What Will A Post-2022 Congress Be Able To Do?
Article first appeared on Ammoland.com
United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- One thing Second Amendment supporters need to have in mind is what they should push for after the 2022 elections. Now, there is a lot of time between now and 2022, but based on what happened in Virginia and some other trends, it is shaping up to go very nicely for those who support the Second Amendment.
But what is to be done with what could be a pro-Second Amendment majority in the House and Senate? While Joe Biden will still have a veto pen, it doesn’t mean that Second Amendment supporters will be without options.
One could say that there is a Second Amendment supportive majority in the United States, given that all 50 Republicans and Joe Manchin, Angus King, and Jon Tester have made pro-Second Amendment votes at times. However, currently, the Senate Majority Leader is Chuck Schumer, and Schumer is making Second Amendment supporters miss having Mitch McConnell in that position.
So, what changes when Congressional leadership is pro-Second Amendment. The biggest changes will be in oversight and spending. Here, they can help prevent things like Operation Chokepoint and also put the halt to funding for anti-Second Amendment propaganda from the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, Congressional oversight could also be a way to shine the light on corporate gun control and put the heat on the CEOs.
The other thing they will do is block a lot of anti-Second Amendment legislation via a numbers game and control of the committees in the House and Senate. Now, given pro-Second Amendment legislation will not be signed into law by Biden and getting the veto-proof majorities will be highly unlikely, but just blocking anti-Second Amendment legislation at the federal level will protect our rights, especially in a post-NYSRPA v. Bruen world.
It won’t just be anti-Second Amendment legislation that will be killed if Second Amendment supporters take control of Congress. Various other attacks on our rights will also be halted, like the For the People Act and other campaign finance “reform” schemes. That will allow Second Amendment supporters to make their case to the American people, and when we are able to make that case, we win the arguments.
For the potential gains in the 2022 midterms to happen, though, Second Amendment supporters will have a lot of work to do. They need to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels via the ballot box.
About Harold Hutchison
Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.