Democrats are gambling on this key issue to take control of Congress
Democrats are fuming with anger after their repeated special election losses since President Trump’s election.
The so-called “experts’” prediction of a “blue wave” is failing.
Now Democrats are making a gamble on one key issue that could backfire on them in a big way.
Americans have proven time and time again that running on gun control is a losing issue.
Even Democrats used to at least pay lip service to the Second Amendment.
In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama said he “believed in the Second Amendment” when he first ran for president. Whether or not that was true is another story.
But now Democrats have ripped the veil off and they’re going all in to campaign for gun control.
Fox News reports:
As the Democrats shift to the left on a number of issues from health care to immigration, they’ve already gone all in on one of the most contentious issues around — gun control
A study by The Wall Street Journal found that of the 63 candidates on the House Democrats’ campaign arm’s list of seats to flip in November, 62 support expanded background checks for gun purchases.
While Dems have long pushed for gun control, there was a time when some candidates ignored the issue, included gun rights as part of their platform or even allied with the National Rifle Association. But support for gun control among candidates has hardened in recent years after a rash of high-profile mass shootings including at schools — most recently in Parkland, Florida in February and Santa Fe, Texas in May.
That shift is being reflected in activity on the campaign trail, with more Democrats being more vocal on gun control and their advocacy of proposals such as background checks.
While it’s well known that Democrats favor gun control, many rural and southern Democrats sought support from the pro-Second Amendment groups.
Now Michael Bloomberg has eradicated any pro-gun Democrat from the party.
Karen Mallard, who lost her Democrat Congressional primary in Virginia, even sawed an AR-15 in half in a campaign video.
Democrats are even hitting the campaign trail with anti-gun activist David Hogg.
Their goal is to mobilize the radical left-wing base by demonizing Second Amendment supporters.