To recap: Democrats like Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein are teaming up with sell-out Republicans to enact a package which we call “The Second Amendment Infringement Act of 2018.”
That could be enacted as one bill or three bills, but it contains all of the elements for politicians who want to effectively repeal the Second Amendment, but don’t have the 3/4 of the states to change the Constitution. (See the accompanying chart.)
But as I suggested above, our grassroots support is emboldening pro-gun Senators on the Hill. According to the article that I cited earlier:
An attempt to bring up that bill with dispatch failed when Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, blocked a bid by GOP leadership to pass it without debate.
Kudos to Senator Lee and the several other pro-gun Senators who are backing him!
Now that the Senate is in recess for the rest of the week, it’s important to shift gears briefly and bombard the House with phone calls and emails.
Because remember, whatever gets passed in the Senate will get thrown back to the lower chamber.
Representatives will play a key role in battling gun control
The House took action last year, when congressmen passed a combo-bill combining “Fix NICS” with reciprocity.
GOA heartily supported the concealed carry portion, but strenuously opposed the “Fix NICS” part of the bill.
Having said that, the House leadership at that time promised their fellow members and us that, if “Fix NICS” came back from the Senate without reciprocity, it would not be considered.
Not only that, several dozen congressmen signed a letter authored by Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) which reiterated the same point.
The letter was a terse message to the Senate, telling them that any “gun legislation” that comes back to the House, MUST HAVE CONCEALED CARRY REICPROCITY.
If the House sticks to its guns, so to speak, it will make it very difficult for Congress to pass the “Second Amendment Infringement Act.”
The reason is that Senate Democrats like Chuck Schumer have not been willing to give an inch in his demand for gun control — and nothing but gun control.
Some congressmen are beginning to wet their pants
GOA is hearing that some congressmen are already beginning to waver. Of course, we’ve been focusing our attention on the immediate battle — in the Senate.
So House members really haven’t been hearing from GOA members all that much … at least, not yet.
This is why we need to buck up the members of the House — especially Republicans.