What Pro-Second Amendment Moves Are Possible With A Pro-Second Amendment Senate?

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Georgia/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Lately, we have noted what the stakes for the Georgia runoff elections include, both on the legislative front and in terms of secondary issues. Much of this has focused on various adverse actions or consequences of anti-Second Amendment extremism that they would be preventing. But there is also good stuff that a Senate controlled by Second Amendment supporters could do, even if Biden is president.

Oversight

One of the duties of Congress is to carry out oversight of the various executive agencies. This is in conjunction with the power of the purse which the Constitution has invested in the legislative branch. Oversight, when properly wielded does more than just shine the light on malfeasance or the failure to act – it can actually be one of those things that can shift the political landscape.

For instance, an oversight hearing for our favorite agency to hate, BATF, could spend a lot of time on the non-prosecution of crimes covered under 18 USC 922. Properly done, such a hearing, focusing, say on the violent crime in cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore could reap huge benefits.

Lori Lightfoot has often liked to blame other states for Chicago’s violent crime, often because they are far more respectful of our Second Amendment rights. She and other big city mayors even try playing the race card when they are called out. But the fact is, running the guns to Chicago from out of state for use in criminal acts is itself a federal felony, and can net serious jail time. Oversight hearings could be very useful in highlighting the cynical division Lightfoot and others are using.

Legislative Proposals

Another option is to propose pro-Second Amendment legislation and to use the hearings to make the case to the American people. We have covered a number of pro-Second Amendment legislation in the past, including a privacy enhancement for gun owners from Senator Kelly Loeffler, legislation that would mark an effective resolution of the situation with AR pistols by Senator-elect Roger Marshall, and legislation that would restrict corporate gun control.

The fact is, by being able to hold hearings on legislation, elected officials can help make the case for these bills, but also again, highlight abuses as well. It’s one thing for a gun control law to be passed by elected officials. We know gun control laws usually don’t solve the problem, they punish innocent people for crimes and acts of madness they didn’t commit, and those that might be effective are never enforced. But you can vote elected officials out. On the other hand, what recourse is there when big corporations like Bank of America deny services based on the support of the Second Amendment, or for companies who seek to help Americans exercise their rights?

Funding

The fact is, controlling the power of the purse also means that the Senate can, in some ways, affect policy. Want to encourage local governments to work with BATF to enforce certain gun laws? Some conditions on grants would be a way to do that. Want to keep financial regulations from being misused to target gun makers? A little rider in some of those massive appropriations bills can accomplish that.

Is it the best way to accomplish the goals? No, at best the funding controls are stopgaps. But stopgaps still buy time, time to elect pro-Second Amendment officials and to improve the situation down the road.

The fact is, a pro-Second Amendment Senate can still take positive steps to protect our rights, even if Joe Biden ends up in the Oval Office. To ensure that pro-Second Amendment Senators can to protect our rights in that unfortunate situation, 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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nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
1 month ago

Patriot Solutions . . . . Fact is, my friend, the political process in America has been DEAD for some time now1 The ONLY way this train gets back on the track is by force of arms! Don’t think so? You’d better think again!!!

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
1 month ago

Ultimately, the only way to redress the political situation in America is through direct citizen action! Arm up! Get ready!!!

Stag
Stag
1 month ago

This clown believes there’s such a thing as a “pro-2A Senate”.

GunGuy0411
GunGuy0411
1 month ago

Sorry…wrong thread, meant for another article.

Last edited 1 month ago by GunGuy0411
gooder12
gooder12
1 month ago

This is a subject I have been asking about for 43 or so years now. I have voted for 50 years and have never counted on the right or the left to much Period, but National Conceled Carry has been near the top of my Please List all these years. It is more important now as I am retired and travel in many states with my DCC always. Thus in many states I am not legal, go figure. Some Cops will let it pass, but some will make your life suck. Skimming many of the responses if appears many of… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  gooder12

I avoid the states that don’t honor my CCW and if I do have to go through them I gas up on the boarder in the state before their commie state and make sure my tummy is full and if I have to camp for one night I stay at the Wally World or some other place where it is free. I spend no money in that state at all and never will. I think 2021 will probably be the last year we can travel in the motorhome. Gas is probably going to go sky high and hopefully joe kamaltoe… Read more »

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
1 month ago
Reply to  gooder12

gooder12 . . . Fact is, governments at all levels violate your constitutional rights every day, especially your Second Amendment rights. If you insist on your rights under the Second Amendment, many governments units will KILL YOU!!!

The other Jim
The other Jim
1 month ago

Introduced in Senate February 27, 2017- Senate 446 Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Cosponsors 40. 12 Turncoats, Cowards, …..

December 6, 2017 passed HR38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 in Congress 231 to 198. Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
January 3, 2019 no Senate Action-bill dead.

StandWith Me
StandWith Me
1 month ago

It would be interesting since we have NEVER had a real one

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago

PS,
The Dominion logo is nothing of the sort. Here is the REAL one.
The one you are talking about, and the one with a red ballot going in and a blue one coming out, are fakes. You’ve posted references to faked photos before, you might want to check the reality of the photos before you post them.

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Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago

I get that, and I’m not singling you out on this, although it prolly feels like that. There’s a lot of disinformation out there and unfortunately it comes at us from all side. The tell on this one is under the picture it says, “Image by Sovereign Insurgent.” That pretty much tells you that it isn’t the original. Dominion may well have serious problems. If they say that they aren’t secure then I can’t see how anybody would allow them, but voting is up to the individual states, not the Fed. That pretty much guarantees a disaster, or several. The… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago

Harold, the BATFE could have been re-directed 3.5 years ago with no Senate involvement. Just look at the reporting structure.

Also, we do not have a “pro-Second Amendment Senate” because so many Republican Senators are in favor of never-ending gun control.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Just like demonrats are not interested in ever ending racism or closing down the boarder. It is their best political anti republican cry they can use. How it ever was said or got turned around to where the republicans were the KKK is beyond me. I think Lincoln was a republican wasn’t he or did they change that history too and make him a demonrat now.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

I agree with what you wrote, but Republican politicians could have made a significant step forward in addressing illegal immigration by getting rid of birth right citizenship in 2017 or 2018. In fact, they could have done that a long time ago.

MikeTX
MikeTX
1 month ago

Senator Chuck Grassley let nation concealed carry legislation die at the end of 2018 – you can’t count on CONgress to ever get their schitt together again on Pro-2A legislation.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago

I must have missed something.

If the Dems control the House, they’ll do exactly what Hairless Reid did, never bring any bill they don’t like to the floor. They’ll use the nuclear option and simply stifle all dissent. They control the discussion and the committees. Nothing ever gets to the Senate. There isn’t any time for talk because there isn’t any talk other than the Republicans walking out of the building or staging a sit-in, like the Dems.

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 month ago

WHO said there is a “pro-second amendment senate”? The communist democrats demand unilateral disarming of their slaves…the American people. The “conservative” Republicans are as squishy as squids. They kneel and bend to the brow-beating from democrats and the media, always, and getting a favorable, to Americans and the Constitution, decision is always a dicey thing. Not to mention, we have TWO Republican senators in Georgia that are being ignored by the Republican party and left to swing in the breeze as the republican party fully expects a VOTE FRAUD landslide for the communist democrats. Communist China, Soros and Hollywood are… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by tetejaun