McConnell Shows Value Of Strategy And Tactics

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters could do themselves a big favor by studying the way Mitch McConnell has managed to render Chuck Schumer’s hopes deader than a doornail. In the fight for our rights, it never hurts to study the good tacticians.

When discussing McConnell’s re-election bid last year, we noted his long track record in support of our Second Amendment rights, and his fight against various campaign finance “reform” schemes meant to muzzle Second Amendment supporters. But what also warrants attention is the tactics McConnell has used.

When discussing how things stood at the federal level, it was noted that Second Amendment supporters were in a tough spot. And things are worrisome, given Merrick Garland’s actions against parents raising concerns about school curricula. For many Second Amendment supporters, it seems like McConnell is doing… nothing. They’re frustrated, especially when he seems to go along with Schumer on non-related issues, like a bipartisan infrastructure bill or the short-term debt ceiling hike.

Yet these days, it is the anti-Second Amendment extremists who seem to be in utter disarray. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema draw much of the attention, but remember, it was Angus King of Maine who ultimately sank David Chipman. Jon Tester has not been horrible (albeit his replacement with a Second Amendment champion would be a benefit for Second Amendment supporters).

The result is that the anti-Second Amendment extremists are seeing their window vanish. Part of it is because, on unrelated issues, they are looking very extreme. In their treatment of Sinema and Manchin, quite frankly, they are managing to anger them more and more.

As has been said before, how we come across to our fellow Americans matters.

They also are trying to intimidate the Supreme Court over New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. That case, of course, has very high stakes. A favorable ruling could set the stage to doom large swaths of the Bloomberg legislative agenda, changing the legal and legislative terrain decisively. The case will be heard next month. The fact Second Amendment supporters are anticipating a favorable outcome is largely due to McConnell’s work on judicial confirmations.

So, right now, Biden may be able to hijack a speech meant to remember fallen cops to push attacks on our Second Amendment rights, but practically, that is all he can really do, outside some regulations. He’s also struggling with impatience from his allies – particularly those who wanted a sweeping assault on our Second Amendment rights.

And as they implode, Mitch McConnell has stayed out of their way. In fact, he’s reached cross the aisle, making those who support the Second Amendment look reasonable while anti-Second Amendment extremists look extreme on unrelated issues.

The fact is, Second Amendment supporters have been very blessed to have an ally like Mitch McConnell. Restoring him as Senate Majority Leader in the 2022 and 2024 elections will be crucial, as anti-Second Amendment extremists will likely seek revenge for the likely Supreme Court ruling that could come by packing the court. Second Amendment supporters need to work to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels via the ballot box to make sure that does not happen.


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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Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago

Is there any Vichy Republican’s “pipe” Harold won’t “puff”?

His articles reek of reacharound payola. Col Brown actually paid this cuck. Sad.

P.S. STRIKE GROUP REAGAN! LOL!

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
The other Jim
The other Jim (@the-other-jim)
1 month ago

Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Remember our wait for mitch…”Three-hundred-and-twenty-three days have passed since the introduction of Senate Bill 446 on March 1, 2017.” etc. Nothing. Yes, you want to thank Mitch McConnell. And what about China Mitch? i.e. “As news breaks Tuesday of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s praise for the United States’ election “process” and declaration of “congratulations” for “President-elect Joe Biden,” the Kentucky senator’s extensive family ties to China have resurfaced as a topic of conversation McConnell’s marriage into the Chao family dynasty has coincided with a trajectory of ever-increasing… Read more »

American Patriot
American Patriot (@american-patriot)
1 month ago

Your so full of BS, McConnell is too soft been in office too long and does not know how to take the lead. he’s petrified he needs to go the route of Ginsberg

Bill
Bill (@bill1776)
1 month ago

I was really curious about what brilliant strategies and tactics McConnel has been employing. He has apparently, most brilliantly, stayed out of the way and reached across the aisle and seemed to appear reasonable. I don’t see any explanation of what that has particularly accomplished Also, he helped get some real judges confirmed. IO wonder where he got the brilliant idea to do that? (Duh?) I now feel so thoroughly educated by this article. Yeah. McConnel’s strategy and tactics are wonderful, no doubt, somehow.

vepr
vepr (@vepr)
1 month ago

Hey morons, why simply delete a post with no comment?

Smart way to keep up readership.

How bout you stick your newsletter up your ass ?

TexDad
TexDad (@texdad)
1 month ago

OK Harold, your articles have completely regressed back to the mounds of stinking poo they were a couple of years ago, much like the only thing we’ve ever received in our hands when we’ve “reached cross [sic] the aisle”.

You’re wrong. Stop selling this specious stragery snake oil, or just go away.

Last edited 1 month ago by TexDad
vepr
vepr (@vepr)
1 month ago

Harold you are so easily impressed.
You also think gun owners can’t do without the skunk, Li’l Wayne La P U either.

With advocates like these 2 snakes, who needs enemies.

Mitch the snake McConnell has repeatedly skipped over conservative, originalist judges in favor of moderate judges.
(You do know what originalist means don’t you Harald?)
The snake also, never once throughout President Trumps entire presidency, recessed the senate, specifically so President Trump, his own party’s President, could not make any recess appointments.

Harald, you really need to get off your knees sometime.
The view is much different.

vepr
vepr (@vepr)
1 month ago
Reply to  vepr

Also court packing will never happen.
It is completely unconstitutional.

The threat is nothing more than a Marxist wish list.
It will never happen.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  vepr

No, the Constitution does not designate how many justices shall be on the Supreme Court. Please see U.S. Constitution, Article III all of it.
The number of justices has been changed before. In 1801 the Federalist majority in Congress passed a new Judiciary Act that eliminated a Supreme Court seat and relieved justices of circuit court responsibilities. 

vepr
vepr (@vepr)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

billy, billy, billy…You need to look past the end of your nose when reading the U.S. Constitution. While the constitution does not designate a number of justices, it does , CLEARLY, designate 3 , seperate, but co- equal branches of government. If the current Marxists in the legislative branch attempt to pack the court with their stated intent of steering the court away from its current philosophical leaning, it would be nothing more than a naked power grab by the Marxists that would effectively morph the judicial branch into the fold of the legislative branch there by de facto-ly ELIMINATING… Read more »

nrringlee
nrringlee (@nrringlee)
1 month ago

There is one political party at the federal level. The Corruptocrats. Place hot your faith in those who have no faith in you.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Yep, time for parties to be banned because they are completely corrupt. If one wants to run for office post your resume and platform on line.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Interesting. My immediately preceding comment is being held up for approval. No curse words, no calls for armed overthrow of the government, not too long (only two sentences), not even poor grammar. It only calls for the demise of political parties so that candidates are not beholden to party controllers. Maybe that is it.

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TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable (@tvsteinke)
1 month ago

Don’t underestimate what the courts will allow even after the Supreme Court affirms the right to bear arms in public. They would almost certainly uphold legislative decisions to: Require huge insurance policies to carry in public. Criminalize carrying on private property posted “no guns allowed.” Criminalize carrying on all government property. Criminalize carrying within 1000 feet of a school, even if just driving by. Limiting magazine capacity. Limiting ammo types. Requiring annual qualification to carry in public. Requiring psychological clearance, especially if you are on anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medications. Registration of firearms, and/or licenses to possess or carry. Red flag… Read more »

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Grigori
Grigori (@grigori)
1 month ago

“Second Amendment supporters could do themselves a big favor by studying the way Mitch McConnell has managed to render Chuck Schumer’s hopes deader than a doornail.”

I knew right away this had to be a “Harold” article!
How did I know that?

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen (@ansel-hazen)
1 month ago
Reply to  Grigori

Lets see, I’ll take praising his work in getting 3 useless judges appointed to SCOTUS for $1000 Grigori.

incorrigible
incorrigible (@old-fa-man)
1 month ago
Reply to  Grigori

It took me a few lines further to realize who the author was. From there I just skimmed it to see if he was also again shilling for Judas LaPierre!

vepr
vepr (@vepr)
1 month ago
Reply to  Grigori

Yes, harald seems to have started his career on his knees, listening to stories from his hero, his uncle Goabels.

Degforyou
Degforyou (@deg4u)
1 month ago
Reply to  Grigori

I knew this was Harold’s when I clicked on it. This is the 1st time I’ve read one of his post in nearly a year. They are just like they was before, worthless.

Arizona
Arizona (@arizona)
1 month ago

McTurtle is no ally. An ally would be introducing legislation to revoke the NFA, GCA, hughes amendment, etc.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen (@ansel-hazen)
1 month ago

With Harold and the Turtle as supposed champions of the 2A it’s no wonder nothing is getting done.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen (@ansel-hazen)
1 month ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

Well don’t forget, he’s getting paid to push this BS at us. That makes him a traitor, not an idiot.