Debbie Wasserman Schultz Orders Democrats to Embrace Gun Control

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -( At the Florida Democratic Party Convention, held October 30-November 1, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed, “The Florida Democratic Party is back and better than ever.”

Also back, it would seem, is the national party’s misguided emphasis on gun control. Speaking at a convention event held at the Walt Disney World Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Wasserman Schultz launched into an anti-gun screed aimed at getting members of her party to more fervently pursue gun control.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Wasserman Schultz demanded, “Democrats! We must close the gun show loophole! Democrats! We must require background checks for all gun purchases!” Indulging her penchant for hyperbole, Wasserman Schultz added, “We can’t sit idly by and allow thousands and thousands of lives to be mowed down!”

Wasserman Schultz’ excited rhetoric comes on the heals of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s comments rejecting the Supreme Court’s holding that the Second Amendment protects an individual right and an endorsement of Australia-style gun confiscation. Together, the pair appear intent on branding Democrats as the party of severe gun controls; a label that has rarely served it well.

Wasserman Schultz and Clinton would do well to heed the warnings former President Bill Clinton. As recently as 2013, Bill warned Democrats, in relation to the gun issue, not to “patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents,” noting that passing the 1994 semi-auto ban “devastated” the party in the House of Representatives.

Bill made this same point in his autobiography, My Life, where he wrote of the 1994 election, “On November 8, we got the living daylights beat out of us, losing eight Senate races and fifty-four House seats, the largest defeat for our party since 1946….The NRA had a great night.” Elaborating, Bill wrote, “The gun lobby claimed to have defeated nineteen of the twenty-four members on its hit list. They did at least that much damage…” Later in the book, Bill credits the NRA with helping to defeat Al Gore in 2000.

These and other experiences led some to question the national party’s commitment to gun control, and advocate for a more pragmatic approach. In 2005, no less an anti-gun zealot than then Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rahm Emanuel was quoted in a Boston Globe article titled “Democrats Recast Gun Control Image,” as stating that Democratic candidates “have got to reflect their districts” on the issue. While running for president in 2008 and 2012, Barack Obama did his best to conceal his anti-gun positions.

Moreover, just this week, a bevy of writers for the Washington Post reflected on the degree to which support for gun control, and the interjection of Michael Bloomberg’s millions, cost the Democrats a majority in the Virginia State Senate.

NRA is nonpartisan, and therefore supports politicians of any political party who demonstrate a legitimate respect for the right to keep and bear arms. However, if history is any guide, Wasserman Schultz and Clinton’s insistence that their party advocate against the Second Amendment rights of the American people could once again lead Democrats down the road to ruin.

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Jonathan Rubens

Take it from me,I am from Ct and the dummycrats have taken so many of ours gun rights already, from AR-15s , to a 10 round limit..I could go on and on but list makes me sick…Don’t let them go any further in your state..

Dave from San Antonio

With that hair…I’m surprised she hasn’t said, “I’m black…really, I am”. “Orders”…that is what the liberals or demo do…order people…no free thinking allowed…follow the party dribble, only…
All she is doing is wasting oxygen…and producing “green house gases”…lots of methane, there.


– That spelling harks back to when TWA was a viable airline, and there were no male flight attendants, they gave you the choice of TWA coffee or TWAT.


> ……. SHE IS A “TWIT”!

Y’all misspelled that word.


Go ahead bitch, if you want a civil war you will get one if you try to take away Americans rights. A vote for a democrat is a vote for communism and enslavement.

Frank G

Sure Debbie has the freedom of speech, as we all do, listen to her rhetoric ……. SHE IS A “TWIT”!


What all gun control groups still do not get thru their thick heads is that no matter if they were to pass legislation similar to Australia’s style of gun control, “WE the People” in America will never give up our guns or our God given rights to protect themselves from all tyranny, especially from the government. There is no way they can confiscate the guns from the American people, we will never give them up willingly and there is not enough “government” people to take them from us. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have… Read more »


‘Orders’ is the operative word here. The Democrats want to dictate and ‘order’ you to live according to their beliefs. What’s happening to freedom of choice, freedom of speech, and your personal freedom? These people are bent on ending it!