Gun Owners of America Classified 18 Republican Senators as Traitors

In a press release published on December 22, 2022, Gun Owners of America, America’s oldest no compromise pro-Second Amendment lobby, sharply criticized 18 Republican senators who voted for the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Act. 

GOA believes that by casting this vote for the Omnibus bill, these 18 senators are effectively promoting the Biden regime’s civilian disarmament agenda.

“Unfortunately, 12 gun-control items just passed the Senate with the help of these 18 Republican turncoats,” GOA said in its press release.

The Republicans who voted for the bill include Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, Arkansas Senator John Boozman, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Maine Senator Susan Collins, Texas Senator John Cornyn, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, Kansas Senator Jerry Moran, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, Ohio Senator Rob Portman, Utah Senator Mitt Romney, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, South Dakota Senator John Thune, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, and Indiana Senator Todd Young.

BLP previously reported on how GOA and John Cornyn have butted heads over the Texas senator’s moves to work with Democrats to pass gun control.

As Michael Clements of The Epoch Times observed, all 18 of the senators voiced their support for the Second Amendment on their websites. Only Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds did mention their votes on the omnibus bill. The rest of the senators justified their votes on the grounds of national security concerns, military spending, and funding.

For example, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe put out a press release highlighting defense as one of his leading priorities. He believes that spending on computer technology, construction projects at military installations around the world, and weapon systems. 

Inhofe also cited a list of infrastructure projects in at least 17 counties and municipalities in Oklahoma as another reason for this vote. 

Clements noted that the “$10 million Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to train law enforcement officers to respond to mentally ill or disabled persons” will likely make GOA jittery.  GOA believes that such spending could enable federal officials to push for so-called “red flag” gun confiscation orders in the states. 

Red flag confiscation orders grant law enforcement the power to confiscate an individual’s firearms if they’re suspected of being a threat to themselves or others. This entire process is done without any respect for due process. 

Back to Cornyn, the Texas Senator cited defense, homeland security, and infrastructure spending as reasons for his omnibus bill vote. Cornyn previously earned flak from GOA for his support of the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” which it believes would allow for the creation of a national red flag policy further down the line. 

Gun Control Inc. is clever. It knows that direct gun control legislation will receive massive pushback from pro-gun lobbies and conventional Republicans. But tacking on anti-gun provisions to massive spending bills is an underhanded way to sneak this legislation under people’s noses. 

For that reason, eternal vigilance is needed. Thankfully, organizations like GOA are ready to assume this challenge. More conservative organizations need to start doing their homework and be ready to fight the Left’s sneaky ways of destroying our freedoms. 

Falling asleep at the wheel here will inevitably lead to our defeat.

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