive Order. That is why the appeals did not include those arguments. The “BS Intolerable Act” was a decision of the BATFE to rewrite the definition of machine gun in the Code of Federal Regulations. The BATFE exceeded its authority and usurped some of Congresses authority, which is why that is in the briefs. Clever of Trump to shuffle the issue to the BATFE to make it look like a win to libtards. The issue of bureaucratic agency authority will go to… Read more »

    Bowserb46
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    Bowserb46

    Codrea is right. The 2020 election is Trump’s (or more generally the RNC’s) election to blow. The Republicans have snatched defeat from the jaws of success too many times to count. Right now, the President needs to stop taking meetings with LaPierre. He is dead and hanging around him makes the president smell like death. I’m beginning to think Lapierre is really trying to help the gun control zealots, so he can later say that his and the NRA’s efforts were stopped by the new wave of anti-NRA people (aka NRA members.) We seriously need for the NRA to be… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Bowser, I think the more important fact is that Trump said additional kinds of background checks are off the table (for whatever reason or due to whomever’s input). Thus gunshots and giving our sons “grandpa’s shotgun” will remain unaffected.
    Trump has also backed away from so called “Red Flag” statutes. Someone must have explained the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Amendments to him.
    That Trump is honoring the Bill of Rights is to his credit.

    Bowserb46
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    Bowserb46

    So Biden’s as sharp as he was 31 years ago? That must mean he’s always been a dufus!

    KenW
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    KenW

    Senile @ 31?

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    NOW you get it……

    nrringlee
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    nrringlee

    Once again we have a very confused application of the term “Conservative.” In the New World context, ours, to be conservative means to advance, protect and argue for our Founding Principles as stated in our Declaration. It does not mean advocate tax cuts for all and free wheeling corporatism. Scaramucci and Kristol both suffer from a common delusion. They both mistake their fundamentally 19th Century Progressive/Positivist ideology with conservatism. This is the Achilles Heel of the Republican Party. The Republican Party has been a Progressive Party since the beginning of the 20th Century. It has simply lacked the neo-Marxist taint… Read more »

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    …. But you still gotta maneuver to win elections – on both sides. Fact of Life in the USA.

    24and7
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    24and7

    The only gun scaramucci ever handled is his man pleaser..

    Gene Ralno
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    Gene Ralno

    I just read in the LA Times that the president has backed away from gun control legislation altogether. Citing potential for abuse and absence of due process, he said our money would be better spent on stiffening penalties for crimes with firearms and mental health. It’s why we elected him. Big oorah for his intelligence and flexibility.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @GR, Even when they come bearing gifts … I fear the newspapers. Apologies to Homer.

    Rattlerjake
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    Rattlerjake

    A “flat-earther”, I’m with you!

    Will
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    Will

    I never even considered this guy relevant !