In February of 2018, in Parkland, Florida, there was a mass shooting which prompted state legislatures to pass 69 gun control laws throughout 2018.
For the most part, states have been choosing laws on gun control. But now we find more “Big Government Democrats” stepping in pushing buttons. S
ince the Parkland shooting, Taylor Maxwell who is a spokeswoman in Everytown stated, “There was this structure we had built that could take in all of that anger and heartbreak and make it into action and put it into passing laws.”
This leads us to this past week where the Democrats took their agenda which revolves around Maxwell’s statement and made gun control laws a winning issue through the “missing movement.”
All but one Democrat and 33 Republicans voted to pass more restrictions on gun laws at the beginning of this month. It is known as the “missing movement” and will place restrictions on gun ownership as it renews the Violence Against Women Act.
The NRA has opposed the Enhanced Background Checks Act and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, but it has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Twenty-five years before the Parkland Shooting, Politicians labeled themselves as “pro-gun” and would not even touch bills after the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
Politicians have found themselves successful by remaining pro-gun throughout the shootings of Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech, and Columbine.
Bills failed to pass for background checks in 2013 when the Senate was held by the Democrats. It failed again when the Republicans held the Senate in 2016. National Polls show nine out of ten Americans support background checks for purchasing guns.
I agree there should be background checks but not as an of invasion of privacy.
The seeds have been planted since 1974 when the first set of gun control movements began.
We now see the seeds sprouting as the social movement spreads across America.
The plans of the Democrats are now taking its toll, and if it is not stopped soon, we stand a good chance we will lose our rights.
The set up on gun violence has pushed the public into condemning guns and favoring gun control laws. Most of these people do not own a gun and have no clue how to use one or what they are for.
Kristin Gross who is a political scientist at Duke University calls gun control the “missing movement” of America. Many groups have formed in this movement but never came up with the finances to go all out with this movement.
They feel the way to go about change is by using the same campaign the government uses for smoking. Looking closely, this is what they are doing.
Anti-smoking campaigns show how to change the culture through organizations and business policies then work on personal behaviors.
The same tactics follow.
Ads have been put out on television and other electronic devices. Dick’s Sporting Goods quit selling “assault style” rifles.
Some store owners have been convinced to keep their guns locked away and not display them. All these groups must go off of is research data and statistics.
The groups have pushed for legislatures to make laws which have been closely looked into since the Parkland shooting occurred in 2018.
Those who oppose guns took it upon themselves to take the narratives and stories from the victims of Parkland and rally behind it.
This tactic has changed the mindset of parents and young adults by instilling fear into them. It makes them feel like they are heroes when they vote out pro-gun candidates.
Multiple bills and laws have been passed since then than any other time in history. Gun laws have been left up to the states but because of the “missing movement,” it is working its way to Federal attention.
It will one day soon end up on the President of the United States desk for approval or veto.
It is clear as of the beginning of this month, the “missing movement” has made its mark the U.S. House of Representatives. The results were there from the 2018 elections when the Democrats took control of the House.
We can hope that the conservative Republicans who hold the Senate can shut the bill down. If it does not, then it will be up to the President.
We are now in the beginning stages of gun owners’ worst nightmares as we wait for it to reach the Senate and hopefully fail.