Trump Issues GOP Directive on Senate Gun Bill

Over the course of the last several months, Donald Trump has been rather successful in exerting his influence over the Republican Party, particularly as it pertains to primary candidates he’s endorsed from coast to coast.

Just this week, for instance, his golden touch lead to a come-from-behind victory in Alabama for a rising Republican star.

But can Trump still have an influence on sitting politicians?  We may be about to find out.

Former President Donald Trump is calling on House Republicans to vote against an 80-page gun control bill poised to pass the Senate this week.

Mr. Trump, in a statement on his Truth Social site, said the measure “will go down in history as the first step in a movement to TAKE AWAY YOUR GUNS.”

The legislation would provide incentives to states to implement so-called red flag laws, which allow law enforcement to take guns away from people deemed by a judge to be dangerous or mentally unstable.

Fourteen Republicans have already expressed their support for the bill, creating a situation in which the GOP won’t be able to use the filibuster to defeat it.

So, will Trump’s call to figurative arms sway these Republicans away from this affront against the right to bear arms?  Only time will tell.