See, we can talk about it here till we are blue in the face because it’s not ever going to happen. Oh, I know…the left wants it to happen…they THINK they can get Donald Trump to now go along with it because of the shootings in Dayton and El Paso. They cry and cry after every one of these shootings that we NEED to do something! And yet, nothing gets done. So, let’s see what needs to happen in order for it to happen.
First of all, the odds are pretty great that unless and until you’re talking solely about the person buying the gun, nothing is going to get by the courts. You have a right to bear arms in this country and that is never going to change short of a revolution taking place. The Second Amendment is going to prevail. So, the only thing that the left is going to really have in their pocket…the best case scenario for them is maybe an enhanced background check. Don’t we already have background checks? Weren’t the guns in this case purchased legally? And if we institute more “Red Flag” laws, who’s to say they are going to work any better than what we saw in any of the mass shootings we’ve witnessed in the past?
Here’s the major problem facing the passing of new legislation. Neither party trusts each other. The Republicans first of all, don’t want to have any new legislation. They want to protect the gun owners’ rights to have their guns. The Democrats certainly don’t want to reach a conclusion to this long sought-after solution now because it’s so close to 2020. They’ll be taking a HUGE campaign issue off the table. And they’ll be forced to crediting Donald Trump with being the guy that got the job done. You think you’ve seen Trump Derangement Syndrome so far? Have Trump pass a gun control bill between now and the election, and watch it go full TDS!
No, there isn’t enough trust among the parties to get anything of this magnitude done. Trump will talk to them. Trump will agree that something needs to be done, and the Dems’ will push and push for more and more, and in the end Trump will say that they weren’t serious. He’ll say that they went back on their deal and lied to him about what they were going to vote for and not vote for. And in the end, the news cycle on this one ends, and we’re right back where we started from until the next round.
Look, if Barack Obama couldn’t pass gun control legislation with owning both houses in Congress, all the weeping and gnashing of teeth that he had in his first two years, there isn’t going to be meaningful gun control. If he couldn’t get it done…not that he was a very effective politician, because he wasn’t, but if he can’t get it done with his party in charge, then a split house isn’t going to ever come to terms on this!
Gun control legislation this close to a presidential election is only there because the left believes they can use it against Trump and House members. They really don’t want the situation to go away because it takes away an election issue. Remember, these are snowflake liberals we’re talking about. It doesn’t matter what they actually do…it matters only what they say they WANT to do. And therein lies the problem in our government today!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!