After Obama-backed legislation imposing more infringements on the right to keep and bear arms suffered a crushing defeat in the U.S. Senate despite shrill media hysteria and the trumpeting of bogus polls, the president and anti-Second Amendment lawmakers are quietly working to revive the controversial push for gun control. So far, gun rights defenders in Congress are still standing firm, thanks to strong pressure from constituents. If Obama and his anti-gun rights coalition get their way, however, more restrictions on Americans’ right to keep and bear arms are still in the cards.
At the state level, the polarization has become obvious. Out-of-touch governments in some states like Colorado and New York have passed draconian new restrictions on gun rights. In other states, however, lawmakers and governors are increasingly pushing for nullification of unconstitutional federal firearm statutes. Kansas, for example, recently passed a law to nullify some Washington, D.C., assaults on the Second Amendment. South Dakota passed a law allowing armed teachers at school. Numerous other states are pursuing similar pro-Second Amendment legislation.
In Congress, meanwhile, the gun-control agenda was dealt a stinging blow recently when senators from both parties voted to kill an “assault weapons ban” and “expanded background checks” that opponents said would be used to quietly build up a federal gun registry. The White House and a coalition of anti-Second Amendment zealots in the Senate, including some “RINO” Republicans like Sen. John McCain and supposedly “pro-gun” Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin, however, have not given up just yet.
"My own little prediction: I think we're going to bring this bill back before the end of the year and I think you may find some changes," radical anti-gun activist Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "We may change the bill a little bit, but I think you may find some changes out there in the public. Lots of senators who thought it was safe to vote against it because of the intensity are not so sure anymore."
Sen. McCain of Arizona, who voted with Democrats for the Senate legislation, agreed with Schumer, calling the measure “common sense.” West Virginia Sen. Manchin, a Democrat elected on a pro-Second Amendment platform who has now been accused of betraying his supporters, also vowed on Fox News to resurrect his controversial so-called “universal background check” bill. “We’re going to pass this thing,” he said while sharing a stage with extremist MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “Don’t give up.”
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