The 2010 election cycle is already being predicted by most political insiders as a huge win for Republican candidates. If true, it will mean a “lame duck” congressional session following November 2nd, whereby a large number of House members with a D following their name have absolutely nothing to lose. If you don’t think that can have far-reaching ramifications in terms of 2nd Amendment issues, think again.
Alexander Bolton, writing for The Hill, has a story about the possibilities after Nov. 2.
Democrats are considering cramming as many as 20 pieces of legislation into the lame-duck session they plan to hold after the Nov. 2 election.
The array of bills competing for floor time shows the sense of urgency among Democratic lawmakers to act before the start of the 112th Congress, when Republicans are expected to control more seats in the Senate and House.
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If properly motivated, even this slow-moving House has the potential to ram through legislation that the majority of Americans are opposed to. Remember Obamacare? That was pushed through when they believed they were keeping their jobs; imagine what happens when they no longer care.
As the end of the article states: “If Congress returns to Washington the week after the election and works right up until Christmas, it would have six weeks to pass legislation…” From EPA regulations to Chinese currency manipulations, the final days of 2010 could prove to be very turbulent, especially considering recent losses by the Democrats.
For instance, the DISCLOSE Act — one vehemently opposed by NAGR — was recently shot down. Do you think that fact is stopping its supporters? They are just going to use bureaucrats to get what they want, any way they can. Read more
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