Gun owners have not left the Democratic party. Instead, America’s Democratic Party has left gun owners. History and polling data suggest Democrats will take over the House in this midterm election. Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, can already feel the heft of the Speaker’s gavel. And she brags about her laser-focus to pass gun control as her first and foremost issue when she takes control of the House from the Republicans.
That’s right. Nancy Pelosi wants to target America’s law-abiding gun owners. She wants to ban private transfers of firearms. For starters. Her buddy in the Senate, Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also talks about plans to ban America’s favorite rifle, full-capacity magazines and a host of other measures. Of course, you can bet San Fran Nan would support those moves as well.
Yes, Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party really want to pass more gun control laws.
The Washington Free Beacon has the story:
Pelosi Outlines Dems’ Priorities if They Take House: Gun Control, Immigration
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said the Democrats would prioritize new gun control legislation and protecting illegal immigrants if they regain control of the House of Representatives after the midterms next month.
Democrats will look to pass a gun background check bill and protect Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, Pelosi told Politico. She also said the Democrats would try to pass campaign finance reform and lower drug prices.
Pelosi is actively campaigning and fundraising on behalf of Democratic congressional candidates. In the third quarter of 2018, she will report raising over $30 million for the party’s candidates.
The house minority leader is also preparing to return to the role of speaker of the House, a position she held from 2007 to 2011. Although her bid to become speaker has faced resistance from some House Democrats clamoring for new leadership, Pelosi appears to have solidified the support of her caucus, Politico notes.
Another story about Pelosi’s plans for a takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in The Politico starts this way...
PHILADELPHIA — Rep. Nancy Pelosi is laser-focused.
With 21 days until the midterm elections, the California Democrat and House minority leader is crisscrossing the country fundraising and rallying the Democratic troops, all while plotting her return to the speakership.
Polling “evangelist” Nate Silver’s website, FiveThirtyEight.com, predicts an 84.7% chance that the Dems retake the House of Representatives from the Republicans.
Then again, FiveThirtyEight badly flubbed their prediction of the 2016 Presidential race. The day before the election, 538 reported that Hillary had a 72% chance of winning the race. We all know how that worked out.
Looking at the mood of America shifting after the Democrats’ attempt to smear now-Justice Kavanaugh, many including myself wonder if the Dems’ fever dreams look more like a hallucination. Just like in 2016. That light at the end of the tunnel of an election victory might well instead represent the headlight of an oncoming train of angry voters.
Time will tell. In the meantime, make sure you and your like-minded friends get out and vote.