Yesterday, our nation suffered another senseless school shooting at the hands of a deranged individual.
However, instead of empowering law-abiding Americans to defend themselves, the Republican leadership is giving into the Left's gun control demands and abandoning plans to pass major pro-gun legislation.
This happened after the Las Vegas shooting last October. Congress was supposed to vote on the Sportsman's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. The S.H.A.R.E. Act would have undone the Obama administration's most idiotic gun control regulations and ensure that future Presidents would never be allowed to go after your rights by banning ammunition or imposing obscure gun import regulations.
When Obama wasn't able to get his gun control bills to pass through Congress, that is how he went after your rights. He used environmental regulations to try to make lead ammunition impossible to manufacture and illegal to possess on federal land. Then, he turned around and used a police officer safety law to have the ATF try to make non-lead ammunition illegal to purchase in the United States. He went after all types of ammunition. When Obama tried to ban popular AR-15 ammunition, we were literally the first to launch an offensive against the unconstitutional regulation. Yes, we were faster than the NRA in that instance.
The S.H.A.R.E Act would have not only reversed Obama's asinine anti-gun and anti-ammunition regulations, but it would have prevented any future President from trying to do it again. But now, the GOP leadership is pulling the bill once again…
And the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act? Mitch McConnell is running away from that as fast as he can. Instead of giving American's the power to defend themselves nationwide, McConnell and his allies are ditching the bill.
It sounds like someone needs to help them find their backbones…
This Share Act was supposed to get a vote in mid-June. On the same day it was going to be voted on in committee, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot during a Congressional baseball practice and the bill was immediately pulled from the calendar. Paul Ryan and others declared the timing wasn't right to protect the 2nd Amendment.
We spent the next three months pressuring Congress to reschedule the vote and pass this common-sense bill. Just when that was about to come to a vote, the Las Vegas shooting happened and the GOP leadership scurried like cockroaches.
Now, just as it was coming up for conversation again, there is another senseless mass shooting. And, like clockwork, Democrats are also demanding more gun control. They don't care that the shooter seemed to pass his background check. They don't care that thousands of pages of gun control laws and regulations didn't stop it. They are demanding that we "do more."
First, they're going after the S.H.A.R.E Act. Next, they are promising to defeat the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. It doesn't matter if the bill has nothing to do with this tragedy. The gun control movement is mobilizing to defeat the 2nd Amendment, once and for all.
We are already hearing that the GOP is moving to 're-schedule' working on these pro-2nd Amendment bills.
Don't let this happen. Don't let the GOP cower and abandon defending the 2nd Amendment!
The same cast of characters is back. Dianne Feinstein is already preparing to re-introduce her gun-ban legislation and other democrats are demanding that American gun owners be disarmed. And the liberal media is carrying their water, trying to scare the American people into giving up their 2nd Amendment rights.
Don't think the GOP will cave? They already are.
They are abandoning plans to pass legislation like the Share Act or Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.
The Founders knew that this day would come when parts of government would once again turn on its citizens' rights. We all experienced the gun control push after Sandy Hook. You know just how close we came to losing your rights.
What no one could have guessed would be that the Republicans who spent the last 8 years fighting Obama's gun control would now be willing to bow to the Left's pressure and turn their backs on the 2nd Amendment.
These fights are won by whichever side is louder. The gun control groups like Moms Demand Action are already rallying their millions of supporters. It doesn't matter that they know nothing about guns. They are all now bombarding Congress with letters, calls, and faxes. They are hoping that at the end of the day, they are louder than you.
It's time to stand and fight back before it's too late.