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GOP now controls both senate and house

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by Kynoch, Nov 5, 2014.

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  1. Kynoch

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    Now that the GOP controls both both the US Senate and House of Representatives, how will this impact any new gun-related laws at the federal level and gun sales in general over the next two years?
     
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    It can't keep from making a very big difference, however, don't expect any "miracles"! And keep in mind.......even though every single "dimocrat" Senate incumbent who failed to get re-elected, was a "gun-grabber", they are only a very small proportion of the left wing gun grabbers in Congress, Governors of states, and various other positions of power; (think: Michael Blumberg ); as long as we still have billionaires and millionaires running around "loose" who despise ordinary people being "allowed" to have weapons, the fight will never end. ) That's about all I can say on the subject without seriously bending the rules....(IYKWIM)
     
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    Two years for us to get complacent.
     
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    I imagine you won't see any expansion of 2A rights, but hopefully it should hold off the dogs for awhile. Here in IL, having Rauner win the gubernatorial race is the lesser of two evils, as at least he doesn't support an "assault weapons ban" like Quinn does, but Rauner isn't particularly strong on 2A issues either. I'm also nervous about Rauner's approach to state pensions, but that's a whole 'nother topic.

    I'm also hoping it might help a little with the 22lr shortage, which already seems to be getting a little better.
     
  5. HexHead

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    0bama still has veto power. I wouldn't expect miracles. This will likely be bad for the gun business, I doubt we'll see fear driven sales rushes like after Sandy Hook any time soon.
     
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    I fully expect that 22lr will magically reapear. Also powder.:scrutiny:
     
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    I saw on FB this morning, "Will the new bums be any better than the old bums?".
    Will we see a push for a balanced budget amendment? Will we see a push for term limits? Will we see an affirmation of the sanctity of the Constitution?
    I doubt it! The Republican Senate will probably be marginally better than the Democrats, especially on gun control, but gun 2A is one of many issues that need to be addressed.
     
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    While things may not magically turn around, it will NOT get worse as it could have...
     
  9. Kynoch

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    That's a huge concern indeed. The GOP could also step on itself big-time before the coming general election in 2 years.
     
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    1. 2 Supreme Court nominations now will be held, and we can be assured that we won't get another Kagan.

    2. We now hold the purse strings. Pres wants to pass what he wants, or do it without Congress great, now he has to figure out a way to pay for it.

    3. Major nominations like Surgeon General are also now in our court. Obama was blasted by the courts for making positions while Congress was still "in session".

    4. The anti gun issue is dead for now in Congress. Most smart politicians have seen that healthcare and guns are 2 things that Americans get a bit upset about when you mess with them.

    5. Did Chris Matthews cry last night? :)
     
  11. vamo

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    Well nothing is going to happen in the way of legislation that we would like to see, it would be a sure veto. Some blue states now have some red governors this will probably be a bigger help than a divided congress becoming conservative with a liberal president.

    On the other hand court appointments will now require the more gun friendly party to sign off, so there's that.

    Gun sales probably won't be affected. I think even the most paranoid among us realize if nothing happened in 2013 nationally then it won't happen now. Plus I the outstanding sales of 2013 is still causing sales to lag a bit this year. Maybe on the secondary market people who overbought last year will now think they are safe to sell off a bit of their panic acquisitions.
     
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    What are the chances the new guys will decide to SELL outdated ammo and make money for the government rather than SPEND money to destroy a resource?
     
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