While the bulk of the nation continues to hem and haw over the asinine, obstructionist tactics of the liberal left’s border battle, Nancy Pelosi is trying to sneak one by us.
The newly minted House Speaker, who has certainly outed herself as a key figure in the “resistance”, is already looking forward to making a big dent in the Second Amendment of the United States just a few days into the new congressional session.
On the eighth anniversary of the shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats Tuesday announced a bill to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms.Advertisement - story continues below
The legislation marks one of Pelosi’s first acts since retaking the role of House Speaker after Democrats took back control of the lower chamber of Congress in the midterm elections. Many Democrats promised swift action on gun control during last year’s campaign season.
Pelosi, who was joined at a news conference by Giffords and Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., called the legislation a commonsense measure and cited polling that shows strong support for background checks among Americans.
“We say enough is enough by bringing commonsense, bipartisan background check legislation to the floor of the House,” Pelosi said.
Of course, we must remember that any impedance to the Second Amendment is strictly prohibited by the Constitution, and would therefore be considered illegitimate.
That won’t stop Pelosi and crew, however, whose new lease on life comes as they regained the majority in the House after the 2018 midterms.