The anti-gun Left has managed to narrow the focus of their foaming-at-the-mouth rage in the last year or so. After spending decades just barking “NRA BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS!” when “debating” gun control, they’ve now squarely focused their anger on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In the new telling of the story, the real reason America doesn’t have onerous gun control laws now is because Mitch the Avenger is single-handedly preventing that from happening.
That’s been the Democratic party line for months, and now one of the bigger private sector gun-grabbers — the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods — is getting in on the Blame Mitch party.
In an Oct. 11 profile of Dick’s Sporting Goods, CEO Ed Stack told Business Insider that U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the “guts” to schedule a vote on the bill that would require universal background checks for gun sales.
Stack, you may remember, is the idiot who torched $5 million worth of inventory merely to make himself popular with the anti-gun Left. Now he wants McConnell to engage in some feel-good kabuki theater:
Stack called out McConnell’s stance on HR 8, a bill that would require criminal background checks for all gun sales, including informal exchanges between acquaintances. HR 8 also bans firearm possession among adults aged 18-20, which is currently permitted in most states.
This is a bill that President Trump won’t sign, and is therefore useless. No lives are going to be saved by a bill that never becomes law.
The reason that the Democrats haven’t gotten the “comprehensive” that they have been trying to get for so long is that America doesn’t really want what they’re selling. Rather than truly seek common ground, they’ve got that idiot Horse Mouth O’Rourke gleefully proclaiming that he’s coming after our guns.
This what the Democrats do now. They go so far to the progressive fringe on hot-button issues that even if a point in the “center” is found, that center is still going to be far left.
And then they find a scapegoat.
Scare. Fail. Repeat.
It’s getting old.
PJ Media Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author of “Don’t Let the Hippies Shower” and “Straight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.”