Ryan to Schedule Gun Control “Lite” Bill
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Urge Your Representative to Oppose ALL Gun Control This Week
A couple of weeks ago, Democrats made a mockery of the House by sitting on the floor, whining, and, metaphorically, holding their breath until they turned blue.
In response, House Speaker Paul Ryan gave these petulant children exactly what they want: a vote to impose gun control.
The House is expected to vote this week on anti-gun legislation (H.R. 5611) that is similar to bills that were already voted on in the Senate -- a proposal that would allow Attorney General Loretta Lynch to impose a gun ban against people who have committed no crimes, but nevertheless, are on a government watch list.
Of course, the Orlando shooter was not on a “no fly,” “selectee,” or even a consolidated watch list.
He was exonerated by the FBI. He passed background checks. He bought his guns legally in a gun store. Every single gun control law that had been put in place to stop terrorists like him failed.
But there is one thing that would have stopped him. If the Pulse night club had NOT been a gun-free zone, lives could have been saved -- as evidenced by concealed carriers who successfully protected lives last year at a Youngstown, Ohio bar and, more recently, at a bar in South Carolina.
Of course, anti-gun Democrats ignore examples of good people using their guns to stop mass shootings. And, they ignore the fact that the Orlando gunman openly admitted he was killing in support of ISIS.
Not only do they IGNORE the terror connection, radicals like Barack Obama continue to move heaven and earth to import hundreds of embedded terrorists who simply cannot be properly vetted.
Sadly, Obama has been able to enlist help from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- and now, House Speaker Paul Ryan -- to make the recent Orlando tragedy “about guns,” rather than about the growing terror threat within our borders.
Obviously, it’s not about guns, but making it so only energizes Hillary’s political purposes going into the election.
Make no mistake about it: none of the gun control proposals that will be voted on this week are constitutional.
And while they are all aimed at stopping GUN PURCHASES -- thus restricting Second Amendment rights -- none of them are aimed at stopping potential terrorists who buy a truckload of fertilizer (as in Oklahoma City) or box cutters (as on 9-11).
Republicans Twisting Arms to Pass Gun Control “Lite”
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is the sponsor of the gun control package that will be voted on this week (H.R. 5611). And, according to press reports, the NRA supports this legislation.
What this means is that most Republicans are going to support this gun control “lite” bill -- even though most Democrats will oppose it because they don’t think it goes far enough.
This means there is a possibility that this anti-gun legislation can be defeated if the truly pro-gun Republicans (who vote NO on all gun control) are joined by the anti-gun Democrats (who will vote against it because they want stricter gun control).
But you can be sure about this: The virulently anti-gun crowd ONLY cares about demonizing guns and your Second Amendment rights.
They don’t care that all the proposals on the table -- including H.R. 5611 -- would allow Loretta Lynch to impose a gun ban against people who have never committed a crime, based on subjective standards.
Due Process: Only for the Rich
Republicans who support this bill claim there is language that purports to give due process. But the “procedures” which supposedly grant “due process” in this Orwellian legislation are jokes.
We all know, from the Veterans Disarmament Act, that the government can use the full weight of its taxpayer-financed bureaucracy to take away people’s guns -- as has happened to more than 250,000 veterans.
And so when the government goes after your gun rights -- if you can’t come up with tens of thousands of dollars upfront that will be required to defend yourself and you have no taxpayer financed lawyers, unlike most criminal defendants -- you’re going to lose your guns. Period.
Hence, the “due process” that McCarthy’s bill purports to give is only for the wealthy, for those who can afford an “O.J.” defense.
Not only that, under judicial precedent, Attorney General Lynch could deem all of the information relevant to the case as classified, meaning that your lawsuit would be like a fighting with a blindfold, and most of the important meetings would be in camera between the judge and the Justice Department.
So you’ll not only be going up against the immense wealth of the U.S. government, you’ll be fighting blindfolded as well.
This is not a pro-Second Amendment bill, and the passage of this legislation -- or any gun control -- will allow the anti-gun Bloomberg crowd to “put points on the board.”
This is true even if insatiable Democrats pretend it is not enough.
Any gun control will concede Obama’s argument that “guns are the problem.” And it will position the anti-gun Left for its next set of gun control demands.
And tell your Representative to support strengthening concealed carry reciprocity laws instead.