ACTION: Contact your Senators. Demand that they oppose the Lynch nomination, and do everything in their power to get the ammunition ban reversed.
Senators can use the Lynch nomination to hold Obama accountable
A smirking White House spokesman Josh Earnest couldn’t conceal his glee, yesterday, as he reveled in the trick Obama had played on the Second Amendment movement.
Think back to April 17, 2013, when the Senate killed the Feinstein amendment to ban the AR-15 by a vote of 60-40. This fell 20 votes short of the needed 60, even though Democrats controlled the Senate at the time. But now Obama is trying to effectively ban the AR-15 by “regulatory fiat” by banning the most common ammunition used in that firearm, M855 ammunition.
But a gushing Earnest was unrepentant: “The President has long believed that there are some commonsense steps that we can take ... taking some commonsense steps to prevent people who shouldn't have guns from getting guns.”
There are a couple of things which are interesting about this statement:
(1) Certainly the first is the Orwellian use of “Bloomberg-speak” -- using the gun control nuts’ “commonsense steps” jargon TWICE IN THE SAME SENTENCE. To try to come up with an analogy would be almost impossible, but it’s as though a Gestapo soldier was so stuck in a discredited pattern of behavior that he gave a Hitler salute at his war crimes tribunal.
(2) The second is a Freudian slip, but it says volumes: Earnest talks about keeping GUNS out of the hands of "inappropriate" persons.
But hold on a second: This was supposedly a ban on AMMUNITION, not a ban on guns. But, as Earnest made clear -- however haplessly -- this is an effort to BAN GUNS by banning ammunition used in guns.
So what is to be done?
Over and over again -- on immigration, on ObamaCare, on guns, on the Internet -- Obama ignores any legal or constitutional restraints on his actions. And then he dares congressional Republicans to do anything about it -- and mocks and laughs at them in the process.
But Senate Republicans do have leverage. And they are in a position to deprive Obama of something he very much wants -- that is, holding a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General.
Lynch is a leftist, anti-gunner and she deceived Senators on the Judiciary Committee with respect to gun control, making it as clear as a bell that she intended to continue and expand Eric Holder's unlawful executive actions and gun bans.
Imagine a nominee for Attorney General claiming that she was "not familiar" with the gun legislation that was hotly debated in the public square for months after the Sandy Hook shooting. While taking questions from Senators in the Judiciary Committee, Lynch refused to give her opinion on universal background checks which, similar to the Toomey-Manchin language, would have effectively imposed a universal gun registry on millions of Americans.
Furthermore, it also seems clear that Lynch is being groomed to replace Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy or Antonin Scalia -- which would turn the court into an anti-gun juggernaut.
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell can put the Lynch nomination on hold by simply refusing to bring her up. And while Senate Republicans should ultimately oppose her nomination, they should urge McConnell (at a minimum) to let her nomination languish without a vote.
So why don't they? Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and a liberal anti-gun press are laughing at the GOP. And it's time the GOP showed a little backbone.
(1) Contact your Senators. Demand that they oppose the Lynch nomination, and do everything in their power to get the ammunition ban reversed.
(2) Contact the NRA if you are an NRA member. Urge them to come out in strong opposition to the Loretta Lynch nomination. You can contact the NRA via their webform or call them at: 1-800-672-3888 or 1-800-392-8683.