Where Does Mayor Pete Stand on the Second Amendment?

Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Mayor Pete Buttigieg

South Bend, Indiana/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The mayor of South Bend, Indiana is not normally someone you’d think of as a player in a presidential race. Particularly if that mayor is less than 40 years old (NRA member John F. Kennedy won the White House at the age of 43), and also has service in the War on Terror as a member of the Navy Reserve. So, in that regard, Pete Buttigieg warrants attention from Second Amendment supporters, since he will likely be around for a while.

His record and campaign positions, though, are typical of his competitors. He’s spreading the nonsense that Bloomberg’s agenda of gun bans is compatible with the Second Amendment (he was a member of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, according to Fox News). Like Seth Moulton, he should know better than to paint modern multi-purpose semiautomatic firearms with the nonsense “weapons of war” moniker. He’s posted photos of himself holding a M4 carbine – a REAL “weapon of war” that has the ability to fire in a full-automatic mode – while he served in Afghanistan.

But he is doing so anyway on the campaign trail. Is it ignorance?

That is possible, he is a politician, after all, and most politicians know little about guns, except for what gets fed to them. Like the recent warmed-over BS from 60 Minutes that is a 20-minute infomercial for Bloomberg’s anti-Second Amendment organizations and the campaigns that seem to just copy and paste those positions (with a few modifications) for their “Issues” section concerning our Second Amendment rights.

If that were all, then Buttigieg would be just another anti-Second Amendment candidate. But it isn’t. Instead, “Mayor Pete” is one of the early adopters/supporters of another threat to our Second Amendment rights: Packing the Supreme Court. Now, he has wanted ten appointed in the normal manner, with another five picked unanimously by the ten appointed.

With recent appointments, the Supreme Court is now the friendliest it has ever been towards the Second Amendment. The margin is still 5-4, though, and Roberts is arguably now the swing vote. While Roberts voted in the majority of the Heller and McDonald decisions, he has faced pressure in the past – and may or may not have buckled on unrelated cases.

Given that his official positions include support for gun licensing (which NRA defeated in 1968 – something many of its critics fail to give it credit for), as well as his call for banning modern multi-purpose semiautomatic firearms, it’s a safe bet that Buttigieg’s picks will want to overturn Heller and McDonald, as well as cases that reinforced freedom of speech.

But wait, there is more.

Buttigieg also wants to ditch the Electoral College. Now, we’ve discussed the National Popular Vote before at Ammoland, especially when states hand their voice over to California. In essence, it’s a way to rig the system against Second Amendment supporters.

While his campaign seems to be stumbling in the wake of a police shooting in South Bend, Buttigieg is young enough to make a comeback. Remember, Joe Biden first ran for President three decades ago, and wasn’t much older that “Mayor Pete.” It is best to keep his anti-Second Amendment record fresh in our memories.


Harold Hu, chison

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

  • 40 thoughts on “Where Does Mayor Pete Stand on the Second Amendment?

    1. Who cares where Mayor Peter Buttplug stands on the Second Amendment issue? For crying out loud, do you really want a guy who is “married” to his “husband” president of the United States? OMG, why would any decent America even consider this? If he accidentally wins, there are many more things to worry about than just where he stands on the Second Amendment. Like the fact that this country would be spinning down the toilet bowl instantly.

    2. His latest performance in his home state clearly provides evidence he is no leader. When you cannot lead a city during a crisis, imagine a national crisis with this guy holding the reins?

      Like his colleagues, as spoken last night during the first dem debate, they haven an agenda of absolute control; nothing to do with firearms or saving lives!

      When your first thought about any dem candidate is scary, nuff said!

    3. Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia:
      “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” — Proposed Virginia Constitution, 1776
      “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” — Jefferson`s “Commonplace Book,” 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

      Samuel Adams, of Massachusetts:
      “The said Constitution [shall] be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” — Massachusetts` U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788

      Arms-noun = arm as “a means (as a weapon) of offense or defense; especially: firearm.”
      Black’s Law Dictionary defines the word arms as “anything that a man wears for his defense, or takes in his hands as a weapon.”

    4. Politicians and bureaucrats are so damn stupid. The Second Amendment is the law of the land. Anyone or anything that goes against it should be held for treasonous behavior if they took an oath to support, defend and protect it. These vipers should be banned from any government office at any level for lying under oath. Term limits are the only safeguards to prevent what has happened to this once great nation.

    5. He stands where these guys tell him to stand on the Second Amendment, Buttigieg supports gun controls Barack Obama pushed, as well as the gun control “framework” of Michael Bloomberg. Follow the anti-gun donor money he’ll get disguised as campaign contributions.

      1. It is not a matter of an outside aggressor……”enemy in the wire.” Today, the enemy sits in the Command Post.
        Norman Thomas, the six-time Socialist Party candidate for U.S. President, said the following in a 1944 speech: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.” And, today, the Republican Party RINOs have adopted it as well. It is no longer a situation of “enemy in the wire”. Today….and for several decades….the enemy sits in the Command Post. America has been overrun.
        “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
        ― Taylor Caldwell, A Pillar of Iron

        1. I agree with many of the comments.
          What has been happening over the last 50 plus years is also known as the Trojan Horse effect. The infiltration of the communist party has made its way into 99% of ALL schools and colleges in the US. This has been a slow but “progressive” process and as each Trojan Horse slips in unnoticed by the American people, the erosive poison gets released and accepted as normal. This has obviously happened in the self proclaimed US Federal, state and all local government entities. To truly drain the swamp, it most likely is going to cost blood and lives.
          Freedom is never free. Be prepared patriots, you’ve been told.

      2. AMEN…and Every last one of them is a marxist-communist….being labled a socialist is just a nice palatable way of being referred to actually as a Pinko Commie Bastard…..

      1. Well Mayor Buttgraber is just another Democrat gun grabber. Ignorance of firearms? Hell no. He saw action in Afghanistan. No, he’s probably one of the “only ones” club. Guns for me, but not for you. It’s a sure bet that this fudgepacker is not going to get the nomination, much less the presidency. He is just positioning himself for future office, or an appointment. Unless Trump goes totally off the rails he will win reelection. Boodycall may be making a test run to see if an openly gay (man? whatever) with a “husband” can garner any votes for high office. There is enough bad baggage, such as his policy positions on everything, that you don’t have to consider his lifestyle (choice) when not voting for him. If someone such as he gets elected president this country is heading toward civil war.

    6. Where Does Mayor Pete Stand on the Second Amendment?

      Where every other un American Marxist Leftard stands on the Constitution,they revile it,now then again why are they even running for a office where they have to swear a oath to uphold and defend it.

    7. Pete is toast!

      White cop shoots black man coming at him with a knife after breaking and stealing from several cars. Naturally cop is guilty and all the usual BS about how the body cam wasn’t turned on proves it.

      RACISM!!! Ferguson, here we come.

      Link below will take you to related articles also.

      https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/south-bend-police-union-accuses-pete-buttigieg-of-exploiting-shooting/article_d918c4b6-e3c7-50fd-a468-419ff358590c.html

    8. It really doesn’t matter where he stands on the Second Amendment anymore.. after his cowardice of not standing up for his police officers and against the extremely racist black lives matter types.. he basically lost both crowds..

    9. Hey Harold, you’re forgetting something about the 1968 Gun Control Act that you left out of your screed. The NRA ENDORSED GCA RIGHT UP TILL GUN LICENSING/REGISTRATION WAS TACKED ON, AND ONLY THEN DID IT SQUAWK!!

      NO INFRINGEMENT IS ACCEPTABLE AND NEITHER IS SELLING OUT GUN OWNERS, NOT IN THE LEAST.

      Gun Owners of America would NEVER EVER DO THAT, and that’s why all your shilling for Negotiating Rights Away is not getting any traction with the readers of Ammoland!! Till NRA is fundamentally transformed into a no-compromise gun group, none of us are interested in your koolaid!! Even then, many of us STILL won’t give a dime to the NRA. THAT SHIP SAILED A LONG TIME AGO.

      1. Leiticus, Chapter 18, Verse 22 and Romans, Chapter 1, Verse 27. But with Democrats there is no sin, no remorse, no pittance, no guilt, no redemption. If they want to do it, or endorse it, it must be right, because they say so. What pitiful people they are that they cannot believe in, or seek redemption from God. It must be scary for some that are so arrogant that they believe they have all the answers, but their answers keep changing to fit their changing desires. A reckoning is coming. God bless America.

        1. THAT, or BECAUSE of THEM, GOD will DESTROY America by unleashing that rumbling giant under Yellowstone National Park, which will bury ( by USGS scientists ) the ENTIRE country in 8 FEET of ash from ” Sea to NOT SO shining sea”!!!!!!!!!

    10. If there is anything that is righteous about booty judge I have not seen it. He stands for just about everything immoral that he possibly could. The “instruction manual” that I read refers to people like him as an abomination. I have no intention of voting for anybody who can’t control themselves and blames his immorality on the LORD. Socialism and communism both thrive on evil. Lies, deceit, intimidation, threats, half truths, innuendo, lack of character are not conducive to the presidency of the U.S. or anyplace else.

      All of this AND threatening the only safety for all the freedoms and rights we enjoy. Sure makes it easy to NOT VOTE DEMONCRAT/SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST. Even so, there are enough of his kind in office and behind the curtains to do a lot of damage to life, liberty and the pursuit of happyness.

      Arm up, carry on.

    11. Why is Ammoland so fixated on Butthead and Swallowwell. They are nothing more than white noise. There are far more dangerous people in the 2A fight. Many of which are supposedly on OUR side. Focus on the real dangers and stop giving these clowns press.

        1. Wow, yes. Can anyone say, Elizabeth Warren? The Clintons? Joe Biden? Bernie Sanders? Ted Kennedy? And so many more? And all of them are lifelong bloodsuckers. They don’t come and go. They go on and on in their endless career of getting taxpayers to fund their extravagantly wealthy lives, giving the most insipid and often destructive “leadership” to the nation in exchange for what they rake in. Don’t worry, though. They are democratically elected, so this is what government of, by, and for the people has come to. We will lose our great nation because the voters will vote it away, and some people will not tolerate losing America with a whimper, and eventually either an elected dictator will take over, much like Hugo Chavez, or a revolutionary dictator will take over, much like Napoleon. Enjoy America while you still have it, because our nation’s head is on the block.

          1. BEFORE “that” time COMES, PATRIOTS will have the chance ( slim as it MAY be ) to HAVE the needed CHRISTIAN war that will determine whether or not the nation does INDEED get CHANGED to a Third World Rathole!!!!

      1. Because even though they are both white males, which the libtards hate vehemently, they both check a lot of boxes – particularly this Butt-geig character. Yesterday, Rush explained the wish list of the D voters for their Prez candidate’s most important features. If the bone-smuggling Peter B were a non-white female, or were a tranny, he would win the nomination hands down. These people are sick, and here is proof.

    12. Perhaps it’s time to get one of those spook/Hollywood produced psyop videos of Muslims chopping the heads off white people and run it with a story about 2A meets sword and sword loses? That will get us good and riled up.

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