Sanders Goes all in for Destroying Gun Manufacturers

By Dean Weingarten

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders


Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -( Embracing gun control has always been a toxic issue for Democrats.  It has played well deep in their darkests bases, like New York City and the District of Columbia, where ignorance about guns and gun law is pervasive and cherished.  On the national stage, they have been careful to approach it sideways, with code words like “gun safety” and “common sense”.   In 1994, when Bill Clinton pushed it the hardest on the national stage, the Democrats suffered one of their most emphatic defeats; the Republican revolution of 1994.  President Clinton even acknowledged that his gun control push was a major reason for the Democrat loss of the House.

Democrats shied away from gun control for the next 20 years.  Then, safely reelected in 2012, President Obama made another major push, in 2013.  Again, Democrats suffered stunning defeats, losing the Senate and losing so many seats in the House that Republicans have majorities that they had not achieved in 85 years.

On the primary trail, and fighting for ever smaller numbers of ideologically rigid primary voters, Hillary and O’Malley are pushing for more gun control.  Sanders shows that he cannot withstand the pressure, even as he gains ground.  He has come out for a gun control bill designed to destroy gun manufacturers in the United States.  From

Sanders had said repeatedly that he was open to “changes” in the liability protection law. His official change of heart came just hours after his Senate staff met with activists from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It also came a day after he met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. While it’s unclear whether the question of gun control came up in that meeting, Obama has urged people to be “single-issue voters” on guns, and in an op-ed in The New York Times, Obama said he would not support even Democrats who don’t share his positions on guns, including industry liability.

In explaining his 2005 vote for the liability shield, known as the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, Sanders has pointed to the fact that his predominantly rural home state of Vermont has few gun restrictions. In what he called a “complicated vote,” the Democratic presidential candidate said he was trying to protect mom-and-pop gun dealers in his state from getting sued and having to shut down because a customer used the gun in a crime.

Bernie Sanders demonstrates, above, that he can read, and that he understands the issues in the bill. It was passed because the disarmists in the United States had a plan to destroy gun manufacturers as a way to disarm the public. Sue the manufacturers with frivolous lawsuits, using tax money. Sure, the lawsuits would lose. But they did not cost the politicians pushing them; they were paid for with tax dollars. The activist tort lawyers would get paid; but the manufacturers would have to pay millions of dollars to defense lawyers, over, and over, and over again. Eventually, they would be bankrupted.

Second Amendment supporters saw through the deception, and sponsored the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to prevent this end run around the Second Amendment.

The problem for the Democrats is that even the modest support for gun control that existed in 1994 has been reversed as more and more citizens become informed on the issue.  For the first time since 1958, a majority of people believe that protecting the right to bear arms is more important than restricting access to arms.  Without tight control over the major media, as existed for “progressive” ideologues from 1972 to 1994, simply lying about what a bill does no longer works.

Hillary repeatedly says that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act grants immunity from prosecution for gun manufacturers. It does no such thing. Gun manufacturers are subject to all the criminal prosecutions any other manufacturer is. What they have is immunity from lawsuit for their products being misused by third parties, just like all other manufacturers have. The difference is that the protection was put into law because of an open conspiracy of disarmists to file frivolous lawsuits to destroy gun manufacturers. The lawsuits did not even use the plaintiffs own money; they mostly used tax dollars.

The problem for the Democrat primary contenders is that they will not be able to walk this back after the primary is over. Digital recording and the Internet have created long and accurate electronic memories for the voters .

This is the first time such a vitriolic attack on the Second Amendment has been done in a Presidential cycle. Not even George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, or Barack Obama campaigned for president on gun control as a major issue.

This does not bode well for the eventual Democrat candidate.

Definition of  disarmist

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 12 thoughts on “Sanders Goes all in for Destroying Gun Manufacturers

    1. The issue of gun ownership is no longer an issue about the 2nd Amendment of our Bill of Rights and Constitution, the Right to Bear has so many restrictions laid upon it that in/unr alienable no longer applies.
      Gun owners bending to political pressures have not only aided but gladly surrendered the intent of Militia Clause and chosen “Self Defence” in its stead.
      Gun’s are great cmpaign fund raiser issue no matter the party, and vote buying by any and all elected so as too raise their own political/financial status.
      Gun ownership is in actuality a very minor issue when one compared tohow nations non leadership has let programs designationg what financial, militarily, educational and military police state have all been modified into what is to be an Oligarhy of both domestic and foreign personages and groipings of individuals into a Fascist
      Most State militias and Constitutional militias are not to save the Constitution but will protect the governing infrastructure from populace .
      Made up almost all of Christian zionist, ex and actively employees and pensioners of federal state military and police security and bureaucrats it is to protect the status quo from being threTened.
      NRA has plenty of competition for gun owners money but more importantly many of these other groups are even greater for surrendering to gov mandates and do not actively support heavy 2nd Amendments advocates and pretend they are the PROTECTORS, WHEN NO ONE ORIGINALLY ASKED THEM FOR PROTECTION.
      Those who do soon find out that the limp wrist and limprr backbones of the anti gunners hasthe very same way of conflict resolutions. Don’t resist too hard and only say no until the dinner is over and the money is left on the pillow in the morn.

    2. I can see the Democratic Ticket now. Bernie Sanders President, Gabby Gifford Vice-President and Hillary Clinton in charge of State Security or whatever the Commies are calling it now. FSB?

    3. His official change of heart came just hours after his Senate staff met with activists from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It also came a day after he met with President Barack Obama in the Oval office..


    4. I laugh every time this funny talking New Yorker speaks too ! That accent cracks me up ! I’m sure the gun manufactures are really terrified of this funny talking New Yorker ! This crazy SOB might be president of something someday,but not president of the United States of America ! Maybe the old fool can run for president of talking funny !

    5. “Sanders goes all in for destroying gun manufacturers”

      The thing that makes me wonder is, where will his bodyguards get the guns they need to protect him?
      From the one manufacturer left, making guns solely for the government?

    6. What the hell is wrong with you people? must be a bunch of unemployed freeloading bastards. Are you’ll so use to sucking obie’s ass that you can’t see the light. Bernie and Hillbitch are a bunch of lying aholes. Everything that they say is f*cking illiterate lies. free this free that bring in the illegals let the Moslims in no kind of vetting. when your wife or girl friend, or your little girl or boy is raped by a bunch of them isis guys while they make you watch, then just call the cops an see how long it takes them to get there, when you say the guys are Moslims. I feel sorry for you if some good ole boy isn’t there to help God have mercy on your soul. Drink your kool-aid and shut the hell up.

    7. This article is a lie! Bernie did not change his postion and does not believe gun makes should be held responsible for some psychos crazy shooting spree. But you can believe every lie you choose. Some lying idiot writes an article and you just believe it lol.

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