The conservative blog Red State published a catching editorial which tells that online gambling ban may be a presentment for the owners of guns in The US.
The op-ed appeared on the remainder of the reintroduction of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act – a bill introduced to Congress by Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to ban online poker and gaming the previous week. Conservatives do not greatly support online gambling, but they hate being occupied with state matters. And they show this when the American Conservative Union made statements in opposition of RAWA.
The Conservatives went on with the editorial in Red State “Las Vegas Billionaire’s Crony Push to Regulate Internet A Threat to Gun Owners,” in which they spoke about Sheldon Adelson, CEO in Sands, one of the richest person and great antagonist of online gambling legalization.
Michael Hammond, the writer, showed the dependence between online gambling ban and further violation of other American rights. Here is a piece of his story:
“For over a decade, anti-gunners have attempted to outlaw certain pro-gun websites on the Internet. Sen. Chuck Schumer (R-NY) and others attacked the Internet as the “wild west” and demanded websites like Gunbroker.com be outlawed, despite the fact they meet every requirement of federal law relating to firearms sales. …Efforts by Las Vegas gambling king Sheldon Adelson to prevent states from legalizing online gaming could easily open the door to the further government restrictions on the Internet, including Schumer’s efforts to outlaw websites he disdains.
Mr. Adelson is in a panic over states legalizing online gambling, thinking it will financially damage his brick and mortar casinos…. In short, Adelson is seeking to trample on the Tenth Amendment to regulate the Internet to outlaw his potential competition.”
The connection between online gambling ban -which doesn’t even have that much of a chance of passing – and the second amendment is very slight, although Conservatives are uniting to oppose the iGaming ban. Without the support of Republicans, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act is hardly ever possible.