BOB BARR: Louisiana fights back against anti-Second Amendment banks

BOB BARR: Louisiana fights back against anti-Second Amendment banks

When it comes to banning firearms in America, Leftists operate with a dark twist on a common aphorism; for them, “there is more than one way to skin the Second Amendment.” While Democrats have had marginal success stalling efforts by the GOP in Congress to pass much-needed firearm legislation (for example, the Hearing Protection Act and national reciprocity for concealed carry), not since Bill Clinton’s 1994 federal Assault Weapons Ban have they enjoyed any real legislative victories on gun control. Public opinion still favors protecting the Second Amendment from congressional interference, despite efforts by Democrats to turn every mass shooting into a political cause regardless of the circumstances or facts. As a result, numerous attempts to pass gun control similar to that of the Clinton-era have been reduced to symbolism; failing to draw support from even some Democrats in states having majorities of Second Amendment-supporting voters. This is not to say that Democrats have been completely ineffective in pursuing their gun-control agenda. President Barack Obama understood the futility of pushing Congress to pass openly gun-control legislation. Wisely, his administration focused primarily on what could be accomplished in the private sector, employing the regulatory powers at his disposal. Thus, during the Obama years, agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, pressured non-government entities over which they had a degree of regulatory control to “choke” the manufacture, sale, distribution and ownership of firearms. Lawful firearms businesses will remember “Operation Choke Point” as a […]

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