A prologue from Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
If you’re a second amendment guy or gal, a hunter whose choice is a semi-automatic rifle instead of a bolt action, or just a gun enthusiast, you may wish to add something to your Christmas list this year.
Being that Santa Claus is most likely still coming to town – the dems haven’t taken over yet – you may want him to put an “assault” rifle under the Christmas tree, while he still can.
I have. Hopefully he’ll me bring the scary black, short barrel carbine on my list. I’ve been a good boy this year Santa. Oh please, oh please.
But why the urgency? Why is it imperative for Santa to come through this Christmas morning?
Well, it’s because the democrats are also coming to town. And unlike Santa, these leftists aren’t bringing joy to all the little girls and boys – or Moms and Dads, or any reasonable Americans.
For one of gifts they plan to give to the American people is a plan to enact shining new gun control legislation after they take over in 2019.
House Democrats to Make Gun Control a Priority for 2019
Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people.
Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after eight years of Republican rule.
“The American people deserve real action to end the daily epidemic of gun violence that is stealing the lives of our children on campuses, in places of worship and on our streets,” said Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader who is running for a second stint as House speaker.
Pelosi vowed to push for a range of actions to stem gun violence, including restrictions on high-capacity magazines and a measure allowing temporary removal of guns from people deemed an imminent risk to themselves or others.
The measures could win approval in the Democratic-controlled House next year but will face opposition from the Republican-controlled Senate and the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised to “protect the Second Amendment.”
Still, gun control advocates believe they have the political momentum to make guns a central issue next year.