Senator Dick Durbin: Gun Control is a ‘Prime Precedence’
Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Touches his face during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Candidate Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, October 15, 2020. (Shawn Thew / Pool via AP)
We knew that day would come and it would have. Our senior Senator Richard “Dick” Durbin announced yesterday that passing gun control will be a top priority for his Senate Judiciary Committee. Yes, the Lincoln state career politician says what he means and what he says. Limiting civilian gun rights has long been a priority for Democrat Dick.
Dick Durbin is the same guy who belittled American troops with heinous and reprehensible remarks in the Senate.
“If I read this to you and don’t tell you that this is an FBI agent describing what Americans have done to prisoners under their control.” You would be sure to believe this was done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some insane regime – Pol Pot or others – that didn’t care about people. “
We’ll have to see how long the Democrats’ empty pledge to respect the Senate filibuster lasts. As of today, it takes Democrats 60 votes in the Senate to pass a gun bill – or convince ten Republicans to join the Democrats.
Right now it is a big challenge to find ten GOP senators who are ready to give up their seats in the next elections.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
“Today I had the opportunity to speak to a group of gun violence prevention advocates from across the country,” said Durbin tweeted. “I told them that gun violence reduction will be a top priority for the Senate Judiciary Committee. And I will never stop fighting for gun safety. “
Democrats enjoy a slim majority in the Senate, and Vice President Kamala Harris can cast votes, a division of partisans that makes it difficult to pass sweeping new gun control laws. However, Durbin’s control of the Justice Committee will allow him to shape America’s legal landscape. His ability to guard President Joe Biden’s candidates for justice in federal courts could play a crucial role in numerous gun rights cases. The committee also oversees federal law regulating firearms, including the federal weapons background control system.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), the top Republican on the committee, hopes Durbin will pursue weapons initiatives similar to past Congress, rather than trying to push through sweeping liberal changes.
“It is wrong to reduce or regulate these rights inappropriately, especially if it is a strictly partisan process,” Grassley told the Washington Free Beacon. “I hope that when Senator Durbin focuses on this issue, there will be a bipartisan, consensus-building approach.”
Before you go to your shed to find your pitchfork and a flashlight or two, remember that Grassley’s idea of bipartisan projects includes things like Fix NICS.
Either way, the People Of The Gun should buckle up and expect a hard blow under President Grampy McUnity and his Democratic-controlled Congress.