Kinzinger Creates Conundrum For Second Amendment Supporters

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Illinois – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters have noticed the sharp left turn Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has taken with his votes in recent weeks, not just to impeach President Trump, but also to sign on to parts of the agenda pushed by anti-Second Amendment extremists. It’s a shock from one of the few people Second Amendment supporters could count on in Illinois.

Currently, there are 13 Democrats and five Republicans in the House of Representatives, and both United States Senators from Illinois are Democrats. Of those twenty people, all of the Democrats are reliable votes for just about any anti-Second Amendment scheme. Illinois is slated to lose a House seat in the upcoming redistricting – and there is talk that Democrats may try to take the Republicans down to as few as three seats when the lines get redrawn.

Kinzinger, therefore, may be trying to shift left and be a more “moderate” Republican – and part of that involves selling out law-abiding gun owners to the point of going along with some (if not all) of an anti-Second Amendment agenda. Part of it is the fact that Second Amendment supporters have been losing ground in the suburbs, particularly since the Columbine shooting.

But Kinzinger could have made a choice to stand for the Second Amendment and make his case to his voters. After all, Chicago is a very nearby and very obvious failure of gun control laws when it comes to reducing violence, especially with the very onerous burdens on law-abiding citizens. In addition, there are plenty of federal laws that could make a difference.

How hard would it be for Kinzinger to actually point out just how many laws a criminal already breaks? It’s not hard to do that sort of research. And if people see just what the government isn’t using or doing, there could be an opening to make the case.

That being said, if Kinzinger can help put Republicans over the magic number of 218, and is the candidate in the general, he will probably be one of the tough Susan Collins-esque pills Second Amendment supporters may have to swallow. That said, he is being challenged in the primary by Catalina Lauf, a former Trump Administration official.

If Kinzinger can turn things around and start making an aggressive case (and this would including voting against any other anti-Second Amendment bills), he may be worth keeping. If not, then Lauf appears to be a solid replacement option, albeit she may face a tougher time in the general election. That being said, those who wish to see our Second Amendment right protected should support the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action and Political Victory Fund to ensure that the current anti-Second Amendment regimes in the House, Senate, and White House are defeated at the ballot box as soon as possible.


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.Harold Hutchison

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Stag
Stag
3 months ago

This is no conundrum and it’s certainly nothing new or unusual. Most Republicans are butters and Fudds who support arms control in some form or fashion. However, it is refreshing to see you calling them out for their actions. At least that’s what I thought until I got to this section of the story where Harold makes what has become to be the standard Butter/Fudd response when it comes to actually holding them accountable. “That being said, if Kinzinger can help put Republicans over the magic number of 218, and is the candidate in the general, he will probably be… Read more »

Beowulf
Beowulf
3 months ago

When Romney and Pelosi have a baby.

KDad
KDad
3 months ago

Kinzinger is a RINO POS !!!

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
3 months ago

Kinsinger’s district encompasses a lot of rural area, and I hope that this comes back to bite him on the $$.

Dee
Dee
3 months ago

November 6 was real folks. The line was drawn in the sand. Now individuals must choose their side. The right side of history is always revealed. Maybe he’s just choosing the right side of history. As far as the NRA, frankly I don’t give a sh!t bout them. All I care about is minorities in the country get treated with respect and equal justice in America!

Arny
Arny
2 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Funny minorities make up most of the prison system. From inmates to guards. Any idea why jails are 2/3 black ? Is anyone working to change that ? I wonder how many are there for not paying child support ? Or maybe weed charges ? Any idea how many are from democrat run cities ? Or how many are there due to democrat bills being passed with bipartisan support ? How many young minorities did Harris put away while admitting to doing the same thing (smoking weed)? C’mon buddy look into who are running these prisons. How much they make… Read more »

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TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable
3 months ago

At least Chicago is gun-free now.

Markeb2800
Markeb2800
3 months ago

I am donating to his primary opponent. He is a traitor. Anyone who supports him is a quisling.

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
3 months ago
Reply to  Markeb2800

I would, too, but I moved to Iowa.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
3 months ago

It shows me how stupid Kinzinger is if he believes by going along with the democrats that will keep them from trying to unseat him next election.
Democrats goal is to get every republican including rinos out of office so that the democrats have complete control of the government.
Pelosi is a crazy old woman who is ruthless when it comes to politics and if this so-called republican can’t figure that out shows his low IQ.

Felixd
Felixd
3 months ago

In his district he is known as Quislinger. He had forgone his responsibility to his constituents and moved to the left because his wife wasn’t given the job she /he wanted in the Trump whitehouse. He is not on our side, only his own. His is an actual RINO who’s members of his own family will not talk to him.