FLASHBACK: Rep. Kevin McCarthy Led the Charge for Anti-2A ‘Bump Stock’ Ban in 2017

Back in 2017 when President Donald Trump embraced gun control in the form of a ban on “bump stocks,” he was being advised by establishment villains who encouraged him to turn his back on the 2nd Amendment.

Chief among them was Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who now hopes to become the next House speaker with a slim Republican majority in Congress.

After the suspicious mass shooting in Las Vegas that was covered up by authorities and memory holed, McCarthy took aim at gun rights, claiming that he talked to “a number of [Congressmen] who want to look into” banning bump stocks, which can be used to modify semiautomatic firearms to mimic automatic weapons.

“I think this is an area we can look at,” he said, joining the drive of former House Speaker Paul Ryan who was leading the charge.

“Fully automatic weapons have been banned for a long time,” Ryan said during an appearance on MSNBC. “Apparently, this allows you to take a semiautomatic and turn it into a fully automatic. So clearly that’s something we need to look into.”

Gun Owners of America graded McCarthy a woeful “D” rating on gun rights for his heinous voting record against the 2nd Amendment, citing the following terrible measures:

  • Voted to continue funding an illegal gun registry, when the ATF was unlawfully compiling the names of those who had made multiple firearms purchases;
  • Supported the anti-gun ObamaCare system which allowed doctors to compile gun-related information on their patients;
  • Voted against an amendment that would not only have limited the ability of the National Security Agency to wiretap groups like Gun Owners of America, but would have required the FBI to secure a warrant before searching the billions of phone calls, texts and emails swept up the NSA; and,
  • Refused to cosponsor the Constitutional Carry reciprocity bill (H.R. 38), which was GOA’s signature piece of legislation that we were pushing this Congress.

Thanks to the counsel of RINOs like McCarthy, President Donald Trump would go on to ban bump stocks – one of the most shameful and unconstitutional policies he enacted as president.

“We are faithfully following President Trump’s leadership by making clear that bump stocks, which turn semiautomatics into machine guns, are illegal, and we will continue to take illegal guns off of our streets,” former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker said.

“We’ve taken important steps, but much work remains to be done, as always,” Trump said.

If McCarthy is successful in his bid to become House Speaker, more compromises with Democrats to infringe upon the core constitutional rights of the people can be expected – despite the lip service he is giving to conservatives right now.

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