Democrats like to pretend that they aren’t trying to take your guns away and they like to pretend that they respect the 2nd Amendment. That’s bogus. If it was up to them the 2nd Amendment would be gone tomorrow.
The problem Democrats face is that there is no chance they could ever get rid of the 2nd Amendment so the best they can do is slowly chip away at it.
Apparently, that’s exactly what they plan to do when they take back the House in January.
From The Daily Wire:
House Democrats are planning an “aggressive” push to greatly expand gun control as soon as they take control of the House of Representatives in January, the Washington Examiner reports.
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) told The Wall Street Journal last week that he intends to immediately push for the universal background check legislation which would require gun retailers and gun sellers to register all gun purchases through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The effort would close what Democrats call the “gun show loophole,” which they believe allows individuals to purchase guns in private transactions — at gun shows and elsewhere — without registering their firearms with any state or federal body.
It’s not clear how many more gun sales that system would record, given that most gun shows feature federally licensed retailers who are already required to do background checks through NICS and disclose sales to the federal government. Gun owners and gun rights groups also fear that a universal background check system could lead to a national gun registry.
Whenever you hear someone talking about “gun show loopholes” you know they aren’t serious. That’s not a thing. It’s completely made up.
The only silver lining here is that Democrats can do whatever they want in the House but there’s no way they are getting anything substantial passed the Senate and passed Trump’s desk.
Still, it’s unfortunate to learn that they still don’t get it when it comes to gun control.