As the Democrats prepare to take control of the House from their #UNIBROW counterparts on the Republican side of the aisle, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who plans to make another run to become Speaker of the House, has begun laying out some of her priorities.
Unfortunately, she will likely be successful because many of Pelosi’s priorities are the same priorities Trump and the GOP have been promoting over the past two years.
We already know that Pelosi considers last week’s victory a mandate to save Obamacare and Medicare and that Trump is already on board with doing the same. Now, in the aftermath of the recent shooting at a California bar, Pelosi announced that she will make gun control a top priority for the new Congress.
Responding to the shooting that left 12 dead in her home state of California, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says there is "bipartisan legislation to have common sense background checks" pic.twitter.com/3w9xlPvHcE
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 9, 2018
Trump and the GOP have had gun control on their radar over the past two years, but it began picking up speed in 2018 after they joined forces with the Democrats on the issue.
Based on his endorsement of Pelosi for Speaker, and his anti-Second Amendment track record, Trump will likely work with her to build a bipartisan brood of blockheads bent on blowing up the Bill of Rights.
After the Florida shooting back in Feb. this year, Trump openly promoted a punch list of Democrat-friendly, anti-gun measures, including: raising the age to 21 to buy a rifle (a goal of Dianne Feinstein), expanding background checks (a Chuck Schumer priority), and banning bump stocks “with or without” Congress (ala Barack Obama).
In a “bipartisan” meeting held at the White House to discuss gun control after the Florida shooting, Trump responded to a suggestion from VP Pence that due process rights needed to be protected by saying that police should be able to take guns “whether they have the right, or not” and that the government should “take the guns first, go through due process second.”
Seizing guns without due process (Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments) has become standard operating procedure under a Constitution-shredding law growing in popularity across America known as the “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO). ERPOs allow people to anonymously petition the court to issue an order allowing the police to remove all firearms from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others … by force if necessary. No warrant. No arrest. No charges.
So far, the clearly unconstitutional use of ERPOs has been limited to the states. But earlier this year, Trump’s newest BFF, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) teamed up with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to create the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Act, a law that would federalize ERPOs by giving federal courts jurisdiction over the states.
When Trump and the GOP passed an omnibus spending bill back in March, it included another bill introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) known as the Fix NICS Act. This bill gives the government power to deny gun rights to individuals for something as minor as a traffic ticket, and it laid the groundwork for the creating of an FBI database of every gun owner.
On the subject of gun databases, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act earlier this year, a bill that will require the federal government to establish a “searchable, computerized database” of all records pertaining to the sale, importation, production, or shipment of firearms.
While the results of Nelson’s re-election are still unknown, his opponent, ex-Governor Rick Scott is an equal threat to the Second Amendment based on his strong anti-gun position taken following the Parkland, FL, high school shooting.
Democrats in the House also introduced legislation after the Florida shooting to ban so-called assault weapons, an idea supported by Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL). Equally disturbing is polling conducted at the time showing huge majorities supporting additional gun-control laws across the board, along with majority support for a complete ban of certain weapons.
What could Nancy’s “common sense” gun control look like?
Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act over the summer. This bill would prohibit gun ownership without a license and would require a valid firearms license to transfer or receive a gun. The bill would also require the US attorney general to maintain a “federal record of sale” tracking system for every gun purchase made in America.
When Republicans ran the whole show in Washington, they favored extreme gun-control measures, so any legislation Nancy comes up will probably be a Second Amendment-killing slam dunk.
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