Hogan’s ‘Big Tent’ Will Crowd Out Gun Owners

So what does he do? He keeps and adds to laws that render good citizens defenseless and promotes the Democrat agenda on guns. (Governor Larry Hogan/Facebook)
So what does he do? He keeps and adds to laws that render good citizens defenseless and promotes the Democrat agenda on guns. (Governor Larry Hogan/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “I don't know what the future holds in November, but I know that the Republican party is going to be looking at what happens after President Trump and whether that's in four months or in four years,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan responded to a leading question by host Chuck Todd Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. “And I think they're going to be looking to, ‘How do we go about becoming a bigger tent party?’

“How do we … find that middle ground where people can stand together and by avoiding divisive rhetoric and winning suburban women, winning over Democrats and Independents and winning with minority votes,” Hogan elaborated. “We're going to have to find a way to appeal to more people and have a bigger tent.

“Right now, luckily as chairman of the National Governors Association I get to avoid a little politics for a little while because I represent Democratic and Republican governors together and don't have to get too actively involved in the political games,” Hogan responded when asked if he could vote for Joe Biden. “But I'll have to make that decision between now and November.”

That’s some “Big Tent Republican,” trying to appeal to everyone but the constituency that prevailed in 2016. It makes it fair to ask what he’s willing to give up in exchange for votes. And that makes it fair to ask what that tent expansion he's calling for means for gun owners.

With Hogan, we don’t have to look far.

“NRA-Endorsed Incoming GOP Governor Will Keep State's Sweeping Gun Control Law,” The Blaze reported in 2014. So much for “support for and commitment to the Second Amendment” that NRA used as its excuse for the Hogan endorsement (and phony “A” grades” for betrayers, going back for decades, is a topic that could fill volumes).

It wasn’t enough for Hogan to simply enforce existing Intolerable Acts. He had to add some new disarmament edicts because the infringements are never enough.

“Governor Hogan disregarded our veto requests and has signed the Handgun Permit Review Board Bill (HB 819), and the ‘red flag’ bill (HB 1302),” Maryland Shall Issue noted in 2018. “And that is not the only bad news. The General Assembly passed and Governor Hogan signed into law SB707 which purports to ban bump stocks and other so-called ‘Rapid Fire Trigger Activators’.”

It’s no accident that Hogan is getting face time on Meet the Press. The Washington Post has been portraying him as a “lead GOP voice” for the handling of the state’s COVID-19 response. And no less an enemy inside the gates than Bill Kristol floated him as a presidential challenger.

It’s an old trick the Democrats excel at – flatter some useful idiot Republican into parroting their agenda talking points, praise him and make him feel important in the media, and then come election time, turn on him and add to the pile-on criticizing him for being “extreme.”

It reminds me of the way Democrats couldn’t say enough good about Sen. John McCain when he passed. Funny how, when he was still with us and running for reelection, their allies in the national media ridiculed him as too right-wing, too unethical and too dangerous, the political equivalent of a carcinogen (NSFW).

Hogan’s “Big Tent” will be so filled with jackasses and RINOs there will be no room for the elephants. He makes fair the question: With Republicans like him, who needs Democrats?


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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Tionico
Tionico
21 days ago

is this clown amongst his brother rat-governors in his release of hundreds/thousands of violent criminals “bacause Covid”? If so, in no wise does he really work for the “security of a free state”. He sees his constituents not as what they are, but as subjects, minions, political fodder. Only cares about his sorry little self. Maryland is one of those states I will take EXTREME steps to avoid next time I’m on the east coast.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
21 days ago

Someone needs to tell this putz that most violent criminals don’t get their firearms the legal way.

Arny
Arny
19 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

He knows that so do all the rest. It’s about disarming ALL citizens. Making USA defenseless to the real criminals, THEM.

Last edited 19 days ago by Arny
Capn Dad
Capn Dad
21 days ago

I’ve always said that as the DNC gains power the RNC will cave to anything in order to stay competitive but it is inevitable that we become a one party nation either without a fight or after one. I think Mao called it “The Long March”. Do the math. Numbers do not lie. Demographics will be the enemy of our Constitution. The nature of politicians, both Republican and Democrat, demand that they sacrifice their constituents in order to retain their power and power is what it’s all about. What does a man with power want? More power.

Arny
Arny
19 days ago
Reply to  Capn Dad

Hogan has always been a Democrat Let’s not be surprised now. lol

Jeffersonian
Jeffersonian
21 days ago

Always a firm grasp on the wrong end of the equation.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
21 days ago

They say you know what to expect from your enemies, it’s your friends that you have to worry about.
Republicans this guy is one to worry about.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
22 days ago

Your right,he doesn’t have to look to far to find violent criminals, he sees one every time he gets in front of a mirror. The sad fact is that they are going to try to disarm the American citizen. Another fact is that we are not going to surrender our firearms no matter how many unconstitutional laws they wright. Even with all the terrorism that I saw back in the 60’s, these times are without a doubt the most dangerous for our Country. Make no mistake, antifa and blm are terrorist organizations that are funded and protected by the demoncrapic… Read more »

Superman
Superman
22 days ago

So Hogan is a violent criminal? Since when? What exactly was he arrested and convicted for?

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
21 days ago
Reply to  Superman

Hogan IS BREAKING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS of Americans!!!
Every one of these INFRINGEMENTS against LEGAL LAW ABIDING American CITIZENS MUST BE REMOVED!!!
This is how Hogan is BREAKING THE LAW!!!!!

Tionico
Tionico
21 days ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

he was also guvnr when the troubles broke out in Baltimore, and the mayoress of that SHole decided “they want to destroy so we gave them the space to do that”. On HIS watch? His inaction and FAILURE to uphold his own oath of office and use his authority as GOVERNOR to do something about it ARE criminal. The deaths and destruction that ensued after the initial outbreak are on him. Kist as the deaths and mayhem in Seattle are on Jay Inslee, not to mention his open endorsement of the treason we all saw when “the zone” was not… Read more »

Superman
Superman
21 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

Answer my question. Is he a violent criminal or not?

Superman
Superman
21 days ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

Answer my question. Is he a violent criminal or not?

Big George
Big George
19 days ago
Reply to  Superman

OK OK OK ‘superweenie’!…we’ll tell ya’!…U.S. Code 66 Title 18 USC (sub.[A]; FFIP…’Fat Pig In Public’, a Felony punishable by three(3) years drinking Slim Fast Chocolate drink ONLY! THERE!…feel better?!…wadda smuck!

Big George
Big George
19 days ago
Reply to  Superman

Felony Stupid!

gregs
gregs
21 days ago

am ready for the inevitable, stocked up with redundancies in place. only problem is the wife doesn’t want to train and carry

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
22 days ago

Hogans goat,the pivot for the civilian disarmament circle movement.
Beware of Leftards of all parties.