If Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2019, former Speaker and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says one of her party’s top priorities will be “gun violence prevention,” which is just another way of saying “gun control.”
According to Roll Call, Pelosi listed guns as one of three leading agenda items for her party. The others are “dreamers” and “infrastructure.”
For the billionaire-supported gun prohibition lobby, a Democrat turnover in November would mean instant death for the SHARE Act, which now encompasses the Hearing Protection Act. Gun owners can kiss concealed carry reciprocity goodbye, as well, unless the Senate moves quickly to pass it during this session.
Instead, there would be movement on so-called “universal background checks,” additional legislation to disarm abusive “dating partners and stalkers,” and don’t overlook a possible move to raise the minimum age for buying semi-auto modern sporting rifles to 21.
Pelosi, whose residence is in San Francisco, would feel right at home in Seattle, where anti-gun elitists have just unveiled another gun control initiative that drew immediate fire from the National Rifle Association.
“This egregious attack on your freedoms comes just months after failing to enact their gun ban agenda in Olympia,” the NRA said on its website.
The 5 million member organization was accused of putting on only a token battle in 2014 when the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the billionaire-backed Seattle-based gun prohibition lobbying group, pushed through Initiative 594. That was the so-called “universal background check” measure that was supposed to prevent such crimes as the shooting of three teens at a party in the suburban community of Mukilteo (north of Seattle) and the murder of five shoppers at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. Those crimes both occurred in 2016, long after I-594 took effect.
Pelosi could also feel at home in Portland, Oregon, where the group pushing a gun ban initiative is headquartered.
Pelosi’s threat just might bring gun owners flocking to the polls in November, however, simply to prevent Democrats from taking back control of the House.
But unlike gun owners, who might disagree on certain issues, an article in the Daily Beast put things in perspective where Democrats are concerned. The party and Pelosi are focused solely on winning in November. If that happens, the brakes are off.