Well now that the border is in chaos, jobs have been killed, and Harris has been making foreign calls on behalf of the current president, Democrats have turned their claws onto yet another longstanding American constitutional right, namely the right to bear arms in the Second Amendment.
And the attack on the Second Amendment was quick and highly aggressive, judging from not one, but two bills that were passed on gun control by the House yesterday.
The House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, also known as the H.R. 8 bill, in a 227-203 vote; this bill is most well-known for requiring background checks on all U.S. firearms purchases. In addition, the House also succeeded in passing the Enhanced Background Check Act, also known as H.R. 1446, which would extend the time that the federal government has available to conduct background searches.
Needless to say, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer is beyond gleeful over this turn of events, which he just could not resist spewing about in public.
“In the past, when they sent it over to us last time, it went into [former Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell’s legislative graveyard … The legislative graveyard is over. H.R. 8 will be on the floor of the Senate, and we will see where everybody stands. No more hopes and prayers, thoughts and prayers. A vote is what we need, a vote, not thoughts and prayers.” [Source: Fox News]
And, in line with Schumer’s typical behavior, he continued boasting about the success of his past attacks on the Second Amendment, including those from nearly thirty years ago (term limits, anyone?).
Regardless, since term limits apparently won’t be arriving anytime soon (talk about “privilege”), it is safe to say that the ultra-leftist politicians will continue to brag about their “achievements” from decades ago.
Then proceed to point out “loopholes” from before that apparently require even more 2nd Amendment-restricting bills no.w
“Certainly hundreds of thousands — maybe millions — of people walking the streets today because we passed [the 1994 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act] would be dead … But when we passed the law, little did we know, it had some loopholes in it that we didn’t know at the time. We didn’t know there would be an internet, so we didn’t prohibit internet sales without a background check.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, nice to see you have all your bases covered, Mr. Schumer. You didn’t “know” there would be an Internet in the 1990s (hey, didn’t Gore “invent the Internet,” anyway?), which means you have yet another excuse to pass even more restrictive measures later on.
Schumer, who is the unsurprising author of aforementioned 1994 Brady Handgun Violence and Prevention Act, certainly seems just as pleased with himself now as he was then.
And Schumer was hardly the only one to weigh in. While Schumer was busy bragging about himself, Pelosi was busy bragging about all the “bipartisan” support she supposedly enjoys.
Pelosi, as predictable as always, trumpeted her own horn while proclaiming the “bipartisan” nature of the bill.
“There is nobody in Congress whose political survival is more important than the survival of our children. We think this should be bipartisan to Congress, as it is in the country. Overwhelmingly, there is broad support for background checks legislation, so we hope with the big strong bipartisan vote we have today to send it over the Senate, the drumbeat across America, that the change will come.” [Source: Breitbart]
Interesting, Pelosi. If this bill is so wonderful, then why did virtually all Republicans vote against both gun control measures?
Hardly seems “bipartisan,” but since Democrats apparently consider themselves the entirety of the nation’s political representation, “bipartisan” and “partisan” likely mean the same.
One can only hope that the Democrats will not yet make other absurd restrictions, but at the rate they’re going, they may well be trying to abolish the 2nd Amendment in its entirety at some point …