Mitch McConnell Needs Six More Years In The Senate

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Mitch McConnell Needs Six More Years In The Senate, iStock-884184136

Kentucky – -(AmmoLand.com)- With all the focus on the Presidential election, Second Amendment supporters should also be working to re-elect the one person who is responsible for making Donald Trump’s first term a major success in terms of protecting the Second Amendment. That person is Mitch McConnell.

McConnell, the senior Senator from Kentucky, has long been a supporter of our Second Amendment rights. In addition, he led the opposition to the McCain-Feingold “campaign finance reform” bill that many anti-Second Amendment extremists hoped would make it harder for the National Rifle Association (and other pro-Second Amendment groups) to make their case to the public.

Just on that basis, it is an easy call to urge Second Amendment supporters to back his latest re-election bid (McConnell has been in the Senate for six terms). But it is the other position he holds that has made him one of the most important allies we can have in defending our rights: He is the Senate Majority Leader.

Over the last four years, McConnell has been confirming judges who would uphold our Second Amendment rights on a massive scale. This has been a highly visible example of backing us, but what he does as the majority leader goes beyond merely confirming judges.

McConnell also decides what the agenda of the United States Senate is. It doesn’t matter if the House of Representatives passes a bunch of anti-Second Amendment legislation if McConnell refuses to take it up. In this sense, he is a firewall protecting America’s tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners from being punished for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit through infringements on their Second Amendment rights.

This, of course, makes him a target for those who do seek to take away our rights. This year, the hope is that Amy McGrath can beat Mitch. On her campaign site, she has the usual denunciation of the “gun lobby” that we have come to expect from anti-Second Amendment extremists. She also calls for “common sense” measures. She only mentions background checks, but does anyone think she’ll object to other parts of the Bloomberg agenda? Then, there is also the incalculable damage that McConnell’s defeat would inflict on the ancillary issues, like judges, not to mention the fact that McGrath’s first vote for the next three Congresses would be to put Chuck Schumer in charge of the Senate.

Now in 2014, McConnell won by 16 points over Allison Lundgren Grimes, but in 2008, McConnell only won by 6 points. Combined with the close gubernatorial race in 2019 that saw the defeat of a pro-Second Amendment governor, Second Amendment supporters should be wary. Second Amendment supporters should also keep in mind that McGrath ran close against Bill Barr in the 6th district during the 2018 election.

Second Amendment supporters can help McConnell out by going to his campaign web site. They also should donate to the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund to help elect pro-Second Amendment candidates like McConnell to all levels of government.


About Harold HutchisonHarold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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American Patriot
American Patriot
2 days ago

We need a real conservative in there, Mitch is barely a step above Mitt Romney!

Wolf Moon
Wolf Moon
2 days ago

Harold what are you writing about? That turkey neck a hole let National Reciprocity die. The house PASSED IT. We would have had it if the Moscow turtle face put the vote to the Senate. He and his nasty wife rino crumbs. Being in the senate or the house two terms that’s it.

Dan
Dan
2 days ago

Look, I live in KY. I’ve also lived in a few other states during my time on Earth. I get it when people say 2 terms is enough. But trust me on this, McGrath would be the WORST choice for the office. The absolute Worst. I’ve actually talked to her, I kept things civil, and level, and probed her views. I walked away knowing she is not just a Dim, or a Progressive, she is even Left of Progressive. She is also playing the usual dishonesty tactics we see. I received in the mail yesterday a flyer, now this was… Read more »

Dan
Dan
2 days ago
Reply to  Dan

To conclude, sometimes you have to pick the lessor of two evils. And trust me McGrath will destroy our freedoms. McConnell may not advance them, but she will destroy them.

Will
Will
2 days ago
Reply to  Dan

,I agree with you but it’s a damn shame that we have to be in a position to pick the lesser of two evils. If the cowards in the Republican Party would grow a goddamn backbone and do what’s right and best for the country we wouldnt be in that position.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
2 days ago
Reply to  Will

Dems want to burn the country down. R’s seem to only sit back and do nothing about it. I am at the point where it looks like the only way we can get things back on track is to let everything go tits up.

Last edited 2 days ago by Ansel Hazen
Oldman
Oldman
2 days ago
Reply to  Will

I agree, but that has been the case ever since I cast my first vote well over 50 years ago………@ one point in my life, very early on, I even voted democrat once or twice.

Gdubb
Gdubb
2 days ago

Mitch McConnell is a turd. Although he has helped DJT a bit over the last few years, he completely failed us when we had a majority in congress and blew a great opportunity to pass meaningful 2A legislation.

JPM
JPM
2 days ago

NO ONE should be in the senate or congress more than 2 terms!

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
2 days ago
Reply to  JPM

This ^^^

Will
Will
2 days ago
Reply to  JPM

Absolutely right!

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
2 days ago

I am no fan of McConnell and I don’t live in Kentucky so I can’t vote for him however if every person who enjoys the freedom of owning firearms votes for the McGrath women in Kentucky, they can kiss their rights goodbye, as nasty Shumer of New York would become the leader in the senate and the liberal agenda will be pushed through.
God help us all if that happens.

Will
Will
3 days ago

Mitch will be 84 in six years. Mitch ain’t no spring chicken for sure.

Grigori
Grigori
3 days ago
Reply to  Will

That turkey neck flap of loose skin will sway in even a gentle breeze by then.

pdxhk9mm
pdxhk9mm
3 days ago

Moscow Mitch has let the Senate NOT do their job for the last 4 years…..and they make lots of money NOT doing their jobs….yet you are ALL okay with that? Yup, over 200 bills sitting, waiting for the Senate to vote on, yet somehow the US Citizen is okay with them not doing their jobs…

SavageOne
SavageOne
3 days ago

It was Mitch McConnell who allowed the Hearing Safe Act and National Reciprocity to languish in committee and eventually die there. He refused to bring them to the floor for a vote. This was at a time when both the Senate and the House were in Republican hands. But, he did bring prison reform to the floor for a vote, when Kim Kardashian asked for it. If he is a friend of the 2A, it’s only a fair-weather friend(i.e. election time).

Grigori
Grigori
3 days ago
Reply to  SavageOne

With “friends” like him, Lindsey Graham, Trump, and too many others, how can we ever hope to win?

Knute
Knute
2 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

Perhaps by re-examining who our “allies” actually are, and cleaning out the traitors?

Grigori
Grigori
2 days ago
Reply to  Knute

That would absolutely rock! Problem is, we seem to be perpetually painted into a corner where these treasonous turds are our “best” choice or our “only” choice, or so the voices on our side keep telling us. “We have no choice but to re-elect this POS because the alternative is so much worse”, the voices tell us. I for one am getting sick of choosing lessers of evil. They are still evil.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
2 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

And that is because your state party leaders make sure that any new fresh blood that would rock the status quo never gets on your states primary ballots.

Grigori
Grigori
2 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

Absolutely right!!!!

Oldvet
Oldvet
2 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

That’s what primaries are for!

Grigori
Grigori
2 days ago
Reply to  Oldvet

Unfortinately, the primaries are either rigged or the voters are terminally stupid. Earlier this year, Lindsey Graham had two or three challengers, any one of which would have been a better choice than he was. What did the majority (of which I was NOT one) do? 67% selected Lindsey to run again. It is so frustrating.

Last edited 2 days ago by Grigori
Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
3 days ago
Reply to  SavageOne

Maybe he plans to re-use the HSA & NR as we get closer to election time to help push the Rino’s across the line………

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
3 days ago

Please tell me more about how Sen. Mitch McConnell is going to use bills, which were proposed and died in the 115th Congress, “as we get closer to election time to help push the Rino’s across the line“!

I didn’t know that bills from the 115th Congress were worth a damn in the 116th Congress. Learn something new on Ammoland every day.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
3 days ago

They misinterpret a single sentence and lie about everything therefore anything is possible.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
3 days ago

Who is they?

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
3 days ago

Make shit roll uphill. Demand that every candidate running call for an EO from Trump on the HSA and NR. Before Nov 3rd.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
3 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

That would be just more election-year grandstanding, as usual. EOs are also quite dangerous:

  • The President can change the NFA with an EO now? President Trump and the NRA agree with you on that! See the bump stock ban!

As for national reciprocity, no law is needed, just the DOJ enforcing the Constitution by suing all states that do not permit non-residents to carry for civil rights violations.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
3 days ago

Those are things we should push for. They want our vote, it’s time to get something for it. And here’s an example for everyone to think about. I had to renew my drivers license. At first I couldn’t because state facilities were on lockdown and the online system had me scheduled for an in person vision test. That’s been waived and I renewed my license a week ago. Online. For something that all 50 states recognize as valid. But my concealed carry permit renewal required 6 pages of information including permission for a background check and my medical history gets… Read more »

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
2 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

I wrote my Congressman 2 days ago and requested “action” before the election. We’ll see what happens but I’m not on the hope’ium.

Last edited 2 days ago by Patriot Solutions
Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
2 days ago

We have a Democrat House and a Republican Senate (that doesn’t have a 60 vote majority). Nothing is going to happen before the election, other than election-year grand standing and pandering!

Failure to understand the political realities just leads you down that rabbit hole of thinking that your representative will do anything right now, other than just for show.

Oldvet
Oldvet
2 days ago

If the dems get control of the senate shumer is frothing at the mouth about eliminating the filibuster , then watch out about anything being rammed through because it will only take a simple majority !

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
2 days ago
Reply to  Oldvet

Very, very likely!

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
2 days ago

Hopeium, good word.

Bones
Bones
2 days ago
Reply to  SavageOne

That was actually Paul Ryan but goes to show you dont keep up with much.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
2 days ago
Reply to  Bones

The Hearing Protection Act died in the House under Paul Ryan. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (HR 38 in the 115th Congress) was actually passed by the House and died in the Senate.

Wolf Moon
Wolf Moon
2 days ago

The bill sat on Mitch’s desk over a year.
mcConman IGNORED his constituents who pushed for National reciprocity.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
2 days ago
Reply to  Wolf Moon

Well, President Trump didn’t push for it either!

As for national reciprocity, no law is needed, just the DOJ enforcing the Constitution by suing all states that do not permit non-residents to carry for civil rights violations.

Oldvet
Oldvet
2 days ago
Reply to  SavageOne

And it is election time ….

usaimages
usaimages
3 days ago

Good post Harold!