We reported on Thursday after California Democrat Mike Thompson’s H.R. 8 — a Universal Background Check Bill — passed Nancy Pelosi’s house by a vote of 227-203. Of those 227 votes, eight came from Republicans in the House.
Those Republicans included:
- Vern Buchanan of Florida
- Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
- Maria Salazar of Florida
- Andrew Garbarino of New York
- Chris Smith of New Jersey
- Fred Upton of Michigan
- Carlos Gimenez of Florida
- Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
Simple math shows that their votes weren’t ‘needed’ to pass this bill. The Democrats would have still had 219 votes and only needed 218 to pass the bill. To many gun owners, this makes it pretty obvious that the eight Republicans who betrayed gun owners were not voting out of pressure, but because they wanted to and genuinely wanted to pass this gun control!
Worse, three of these Republicans went so far as to co-sponsor this bill! Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Chris Smith of New Jersey, and Ferd Upton of Michigan were cosponsors of the bill within 12 hours of it being filed!
Compromise Brought Us Here
For decades, organizations like the National Rifle Association and their state affiliates told gun owners that we had to be willing to give a little. Bend. Compromise. ‘We have to appear reasonable!’ Due to that willingness to accept compromise and weakness, they gave out high ratings on their ‘scorecard’ system like they were candy at Halloween!
Even while Republicans had a trifecta — from 2016-2018 under President Trump — the NRA not only didn’t fight against but even endorsed gun control efforts like the bump stock ban, Red Flag gun confiscation and more! When they should have been pushing like never before and the left didn’t have a leg to stand on, the NRA was giving ground! Now, we all know why.
But that compromise is EXACTLY how we got here! We have accepted spineless, weather-vane legislators who vote whichever way the wind blows!
No. More. Compromise. Every single one of these Republicans needs to be primaried in their next election cycle and kicked out of office!
The left is not compromising one inch. They are willing to only inch forward, but they’re always pushing 100% for their goals. They occasionally don’t achieve a total victory — this is when you’ll often see moderate sellout Republicans cheering as though they’ve won something — but they never, ever give up an inch of ground on their issues.
When is the last time you saw the left offering to meet anybody in the middle on THEIR topics? Never.
If the Second Amendment has a chance, gun owners need a total mental shift — and fast!
Stop These Bills In The Senate!
If gun owners want to have a chance of stopping H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 — not to mention Dianne Feinstein’s massive new bill to ban over 200 different ‘assault weapons‘ — then gun owners need to make it clear that EVERY single Senator who even thinks about voting like these eight Republicans did will be looking for a new job in short order!
To that end, the American Firearms Association — exactly the sort of ‘No Compromise’ group we’re talking about — has given us this petition that will help gun owners quickly contact their Senators and tell them to VOTE NO on the radical left’s gun control!