As they keep on giving, Democrats’ headaches abandon relief
An impassionate observer must wonder why, at nearly the
speed of sound, congressional Democrats keep missing not just strategies but
targets as they pursue their anti-Trump war. What began at the dawn of this
month was a full fledged assault on establishing gun control as the “Number one
priority of this Congress.” From appearances 30 days ago it looked like they
might have unearthed a small chink in President Trump’s – and the NRA’s –
armor. “Within days,” Trump added when asked by inveterate reporters, “we could
have a bipartisan agreement on gun control.” Pro-gun activists were nearly
knocked off their bipods when they heard Trump’s response to his meetings with
Nancy Pelosi about universal background checks.
Obviously, Trump was not anxious to delve too deeply into
that subject and signs that he was leaning toward a scratch instead of a wound
on so-called universal background checks suddenly went dark after an anonymous
“whistleblower” emerged with news that the Trump 2020 campaign asked Ukraine
government officials to check out some tidbits of information about the Joe
Biden family Trust. That gave launch to the latest opportunity to impeach
Donald Trump. That also – in addition to Beto O’Rourke’s dumb strategy about
getting rid of all ARs and AKs – shoved background checks off the table as the
Democrats’ priority number one.
gift thereby given to gun owners became just another empty beer can tossed onto
the heap of Democratic political history. Will the background check issue ever
return? Yes, it will. But in so doing the thrill of potential
victory will likely feel like the agony of defeat as more spaces like this one
continue to bring to the attention of all Americans – not just gun owners – the
desperation albeit temporary of just another Democratic headache still waiting
Is the gun weather changing? Going from ‘flying off the shelves’ to mostly cloudy?
Bob Rogers is the Editor and Publisher of GunPro Plus, America’s premier daily digital gun news portal. After a successful 20-year career as the Editor for a major magazine in the gun industry, Bob launched GunPro Plus to bring his industry expertise on gun news into the digital realm.
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