What Else Is At Stake In The Georgia Runoffs?

Kelly Loeffler For U.S. Senate
Kelly Loeffler For U.S. Senate

Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Whether or not President Trump’s legal challenges succeed, the Georgia runoffs are critical for Second Amendment supporters. In addition to what might or might not be passed into law, there are a number of other things on the ballot in these races. Second Amendment supporters need to pull both David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler over the line because a 50-50 Senate under President Trump would still be bad news.

Why would that 50-50 Senate be bad news? Because we’d have to rely on Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski to stick with us in every fight. Do you consider them reliable? They’re arguably less reliable than Jon Tester and Joe Manchin, and those two, while they vote against most anti-Second Amendment legislation, stink on the secondary issues, like judicial nominations.

What are those secondary issues that are at stake in the Georgia runoffs? Let’s look them over.

Judicial Nominations

The last two Supreme Court nomination battles saw unified Democratic opposition, including from those who proclaim their support for the Second Amendment (looking at you, Tester and Manchin). Should Trump’s legal challenges succeed, a 50-50 Senate could very well see Romney or Murkowski announce they will not support the nomination of any judge Trump nominates.

On the flip side, a 50-50 Senate under Biden would see anti-Second Amendment extremist Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote, which means there would be no way to stop any anti-Second Amendment judge. To say nothing of the potential for a packed court (do you really think Tester and Manchin would stand against such efforts?).

Campaign “Reform”

We have outlined the dangers of various campaign “reform” schemes pushed by anti-Second Amendment extremists. When we get the chance to present our arguments, we usually win our fellow Americans over, particularly when the emotions are not running high after a horrific crime or act of madness. Anti-Second Amendment extremists know it, too. Why else are they specifically targeting the ability of pro-Second Amendment groups to get their message out?

Trump’s veto pen can stop it, but it is better to avoid a veto in the first place. A 50-50 Senate could very well see Mitch McConnell forced to bring up a bill (if Pence presides) or unable to stop the For The People Act should Schumer be running the Senate (if Harris presides). Once they have this tool, a lot of Lois Lerner’s wannabes will be coming for Second Amendment supporters.

Who Runs The Senate

In a 50-50 Senate, no matter if the tie-breaking vote is cast by Mike Pence or Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer will have power. The GOP would be one defection away (remember Jim Jeffords?) from being in the minority. Would Murkowski cut a deal? Would Romney go “independent” after “examining his conscience” in the wake of a Trump win? The cloud would be hanging over Second Amendment supporters.

The fact is, a 50-50 Senate places our rights at extreme risk. Not only do we risk losing our Second Amendment rights, but we could also easily see our First Amendment rights abridged as well… with the system rigged against us for the foreseeable future. To build a firewall to protect our rights, Second Amendment supporters need to back Loeffler and Perdue, then also support the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund and their Institute for Legislative Action, in order to be ready for 2022 and 2024.


About Harold 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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UncAl
UncAl
4 months ago

America now has two viruses to content with, ChinaVID-19, and Demoncrats! We’re close to having a vaccine for the first, but millions of us already have the vaccine for the second!

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
4 months ago

Biden has already said that in the first 100 days he will send an immigration bill to the congress that allows for a path to citizenship of all the illegals in our country, that would mean millions of new democratic voters.
The thought of all three branch’s of the government under their control will be the last nail in the coffin of freedom as we know it.

BigJim
BigJim
4 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

If you believe the results of the election you need to go back to high school and take Algebra over again.

Oldman
Oldman
4 months ago
Reply to  BigJim

For that equation, algebra is not required.

FPV02
FPV02
4 months ago

You forgot the filibuster, Harold. If the Dems control the Senate, Schumer will change the rules by a simple majority to eliminate the filibuster (60 votes required for cloture), but the Republicans will not. A 50-50 Senate under Trump wouldn’t be a problem, just as it wasn’t under George W. Bush in 2002, when Dick Cheney was the tie-breaker. The problem — and the reason gun rights supporters need to contribute and vote in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs — is that we can’t count on a Trump win in the courts. Despite the theft of the election and despite… Read more »

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Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
4 months ago

Trump is still the president. These last 40 years have seen the rise of communism here in America. The fact that we are not yet in a shooting war is miraculous. That said, unless Trump remains president and we keep the Senate, the communists will try to do just what they said they will. At that point I/we/all of us will have to react and subdue them by any means necessary. I hope it doesn’t get to that but it’s not looking good.

Arm up and carry on

Bob
Bob
4 months ago

Yup, the zero option is always there. We must support and defend the Constitution from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 months ago

Our first amendment rights are already being taken away. It’s in the form of mass media trying to brain wash us with their lies and subdue the truth on a minute by minute basis all chimeing in on the same phrases.

SOS

Last edited 4 months ago by musicman44mag
Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
4 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Also remember what fakebook and twitter have been doing, as well as google they block almost everything that has to do with the second amendment and even the first amendment of late. Yeah the big tech companies have been showing who they really stand for and behind, the lot of them are communists and they prove it every day. The tech companies censor our rights all the time many people jyst do not see it.