Well, this was coming. If Democrats retaking the House wasn’t bad enough this year, the anti-gun trash they’re going to be spewing is probably going to be an even more insufferable event. The Left’s economic agenda is tax and spend. It’s riddled with regulations. Consumer and small business confidence could drop. It could usher in the Pelosi crash, but first—they need to lay the groundwork to the destruction of the Second Amendment (via Politico):
With backing from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and key chairmen, Democrats will move to require federal background checks on all gun sales, part of a broader effort by the party to advance long-stalled gun control measures.
While the proposal won't get through the Republican-run Senate, much less become law, getting through the House will be a win for the gun-control movement, which has little to cheer about since President Donald Trump was sworn into office.
Rep. Mike Thompson (Calif.) — head of a Democratic “gun violence prevention task force” that will have more than 140 members next year — says he’ll introduce the universal background checks bill early next year.
“It will be strong legislation to expand background checks, and I will have a very respectful show of [co-sponors],” Thompson said in an interview. “I think you will see it happen in the first 100 days.”
“The new Democratic majority will act boldly and decisively to pass commonsense, life-saving background checks that are overwhelmingly supported by the American people,” Pelosi said in a statement.
Thompson, a close Pelosi ally, said the bill would have bipartisan sponsorship, although he declined to name the Republican lawmakers who'll sign onto it. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who has co-authored background checks bills with Thompson in the past, has already told reporters that he will back this latest effort as well.
So, that’s the saving grace; the GOP Senate is going to kill any of this nonsense. And yes, unlike liberals, conservatives do worry that government, Congress, and all of D.C. is nothing more than a snake pit that will use expanded background check to create a registry and eventual gun confiscation. It’s the nature of the beast. And the professional urban elite, who are anti-gun, left wing, and totally unspooled, will push hard for that. They’ve taken over the party, which is now urban and coastal based. So, the good news is that the next election cycle is still favorable to Republicans in the Senate. If the GOP can get their act together, retaking the House isn’t out of the question either.