Americans have always enjoyed their right to “keep and bear Arms” and now with the recent elections leading to a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, law-abiding, gun-owning citizens are concerned how this will affect their ability to own and carry guns as they typically have.
Democrats are notorious for pushing legislation that curtails the gun rights of American citizens. Now that the Democrats have the majority in the House, those who cherish their freedom to own guns are worried; and rightly so.
Representative Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California who will most likely become the House majority leader again, has already indicated that it is her intent to immediately begin to push new gun control laws when the House convenes in January. Pelosi and Democratic leadership have been very vocal about their intentions, and indicate that they intend to make gun control their main priority.
While many are concerned, it is important to remember that Republicans still have control of the Senate, and President Donald Trump has the option to veto any proposed legislation. This means that it is not too likely that there will be many new gun control laws implemented simply because the Democrats proposed them. Democrats do, however, have a larger bully pulpit than they did before — and we can’t just blindly trust Republicans to not cave into public pressure from the media.
The Democrat-controlled House will most likely focus on a few main issues that meet their agenda including:
- Bans and limits on high capacity magazine clips
- Age limits to purchase firearms
- Expanded universal background check laws
- Bans on “assault weapons” (definition pending)
- Funds for heavily biased “gun violence” research
- Tax increases on firearms and ammunition
In addition, it is expected that there will be a real fight for Federal Extreme Risk Protection Orders, commonly known as red flag laws. These laws violate the due process rights of American citizens by taking away their firearms just because they assume someone could be a threat to themselves or others.
Though the Republican-controlled Senate will theoretically keep most of these gun control attempts from succeeding, there will undoubtedly be a few of their initiatives that the Republicans must pass and eventually sign into law.
On January 3, 2019, the 116th Congress will convene, with a definite shift of power and control. With the Democratic Party having the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, we should expect to see their gun control visions and untiring attempts to reject the Second Amendment. Pay close attention, as this will give a clear and strong indication of what their agenda will be should they win the White House in 2020.
~ Ready to Fire News