A Trojan Horse for Gun Control Was Likely Elected for Office
Source: Jose Nino
A Trojan Horse for gun control was elected as Senator on November 3, 2020.
And his name is Mark Kelly. Mark Kelly became Senator-elect by defeating incumbent Senator Matha McSally by a 51.7 to 48.3 margin. In doing so, Arizona now has two Democrat Senators for the first time since 1953.
This was one of the very few bright spots in a night where Democrats underperformed expectations for picking up seats in the Senate, House, and even state level seats across the country. The media narrative was that Democrats would make overwhelming gains in the House, retake the Senate, and even flip several state legislatures. None of that materialized on November 3.
However, the only win that Democrats could cling on to was in Arizona when Kelly took down incumbent Republican Senator Martha McSally. McSally was a weak candidate who did not inspire much energy from the grassroots. In addition, demographic tailwinds such as Arizona’s growing Hispanic population and college-educated professionals helped Democrats flip the Senate.
Kelly ran a relatively smart campaign by focusing on “science-based decision-making, affordable health care and insurance coverage for preexisting medical conditions against the backdrop of a lethal pandemic”, according to the Arizona Republic. He did not make overtures to the radical Left or join in on the Black Lives Matter hysteria.
The former astronaut is the husband of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who ended up forming Giffords, one of the fastest growing gun control lobbies in the country. Although Kelly was rather silent about gun control on the campaign trail, this was likely a political ploy to obscure his otherwise anti-gun platform. After all, this is Arizona we’re talking about, one of the most pro-gun states in the country.
However, once in office, politicians are capable of doing anything if voters are caught sleeping. For his part, Kelly’s website indicates that he’s in favor of universal background checks and other “commonsense” forms of gun safety. The latter phrase is the new euphemism that the gun control crowd is using to obfuscate the real aim of their agenda — civilian disarmament.
From a bigger picture standpoint, conservatives will have to make sure that both of Georgia’s special elections in early January don’t go the Democrats’ way. A 50-50, with Kamala Harris as the tie-breakers will make gun control a potential reality. Democrats are practically unified on the issue, and Kelly will likely play a crucial role in casting one of the decisive votes for gun control now that he’s heading into Congress.