At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), gun rights researcher John Lott said in an interview that a Democratic president would likely “declare a national emergency on gun violence in order to confiscate firearms.”
Lott told Hill.TV’s “Rising” host Buck Sexton that he sees this national emergency “as quite possible” and mentions how “California, New York, Chicago and other places in the United States that have already used registration lists that they’ve had to identify people that owned guns to force them to have to turn them in, and get rid of them.”
“It wouldn’t be a stretch at all to see something like that happening nationally.”
Congress is preparing to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the U.S. southern border with Mexico, which would fund Trump’s border wall project.
Some Republicans have argued that Trump’s declaration could start a bad precedent of national emergency abuses on gun rights.
This is simply off-base considering that all issues concerning gun policy start and end with the Second Amendment, which is a right. So, any move to declare a national emergency on the issue, would be unconstitutional by default.
The defense of national sovereignty is an integral feature of a functioning nation, and nations who fail to defend sovereignty are destined to disappear into the ether.
The reason we have reached such a point is thanks to spineless Republican leadership in Congress from 2016 to 2018, which did nothing to pass sensible immigration reforms despite having comfortable majorities in both chambers of government.
The precedent for gun control and its radical gun confiscation variants has already been set at the state level in the past decade. With corporate gun control lobbying and de-platforming gaining more ground in recent times, radical gun control will be carried out in one shape or the other should anti-gun forces ever gain control of Congress.
Statements from Nancy Pelosi about how a “Democratic president can declare emergencies, as well” are a naked revelation of Democrats’ intentions.
31 national emergencies are already in effect, so there’s nothing groundbreaking about Trump’s most recent declaration.
In sum, both the precedent for gun control and national emergencies has been set well before Trump came into office.
If Democrats declare a national emergency to wage a war on guns, it has nothing to do with Trump and everything to with the monster government they’ve unleashed since the arrival of the Progressive Era.
Old political habits die hard.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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