Democrats currently have a lock on the House of Representatives, one they’ve used to pass tons of bills they know will go nowhere in the Senate. In fact, they’re trying to use that as a campaign tool, to blame Senate Republicans of obstructionism in their crusade to shove gun control down the throats of the American people.
It seems their latest move will be a higher-capacity magazine ban, and they’ll be making it soon.
Some House Democrats will return early from the summer recess to advance gun control legislation, including a bill banning large ammunition magazines.
The House Judiciary Committee announced a Sept. 4 vote on a group of measures aimed at reducing gun violence.
“For far too long, politicians in Washington have only offered thoughts and prayers in the wake of gun violence tragedies,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said. “Thoughts and prayers have never been enough. To keep our communities safe, we must act.”
The Democratic-led House passed a universal background check bill in February, but the GOP-led Senate has ignored it so far due to a lack of significant Republican support.
House Democrats are nonetheless ready to advance additional gun control measures. Nadler, a Democrat from New York, said he’ll take up a measure that would ban high-capacity ammunition magazines which were used in a string of deadly mass shootings this summer.
The committee will vote to advance the measure on Sept. 4 and plans a Sept. 25 hearing on banning “military-style assault weapons,” Nadler said.
Of course, neither are going to be heard in the Senate. These Democrats know this. They’re banking on it. They know it’ll rile up their base and push them to make donations to Democratic politicians during the election season.
They don’t care that such a ban won’t actually accomplish anything. They’re worried about looking like they’re doing something rather than doing anything productive.
They’ll come back, pass some gun control measures, they make a big production over how they supposedly tried to address the problem. They won’t, of course, but they’ll pretend they did and present it to the American people as if they did. The media will fawn all over them as they try to frame it as “evil Republicans won’t save kids lives” or something equally stupid.
However, magazine limits and assault weapon bans won’t stop the problem. The problem is that something is very wrong in American culture. Something is wrong with the American people, and I say this as an unapologetic American. Something is wrong because we keep producing people who will do this sort of thing.
If you take away their guns, they’ll do something else. motor vehicles, for example, don’t require background checks or are restricted in any real way, yet not only did a man kill 10 people in Toronto with a van, a terrorist in Nice, France killed 86 people and injured 434 others–a casualty count far higher than Las Vegas–with a medium cargo truck he was able to rent rather easily.
Do these people think the truly deranged won’t shift their methods to work around the laws?
But at the end of the day, they need to understand we’re not giving up our guns, our magazines, or our Second Amendment rights.