It’s always frustrating when Democrats do this but it’s not surprising.
But when the Republican Governor of a traditional conservative stronghold does it it is absolutely infuriating.
And now what this Republican Governor just did to bend the knee to the woke left-wing outrage mob will drive you insane.
Biden praises Republican Governor for stripping law-abiding citizens of due process
In the aftermath of the shooting at Covenant Christian School in Nashville, Tennessee by a deranged transgender activist with a manifesto, gun control activists and anti-gun Democrats stormed the Tennessee State Capitol, leading two Democrat state Representatives to be expelled from the legislature for their involvement in the attempted insurrection.
You’d think Republicans would hold firm against calls for gun control after that, but sadly, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee folded like a cheap suit.
He began unilaterally issuing executive orders on background checks, and called on the state legislature to pass “Order of Protection” laws – an Orwellian renaming of “red flag” gun confiscation orders that strip law-abiding citizens of their right to due process – in a special session which he intends to call.
The anti-gun Left continues to push “red flag” gun confiscation laws, which allows legally-owned firearms to be confiscated from law-abiding Americans without due process, and sadly, many weak-kneed Republicans have fallen for these draconian measures.
In calling for gun control, Governor Lee caved to the mob by giving them exactly what they wanted, proving that their radical antics work.
It’s expected that woke Leftist mobs will try these tactics in even more places after finding success in Tennessee.
But that’s not all.
Lee’s gun control announcement also garnered the praise of President Joe Biden, who said, “I commend Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for signing an Executive Order to expand background checks and calling on the Tennessee statehouse to pass a red flag law. I hope more Republican officials will follow suit and take action.”
Biden’s praise of Governor Lee’s support for gun control is all but a kiss of death for his political future.
Will the NRA cave in Tennessee too?
Gun rights activists are concerned that the National Rifle Association could play a role in helping push a “red flag” gun confiscation law through the General Assembly as the NRA’s State Liaison is a former Bill Lee staffer – not to mention the fact that the NRA was literally founded to advocate for the first gun control legislation ever passed in the U.S. in 1934.
The NRA Tennessee State Liaison, Matthew Herriman, became infamous in the gun rights community after carrying the water for Governor Lee and the Republican-controlled General Assembly in helping them pass a severely watered down Constitutional Carry bill back in 2021.
At the time of passage, Tennessee had the weakest and most convoluted version of Constitutional Carry in the nation, thanks to the compromises of the NRA, as well as Republicans in the General Assembly and the Republican Governor.
With all that in mind, law-abiding Tennessee gun owners are right to be concerned about the future prospects of “red flag” gun confiscation laws becoming a reality for their state this year.
After all, it was 67 Republican lawmakers with “A ratings” from the NRA,” and a Republican Governor with an “A+ rating” from the NRA – Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) – who passed “red flag” gun confiscation laws in Florida back in 2018, prior to Governor Ron DeSantis righting the ship.
So far the NRA has publicly stated its opposition to “red flag” laws in Tennessee, and the state’s Republican House Leadership seems opposed to Governor Lee’s calls as well.
But it doesn’t seem like they’ve completely ruled out working with the Governor on the matter either.
It could be an interesting few weeks ahead in the Volunteer State.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.