Rep. Tim Walz Exemplifies Myth of ‘Pro-Gun Democrat’ Politician

Nice hat. How can any gun owner be surprised when two-faced “progressives” turn around and stab them in the back? So how can NRA be… and continually? (Via Twitter)

USA – -( “In race for [Minnesota] governor, [Tim] Walz embraces role as gun-control candidate,” MinnPost reported Thursday. “Walz had that pesky résumé item of having been endorsed by the NRA in the past, and then there were the photos: pictures of Walz wearing a camo hat with the message, ‘Tim Walz: NRA Endorsed.’”

How can this be? Chris Cox of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action had gone so far as to commend Walz for “his unwavering pro-gun support,” and call him a “true and consistent friend.”

But now Walz is turning coat and betraying people he used to ingratiate himself to because he wanted their support.  When have we seen a Democrat* do that to NRA and the members relying on its political ratings before?

Plenty of times, whenever they perceive they can take the mask off and it will improve their political chances:

Democrats are the party of flat-out citizen disarmament. As they told us in their 2016 platform:

With 33,000 Americans dying every year, Democrats believe that we must finally take sensible action to address gun violence. While responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many communities, too many families in America have suffered from gun violence. We can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while keeping our communities safe. To build on the success of the lifesaving Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, we will expand and strengthen background checks and close dangerous loopholes in our current laws; repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to revoke the dangerous legal immunity protections gun makers and sellers now enjoy; and keep weapons of war—such as assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines (LCAM’s)—off our streets. We will fight back against attempts to make it harder for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to revoke federal licenses from law breaking gun dealers, and ensure guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists, intimate partner abusers, other violent criminals, and those with severe mental health issues. There is insufficient research on effective gun prevention policies, which is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must have the resources it needs to study gun violence as a public health issue.

Sure, you’ll get Democrat politicians in hunting country who appeal to the sport shooter crowd and have to vote a certain way in order to get elected—the Party allows for such regional accomodations so it can increase its power and influence and advance other agenda items. But when you get right down to it, not a one of them will oppose a nominee like Obama or Hillary for president or Sotomayor or Kagan for the Supreme Court, they all support the cultural terraforming of the country in order to gain Democrat voters. They’ll all betray constituents on guns when they think they can get away with it and it suits their purposes.

And yes, no argument, it’s hard enough to find a Republican that’s not an equivocator, a squish or an outright turncoat like odious oath breaker John Kasich. A good part of that is on gun owners for letting them get away with it and on gun groups for treating known poltroons as champions.

Still, when you factor in all the ways they cancel out their “good votes” by supporting the Party agenda and candidates, the fact remains: There is no such thing as a truly “pro-gun Democrat” politician. And it’s time paid staff at Fairfax stopped setting NRA members up for serial betrayals by pretending that there are, and using cheesy superlatives to do it.

* Technically, Walz is in the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, which is “a merger of the Minnesota Democratic Party and the social democratic Minnesota Farmer–Labor Party.”

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Sadly the NRA is like the Mainstream Republican Party. See Democraps swear they will do something if Republicans will give on a bill the Democraps want passed mostly on BUDGET BILLS and then when it comes time to do as they said they say NO we would NEVR say or do anything like that. Reagan’s time in office as well as the Welare bill signed by Clinton are prime examples of this FACT. Tip O’Neil promised to cut wasteful spending but instead spent $1.98 for every $1.00 that can in and that included a TRILLION dollar increase that came into… Read more »

Richard McClure

The old Saying with a Democrap is if their LIP’s are Moving their LYING!

Frank Clarke

The NRA is truly Not Relevant Anymore.


‘those who beat their weapons into plowshares will plow for those who don’t.’ Thomas Jefferson

this admonishment is all one needs to recognize the essential fact of history: societies are disarmed before overt tyranny is visited upon them.


Get a rope!


Let’s face it, politicians are two faced. They don’t even have a position they will hold on to. For a vote they will endorse a position that is opposite of what they really believe because the most powerful thing they believe is they want POWER. I knew John Dingell, used to take him hunting. But he liked being a congressman better than he likes guns, or hunting. When I knew him he was a fine man, and was teaching his children to hunt responsibility and earn what they got. But eventually politics took over. So sad. And remember, if a… Read more »


hmmm, theres nothing there to make it easier to defend ones self, Democrats are sure making a criminals work place safer


ammo/gun control d-suckers will do/say anything

rich z

The system seems so rigged, that no matter how you vote you are STUCK with the TRASH.


Demon-i-crats! Voting for ‘D’s= Destruction of the USA.

Alan P White

I’m voting red in November. Tired of all the two faced lies!


I agree, however, do we REALLY know if voting “Red” will REALLY make a difference? How many so-called “republicans/conservatives” have flipped? RINOS are democRATS in republican clothing. A tactic I am sure Salynski wrote about at some point. How can we make sure our votes will matter this time around when the communists use dead people and illegal aliens to vote. Living in Chicago many years ago, the saying was “Vote early; Vote often.” Just because President Trump may endorse someone, does it mean he/she can be trusted to truly represent us, We the People or are they going to… Read more »


While I agree with most of what you said, not voting at all is Not the answer.
Chose the best of the worst (Republican) and vote. Keep in mind NO party or person is in control. Only God has a plan and He watches our choices.

Travis Hulse

Dems want to take all guns and give control to the U N .When you walk out of your house and see troops from Europe and Asia on your street remember how you voted.Globalist want to disarm Americans so they can move in and take over without a fight.America should always be first and our laws should be adhered to. No one should be able to change our way of life .


Get with the Constitution Party.


In the past, even without guns, citizens have dealt with ruling class elitists with ropes and guillotines, so there are always options…. Just saying it’s history.

Travis Hulse

But then they didn’t have many guns either.