The Senate filibuster is a controversial issue. That’s because it’s the last line of defense between many new laws that have the potential to get passed. Sometimes, the only way to protect the Constitution is to run out the clock.
The filibuster has many purposes, but one of them that’s important for the topic of this article is gun control. Without the filibuster and the ability to stand as the last line of defense, many gun control laws would have passed and today’s situation would be a lot worse for gun owners.
The problem is that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has an entirely different idea.
A Deal With the Devil
Last week, McConnell did something shady. He has a habit of doing shady things because he’s a political wheeler-dealer who’s also good friends with Biden and many members of the political establishment.
McConnell’s philosophy is simple: make a deal with the devil if necessary to hold onto and grow power for himself and his circle of powerful friends. It’s the opposite of what America should be and it’s certainly not an America First attitude.
Last week, what McConnell did, along with 13 other Republican senators, is vote to nix the filibuster as part of a deal with Chuck Schumer, the shadiest Democrat on the block.
The filibuster still stands, but if McConnell and company had their way, we’d have Universal Background Checks, red flag laws, gun grabs, and all sorts of other things raining down on us.
If you want to see all semi-automatic weapons banned and people getting onto SCOTUS who hate 2A, then Mitch McConnell is your man.
Sen. Roy Blunt says “I would expect to be able to be for it” when talking about nuking the filibuster.
Well, Senator, we EXPECT you to uphold the 2A by PROTECTING the filibuster. Call Senator Blunt now at (202) 224-5721 and tell him to oppose the Schumer-McConnell Deal pic.twitter.com/9n84EDMnoN
— National Association for Gun Rights (@NatlGunRights) December 7, 2021
The Bottom Line
McConnell teamed up with 13 other RINOs to give the debt ceiling a green light with no filibuster. This controversial deal-making might look smart on the surface if you’re a DC insider, but all it is is an invitation for the left to start breaching the filibuster all the time.
When you get rid of the need for more than 60 votes to pass things in the Senate, you open the door to hell. If the filibuster can be bypassed sometimes, who’s to say the left won’t manage to bypass it for gun control too?
You should need at least 67 Senators on board to pass a law. Yet, if you’re going to just slash the filibuster to make political deals, you’ve now brought that number down to 60.
This is opening up Pandora’s box, and Mitch McConnell is responsible.
Sen. Mitch McConnell is working behind the scenes with Democrats to nuke the filibuster!
Call McConnell RIGHT NOW at (202) 224-2541 and tell him you oppose the McConnell-Schumer Deal. pic.twitter.com/lN5ndxH3CM
— National Association for Gun Rights (@NatlGunRights) December 8, 2021
Not a Game We Can Afford to Play
This game McConnell’s playing with 2A is not amusing. It needs to stop. Our gun rights are not up for debate.
McConnell needs to realize real America is watching and we’re not impressed by the way he’s flaunting the political process to score points and make deals.