Pro-gun push in the House

Politico reports that the House will take up H.R.3668 with the included silencer and “sporting purpose” reforms as early as next week while reciprocity bill H.R.38 is expected to move out of the Judiciary Committee and to the floor for a vote in October or early November.

No local reps. co-sponsor H.R.3668, several co-sponsor H.R.38.

NRA and The Donald need to put pressure on Mitch McConnell to bring both bills up in the Senate.

 

Niagara Co. supports H.R. 3576

The Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution IL-077-17 calling for Congress to pass Rep. Chris Collins’ Second Amendment Guarantee Act H.R.3576.

H.R.38 adds more co-sponsors

Don’t know if this is in response to the Breitbart article, but H.R.38 has added two more co-sponsors bringing the total to 211.

Is Ryan holding up reciprocity?

Is Paul Ryan blocking H.R.38?

That is the claim made by Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie:

“The Speaker told me he didn’t think the timing was right.”

H.R.38 currently has 209 co-sponsors.  It’s virtually certain to pass the House with plenty of votes to spare.  There’s no reason to hold it up.

Ryan needs to take Ben Shapiro’s advice.  The time is right to move your agenda when you are the majority party in both houses and your party holds the presidency.

H.R.3576 adds Stefanik and Tenney

Elise Stefanik and Claudia Tenney have added their names as co-sponsors to H.R.3576 bringing the total now to six.

Should be required reading for Republicans

Ben Shapiro pens an op-ed at the Post, “Why Republicans should get radical.”

Key points:

“… Republicans in power have an unfortunate tendency to conserve their political capital rather than invest it …”

“… Democrats see their radical legislative moves as building blocks for the future. Republicans, afraid that their carefully crafted tower of electability will come crumbling down, make no radical legislative moves …”

“… If Republicans hope to set a foundation for future victory, they’ll need to do more than act as an impediment to bad Democratic ideas. They’ll need to take political risks in order to shift the playing field itself …”

Exactly.

Congressional Republicans should start radicalizing by passing reciprocity H.R.38/S.446.

He’s got a point

Brent Bozell opines:

“The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide. All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years …”

He’s got a point.

President Trump, for all his bombast and stupid shit, isn’t the problem.  The Republicans in Congress need to deliver on things like reciprocity.  They only thing keeping them going now is the Democrats are in even worse shape then the GOP.  If they get their act together by next year, the Republican majority in one or both houses is over.  NRA needs to put serious pressure on Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to move their agenda.

Reminds me of Pataki

AWR Hawkings writes:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) approval rating is plummeting among Kentuckians as national reciprocity languishes on the sidelines … A poll from Public Policy Polling shows that McConnell’s approval rating among Kentuckians sits at 18 percent … in pro-gun Kentucky, inaction on a Second Amendment agenda is not going to help …”

McConnell reminds me of Governor Pataki.  Pataki was good for a short while in the beginning then turned into a mushy RINO.

Good time to push reciprocity

NRA is making some noise about reciprocity:

Now is a good time to make the push.

It is clear that although the Republican Congress doesn’t have their shit together, the Democrats are even worse off. The DNC is bad financial shape. NRA needs to lean hard on Democrats they’ve supported in the past. With the DNC being unable to help, incumbents will need to go elsewhere and NRA can make moving reciprocity a condition for ’18 election endorsements.

Reed co-sponsors H.R.3576

Rep. Tom Reed has added his name as co-sponsor to H.R.3576 bringing the total now to two.

I’m not expecting the bill to go anywhere, but I would like to see which local Congressmen have the stones to put their name on it.

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