When President Obama's big push for gun control legislation failed last year it was thanks to Democrats, not Republicans, who voted against it. But despite unpopular gun control bills repeatedly failing to gain traction on Capitol Hill, Democrats and their special interest friends (funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg) continue to come up with clever ways to promote their agenda.
The latest push comes from Bloomberg's Everytown, a new group founded in April to house the former Mayor's other anti-gun groups like Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action. The new agenda item is keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Fair enough, but as we've seen in the past legislation put forward by politicians backed by groups like Everytown usually targets law abiding citizens and goes beyond the stated purpose in order to serve a larger political purpose. Not to mention, advocating to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers while failing to recognize women must have the ability to defend themselves with a firearm is counter productive. After all, a restraining or is just a piece of paper.
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing called Violence Against Women Act Next Steps: Protecting Women from Gun Violence. Coincidentally, Everytown released a new TV advertisement yesterday which inadvertently proved why women need a firearm to protect themselves. Further, Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act as a "common sense" way to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Paying attention to the details of the solutions offered will be important.
The hearing starts at 10 a.m.