House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is already planning a return to the Speaker’s position, predicting on The Late Show to host Stephen Colbert, “We will win,” as reported by Fox News.
This could inspire even more conservatives, especially gun owners, to head to the polls next Tuesday, and millions more across the country have already voted. This is true in Washington State, where the nation’s only gun control measure is on the ballot, and Second Amendment activists know about Pelosi’s mid-October pledge in Florida that if her party regains control of the House, gun control will be a priority.
Almost immediately after reports aired about the massacre at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh last weekend, Democrats, including Pelosi, were clamoring for more gun control, noted Reason magazine.
Pelosi is remembered for having insisted that Obamacare had to be passed so the country would know what was in it. Critics say that signature piece of Obama administration legislation was a disaster.
Appearing on The Late Show, Pelosi told the audience, “Let me say this. Up until today, I would’ve said, ‘If the election were held today, we would win. What now I’m saying is, ‘We will win.’”
Several key House races will be tight, possibly to include Washington’s 8th District where newcomer Democrat Dr. Kim Schrier is up against Republican stalwart Dino Rossi. With every vote counting in the Evergreen State, that race is one to watch.
Pelosi declared that,” Democrats will carry the House. If we have a bigger victory, the Senate, governorships. It’s going to be a great night for America.”
Not if gun owners can help it. Two years ago, many believe it was a gun owner turnout in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida that cost Hillary Clinton the presidential election, and put Congress under GOP control. Since then, with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, the perennial anti-gunner from New York, leading the “resistance” rather than just the “opposition.”
Having promised to prioritize gun control if her party captures Capitol Hill, Pelosi indicated on a trek to southern Florida two weeks ago to push for so-called “universal background checks.” Rights activists argue that criminals don’t bother with background checks, so such a new law would only impair the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
And that brings the focus squarely on Washington State, where Initiative 1639 has been touted as a model for similar gun control efforts in other states, should it become law next Tuesday. The measure raises the minimum age for buying or possessing a so-called “semiautomatic assault rifle” to age 21, and defines literally every semi-auto rifle ever made as an “assault rifle.”
The scheme also requires so-called “secure storage,” and creates a new crime called “community endangerment.” Every law enforcement organization in the state opposes the measure, a fact that the dominant Seattle-area media seems determined to downplay, according to the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.