(LibertySociety.com) – The Democratic Party has been trying to pass gun control measures for years. Every time a mass shooting happens in the country, the Left uses the tragedy to push for change. When the party took the House, Senate, and White House, they saw this as their moment to finally infringe on people’s Second Amendment rights.
Democrats in the House passed two gun control bills on March 11. The legislation, which was also supported by eight Republicans, requires background checks on the sale of all firearms and transfers. It also allows for a 10-day review period for gun sales. Currently, a firearm sale can continue if the background is not finished within three days. Only two members of the GOP voted in favor of that bill.
Both bills are headed to the Senate now, and Democrats need 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. That means they need 10 Republicans to vote with them. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) tried to persuade his conservative colleagues to support the legislation by saying they would “pay the price both morally and politically” if they didn’t.
Years in the Making
In 2012, the lawmakers started working harder than ever after a man walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT and gunned down 20 children as well as 6 adults. The Left started pushing for gun control almost immediately. They claimed it was needed to protect America’s children. The problem with their narrative after that shooting, and many of the others, is that restricting the Second Amendment likely wouldn’t have prevented the tragedy.
Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter, took a gun from his own home to carry out the attack. Many shootings, including the Pulse attack in Orlando, the Parkland school shooting in Florida, the Las Vegas massacre, and countless others, were carried out by people who legally owned their guns.
The Left often uses emotional blackmail to push lawmakers to pass gun control measures, but Republicans see through them. The Second Amendment is very clear; the right to bear arms shall not be infringed … even when bad things happen.
The Democrats’ bills will head to the Senate, where the GOP will likely use the filibuster to defeat them.
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