Posted January 21, 2019 9:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

When it comes to Democrats, Republicans, and gun rights, I’m far more trusting of Republicans than Democrats. That’s not to say I trust all Republicans, but by and large the party is far less likely to infringe on our Second Amendment rights than the Democrats. Further, since gun control seems to be a driving force in Democratic politics these days, I trust Republicans and the current partisan divide to keep them in check.

But I also believe in giving credit where it’s due.

Right now, a Minnesota gun control proposal is facing some stiff opposition…from within the Democratic Party.

The Minnesota Senate’s top Democrat doesn’t support the heart of the Democratic proposal to expand background checks for gun sales.

And that’s a big problem for gun-control advocates, who can count on support from Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, and the majority of the state House, which is controlled by Democrats.

But in the Senate, where Republicans claim a mere two-vote majority, the outlook is far less clear.

Especially since the Senate’s top Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, said last week that he isn’t a fan of a core theme of the leading proposal to expand background checks, also known as “closing the …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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