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originally posted by: sine.nomine
The thing about the bill of rights is that they are specifically worded to be inalienable. As in, the government doesn't grant us those rights, we just have them. They can legislate all they want. Nothing short of a war will disarm the American populous.
originally posted by: Edumakated
One of the things that pisses me off about Republicans is that they are afraid to swing for the fences. Instead of ramming through some big ideas while we had control, they dither around the edges. They should have rammed through a flat/fair tax, shut border down, and all kinds of other legislation while the Democrats couldn't do sh*t about it.
On the other hand, Democrats to their credit are not afraid to just force their ideology on the people. If they had control, they would very likely pass some sweeping gun bills and other stuff.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: xuenchen
The House can't pass anything... no gun control, no heath insurance, no tax increases... into law without the Senate agreeing, then they need to override Trump's veto. All they will do is either work with the Senate and Trump (unlikely) or show themselves for fools before the American public.
They can't even get a subpoena to stick... maybe they can impeach Trump (doubtful because most of the Democrat newcomers promised their constituents they would work with him) but it won't do anything but tick people off... the Senate has to convict him by a 2/3 supermajority. The same with Kavanaugh.
Phage had the best response in the thread... check out his video, please.
originally posted by: xuenchen
January will bring a new breed of Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives.
They will be bitter and vengeful and will pass all kinds of bills to "get even" with Trump for beating Hillary in 2016.
Gun control is going to be a major focus.
Higher taxes, the return of full Obama-Care, open borders, and of course, massive and long winded investigations into anything related to Trump including the Cabinet and Executive policy just to name a few.
Get ready for the beginning of the circus of the 21st Century 😆
House Democrats Plan ‘Aggressive’ Gun Control Push As Soon As They Regain Control
House Democrats are planning an “aggressive” push to greatly expand gun control as soon as they take control of the House of Representatives in January, the Washington Examiner reports.
After a shooting at a California bar last week that claimed a dozen lives, Democrats have decided to shift (briefly) away from prioritizing several investigations into the Trump administration and President Donald Trump, and focus instead on passing strict gun control measures, including universal background checks, a national ban on “high capacity magazines,” a ban on “assault-style” weapons, and a provision that would allow law enforcement to temporarily confiscate weapons from individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others.
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) told The Wall Street Journal last week that he intends to immediately push for the universal background check legislation which would require gun retailers and gun sellers to register all gun purchases through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The effort would close what Democrats call the “gun show loophole,” which they believe allows individuals to purchase guns in private transactions — at gun shows and elsewhere — without registering their firearms with any state or federal body.