Congress Too Distracted with Trump Impeachment to Advance Gun Control Agenda

Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move forward with impeachment investigations will put many other “priorities” on the back burner. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Congress’s impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump might be bad for national unity, but they’re putting a stop to the Democrats’ radical gun control agenda.

California Rep. Nancy Pelosi announced this week that the House will begin official impeachment inquiries, and her investigation will likely distract members of Congress for months while making any kind of bi-partisan legislation nearly impossible, according to a recent report from the Washington Free Beacon.  

“Hard to imagine Trump doing a signing ceremony of anything with Speaker Pelosi at his side, and Democrats are the only ones agitating for gun control,” one Senate staffer told the Free Beacon on Wednesday.

A second staffer told the online news outlet that “the impeachment stuff sucks up all the oxygen,” and a third said gun control wouldn’t be a priority at least “for a while.”

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As news broke this week of President Trump’s controversial call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the subsequent release of the whistleblower’s report, the House’s long-awaited hearings on the proposed “assault weapon” ban “flew largely under the radar,” according to Fox News.

The NRA Institute for Legislative Action attempted to speak with members of the so-called “Squad” after the hearings, but mainstream coverage was dwarfed in the shadow of possible impeachment.

Democrats have pushed hard for more restrictive gun control laws after three high-profile mass murders this summer, and their efforts were given a boost by President Trump’s initial support for “strong background checks.”

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Trump has since backed away from his initial statements, but a new report from CBS News this week claims the President asked New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about how the country’s gun buyback program has been received. Ardern stopped short of saying the President supported such a scheme in the U.S., but she “got the impression he was interested.”

All that work might be for naught now that the Democrats have gone down the road to impeachment. While some lawmakers are hoping the House’s investigation won’t consume all other legislative affairs, the Free Beacon reports that even Senate aides have begun preparations for a long, nasty fight that could last well into next year.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Andrew N. October 2, 2019, 1:19 pm

    I love when the Libs talk about recent “polls”. I used to answer polls all the time, but during the Obama Administration, something changed. It used to be that IF the Pollster asked political affiliation at all, it was done at the end of all the questions. Now they ask at the beginning, and if you say “Conservative” or “Republican” they say “Thank you” and hang up. They aren’t “polls” anymore, they are Liberal Propaganda used to try to sway other people into “following the majority”. I am really looking forward to the 2020 election. As the ads used to say it should be “Priceless”.

  • I Love Liberty September 30, 2019, 7:47 pm

    Democrats and tyrants want the private guns confiscated and then at some point they want our private retirement accounts and other assets.

    Hopefully these impeachment efforts will take all the air out of advancing tyranny in the House of Representatives for a long while. The Senate will then vote to keep Trump in office of President. Go ahead tyrants and waste your time. It’s making me happy.

  • John Kaline September 27, 2019, 1:06 pm

    Why all this talk about the government taking away our gun rights and firearms? Is the US Constitution no longer “the law of the land.” Is the 2A still valid? No level of government has the Constitutional authority to invalidate the first ten amendments also known as “The Bill of Rights.” Any and all changes to the Constitution must be made with the approval of all the states via a Constitutional Convention.
    Original ratification depended upon approval of a majority of the states, and can’t be simply altered upon a whim of governments or the citizens. To do otherwise is treason and to war against the Constitution carries the penalty of death. Everyone needs to exercise their inherent Rights and Liberties and simply refuse to obey unconstitutional threats to our freedom. Once lost, it can never return.

  • Frank September 27, 2019, 10:14 am

    The most despicable scumbags on the planet.

  • Alan Robinson September 27, 2019, 9:24 am

    So, are we to apprise this as “TDS’ to the rescue????
    LOL! Well, ok, I’ll take that for now.
    What the hell, never look a gift horse, right?

  • Will Drider September 26, 2019, 7:59 pm

    The President asked about how the NZ firearms/mags ” Buyback” (forced under penalty of prision & fines) was received by “Subjects of the British Commonwealth ” who don’t have firearms Rights. The answer was not a shining example of compliance by NZ Subjects.

    If such a UNCONSTITUTIONAL Buyback was enacted in the U.S. where we have God given/human Rights that are enshrined under the 2A: the Gov might collect less than NZ did. That would also be MASS Civil Disobedience to a Law that is just flat unpalatable. The Great OZ will have shown its tyrannical hand and find out the hard way their goal is not just a bridge to far but truely the stick that broke the camels back. It will be much, much more than an issue about guns. It will be about cutting the tentacles from the beast and stuffing it back in the restraints outlined in our Founding Doucments.

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