In a not unexpected but certainly unwelcome turn, the House passed their Assault Weapons Ban of 2022.
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The fight now turns to the Senate, where it was always going to.
As soon as the rumors of dusting off the AWB started to circulate, the tactic was clear. Remember folks, this bill was introduced in March of 2021. It’s been sitting under Pelosi’s oh-so-caring care for 16 months. This was always expected to pass the house. Always could have. Five Democrats even voted no, knowing they could ‘conscious’ vote safely without actually disturbing the outcome.
It’s sad really. This is all for midterms, not safety. If it were safety, Pelosi had the power to kick it to the Senate 16 months ago. Look at what they did with the BSCA, they could have sent this over same time. They didn’t.
It’s all politics.
But we need to play the game too. And the game is now in the Senate, where it was always going to end up. We needed to play defense in the house, and it looks like that was more effective than I expected (I was assuming a full sweep on all the Democrats and 5 voted no).
So good on these 5,
Now it goes to the Senate, where it will likely die the death they plan. They will martyr this bill at the next available opportunity (read: mass shooting that fits the narrative) and use it for campaigning.
We need to help it on its way, even knowing the likely fate of the AWB in the Senate, we must make our thoughts on this type of time waste on Pelosi’s part known. We need to be on the record, firmly. Write your Senators and tell them to light this on fire and toss it in the dumpster, because we aren’t having it just so Pelosi and the idiot Cicilline (braces are bumpstocks!) can drum up some extra dollars in this abysmal looking election cycle.
They are going to try and say, “Look, we tried! Please give money?” we need to respond, “Yeah, you really shouldn’t have. Goodbye.” and give these clowns walking papers back to the private sector.
So fire up those emails.