So this is another one of those cases where Congress is being told to pass something “so we can find out what’s in it.”
Congress got back to work last week. And within the next month, the congressional GOP leadership is expected to move a “bait and switch” scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.
The scheme is called “fast track.”
In “fast track,” Congress passes a bill which delegates to Barack Obama the legislative authority to do anything he wants – ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING – so long as he includes it in a “trade agreement.”
In this case, the trade agreement is the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP or TPA) — currently being negotiated with thirteen Pacific Rim nations.
The problem is that Congress would delegate this authority to Obama without knowing what was in the top secret agreement — and possibly before it is even completely written.
Gun import bans? Does anyone want to bet that Barack Obama would resist the temptation to sneak these into the TPA? And, if he does, the agreement must be voted on “up-or-down,” with no amendments and no possibility of a Senate filibuster. And every word of the agreement would have the force of law.