Republicans Signal Gun Rights Sellout

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 1 week ago

It’s all over the news.  There is DeWine who wants new red flag laws in Ohio.

Then there is Senator John Thune who now supports red flag laws, along with potential other gun control.

Next up is U.S. representative Mike Turner, from Dayton, who doesn’t just support red flag laws, but apparently a new AWB and magazine restrictions (Oh, and by the way, Mr. “I strongly support the second amendment” has a 93% rating from the NRA).

There are others, of course.  Pat Toomey was always a sellout, and will be so again.  But the key here is that he is being joined by a chorus of GOP voices this time.

I expect universal background checks, national red flag laws, magazine restrictions, and new age limits on firearm ownership.  Trump will surely sign all of that into law.  Whether this will include a new AWB is anyone’s guess.

In case any republican ever thought that this is any way to get gun owners to show up at the polls, go check out the deliberations at reddit/firearms and see what they think about sellouts.

One … term … president.


Comments

  1. On August 6, 2019 at 11:18 pm, George 1 said:

    Agreed. If Trump signs any of this he will not be reelected. The traitors in the GOP will send him a bill. The thing is I am not sure he wants to be reelected. Something strange has happened since AG Bar was appointed. I suspect deals were made. Those deals may have included Trump not being president in 2021.

  2. On August 7, 2019 at 12:58 am, billrla said:

    Ah, yes, the perpetual pandering pandemonium of Uniparty pols.

  3. On August 7, 2019 at 6:38 am, Carl B. said:

    The GOP is dead. And so is America.

  4. On August 7, 2019 at 7:03 am, Mark Matis said:

    The correct descriptor is “Koch-sucking Rove Republican swill”.

  5. On August 7, 2019 at 10:40 am, Houston said:

    Is it time to let the far left to take control? Pass the draconian laws and start a civil war? That is what will happen.

    I’m old now, relatively, and really only live to see my grandchildren grow up. I am Christ’s and I am not afraid of the death of my earthly shell. I only fear for my grandchildrens future.

  6. On August 7, 2019 at 1:33 pm, Fred said:

    The first 3 or 4 things DeWiner mentions will make things worse, much worse. It would be funny except for those unfortunate folks who will be victimized by government.

    I tried to tell anybody who listen about these red flag laws but nobody really seemed to care all that much.

  7. On August 7, 2019 at 1:56 pm, TRX said:

    Nobody remembers Wayne LaPierre begging for a Federal red flag law after Sandy Hook? That’s what his “National Mental Health Card” idea boils down to.

    Officially proposed and supported by the NRA…

  8. On August 7, 2019 at 3:26 pm, H said:

    Looks like he still wants to ban “assault weapons”, as he was on record desiring before running for President, if this article’s paraphrase is accurate:

    […] He said that although there appeared to be political momentum for expanding background checks, there was little political effort to move forward on proposals to ban assault weapons.

    “I’m looking to do background checks. I think background checks are important,” Trump said. “I don’t want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable people or people with rage or hate … I’m all in favor of it.”

    [ More bad stuff. ]

    The president said he had a lot of influence in the Republican party and indicated that he would press them to follow through on new legislation.

    “I will be convincing people to do things that they don’t want to do … I will convince them to do the right thing,” he said.

    Trump said there was no “political appetite” for an assault weapons ban.

    “So far I have not seen that I can only do what I can do,” he said.

  9. On August 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm, Fed-up said:

    Like to see red flag law on congresscritters. Like to see a law that makes it illegal for congresscritters and their staffs to lie to the American public. If repubs pass this law, we need to primary every one of the traitors. Plus I’ll vote dem from now on to be with the winners.

  10. On August 7, 2019 at 5:16 pm, Steve Miller said:

    SCOTUS already ruled 5-4 that politicians lying is protected by the 1st Amendment
    https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/supreme-court-calls-lying-by-politicians-an-expression-of-their-religion

  11. On August 7, 2019 at 6:34 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    from over at Kenny’s:

    Ivanka Trump Demands Federal Gun Confiscation Law – 08/07/2019
    Ivanka Trump is jumping on the gun confiscation bandwagon. After mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, politicians on both sides are calling for some form of gun control. Senator Lindsey Graham led the push for “common sense” regulations in the wake of the El Paso massacre.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/ivanka-trump-demands-gun-confiscation-law/

  12. On August 8, 2019 at 4:43 am, Pat Hines said:

    Someone needs to ask Trumpenthal how he’ll feel about losing to one of the following:

    1. An old commie, Sanders.
    2. A Sodomite.
    3. A Mulatto who wore out several sets of knee pads.
    4. The stupidest candidate in recent history, Biden

    If Trumpenthal is half the man he’s reputed to be, that thought might bring him around, though I doubt it. Jared Kushner has his ear, and that boy is poison.

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