Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Hoping For Gun Control

Opinion By Larry Keane

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
Democrats running for the White House are full of… well, ideas. Not good ones mind you.

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Democrats running for the White House are full of… well, ideas. Not good ones mind you, but they’ve got ideas.

Even though gun control firebrand U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) dropped out of the race and is no longer threatening mass confiscation and criminal enforcement with the threat of nuclear war on U.S. citizens, that hasn’t slowed the others from concocting their own wild-eyed schemes for denying law-abiding Americans their Second Amendment rights.

California Dreaming

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) doubled down in a tweet on her threat to use executive action to force gun control if Congress doesn’t send her the bills she likes, should she be elected. Sen. Harris announced during a CNN townhall earlier this year that she would give Congress 100 days to send her gun control legislation that would include mandatory background checks for anyone who transfers more than five guns and a ban on modern sporting rifles and standard-capacity magazines. She also promised to revoke federal firearms licenses for any retailer who “breaks the law,” but didn’t explain if that meant an administrative record-keeping error or those who willingly and knowingly sell firearms to a prohibited person, which is an exceedingly rare event. She would also fine gun manufactures $500,000 for violations of the law.

Garden State Gun Control

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) wasn’t about to be left out of the gladiatorial arena of gun control politics. Sen. Booker again called for the federal gun licensing program. That would mean every American who wanted to exercise their gun rights would need to attain permission from the federal government and pay a fee to exercise that right. Sen. Booker would also limit the number of handguns a person could buy each month and require nonexistent and technically-impossible microstamping in firearms. He also would require universal background checks, which criminalizes private transfers and ban modern sporting rifles and standard-capacity magazines.

New York State of Mind

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) debuted her gun control platform, which includes a ban on modern sporting rifles, which she labels as “weapons of war.” She would also repeal the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which keeps frivolous lawsuits from harassing manufacturers by blaming them for the crimes committed by individuals. Sen. Gillibrand would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which limits access to law enforcement sensitive firearms trace data to just law enforcement. This restriction of wide-open access is supported by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Fraternal Order of Police. Even former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly opposed the release of firearms trace data because it interferes with ongoing investigations and doesn’t provide an accurate picture of how criminals obtain firearms. Lawyers for gun control groups want access to the data so they can again use it as a substitute for actual evidence in lawsuits against members of the industry just like they did before Congress passed the Tiahrt amendment to protect law enforcement.

None of these ideas address criminals, criminal misuse of firearms, or initiatives that would make the public safer. Instead, they only look to limit and outright eliminate the ability of law-abiding Americans to purchase the firearms of their choice, which is a right protected by the Second Amendment.

National Shooting Sports Foundation knows blame-shifting and baseless rhetoric to satisfy the most outlandish gun control supporters isn’t what our nation needs. America deserves real solutions for safer communities, and the industry has a plan for that.


National Shooting Sports Foundation About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.

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    MBeach222
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    If they focus on gun control, they will alienate a good portion of their voters. Democrats own guns too, and will vote Republican if the Dems do not wise up. They should stick to healthcare, the environment, and other more important topics. Stay away from gun control, or at least take a more moderate position. Please note the recent defeat of Bill Nelson (after his exploitation of the Parkland kids for political gain).

    TheRevelator
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    @MBeach222 The true problem is that none of the topics they advocate have any basis in reality or concern for their constituents. I will explain below, however if you believe any of the nonsense they spout then that is on you and would denote you as pthiy(yes, correct spelling) HEALTHCARE- False term often used in place of government control over the medical market, most notably that of insurance. They twist words around to support a lie wherever convenient. When the individual mandate was removed, the lie was people on the right were throwing people off their insurance when in fact… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Yes, that is the correct spelling. Someone has been reading their Holy Bible.

    TheRevelator
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    TheRevelator

    Then you got the proverbs reference. Good.

    MBeach222 did not make it clear where he stood, so I wanted to leave room in case he does not support what I just outlined, while asking for further clarification on the areas they address that he finds important outside of the two he listed that I wanted to expose the hypocrisy on.

    Hence the decision to bring up “Pthiy” without labeling him as such yet, and not “Eviyl”. It is better to let them demonstrate through action since we will distinguish them by their fruits.

    tetejaun
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    tetejaun

    ll ‘gun control laws’ are un-Constitutional: Article 6, U.S. Constitution “The Constitution…shall be the supreme law of the land”. Therefore, no federal or state legislative law, Executive Order or local decree may limit, deny, change or modify the Constitution. THAT is called the ‘Supremacy Clause’. Article 6 continues “All laws must conform to and be made pursuant to the Constitution”. Therefore, any federal or state legislative law, Executive Order or local decree not in 100% harmony with the U.S. Constitution, is null & void. Thomas Jefferson said the SCOTUS was the “least important court” because the Supreme Court’s sole duty… Read more »

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    None of them are even qualified to be a refuse engineer (trash collector) or a dog catcher. I’m sure my dogs are smarter than they are, collectively.

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    You have to wonder if anyone has mentioned to these clowns that anything they do concerning gun control schemes will be met with noncompliance? They’ll get a rude awakening when millions of gun owners refuse to comply.

    musicman44mag
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    musicman44mag

    JUNK

    musicman44mag
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    musicman44mag

    Will this war ever end? Tired of all the games and crap. The second is there to reaffirm our God given right. Oh I forgot, the left does,’t believe in God. Ammoland, fix your jju

    Stripeseven
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    Stripeseven

    One can only ponder the reasons that Freedom Loving, True Americans, have allowed these socialist and radical agendas to infiltrate our lives, usurp our rights, and trash our Constitution. The insatiable hunger for Power has to be the explanation for these ferocious attacks by Oath breaking elected servants on the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution.

    tetejaun
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    tetejaun

    Stripeseven, COWARDICE. Americans are yellow cowards. They are too comfortable and want to keep their ‘stuff’. They want “SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING”, just not them. I am travelling the country talking to folks. They all want it to stop but have a hundred reasons NOT to do anything themselves. Americans will sit, quietly, and tap on the phones they are addicted to, and allow the U.S. to become communist. These communists (they say democratic socialist for their simple-minded supporters) will not stop until they get the communist America they thought they would get in 2016 or until Americans put them… Read more »

    TheRevelator
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    TheRevelator

    @tetejaun How little you understand. What you are advocating for is French Style Revolution. It is the same ideology that motivates Antifa, The Red Guard, and other groups. Your call to “put them in the ground” is no different than they. The type of revolution the Founders fought was very different. Indeed, they also recognized that people will put up with a lot before they finally break. The revolution they fought was based on righteous principles. They did not seek to oppress or “Put the English in the ground”, they were defending their God given rights. Do not be so… Read more »

    tetejaun
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    You are so very wrong TR.
    You, as too many Americans, want a simple way out. No muss, no fuss. As I have said, Americans are fat, lazy and too happy with their luxury. They want someone, not them, but someone to solve the problem…or not. Again, no muss or fuss for you.
    Then, just give them your guns and crawl on your knees like the slave you are becoming.
    The communists WILL NOT stop until they are stopped. If the thought of actively killing the enemies of our Republic bothers you, Cuba has its doors open.

    TheRevelator
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    TheRevelator

    @tetejuan To quote yourself, you are so very wrong. Thank you for demonstrating how little you know. I have been probably the most vocal individual here as far as non compliance and having no hesitation when it comes to defending my rights with lethal force if need be. The fact that you would come back with a reply such as “just give up your guns and crawl” shows how little about this you know. I do not ask for anyone else to save me, in fact I have been teaching constitutional principles to some here who have no understanding of… Read more »

    joefoam
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    joefoam

    Evident;y the ego of these three will not allow them to acknowledge the disastrous results of trying to run on gun control as shown by rep Swalwells failed bid. He has now run back to CA to try and get reelected to his district seat. None of these candidates will get into double digits in polling and should be ignored.

    xring2245
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    xring2245

    Harris – failed as District Attorney and Attorney General of CA. Talks out of both sides of her face. Has a grandd opinion of herself and a low opinion of the average American citizen.

    Booker – a do-nothing and self-serving mayor of a large city; now and effective senator.

    Gillibrand – lives in la-la land. Not productive in the least.

    Truth
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    Truth

    What everyone is missing is that Harris cannot be elected because neither of her parents were Natural-Born Citizens. Just like the former PIMP in the WH, she does not even qualify and yet NOT ONE REPUBLICAN HAS SPOKEN OUT ABOUT THIS.

    The entire GOP are ALL PASSIVE COWARDS – ALL OF THEM!

    KCsmith
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    KCsmith

    Incorrect.
    Under the 14th Amendment’s Naturalization Clause, and the Supreme Court case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 US. 649, anyone born on U.S. soil and subject to its jurisdiction is a natural born citizen, regardless of parental citizenship. This type of citizenship is referred to as birthright citizenship.

    Harris shouldn’t be elected because she’s a moron, but she’s legally qualified.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @KCS, So you are saying that Harris was born on US soil? I have to agree with your precedent, and your conclusion that she is a demonstrated (Willie Brown whore) moron.

    TheRevelator
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    TheRevelator

    @KCS “Legally born” on US soil. The 14th Amendment did not establish “Birth Right Citizenship” as that had already been in existence before it. Doesn’t matter what the Supreme Court says, they do not have the authority to rewrite constitutional law, or any legislation to make it constitutional for that matter(they are separate from the legislative branch and may not take that power for themselves). The requirements for Natural Born citizenship status prior to the reinterpretation of the 14th amendment to suit todays political needs was looked at as such. If a person born in the US stemming from a… Read more »

    TheRevelator
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    TheRevelator

    @KCS Sen Jacob Howard of Michigan had this to say about what the 14th amendment covers. “This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, those who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.” ~Howard The reason he stated this was to differentiate and restate the existence of pre existing knowledge for how naturalization and citizenship that was already present in the Constitution, and that his stance as well as his amendment was made to… Read more »

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Hoping For Gun Control and thus can not legitimately swear a oath to the Constitution to which they would willingly violate,next would be petty tyrant.

    hoss
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    hoss

    These “Commie Rat Bastards” need to be taken care of by any means available. They hate The US, and they have no business being in the position of making laws that they themselves will not follow!

    Will
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    Will

    These scumbags can wish in one hand and sh*t in the other ! The 2A is secure !