Bearing Arms reported that the Trump White House has been “quietly reaching out” to gun rights organizations and notable supporters to inform them that the President is no longer supporting any form of “red flag” firearms legislation or embracing universal background checks.
An anonymous source told Bearing Arms that Trump is shifting his focus on addressing mental health, and is “looking at something along the lines of Cornyn’s bill”, referring to John Cornyn’s RESPONSE Act revealed this week. This source did note, however, that the White House did not endorse Cornyn’s bill and is not in agreement with all of its provisions.
The news of Trump’s refusal to push new gun control bills will likely have an impact on D.C. leadership. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will only bring legislation to the Senate floor for a vote if President Trump is willing to sign it. If Trump is not keen on signing a red flag or a universal background check law, it’s likely these bills will just languish in the Senate.
This represents good news for gun owners, who will likely be a major constituency that Trump cannot afford to lose during the 2020 elections. There are some concerns with the politicization of mental health to target broad swaths of the population who clearly don’t exhibit any of these illnesses. However, the Trump administration is mostly focusing on trying to promote a better mental health infrastructure that gives states and localities to have more autonomy over the matter.
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Why is Justin Amash Endorsing Social Engineering?
On February 13, 2020, Michigan Congressman Justin Amash endorsed the idea of establishing an Equal Rights Amendment.
Under the ERA, the government would allegedly guarantee equal legal rights for all Americans regardless of their sex.
Amash tweeted, “Equality before the law is fundamental to the Rule of Law and foundational to liberty. The Constitution exists to protect our liberty, so I have long advocated including a federal equal protection clause in the Constitution.”
He added, “Drafting a new nondiscrimination amendment would allow us to enshrine our modern understanding of equal protection as preventing all arbitrary discrimination by government, and it would allow states to consider the proposal without being under a constitutionally dubious deadline.”
Amash’s support for the ERA is indicative of the leftward lurch he taken as evidenced by supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump and voting for legislation that would have funded transgender surgeries for members of the military.
The ERA is one of the biggest pet projects of the cultural Left.
They were able to score major victories by establishing forced integration, the 1965 Immigration Act, and affirmative action throughout the 1960s.
However, they did fail trying to ratify the ERA during the 1970s. But that has not stopped in recent times.
Now the Left has a new ally in Amash, who used to be a solid libertarian conservative.
Ratifying the ERA will only consolidate the managerial state’s hold over the private affairs of Americans and usher in more social radicalism via public administration.
Given Amash’s liberty background, he should think twice before endorsing the ERA.
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