The fallout from two recent Supreme Court rulings is receiving needed attention, as it’s up to activist gun owners to keep apprised of looming threats and opportunities, and to minimize damage/maximize gains of case outcomes. For one decision, Gun Owners of America has been at the forefront of warning against the anti-gun dangers hidden in Obamacare. On the flip side, some are looking at the same sex marriage ruling to prompt states to recognize concealed carry permits. But as important as those concerns are, they may ultimately become moot points if a case SCOTUS declined to hear is an indicator of things to come . . .
“The Supreme Court … refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote,” Legal Insurrection reported Monday. “This is not just a battle of forms. It’s a battle for preventing theft of elections.”
“A new study … indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterm,” National Review reported in November. “Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic … Al Franken’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race [is] one likely tipped by non-citizen voting.”
While Obamacare is cited as a law that was passed by adding Franken’s 60th vote to the total, his hostility to gun rights and his affirmation of anti-gun nominees to administration and federal court positions were also enabled by his questionable win. A co-sponsor of the “Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act,” which called for up to a 10-year prison sentence for violations, Franken is rated “F” by both the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America.
Still, the High Court’s deliberate indifference may have been based on recognizing that ascertaining proof of citizenship may itself soon be a moot point if establishment Democrats and Republicans have their way. That’s because the Obama administration is paving a “pathway to citizenship” for foreign nationals illegally residing in the U.S. Likely Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has pledged that as a priority. And GOP leadership and current flip-flopping frontrunner Jeb Bush are servicing their Chamber of Commerce patrons to ensure a continued source of “cheap” (meaning paid for by everyone else) labor.
Add to that an overlooked but undeniable danger identified by activist and journalist Rick Oltman in an exclusive report the media and political establishments have ignored, but that merits widespread attention: Expect a “massive naturalization of legal permanent residents [LPRs] before the 2016 election,” a move that will overwhelmingly favor Democrats.
That’s especially dangerous, because the Democrat Party includes “gun control” as a central part of its national platform:
We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements—like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole…
“With 29 electoral votes, it is generally believed that one must win Florida to win the presidency,” Oltman’s analysis explains. “If only 10 percent of those who are eligible become citizens/voters, it could put Florida out of reach for the Republican candidate. This will affect the 2016 U.S. Senate race in Florida, also.
“In the 20 states with the most LPRs, there are 14 U.S. Senate races in 2016: 8 Democrats and 6 Republicans,” he elaborates. “Marco Rubio (R-FL) certainly looks to be at risk, and perhaps the Arizona race whether John McCain (R-AZ) is the incumbent or not.”
Whether Oltman’s numbers play out as feared in 2016 or are delayed an election cycle or two, all credible polls and predictors point to an ultimate unchallengeable Democrat majority, meaning all legislative gains enjoyed over the past few decades will be erased. Likewise, with anti-gun Democrats controlling the advice and consent process, the make-up of the federal courts will soon allow for judicial gains to be reversed.
As a heretofore alien political view of the relationship of government with the people gains majority dominance, legal recourse against infringements, may be lost — with most gun owners not even recognizing there’s a danger until it’s too late.
Thus far, out of all national gun groups, only Gun Owners of America has warned its members of these dangers, as well as gone the additional and critical next step: On March 1, I joined host Mark Walters and guest GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt on the nationally-syndicated Armed American Radio program, and in response to my question (46 minutes into the segment), Pratt pledged GOA will begin including amnesty for illegal aliens as a factor in scores it assigns politicians.