House Can Walk and Chew Gum At The Same Time on Gun Control?

 In opinion, Politics

Several members of the anti-gun crowd thinks the House can pass some gun legislation even though they are embroiled in the stupidity of an impeachment inquiry. The Democrats and several never-Trumper GOP can’t seem to work for the American people these days because they are deep in the throes of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Gun control advocates are unfazed by the latest  mess. However unfazed they are, their goals may not be achieved, thankfully.

The Washington Examiner wrote:

The House Judiciary Committee convened the “Protecting America from Assault Weapons” hearing on Wednesday, and those who spoke to the Washington Examiner said while there’s always a possibility for firearm bills to die in Congress, they’re not too concerned about the impeachment inquiry firestorm sucking the political oxygen away from their proposals.

“I think we can walk and chew gum. Our job is to do a lot of things and do them well, so no, I’m not concerned about that,” Rep. Eric Swalwell said, pointing to the large number of advocates that attended the hearing. 

Interesting that he thinks their job is to do a “lot of things and do them well.” Because they’ve so far been so engrossed in Trump-hate that they have done absolutely nothing but obstruct, complain, and start impeachment proceedings. It’s highly unlikely that they’ll be able to “walk and chew gum.” And though yes, they can pass such stupid legislation, the Senate is not likely to do anything with it. They’ve alienated the Republicans now. And more to the point, the President who would have to sign any such bills. They’ve REALLY alienated him.

And the other thing is, why should the President work with the House when they are trying to impeach him?

Bearing Arms noted:

Trump called the impeachment inquiry, supported by the entire Connecticut congressional delegation, “a manufactured crisis,” and said he didn’t know whether Democrats “are going to have time to do any deals,” including one on background checks for gun buyers.

“I don’t think they can do any deals,” the president said. “ You know, we were working on guns — gun safety. They don’t even talk — all they’re talking about is nonsense.”

The president also said “I’ll tell you what: Nancy Pelosi is not interested in guns and gun protection and gun safety. All she is thinking about is this. She’s been taken over by the radical left, the whole Democratic Party.”

The “message” the Democrats are sending is that a sustained attack on the President is all they will do through the 2020 election. They don’t care about anything that the public has been polled about. The public does not favor impeachment, but if you hear the Democrats tell it that’s all we think about. No…that’s all they think about.

We have other issues, and one of them is stopping the train wreck of gun control that could place 150 million law-abiding people (or more) as felons overnight.

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