In addition to an attempt to “pack” the Supreme Court of the United States, House Democrats are now attempting to pack, in a sense, the Senate. Currently, the Senate has 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats plus 2 liberal Independents. The House is voting on a bill to make the District of Colombia a State, automatically giving the new State two Senators. And since D.C. is a very liberal voting district, the two Senators would almost certainly be Democrats. This would give control of the Senate to the Democratic party.
The reason for D.C. Statehood, like the reason for increasing the number of Justices on the Supreme Court, is purely to give control of the nation to the Democratic party and to a liberal agenda. That is not democracy. It is the thwarting of the will of the people, by a tyranny of the majority and by crass political maneuvering.
Statehood for D.C. would effectively nullify the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution, making this attempt by the House probably unconstitutional. A law that has the effect of making an Amendment null and void is unconstitutional because Amendments can only be nullified by making a new Amendment, as when the Amendment on Prohibition was nullified by another Amendment.
And this brings us to the topic of Gun Control. Laws regulating firearms have always been held to be constitutional. However, a law or set of laws that has the effect of making the Second Amendment weak, if not null and void, is still an unconstitutional law. How can we regulate firearms, so as to greatly reduce gun violence and especially mass shootings, without taking away the fundamental human right to self-defense? Gun control must always include the right to bear arms that are sufficient and effective for self-defense.