Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sen. McConnell: I Will Stop Obama's Gun Grab


Breitbart -- Over the weekend, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) did exactly what gun owners have been waiting for someone in a position of power to do--he vowed to stand between the Second Amendment and Obama's relentless gun grabbing efforts.

Speaking to Kentucky voters, McConnell said: President Obama and his team are doing everything in their power to restrict your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Their efforts to restrict your rights, invading your personal privacy and overstepping their bounds with executive orders, are just plain wrong...I will do everything in my power as Senate Republican leader, fighting tooth and nail, to protect your Second Amendment rights.

McConnell said Obama's gun grab must be stopped so "law-abiding citizens" can "properly and accurately" defend themselves, their families, and their country.

Last week, Kentucky's junior Senator Rand Paul (R) took a similar position, when he vowed that he will introduce legislation nullifying Obama's executive orders on guns.
Blog author's comments - Because Sen. McConnell is up for reelection in 2014 this may give him more incentive to attempt to do what he said he would. I also hope the Speaker of the House John Boehner and the GOP members of the House will push back against Obama and not allow any new gun laws.

There are 20 US Senate seats up for re-election in 2014 that are currently held by Democrats. While the Republicans are defending 13 seats in mostly conservative states, Democrats are defending a mixture of liberal, moderate, and conservative seats. The GOP would need to swing 6 seats to take control of the US Senate. Perhaps if the pressure which will be put on some of these Democrat Senators by members of their own party does not sway them to vote for any new gun laws, Harry Reid may not allow a gun control bill to come to the floor of the Senate.

Barack Obama and the Democrats have their gun control goal that will put an unprecedented assault on gun owners rights and they believe now is their best chance to get much of what they want passed into law. If the Republicans will fight him on this, their action may help the GOP hold on to the House in the mid-term elections. There are many Democratic Party voters and gun owners who do not want more gun laws.


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