Capitol Hill Democrats are on the warpath, and the trail is definitely turning hard left, with legislation introduced to make the District of Columbia a state and the new chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee declaring gun control is a “top priority.”
According to One America News Network, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced the D.C. statehood legislation, called the “Washington, D.C. Admissions Act.” Democrats want this one bad because it would add two more U.S. Senators and virtually guarantee a Democrat majority in that chamber for many years, if not forever, unless there is a conservative political upheaval.
But the District, according to some opponents, was historically never meant to be a state because it is the nation’s capital.
Carper’s announcement was joined by veteran Sen. Chuck Schumer, the vehemently anti-gun New York Democrat who is now Majority Leader.
But there’s an interesting report on the statehood issue found at Wikipedia, reminding readers about the “District Clause” in the Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17. This tenet states Congress shall have the power, “To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States.”
But statehood would be a trophy for Democrats, making it a one-party federal government almost in perpetuity.
Today I had the chance to speak with a group of gun violence prevention advocates from across the country.
I told them that reducing gun violence will be a top priority of the Senate Judiciary Committee. And I will never stop fighting for gun safety.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) January 27, 2021
At the same time, anti-gun Sen. Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat who has never seen a gun control bill he didn’t like, was quoted by the Washington Free Beacon declaring in a tweet, “Today I had the chance to speak with a group of gun violence prevention advocates from across the country. I told them that reducing gun violence will be a top priority of the Senate Judiciary Committee. And I will never stop fighting for gun safety.”
Joe Biden also promised more gun control on the campaign trail, and he still plans to outlaw so-called “assault weapons” and will urge Congress to pass legislation encouraging states to adopt laws requiring licensing before people can buy firearms.
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