Get Set For A Bumpy Ride When Congress Convenes in 2019
By Dave Workman
When would-be comeback House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made no secret that gun control is going to be high on the agenda for House majority Democrats, she set the stage for political unpleasantness toward law-abiding gun owners, underscoring recent TPC Research showing repealing the Second Amendment is popular among Democrat voters.
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is promising lots of action on gun control in 2019. C-SPAN screen snip, YouTube
Repeal is actually second on the list behind single payer healthcare in terms of popularity among the 1,431 likely Democratic voters from Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina who were surveyed. The polling occurred Nov. 10-11. Thirty-seven percent think the health care issue is a top priority, but 24 percent of those “likely Democratic voters” are keen on erasing the Second Amendment.
Democrats have long been called “the party of gun control” and every time a survey like this is released, the results tend to reinforce that impression. Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens earlier this year encouraged the teens who became anti-gun activists following the Florida high school shooting to demand the amendment be repealed. All that did was infuriate and energize grassroots activists.
Recently, Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, wrote in a letter to the editor of the Seattle Times, saying, “It’s time for the proponents of so-called ‘common-sense gun laws’ to drop the charade and admit that what they really want is to ban privately owned firearms. But that troublesome Second Amendment — incorporated to the states via the 14th Amendment by the Second Amendment Foundation’s successful Supreme Court McDonald decision — won’t allow that.” The survey results underscore the credence of his remark.
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