by John Galt August 4, 2019 16:30 ET
The new, most recent tragedies in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH are bringing the gun control debate back to the forefront at a time when President Trump needs this distraction at the least. Internationally the drums of war are starting to beat louder with Iran, North Korea, China, and even Russia starting to stir up trouble in their own back yards and in some cases our allies front lines.
As the media and Democrat hysteria reach a fever pitch, there is a vulnerability most of the Trump die hard supporters are either deliberately blind to, or worse, totally ignorant of:
While President Trump performs the duties as a pro-2nd Amendment pro-NRA national leader, he’s a wheeler dealer who also is susceptible to the tendencies of his New York City ideology and lifestyle.
Ever since the psychopath shot up the high school in Parkland, FL, I have been speculating with my friends in private that once the point in time of Trump needing a political victory coincides with a (or series of) mass shootings using those evil black guns, he might be willing to trade with his political opponents.
Since President Trump has a temporary victory to build over 100 miles of wall and illegal immigration, not Constitutional rights, is the centerpiece of his re-election campaign, every gun owner in America had best stand at attention and take notice.
There is a large amount of peripheral news about to hit the wire which will distract the American public from the political shortcomings of the Trump administration in recent times. Be it a domestic economic disaster in the making or a foreign policy crisis, the average citizen will allow the memory of these shootings to fade into background noise. But the New York City elites within his administration will see this opportunity to expand the wall and perhaps get up to 1000 miles funded by the Democrats of all people as they are playing the long game while Trump plays the re-election game.
To back this up, one only needs to refer back to the 1994 Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act which was a subsection of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. It basically was the AWB or Assault Weapons Ban which limited the size of magazines for semi-automatic pistols and rifles plus banned some long guns which scared people due to the Newtown shooting.
The sad part about this? President Trump supported this act and did not apologize for it or change his mind until 2015 when he was mulling a run for the Presidency as a Republican. From the year 2000 and his policy book “The America We Deserve” this excerpt says it all:
In a page-long explanation of his stance on guns, Trump assessed the differences between the two main political parties’ gun policies. He called what he said was the Democratic party‘s desire to “confiscate” guns “a dumb idea” and said Republicans “refuse even limited restrictions,” noting that they “walk the NRA line.”
Instead, he cast his stance as something of a middle ground.
“I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun,” he wrote.
“With today’s Internet technology we should be able to tell within seventy-two hours if a potential gun owner has a record.”(via ABC News)
Scary enough for you? Try this recent story from February 28, 2018 from The Sacramento Bee:
He also didn’t rule out the idea of outlawing assault weapons, like the semiautomatic AR-15 rifle gunman Nikolas Cruz used to mow down students and teachers at Stoneman Douglas High. Feinstein pitched her 2017 legislation to renew the ban at the beginning of the meeting, handing Trump a copy of the bill. She was the author of the original assault weapons ban that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994. It expired in 2004.
President Trump needs a victory on the border to guarantee his re-election along with video and photo-ops of miles of construction under way in 2020. In addition statistical evidence of his new policies cracking down on the flow of illegal immigrants is a tangible and visible political point that Joe Six-Pack would witness and acknowledge.
Thus, do not be shocked if a 1994 (or worse) style Assault Weapons Ban passes the Congress in the next 90 days along with funding for 800 to 1000 miles of Trump’s border fence. The radicals within the Democrat Party might oppose it, but in the long run, a weapons ban which goes into effect on January 1, 2021 along with the perceived hope of a Trump defeat would play well to their base. If Trump wins re-election they would not care either because within a year of his re-election, if he fails to win the House, he’s the lamest of lame ducks for years to come.
Buckle up ladies, lock and load and buy want the weapons needed in your household now. Because if this weekend did not do it, the next mass shooting will.
And your Constitutional freedoms shall be eroded even further.