What Will A Post-2022 Congress Be Able To Do?

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- One thing Second Amendment supporters need to have in mind is what they should push for after the 2022 elections. Now, there is a lot of time between now and 2022, but based on what happened in Virginia and some other trends, it is shaping up to go very nicely for those who support the Second Amendment.

But what is to be done with what could be a pro-Second Amendment majority in the House and Senate? While Joe Biden will still have a veto pen, it doesn’t mean that Second Amendment supporters will be without options.

One could say that there is a Second Amendment supportive majority in the United States, given that all 50 Republicans and Joe Manchin, Angus King, and Jon Tester have made pro-Second Amendment votes at times. However, currently, the Senate Majority Leader is Chuck Schumer, and Schumer is making Second Amendment supporters miss having Mitch McConnell in that position.

So, what changes when Congressional leadership is pro-Second Amendment. The biggest changes will be in oversight and spending. Here, they can help prevent things like Operation Chokepoint and also put the halt to funding for anti-Second Amendment propaganda from the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, Congressional oversight could also be a way to shine the light on corporate gun control and put the heat on the CEOs.

The other thing they will do is block a lot of anti-Second Amendment legislation via a numbers game and control of the committees in the House and Senate. Now, given pro-Second Amendment legislation will not be signed into law by Biden and getting the veto-proof majorities will be highly unlikely, but just blocking anti-Second Amendment legislation at the federal level will protect our rights, especially in a post-NYSRPA v. Bruen world.

It won’t just be anti-Second Amendment legislation that will be killed if Second Amendment supporters take control of Congress. Various other attacks on our rights will also be halted, like the For the People Act and other campaign finance “reform” schemes. That will allow Second Amendment supporters to make their case to the American people, and when we are able to make that case, we win the arguments.

For the potential gains in the 2022 midterms to happen, though, Second Amendment supporters will have a lot of work to do. They need to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels via the ballot box.


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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The other Jim

“While Joe Biden will still have a veto pen”…how will he after impeachment for intentional murder of American Citizens?

hoss

So you think Mitch McConnell is a good man?

Alan in NH

So you like Schumer? That’s your choice.

Russn8r

No it isn’t our choice. Real Republicans would elect another majority leader.

PMinFl

Reacting just on the title…spend more money!!

StandWith Me

Don’t expect much with McCarthy and McConnell in power. McCarthy will be Paul Ryan 2.0 and McConnell will still be a back room slave to Schumer. Both need to be replaced with actual conservatives

Cruiser

Can you say “tar and feather and run out of town on a rail.”

Boz

Way past time for that.

Russn8r

Yep. Kevin McCarthy was Paul Ryan’s bitch when Paul Ryan was John Boehner’s bitch. They’re all reacharound artists. Reach around the aisle.

rancott

I have lived through several of these changing of guard moments. When I was young, full of hope and of the belief that my vote (aka opinion) mattered ,,, I would vote every time there was an election, even for dog catchers ! am now I’m rounding 60 and I still vote in every election because at the local level you can make a difference. County, City, State….this is where the national politicians cut their teeth and get ready for the federal or national elections. Train the politicians that we will not tolerate indifference and in polite and respectful words… Read more »

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Cruiser

Never underestimate the Democrats ability to cheat.

Henry Bowman

Harold, Harold, Harold. You still don’t get it. Elections are moot when the outcomes are rigged. “It’s not who votes, it’s who counts the votes,” as Stalin once said. Also, your notion assumes that every RINO will be primaried out, and that’s also not going to happen either. McConnell may seem like a slight improvement over Schumer, but that’s a false equivalence. McConnell had 2 WHOLE YEARS with a GOP-controlled Congress and POTUS, and he REFUSED TO LET PRO-GUN BILLS PASS OUT OF COMMITTEE!

Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe. Stop blowing smoke, Harold!

USMC0351Grunt

That and, MOST of “We, The People” still believe that we can, “wait and vote them out of office” thinking THAT is the solution rather than ousting their worthless corrupt butts before the election.

swmft

they are also naive enough that laws protecting them are enforced, how many title 18 cases and arrests have been mad from riots?? none how may fbi atf people in jail for constitutional violations? none best phrase I have heard here arm up and carry on!

JSNMGC

“One could say that there is a Second Amendment supportive majority in the United States, given that all 50 Republicans and Joe Manchin, Angus King, and Jon Tester have made pro-Second Amendment votes at times.”

Do you actually believe that?

What will happen when Republicans get a majority (again):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC5MzvgE4c0&ab_channel=DanielandLucy%3ACartoonsMadness%21

Stag

They’ll do like they’ve always done. Not repeal any arms laws and probably enact more.

Russn8r

Pouty lips Harold is clueless. Tester’s a gun grabber. Voted to confirm Sotomayor, Kagan, Holder, Koh, Sunstein, Hamilton et ilk. Voted for anti-gun Obamacare & Carolyn McCarthy’s veterans disarmament. Campaigned for Obama, Clinton, Biden. Voted to make gun grabber Schumer senate majority leader.

There’s no such thing as a pro-gun Democrat. Too many “Rs” are closet gun grabbers, as are, in effect, all LOLibertarians – since they push open borders, globalism & high density urbanization.

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linkman

We can hope that the election is enough of a Republican landslide that both houses can establish a veto-proof majority. If that happens then there are all sorts of terrible laws they can fix and also pass a lot of good ones. It’ll be filibuster-proof too.

ras52

Yes, a majority large enough to impeach B and H, if they can find the guts to do it! They probably wouldn’t have the spine to do it!

Henry Bowman

That’s nice but it will never happen unless we deal with election integrity FIRST. The commiecrats & RINOs like rigged elections and I see no one striking at the root of the problem.

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Finnky

I do hope so, but fear for moral erosion in our beloved state of Texas. Cities keep growing and suburbs keep sprawling and consuming the rural areas. While I expect him to be rejected soundly, my second door neighbor has a “beto” sign in their front yard! In most ways Ted seems sane and intelligent enough – sometimes wonder if he’s just hen pecked.

Arizona

All sorts of laws they COULD fix. COULD being the operative word, However, the gop is dem lite and won’t lift a finger to restore gun rights, remove silencers and sbr from nfa, revoke nfa, revoke gca, reaffirm the 2nd and constitutional carry, or anything else. They will make excuses, and keep gun rights as an issue to rile up the right while never doing anything to repair the damage the left and right have colluded to create. 98% of congress are corrupt crooks and they are two sides of the same problem. They do not represent us, but themselves,… Read more »

Stag

It’s amazing how Republicans can hold the majority, not repeal a single arms law, actually enact more arms laws, and people will still say stuff like this. How much infringement will it take for you to realize Republicans aren’t pro-2A?

Russn8r

Some Rs are very pro-2A. Too many are But-Fudders or outright grabbers.

No Dems are pro-2A (they all back anti-gun noms & leadership).

All LOLibertarians are effectively gun grabbers through their insane immigration policies.

The only hope is bouncing the RINOs out of the R party.

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