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Weak-Kneed Ryan Stalls National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Our friends at the Virginia Citizens Defense League recently put out an alert letting gun owners know exactly where the problem is with the national concealed carry reciprocity bill – with Democratic Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.*

The VCDL alert says “It appears to be a bad case of weakness of the knees. The Republicans were put into power to move forward an agenda that was sold to the American public. That includes national reciprocity and Paul Ryanthe hearing protection act, to name but a few. That was the deal, and the President said, and repeated, that he would sign such bills. We need to demand leadership from Ryan, not capitulation to the enemies of freedom.”

The alert goes on to quote an article by Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins saying, “National Reciprocity was introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) on January 3, 2017 and Gun Owners of America reported that it had 199 co-sponsors by June 21, 2017. Yet Second Amendment supporters have seen no action on the bill from Ryan or Congressional leadership.”

The New York Times’ Emily Cochrane reported that three bills have been introduced in the Republican-held House during the past two weeks would allow lawmakers to almost always carry a concealed weapon. A fourth would allow concealed carry permits obtained in other states to be recognized in the District of Columbia. Still another would eliminate federal controls on suppressors.

Most of the legislation has been in development for months, and in some cases, years. But the shooting in Alexandria, Va., which left Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the majority whip, grievously injured and three others less seriously wounded, served as motivation for Republicans on both sides of the Capitol to move wrote Cochrane.

To Republican advocates, it is now personal. Several pointed to a list with the names of six members of Congress that was found in the possession of the gunman, James T. Hodgkinson.

“Have they ever been shot at, multiple times, at close range, trying to save someone without any way to defend yourself?” Representative Barry Loudermilk, who was on the field during the shooting, said of gun control advocates according to Cochrane.

“When you’ve experienced that yourself, maybe then we can have this debate,” said Mr. Loudermilk, Republican of Georgia, evoking some of the emotion often conveyed by victims of gun violence who come to Washington seeking gun safety laws.

The legislative push underlines a continuing partisan clash after highly publicized mass shootings, one in which national lawmakers tussle over gun regulation and rarely stray from party lines. Gun rights legislation after the baseball practice shooting received a lift: The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would require each state to honor another state’s concealed carry permits, reached 200 co-sponsors.

“I think what happened in Alexandria sharpened people’s resolve to make sure this right is protected,” said Representative Richard Hudson, Republican of North Carolina, who introduced the bill in January.

Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Barry Loudermilk (R-KY) emerged from the June 14 Alexandria attack with a sharp focus on concealed carry and the ability to have a gun on one’s person for self-defense regardless of the state (or district) through which one is traveling.

Second Amendment supporters hope Massie, Brooks, and Loudermilk can motivate Ryan to act on behalf of gun owners at a time like this; a time when Republicans control the House and Senate, and have a president who has already made clear he supports national reciprocity for concealed carry.

However, Politico reports, “Republicans in Washington keep promising rollbacks of gun control laws” but “so far haven’t taken action on any on it.”

This is no surprise to us, because, on agenda item after agenda item, on issue after issue Paul Ryan has emerged as the roadblock to governing America according to conservative principles.

We agree with our friends at the Virginia Citizens Defense League – except for one point: It isn’t weakness of the knees that has stalled national reciprocity, it is that Speaker Ryan is on the other side.

Click this link and scroll down to read about the Virginia Citizens Defense League national reciprocity campaign and how you can help.

*We now refer to Speaker Ryan as “Democratic” Speaker Paul Ryan because he relies on Democratic votes to pass anti-conservative legislation and has worked with Democrats to keep Obama era policies, such as transgenders in the military, operating on autopilot.

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Democrat Speaker Paul Ryan, McConnell, and McCain

For several years I have known that Ryan and McConnell were worse than RINOs. They were able to keep it under cover for quite awhile due to liberal control of Congress and the presidency. Now Congress and the presidency are headed by the GOP. Ryan and McConnell are not able to conceal their allegiance any longer. They approve the elitist do-nothing unless it is contrary to the principles of this nation. They are globalists at heart and actually are nothing but puppets of traitors like George Soros. We must purge them from control and actively begin draining all their cohorts from the GOP but launching an all-out effort of recruiting real patriots with conservatives ideals to run for the House and Senate to replace them.

Steve Scalice

The Democrats are such,hypocrites! There is no doubt in my mind, that the shooting at the baseball practice field was planned! Democrats knock people off like flies! Look at the list of murders counted towards Bill, and Hillary, the two of them have killed more than the BTK serial killer! Justice Scalia, no doubt a hit! Dead people everywhere because they had the audacity to speak out against the dynamic duo! The same people who aspire to have complete gun confiscation in America, are not only protected by armed guards, they are having people killed! George Soros had their darling shot because her solar energy push was a threat to his huge stock purchases in Duke Power! They want to have guns, for themselves, and make us, vulnerable! If you think differently, you are crazy!

Paul Ryan weak kneed

The thing about Paul Ryan being on the side of democrats when it comes to our second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, is that there is one known fact, Paul Ryan can't be trusted, he shouldn't be trusted, therefore he needs to go, as does Mitch MCconnell. I'm not really sure about Lindsey Graham, and I know that MCain has to go! We need "War-Time" Counselors
in today's Republican Party! We need fighting, men, like J.R. Ewing! Bring back Rumsfeld, and Chaney, let them plot over some afternoon cocktails to get ahold on the criminal organization aka "The Democrat Socialists of America!" Get those two, in a room with some fine, Tennessee Whiskey, along with Tillerson, and Trump, here we go! You can't expect those Rino's to be a match for Obamas "Shadow-Government" just because we have a Republican POTUS now, they've sipped the wine and listened to Diana Ross, at Obamas "special place," in the White House, and there's no turning back!