We’ve heard it all before: Republicans using fear tactics and racist rhetoric to win public support for harsher border security and immigration laws. With dangerous drug cartel members sneaking over US-Mexican borders to buy guns for the Drug War, Republicans should be ready and willing to stop these gun sales — so you would think.
As the Obama Administration approved a new rule that would inform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of anyone buying more than two automatic firearms in a five day period in the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the NRA claimed that the new rule infringed on 2nd Amendment rights of US citizens.
Republicans quickly scrambled to oppose the rule, since the NRA is a major ally of the GOP base — not to mention a donor. The House Appropriations Committee blocked the bill Wednesday, as sponsored by Republican Denny Rehberg of Montana.
Yes it’s true — Republicans tend to side with 2nd Amendment rights — but the GOP needs to clarify its message on immigration and border laws and stick with it.
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