Gun-Grabbers Never Sleep
Will liberal gun-grabbing rear its ugly head again in America? Sometimes when bad bills fail, they don’t enjoy the power of resurrection. They’re just allowed to die.
However, when the issue at hand is a constitutional right designed by the Founders to protect American citizens from the chains of government oppression, you can bet your bottom dollar big-government loving liberals will try.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-IL) is a case in point.
David Hawkings notes:
Do-overs resurrecting legislation that failed the first time are a pretty rare phenomenon in Congress. But Joe Manchin III is predicting that he and Patrick J. Toomey will be able to find the five votes they need to advance their background check expansion proposal a second time around.
A wave of polling in the two weeks since the Senate gun control measure first foundered is offering a decent road map for where to start their search.
Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said on Fox News over the weekend that “some confusion” about the measure contributed to its initial defeat. President Barack Obama has gone further, alleging the National Rifle Association and others “willfully lied” in arguing the measure would lead inexorably to a national registry of gun owners.
But if Manchin and his Pennsylvania Republican partner devote some time to educating close-call colleagues about the reach of their proposal, he says, they will prevail.
No. There is not any “confusion” and people did not “willfully lie” about how the left was trying to erode our Second Amendment rights. They were actually trying. And had the Schumer-Toomey-Manchin bill become law, they would have succeeded in seriously harming our Second Amendment rights.
Of course, that’s not how the Left advertised their bill. If you just listened to their rhetoric, they were working to save children and make communities safer. Similarly, if you just read the deceptive title of the S. 649, The Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, you’d come to the same ill-informed conclusion.
But even the bill’s proponents admitted that their gun-grabbing bill would have done nothing to save the children who were killed in Newtown, Connecticut.
Moreover, the bill would have infringed on law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights and hindered our ability to keep and bear arms.