In the wake of the two recent mass shooting events, clearly perpetrated by disturbed individuals, former Kansas Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Kris Kobach took to social media to let Americans know about the familiar post-shooting push for gun control.
Interestingly, his focus was on Republican leaders rather than on Democrats.
That’s because, as Kobach explains in a recent Breitbart op-ed, Mitch McConnell has promised that the Senate will take up gun control legislation. “What we can’t do is fail to pass something,” McConnell said.
Translated, that means Mitch says the Senate must pass some version of gun control or Red Flag legislation.
There have already been casualties of the establishment push for compromise on gun rights.
Dan Crenshaw has drawn the ire of Republicans nationwide, and has even been spotlighted by Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire — normally a fan of Crenshaw — for calling Republicans to join the Red Flag conversation.
In a admission that will likely haunt Crenshaw for the rest of his career, Crenshaw revealed in direct messages via twitter that he has been “thinking about Red Flag laws for years,” according to Kaitlyn Bennet of Liberty Hangout.
Predictably, a rising groundswell of opposition to GOP leadership’s push for gun control has taken hold.
As Rep. Stewart Jones in South Carolina notes, the push toward more gun control is likely to have electoral repercussions for President Trump.
“It would definitely cause a lot of people to not vote for Trump, unfortunately,” state Rep. Stewart Jones (R-S.C.) told The Epoch Times.
Beyond the constitutional considerations, making sure President Trump wins in 2020 — and the opportunity to continue draining the swamp and re-image his administration for a second term — seems to be one of the issues gun rights activists are most concerned about.
Mike Hammond, at Gun Owners of America, have warned that President Trump’s dalliance with Red Flag laws could constitute a “Read my lips” moment like that which cost George H.W. Bush his second election.
“This might be Donald Trump’s ‘read my lips’ moment,” Hammond said. Hammond serves as legislative counsel for Gun Owners of America (GOA), a group with a reputation of compromising less than the NRA. “If [Trump] basically tries to dismantle the Second Amendment community, he’s going to be a one-termer. I firmly believe that.”
As congress reconvenes for its fall session, the mainstream media will undoubtedly spotlighting Senate Republicans McConnell and Thune.
McConnell is still vowing to bring up Red Flag legislation as long as the President supports it, Politico reports.
Politico will undoubtedly be there to make sure all the pressure in the world is on the President.
For its part, mainstream outlets like NPR and CNN have added their own reportorial twist: “McConnell won’t bring the senate back early,” says CNN.
NPR also notes that the Majority Leader is not bringing the senate back early to take up the issue.
A news aggregator calling itself “Kaiser Health News” — apparently somewhat sated at McConnell’s pledge to bring up the legislation in September — seemed very eager to tabulate a noteworthy run-down on all those outlets that seemingly breathlessly reported on whether Mitch would call the senate back early to handle Red Flag legislation.
National File has asked McConnell’s office whether they aim to put pressure on President Trump to pass Red Flag laws as it seems the mainstream media desires. We will update you if we hear back.