The quote of the day is presented by Guns.com.
HuffPo is outraged — OUTRAGED! — that the president has dropped any mention of gun control measures. They attribute this, of course, to cynical political calculation and deals made with the NRA. As the subhead of the article notes, Trump “has made it clear that his priority is getting reelected….”
As if that hasn’t been the number one goal of every elected office holder in the history of the world ever.
Sebastian Murdock apparently can’t adequately process the fact that while it seemed President Trump and more than a few Republicans were susceptible to being lured into support of some kind of support for background check and red flag bills, that all went down in flames with the beginning of the House impeachment inquiry.
In September, Trump said he didn’t want “crazy people” having such easy access to guns, indicating that he might support stronger background checks. But he tempered that by saying there were no concrete measures he was considering that he was willing to share with reporters, and predictably blamed Democrats should these hypothetical non-measures fail to pass.
“It depends on if Democrats want to take your guns away,” Trump said. “If this is a movement by the Democrats to take your guns away, it’s never going to happen.”
Still, there was hope that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle could get something done. Attorney General Bill Barr was on Capitol Hill in September talking to Senate Republicans about expanding background checks for gun sales. But now that Trump is facing impeachment, talks are off.
“President Trump quietly moved gun control to the side and let it be replaced by breaking news,” Dan Eberhart, a major GOP donor, told The Washington Post.“I suspect that was the plan all along.”
Sebastian Murdock in Donald Trump Has Chosen His Own Political Survival Over Gun Control Measures