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The Mirror Image of Gun Control

Bob Rogers

Look in the mirror and what do you see? Yourself, of course. Thus, when Democrats hail the ‘new dawn’ of gun control they are only looking at themselves: Lonely Democrats surrounded by other equally lonely Democrats.

When they took back majority seating in the House of Representatives last November Speaker Nancy Pelosi boldly announced that gun control would be their top priority. Despite President Trump’s wall getting in the way, the first order of business was given to the House Judiciary Committee which held its first hearing on Wednesday February 6, 2019 and it was all about gun control.

There were no government “officials” called as witnesses. The minority committee Republicans managed to get two pro-gun witnesses seated, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Dr. Joyce Lee Malcom, law professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Gaetz got into a verbal scuffle with the father of one of the Parkland students killed in the school shooting but was quickly snuffed out by Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).

The top Republican on the Committee, Doug Collins (R-GA) requested the committee to hear from Steve Scalise (R-LA), a victim of the congressional baseball field shooting by a Bernie Sanders supporter, who wanted to offer another perspective as both a survivor of a shooting attack and strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights. The Democrats refused.

Beyond that, the hearing room was stuffed with anti-gun advocates, all of whom toed the party line.

Thus, “witness” after witness was there to mimic the Democrat members of the Committee and regularly applauded anybody who supported more gun control.

What, we ask, do the Democrats expect to gain from this going-nowhere political circus? Their agenda never wavers from the same old, same old: universal background checks, semi-auto rifle ban, limited magazine capacity, red flags…all things which will have absolutely no effect on crime, on suicide, on murders en masse, or anything else other than a continued drive to eliminate guns from the legal populace.

They are talking to themselves and patting each other on the back every time some questionable gun issue arises from their own conversations. Democrat gun owners – yes, there are some – need to begin coming to the defense of the Second Amendment by reminding their partisan colleagues that they vote, too, proving once again that mirrors only reflect imitation, and that’s all the gun controllers see every time they look into the glass.

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