Seattle Times Likes Klobuchar in Primary; She’s Got a Gun Control Plan, Too

Sen. Amy Klobuchar gets an editorial nod in Seattle, but gun owners shake their heads. (Screen snip, YouTube, NBC)

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The traditionally anti-gun-rights Seattle Times has endorsed Minnesota Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar in advance of Washington State’s March 10 primary, and like every other candidate in the race, she’s got a gun control scheme that appears based on a misunderstanding of what the Second Amendment is all about.

As reported by ABC News on Feb. 7, “For Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., judging gun control legislation is about what would ‘hurt [her] Uncle Dick in the deer stand,’ a perspective that comes from her state’s value of the outdoors, including hunting and fishing…”

But Second Amendment activists, in the Pacific Northwest, Minnesota and anywhere else on the map have been insisting for many years the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is not for protection against rogue whitetail bucks, but against tyranny. It’s about defending one’s home and heartland, not about hunting. Her chances of winning the nomination appear somewhere between zero and not-at-all with Democrat Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders running well ahead of the pack following his smashing win in Nevada. Heading into South Carolina, where flailing former Vice President Joe “I’m-the-only-one-on-this-stage-who” Biden is holding out hopes for a surprise with support from the minority community, Klobuchar must provide something fresh, but her position on guns is like week-old salad to the Second Amendment grassroots.

Ammoland looked at Klobuchar and here’s what we found:

  • Expand ‘extreme risk protection orders’—the so-called “red flag laws”
  • Crackdown on the spread of so-called “ghost guns”
  • Prohibit arming teachers (by withholding federal funds)
  • Universal Background Checks
  • Close the “boyfriend loophole”*
  • Ban so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines”

(* The “boyfriend loophole” was explained by Bustle.com: “It refers to the fact that the Lautenberg Amendment only keeps guns out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers who are currently — or were at one time — married to their victim, live with their victim, have a child with their victim, or are a parent or guardian of their victim. That means stalkers and current or former boyfriends or dating partners can still buy and own a gun, even if they’ve been convicted of a domestic violence crime.”)

There does not appear to be anything in the former Hennepin County prosecutor’s agenda about prosecuting criminals, pushing for hard time for armed crime, or locking them up permanently under a “three strikes” rule, even in material supplied to USA Today.

Klobuchar, like every other Democrat looking to replace President Donald Trump, developed a serious case of lockjaw after last year’s campaign-ending blurt by rival Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke during a debate in Houston that, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” That revealing case of community muteness was harshly criticized at the time by Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

“Thanks to O’Rourke, Democrats have just graduated from being the ‘party of gun control’ to officially being the ‘party of gun confiscation,’ and nobody in the firearms community is going to forget that.”–Alan Gottlieb, CCRKBA

“From this moment forward,” Gottlieb predicted, “when Democrats talk about ‘gun reform’ or ‘gun safety,’ the whole country will know they’re not just talking about gun control, they’re talking about taking firearms from law-abiding citizens who have committed no crime.”

O’Rourke’s campaign quickly tanked, but Klobuchar has weathered on. However, if the Minnesota senator expects the support from a legion of “Uncle Dick” gun owners, in South Carolina or Washington State, she’s in trouble.

In the Evergreen State, a growing grassroots gun rights movement spearheaded by the fledgling Gun Rights Coalition (GRC) and Washington 2020 Legislative Action Group, is busy battling gun control efforts in the Democrat-controlled Legislature. Immediately after defeating a proposed magazine ban last week, a handful of anti-gun lawmakers introduced a new bill—House Bill 2947—last week in an effort to push the ban through, anyway. The proposed ban is supported by the billionaire-backed Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the Seattle-based group that has bankrolled three gun control initiatives since 2014.

The GRC is mobilizing its troops to descend on the Capitol Tuesday for a hearing on HB2947 to “Oppose the Red Shirts,” a reference to Moms Demand Action members who have been showing up in Olympia and at weekend legislative town halls around the state to make their presence visibly known.

Meanwhile, south of the Columbia River in neighboring Oregon, the Oregon Firearms Federation is warning its members and followers about House Bill 4005. This bill “Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room except in specified circumstances. Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine,” according to a legislative summary.

Under this bill, “If (a) minor obtains (an) unsecured firearm as (the) result of (a) violation,” the proposed law would punish a violator with a maximum $2,000 fine. The person who didn’t secure the firearm would face strict liability for any injuries to people or damages to property. There are some exceptions.

Oregon’s presidential primary is May 19, far enough over the horizon for it to be essentially meaningless.

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About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books #add on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Tim
Tim
1 year ago

Speaking of Uncle Dick in the tree stand, the tree stand is likely more dangerous…And

An enterprising gun store owner recently advertised himself in this way: We still sell ARs because we aren’t Dicks.

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
1 year ago

“This bill “Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room.” How can they do this when it’s already been ruled unconstitutional? “Held: “3) …the requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional.” – D.C. v. Heller (2008) Dicta: “[A] statute which, under the pretense of regulating, amounts to a destruction of the right, or which requires arms to be so… Read more »

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 year ago

Every person running for the democrats nomination for president, here in 2020, has a gun control desire. Which will cost them, at least, somewhere around ten to 15 million votes in the general election. That is inevitable. Bloomberg is the worst but all are bad. Consequently none can win! It is as simple as that. But that is only one of the reasons they will lose. There are many more! Anyone who knows the history of the twentieth century in Europe and Asia knows why the second amendment will never be repealed here in the United States. During that bloodiest… Read more »

StWayne
StWayne
1 year ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

You are exactly right. Where you say, “The law protecting our God given right to self protect must be protected at all costs. And I mean ALL COSTS! Never absolutely never give up that right if we do the history of the twentieth century will repeat itself right here in the United States of America.” is why I never answer my door without gun in hand because as I have said many times here before, the knock on the door to come collect on your gun will come in the form of a predawn raid. If you haven’t already made… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago

She wants to be President and wouldn’t even make a half-ass decent whore. Perhaps expectations are lower in Minnesota given some of the trash they have sent to Washington, DC over the decades.

Core
Core
1 year ago

What a nut. Hell no!

Nilsigne
Nilsigne
1 year ago

Why are people against closing the boyfriend loophole? I feel like that is one gun law I would support.

Nilsigne
Nilsigne
1 year ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

from above:
(* The “boyfriend loophole” was explained by Bustle.com: “It refers to the fact that the Lautenberg Amendment only keeps guns out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers who are currently — or were at one time — married to their victim, live with their victim, have a child with their victim, or are a parent or guardian of their victim. That means stalkers and current or former boyfriends or dating partners can still buy and own a gun, even if they’ve been convicted of a domestic violence crime.”)

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

C.F.G. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Anyone who is not in jail or the loony farm (or should be in the loony farm) has the right to keep and bear arms. That is the 2A. Anyone who would infringe on these rights is criminal and, by definition, treasonous. That includes legislators, judges, lawyers, enforcement and their financers. What you actually see is the socialist, communist, demoncrapic left trying to enslave a free people and the free people not giving in to them. I hope this clears things up some for you.… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

I am aware. I know it’s coming. I am prepared for it. I am also prepared to throw a slice of beacon on them and send them to their false god and messiah who promises them 72 virgins — in hell. There is a mosque in town, only one. I seem to remember the number of hijackers on 911 was less than 25. They murdered 3,000 people with less than 25 people in their group. Anyone who would tell you that islam is not an enemy is lying. You don’t/can’t make friends with someone who’s sworn obligation is to make… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

When I served in the Army, I/we would replace our ear plugs with beacon so we would always have some on hand. Can’t tell you much more than that. I am sure you know why.

Arm up, carry on.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

U.S.A. I know. I have seen them out in the fields working with the harvesters. We, my daughter and I came across two of them in a small truck. Thinking them to be Mexican, my daughter tried to talk with them. Guess what? They did not know a word of Spanish. Black hair, olive skin, out in the fields with hundreds of others like them. We did call (somebody) but I have no idea if they were caught. Past that, most of the wells out here have been tagged in Arabic. I fly a U.S. and Christian flag out front.… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

Ex Gob, my understanding of it is such that they ( congress) cannot be brought up on charges. I think this is a Trojan horse of sorts. Giving in to socialism and/or communism or fighting against them are the only choices that I see. Lawmakers feel they are above the law, above reproach and not accountable to the public they are supposed to serve. This has been the case for decades. I expect the day will come when they regret that one way or another —soon. They sell their souls for greed and think the day will never come when… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

@CFG, You have to do your own research. Have you checked to see what the highest law in this country has to say about that situation?

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

Confused: you are confused because yuo WANT to be, and possibly enabled by having grown up in some foreigh culture )not a dig at alll) that holds a different perspective on the right to arms for everyone. It was the universal ownership and high level of skill with firearms that enabled this nation to be born, as we had to throw off the yoke of tyranny of the government that was clearly often, and egregiously violating the laws THEY had enacted, Go read the history of the US ecoming a nation. Ill recommend a book to you.. Paul Revere’s Ride,… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

@CFG, Have you checked to see what the Constitution says about the subject?

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
1 year ago

This is just another ruler wannabe that would like to put a hammer and sickle on everything and call it a day. Be on guard…….

Finnky
Finnky
1 year ago

Didn’t think there was a real difference between any of the candidates on gun control, until I saw that she wants to prohibit arming teachers. The only approach to gun violence showing signs of promise – of course mass school shootings are so rare that it is difficult to collect statistically relevant data… They continue to list Parkland as an example of why standard capacity magazines “need” to be banned – yet shooter used 10 round mags for convenience and concealability. Hard to educate the masses when they are continuously fed such extensive lies. Anyone else get the impression that… Read more »

StWayne
StWayne
1 year ago
Reply to  Finnky

You give the term “Nazi” too much credit by capitalizing it.

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  Finnky

” it makes an unmistakable “noise,” causes unmistakable physical and mental damage, and unmistakably interferes with daily social life, i.e., unmistakable to a trained observer, one who knows what to look for.
The public cannot comprehend this weapon, and therefore cannot believe that they are being attacked and subdued by a weapon.” -Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars,
Operations Research Technical Manual TM-SW7905.1, US Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence
Available under FOIA!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Knute

, Good stuff. Looking forward to reading more!

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

“Rothschild had discovered that currency or deposit loan accounts had the required appearance of power that could be used to induce people (inductance, with people corresponding to a magnetic field) into surrendering their real wealth in exchange for a promise of greater wealth (instead of real compensation). They would put up real collateral in exchange for a loan of promissory notes. Mr. Rothschild found that he could issue more notes than he had backing for, so long as he had someone’s stock of gold as a persuader to show to his customers.” -https://educate-yourself.org/cn/silentweaponsquietwarsmay79.shtml NOTE! I (knute) will vouch for the… Read more »

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

“Rothschild loaned his promissory notes to individuals and to governments. These would create overconfidence. Then he would make money scarce, tighten control of the system, and collect the collateral through the obligation of contracts. The cycle was then repeated. These pressures could be used to ignite a war. Then he would control the availability of currency to determine who would win the war. That government which agreed to give him control of its economic system got his support.”

And right about now is when censorship usually kicks in…

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I’ll be darned. The secret weapons stuff is still up. I suspected ammoland was different than most other websites, but it’s nice to see it confirmed.
Good Job Ammoland!

Doszap
Doszap
1 year ago

Another AIRHEAD that is clueless let her continue to BARK,she has a snowballs chance in Hades of remotely getting a sniff of the Nomination anyway, why is she NEWS.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 year ago
Reply to  Doszap

I registered ,last week, to be a ddddddemm (can’t say it) just to (and I did) vote for Klobuchar in the Fl. primary. This vote was against Bernie, the leader in popular votes, and especially against bloomberg who I hate intensely. Maybe one vote can’t help our cause but I feel better about it expressing disgust with the current democratic party.

StWayne
StWayne
1 year ago
Reply to  PMinFl

A vote for the democrats is a vote for socialism. Not one of them has any regard for the 2A or the Constitution. So, are not things going so well in your life under the Trump Presidency, that you feel the need to invert your world by standing it on its head? Let’s just for now say that’s the case, because I have no way of knowing. To that, I would reply: if you think things are bad now, then you have no idea just how bad they can really get when these kinds of people come for your liberties… Read more »

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 year ago
Reply to  StWayne

I know that you don’t get it but here goes… my vote for a candidate other than a front runner, one that has NO CHANCE of gaining traction is not one glorifying a socialist but one attempt to keep a front runner from getting reps from a swing state. I do know what life in a political vacuum is, I lived in Ct for 65 years (time out for military service) and worked out of NY for many of those years. My vote meant nothing in a democratic stronghold like Ct, Since retirement I feel at least a chance of… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  PMinFl

, Ok, so … what are you planning to do in November?

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

In the words of Norm McDonald; “We used to vote for the candidate we liked the most. As things got worse, we began to vote for the candidate we disliked the least. Now, we just vote against the candidate we hate the most”.
That is the logical fallacy in PMinFl’s plan. At some point, there is no place lower to sink to. A vote for a lesser evil, is still a vote FOR evil.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 year ago
Reply to  Knute

Thank you for your vote of confidence. I won’t bother to explain again since you don’t get it yet.

RJL
RJL
1 year ago

When they fire their tax payer & private armed details then we will talk, I think not! LOL!…

RJL
RJL
1 year ago

Anti-Constitutionalist’s=Anti-Americans=Enemies of the United States…

Morrigan
Morrigan
1 year ago

MY GUN CONTROL PLAN:

Grip Clear Front Sight Press Repeat as needed. Reload Holster

Rock
Rock
1 year ago

WE THE PEOPLE need to develop a Politician Control Plan… Although I will bet there is already one in place..

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Rock

, An excellent idea! We all screen potential employees before we hire them. Why not background checks, psychological tests, and periodic drug tests for these employees, bureaucrats, and judges? Oh, and simple math tests, too.

willyd
willyd
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I’ve been saying that for years, I have had to deal with TSA for years for a CDL License with a Haz-Mat Endorsement, tested, finger printed, every 4 years, to be certified to haul Hazardous Materials, another waste of tax payer money!!!!!!!!!!!

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago
Reply to  willyd

Yeah I’m not driving commerciallly these days, and when Uncle Stupid came up with the idea of background checks (six weeks wait and something ike $100 for the check. when my Mother May I Carry a Gun background check is more detailed than the HazMat check) and fed control of HazMat endorsement, I decided to let mine expire. I can get it back anytime I endure the government insults and expense. If I find a job where I need it, they’ll pay.

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago
Reply to  Rock

Best such plan I’ve ever considered would be to put together a test about the US Constitution. Iincude some questions that get into WHY most of those first ten Articles of Ammendment were written the way they are. And questions about duties and limitations of each of the branches of government. And a bit about the history of HOW we became a nation. And a few about their oath of office, including the likely consequences for VIOLATING that solemn oath. And some questions about trave, visiting the US by foreigners, and the process of becoming a citizen. And make certain… Read more »

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 year ago

Amy, just like the rest of the Bolshevik gang currently running the formerly Democratic Party will let you taste the flash hider of their AK as they march you off to reeducation. Amy will just be Minnesota Pumpkin Spice Nice about it.

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 year ago
Reply to  nrringlee

I’ve heard she is very mean to her staff. If that’s the case imagine how she would treat us.

JFCrosby
JFCrosby
1 year ago

The last thing we need in the White House is an ignorant woman…
The next last thing we need in the White House is a liberal, leftist person posing as a man…

This leaves out all the candidates of the Democrat party. Anyone interested in protecting their God-given and Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms can NEVER vote for a Democrat. Never.

BowserB
BowserB
1 year ago
Reply to  JFCrosby

JF, the thing that has done us in, and can again, is not gun owners voting Democrat (although some do.) Our downfall has been gun owners not voting at all. November 2018, aka Black November, the total number voting nationally was 118 million, or just under 50% of eligible voters. 124 million gun owners–if they all had voted–could have made that outcome (that turned the House Democrat) different. We have to vote Republican, even it we are not 100% happy with the GOP candidate. Protesting the GOP or “teaching the Republican party a lesson” by not voting, is just a… Read more »

Considerthis
Considerthis
1 year ago
Reply to  BowserB

Bowser46, Thank you for expressing that. It has always been a mystery to me how any owner of firearms could support and vote for a politician that promises to take their property. I suppose it is a result of the NRA that stressed non-partisanship and a few democrat politicians that actually would vote pro-gun. Those days are past now. It seems we really are down to capitalists VS. communists. I voted today and the choice was real easy. I also see this as an “all hands on deck, everybody on deck” situation. I have been dismayed to see what seems… Read more »

Darkman
Darkman
1 year ago

You know Your campaign is dying when you play your last hold card. “Gun Control”. Worked (SO WELL) for Beto and Swalwell and Booker. She’ll be gone after the South Carolina Primary. Nuff Said. Keep Your Powder Dry.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
1 year ago

As the Commiecrat party is un American and anti Constitution,every damned one of them has a plan to infringe on the 2 nd. amendment.

BowserB
BowserB
1 year ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

They have to disarm Americans. To pay for Medicare for all, minimum annual incomes, forgiving $1.5 Trillion in irresponsible student loans plus free college for all is going to require taking a lot of money from people who have earned it or are earning it. Who will sit still for average 50% average income tax rates, surtax on 401(k) and IRA withdrawals, Social Security means testing? You don’t really think they’re going to take 1% of Bloomberg’s wealth, do you? It’s not easy to steal the earnings and life savings of responsible armed citizens who collectively own 70 times as… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

“The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” What Amy K. is promising is tyranny against the oath she would take, against the people, against the constitution, against America.
Maybe she has good intentions, but the wide road to hell is paved with good intentions. Freedom has a price, ask any vet. T. Jefferson once made a comment about refreshing the tree of liberty. I believe he is/was correct and it’s likely to be proven in the near future. History does tend to repeat.

Arm up, carry on.

BowserB
BowserB
1 year ago

Klobuchar’s intentions are good…just like Bernie’s. Uh huh.

Finnky
Finnky
1 year ago
Reply to  BowserB

@Bowser – I am not a mind reader and will not convict anyone based upon what I imagine their intentions are. Won’t consider hiring them to run the country unless they espouse good policy and have a history of demonstrated skill, good judgement, integrity, and willingness to work hard and work with everybody. Just like Virginia’s law about training or parading “with intent” to harass, intimidate, etc. How could they ever prove what someone’s intent was – unless said individual was stupid enough to claim it? If you train with a group, make sure that their advertising and public statement… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  BowserB

Good intentions in their mind. Some of them actually believe in what they are doing although they are obviously wrong. Bloomberg’s $$ goes a long way but worse than that was Kruchev’s promise/threat on how he would destroy the U.S.A. Most, if not all of them, grew up during a time when schools preached socialism (they still do) and they took accountability to the LORD for their words and deeds out of their lives. They have been brain washed, they are greed and power hungry. There can be no justice, peace, honor when you hold no law above your own.… Read more »

Considerthis
Considerthis
1 year ago

Not me Bill. I was taught to “duck and cover” and there was no such thing as The Department of Education. Well ,that Cuban Missile Crisis fizzled out but the way things are going, it looks like that training will come in handy.

Finnky
Finnky
1 year ago
Reply to  Considerthis

@Considerthis – When I was young we were taught to cower under our desks in case of an earthquake. Have since learned that that is about the worst place to be. Legs on school desks are flimsy and will collapse if anything heavy (such as the roof) fall on them. In that even any child under the desk will be squashed, while children lying next to the desk have a good chance of surviving as the top section is strong enough. Learned this in an article by a rescuer who searched collapsed schools in Japan following a major earthquake there.… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago
Reply to  BowserB

and the kinyun former resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, DC.