Gun control activists have doubled down on their efforts to gain ground on Capitol Hill.
Anti-gun groups sponsored by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are trying to convince Congress to enact their proposals by any means necessary. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants to help them do just that.
In a news report, Reid said that he wants to call for a vote on so-called “universal” background check legislation. The article noted that Reid said he had no expectation the legislation would pass, but the vote would help “send a message” and highlight the differences between the two parties when it comes to gun control.
The current push by the anti-gunners is all the more disingenuous in light of the fact that some anti-gun activists themselves have acknowledged that their proposed “solutions” won’t work as advertised. In June, Mark Glaze, the former executive director of Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, admitted that “nothing we have to offer” would prevent the sort of high-profile crimes that are exploited to push the anti-gun agenda.
As Majority Leader, Reid controls the Senate agenda, and his anti-gun crusade poses an ongoing threat to our liberties. Gun owners and nra members need to send their own message by voting in new pro-gun allies this November to force a change in Senate leadership.