“The House of Representatives will vote on national gun-carry reciprocity and gun background check fix bills this week,” freebeacon.com reports. “The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and the Fix NICS Act will be combined and likely voted on Wednesday.” A congressional aide gave The Beacon the 411 . .
“It is my understanding they may be combined,” the said. “Rules is meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. They have both. Floor vote should be Wednesday.”
The combination (click here to read) is drawing criticism from some quarters. I think it’s a brilliant strategy.
By combining the Fix NICS misegos with national reciprocity, the combined bill gives cover to the handful of Dems who could be persuaded to break with the Democratic party’s anti-gun rights stance.
In 2013, 13 Democrats supported Senator Cornyn’s national reciprocity bill. Seven of those are still sitting Senators. Assuming all 52 Republican Senators are on board, the new bill needs the sevens’ support and two more Dems to achieve the necessary 60-vote majority.
With the civilian disarmament complex in full attack mode, with the mainstream media playing cheerleader (e.g., The New York Post’s article ‘Reciprocity’ is pure gun insanity), this is far from a done deal.
Watch this space.