Sunday’s Newsbits:




Putting themselves on a list

Congress passed H.R.8 this past weekHouse Republicans managed to get a poison pill inserted into the bill requiring notification of I.C.E. if an illegal immigrant tries to buy a gun.

This upset Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

House Democrats exploded in recriminations Thursday over moderates bucking the party, with liberal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatening to put those voting with Republicans “on a list” for a primary challenge … But Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election. Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said she told her colleagues that Democrats who side with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.” “She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they’re going to want a list of names and she’s going to give it to them,” Trent said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement …”

I doubted the Senate would take up the bill before and with this amendment I believe the issue is dead for the session.  Democrats are more concerned with supporting illegals than with pleasing antigun activists.


Thursday’s Newsbits:




Higgins encourages Congressional action

Rep. Brian Higgins on the House floor yesterday calling for action on pending gun control bills.

Morelle meets Moms


Wednesday’s Newsbits:

At noon today Rep. Joe Morelle will host a media availability after meeting with members of the Rochester chapter of Moms Demand Action, Keating Federal Office Building, 100 State St., Basement Conference Room, Rochester.



Delgado supports H.R.8

I went to another one of Rep. Delgado’s town halls on Saturday.

I did not get picked to ask a question this time either.  As Delgado listed off the things he has done so far he did say he supported the universal background check bill, H.R.8.

The meeting itself was very educational.  Anyone who wants to know why John Faso, and the Senate Republicans, lost should go to one of them as it will be obvious what their problems are.

Second Amendment Guarantee Act

Rep. Chris Collins has reintroduced his “Second Amendment Guarantee Act“:

“… The Collins bill would prevent states from implementing any regulations on weapons that are more restrictive than what is required by federal law. Passage of the bill would void most of the language included in New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo …”

Current bill is H.R.1072 with Tom Reed, Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin as co-sponsors.

It went nowhere in the House last session and did not have a Senate companion.  I do not see it doing any better this time around.  It’s primarily purpose is public relations for Collins.

Do the same thing in the Senate

House Democrats held hearings on gun control legislation.

It was their typical circus with our own Jerrold Nadler as ringmaster:

We have seen this over and over on so many issues championed by the Left and Republicans never learn from it.

Here is what they should do: The Senate should hold a similar hearing on reciprocity and only invite pro-gun speakers to testify in favor of it. There should be a full court press with antigun advocates excluded. Pro-gun politicians should publicly mock gun control positions, denigrate the astroturf advocates and shout-down the gun control politicians when they interrupt. There is no reason for them to just sit back and hope the issue of gun control will simply go away. Same with the NRA. They need to push pro-gun Congressmen on this.

Rep. Delgado’s Town Hall Meeting

Congressman Antonio Delgado held his first town hall meeting in Dutchess on Friday.

Rep. Delgado's Town Hall Meeting

I did not get picked to ask a question, but a gradeschooler did about gun control. Delgado said he supports universal background checks, H.R.8, and banning bump-stocks. He made it a point to say he doesn’t have a problem with NRA members, but the BoD represents gun manufacturers.

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