It doesn’t matter to liberals that most of the nation is against gun control. They smell an opportunity to strip us of our rights and they know that time is running short. President Barack Obama has been successful at issuing executive orders without facing backlash so liberals believe they may be able to force through an executive order on guns.
In an effort to give the President cover the Democrats are simultaneously pushing legislation on gun control to restrict the country, media and Republicans from what the President is doing.
To try to keep this from happening conservatives in Congress are uniting to protect the 2nd Amendment. Congress Thomas Massie (R-KY) is shouting from the rooftops that we must move to stop the Democrats before they strip us of one our most important rights.
I will vigorously oppose HR 4269, the gun ban bill which was introduced 9 days before Christmas and is sponsored by 124 of my colleagues:
It’s basically a rehash of Clinton’s so-called Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 that expired in 2004, which ridiculously banned firearms by appearance and name. (Although the list of guns named in the bill would make a good shopping list if my wife wants to buy me another firearm!)
Section 8 is an indictment of the true legislative intent of this bill. It reads:
“If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act, the amendments made by this Act, and the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance shall not be affected