Over the course of the last several weeks, we have watched as the Democratic Party attempts to exploit the emotional aftermath of a number of mental health-centric tragedies in order to push their anti-gun agenda.
The left has long sought to neuter the Second Amendment; something that they don’t even deny at this point. Whether it be through legislation making it more difficult to procure a weapon, or outright attempts to strip We The People of the people to exercise the right to bear arms in public.
Now, in one of the most blatant affronts and infringements in recent memory, a House committee has approved a bill that could lead to bloodshed.
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday moved a bill banning assault weapons forward, but it’s unclear if the legislation has enough support to pass a floor vote.
Democratic Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Henry Cuellar of Texas have said they won’t support the bill, while Republican Reps. Chris Jacobs of New York and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois have said they are open to voting for a ban, according to The Hill. House Democrats have a four-vote margin.
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 was advanced in a 25-18 vote, but a date for a vote on the House floor has not been set.
Republicans were quick to respond.
Ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, argued the bill would take away upstanding gun owners’ rights.
“Democrats know this legislation will not reduce violent crime or reduce the likelihood of mass shootings, but they are obsessed with attacking law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment liberties,” he said.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said, “They’re coming for your guns.”
Enforcing such a ban would almost certainly lead to conflict, as the concept of government officials going door-to-door to confiscate assault weapons would be crossing a line that many patriotic gun owners will not abide.