South Carolina Debate Lacks Facts on Gun Control

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2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The debate stage in Charleston, S.C. was the place to be Tuesday night for Democratic presidential candidates who wanted to demonstrate their lack of firearms knowledge and Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

There certainly were a lot of words and crosstalk during the heated back-and-forth between candidates on the criminal misuse of firearms. However, the candidates’ platforms included wildly false statements, tired scare language, and egregiously wrong facts. Unfortunately for the American people, the debate offered gun control platitudes, not serious answers voters deserve.

Biden Targets Manufacturers

Former Vice President Joe Biden, desperate to make South Carolina his vaunted firewall, used firearms as a verbal bludgeon. He attacked U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) vote against the Brady background check bill in the 1990s. His gun-control highlight reel continued as he thundered a warning shot to firearms manufacturers if elected, bellowing, “I’m coming for you, and gun manufacturers, I’m going to take you on and I’m going to beat you.”

Former Vice President Biden also reminded the national audience he supported the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, even though it did nothing to reduce crime. He tried to paint Sen. Sanders at fault because he once voted for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Doing that, though, he reminded the audience that frontrunner Sen. Sanders can’t be trusted because he once supported gun rights only to change his platform to meet the radical gun control elements of his base. Biden’s dinger for the night, though, was grossly overstating that 150 million Americans died by wrongful gun use since 2007. No, Joe – half the U.S. population didn’t die due to guns in the last thirteen years.

Sen. Sanders’ Laundry List

Sen. Sanders might want to ban so-called assault weapons, but he was firing off gun control myths at rapid-fire. Sen. Sanders rattled off a series of groaners “Right now, my view is we need to expand background checks, end the gun show loophole, and do what the American people want, not what the NRA wants.” The senator knows there’s no such thing, that firearms sold at shows by retailers are subject to the same background checks as in stores. His demand for universal background checks is really a call to ban the private transfer of firearms, even among close relatives. When. Sen. Sanders says he wants a so-called “assault weapons” ban, he’s purposefully conflating semiautomatic modern sporting rifles with those used by the military.

Buttigieg Blunders

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg used his time to call for a ban on “anything remotely like what I trained on …” Buttigieg, a former Navy Reservist, invoked the scare-tactic language often used against modern sporting rifles. As a veteran, he knows or at least should know, the difference between the military rifle and an MSR. Buttigieg purposefully misstates that the MSR fires only one bullet per each pull of the trigger, just like handguns and shotguns. That’s not a surprise to those who legally and safely own and use more than 17.7 million in circulation today.

Other Stray Shots

The four other candidates spoke up as well, mostly stating similar inaccuracies. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted his gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action and also recently tweeted “Every day, 100 Americans are killed by guns.” He arrives at that figure by lumping together criminal misuse of firearms with suicides to justify his gun-grabbing agenda.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she could enact her grand plan for gun control if the Senate would just eliminate the filibuster. This would entail a series of crippling taxes on firearm and ammunition, an age-based gun ban, a national license to exercise Second Amendment rights and repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Outsider billionaire Tom Steyer blamed the inability to move gun control on corporate greed, insisting congressional terms limits are needed to get it done. Lastly, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar reminded the audience she “has the receipts” for gun control, and would ensure domestic abusers can’t buy an AK-47 and that she authored the bill to close the “boyfriend loophole” of domestic abusers.

The only coherent message from the field of candidates is they’re aiming squarely at knocking down the rights of law-abiding gun owners instead of addressing crime.



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cav2108
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cav2108

You still don’t get it. Sure lots of fake “facts” and outright lies, but it doesn’t do any good to point them out. They know these are lies and fake “facts”, these are just the lies and fake “facts” that they will repeat when they are canceling the 2A and confiscating citizen’s guns while ignoring their antiFA supporters and other criminal’s guns. It doesn’t make any difference to them. They can’t rule America as our Benevolent Masters as long as the citizens are armed. And, if we won’t give the guns up willingly, then they plan to darken the sky… Read more »

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@USA…not bad but I prefer that Russian Anna Chapman .

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Since WHEN have the communist democrats worried about facts? Democrats lie, it is what they do.
Until the American people stop whining and stand up, nothing will change.

HawkThoo
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HawkThoo

Every one of these ‘Rats is PROMISING to violate the U.S. Constitution (“Gun control”) as soon as he/she/it swears before God to uphold the Constitution.

Finnky
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Finnky

@OV – How do they define lynching? Does executing a traitorous politician count?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, Lynching is too much effort anyway. All work is cumulative.

Knute
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Knute

How about a high speed catapult, right into a brick wall? That’d be pretty easy. 🙂

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@WB…Yeah I still like the wood chipper .

gcm
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gcm

Feet first.

Bobtail
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Bobtail

I knew it was going to be a good one when the first thing to happen was Bernie basically calling Bloomy a fecking a$$hole.

Rock
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Rock

7 Me-Me-Me Democrats on stage ALL trying to out FREE RIDE each other. Do you REALLY think “FACTS” EVER came into mind ??? NO !

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rock, True, but one hundred and seventy million Democrats all staged to receive the free ride. And the facts of a modern economy don’t ever come to their tiny minds.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

It is no secret that booty gig lies ! So once again , he went by direct appointment into the Navy reserve . No basic training , no weapons training , he simply filled a slot . There was an article about him on it. Two other contributors on here read it and commented on it as well.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Since when does the Anti Constitution party need facts, they just make it up as they go, what a group of loosers.

Superman
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Superman

Looks like YOU are the LOSER as you can’t spell correctly. FIND A DICTIONARY AND USE IT!

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Supe, I believe he spelled it correctly. I believe at minimum, Buttigieg qualifies as a looser. The others, I don’t know and do not care to know. As Clinton said, don’t ask, don’t tell.

Terry
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Terry

@Will, yes, when you’re speaking of Clark the use of loser is more appropriate. If you’re speaking of Clark’s’ brain, looser would be correct.

Knute
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Knute

I tend to think of his brain as rusted up solid, the exact opposite of “loose”, but I see your point. 🙂
I would suggest to him some WD-40 in each ear, but I think he might actually do it! 🙂

loveaduck
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loveaduck

Bugs said it better, “What a maroon.”

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Now Clark, Your incorrect use of capital letters in your writings are far more appalling, but we don’t criticize you for that, just your silly comments.

Finnky
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Finnky

@WB – Clark is but a baby. Important to realize he’s growing up in the text generation. They’ve developed a texting-language of their own which can convey nuanced emotions in ways we don’t even notice. However having raised children in that generation, who continue to communicate through text with me – I think I pick up on some of the subtext. Far as I can tell, his capitalization is way off even in that context – perhaps he’s texting with a Nigerian accent or something? Personally I suspect it’s a down’s syndrome accent, but who knows.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, They should have paid attention in the sixth grade English class.
“Everything that he ever knew, he learned on the internet.” is a very ugly thought!

tetejaun
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tetejaun

A Bernie Bro, James Hodgkinson, shot police officers and Republican Representative Steve Scalise at a charity baseball game. A Bernie Bro, Stephen Paddock, shot over 600 people at a Country music Festival in Las Vegas. He thought he could shoot the most Republicans there. A Bernie Bro, James Holmes, shot over 74 people at a theater in Aurora, CO. James dressed as one of the characters in the first-person shooter game HALO. A Bernie Bro, Patrick Crusius, shot people at a Walmart in El Paso, TX. After all, Peter Stzrok said he could smell the conservatives in Walmart. You will… Read more »

Oldman
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Oldman

@tete I would disagree on your Stephen Paddock assumption. He MAY have shot SOME of the victims……we will probably never know for sure, however there have been too many eyewitness reports that have said that fire came from more than one direction. Something in all of this smells like a dead flounder lying on the beach in 80 degree temperature. There is a massive cover-up going on here by the FBI and The BATFE………..They have never released any forensics on any of the guns purported to have been used by Paddock in his room and will continue to support the… Read more »

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Paddock was another wound up and let loose Bernie activist. As for the “echoes” of shots, that is more a factor of people running and hearing shot echoes from the buildings and sound screens. Was there more shooters? Who knows? The Las Vegas PD and the FBI and BATF have lied at every stage of the investigation. For now, Paddock did the shooting until further information arrives. We ALL saw John Kennedy’s head rebound backward and the back of his skull fly onto the trunk of the car, yet FBI and BATF claims it was a shot from BEHIND him.… Read more »

Oldman
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Oldman

Agreed, for the most part…….The problem with Lee Harvey was,….he was the patsy same for Paddock IMO

Oldman
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Oldman

@Will, Me too……I remember when we got the news….My high school latin teacher was playing his clarinet in class….He did that around the holidays. The announcement came over the loudspeaker that Kennedy was dead and he just plain lost it. He was crying and carrying on and that got all the females doing the same. Mostly the young men were dumbfounded as we waited for the busses to come and take us home. Everybody in my neighborhood , the teenagers especially, were like in a trance for about the next week.. Worst part of it all tho, was it took… Read more »

Oldman
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Oldman

@Will, My theory as to all the why’s in this whole story is that almost everyone involved was in on it. The Kennedy’s were in a bunch of dung with the Mob because of the Bay of Pigs and Bobby going after them so hard. LBJ strikes a big cord in my central nervous system.

Oldman
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Oldman

@OV, I saw and heard on a conspiracy theory vid on Youtube, what appeared to be, according to the taxi driver, who recorded the sound and was at a 90 degree angle to the Mandalay, loud shooting ike fully auto fire coming from above his position, at the same time as quieter shooting was going on from his position which was some 200 yds away from the venue. And the photos of Paddington, after he was dead by ‘suicide’, don’t in any was look as though he used a rifle.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Anyone who would disarm the free American citizen is evil. They ALL want to gut the 2A. They ALL want America to be socialist/communist. They all KNOW that once the truth of socialism/communism is seen there WILL BE A REVOLT. Thus, gun control is not about gun control. Gun control is all about people control. If the population is unarmed, they are much easier to control. We have seen this throughout history.

Arm up, carry on.

JIAZ
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JIAZ

Out of that circus tent Bloomberg would be Trump’s toughest challenger. He’s an opponent that shouldn’t be underestimated. He’s manically driven and has the money to not only pay his own way, but also to buy anything along the way. Complacency against Bloomberg would be a mistake.

POTUS appoints SCOTUS, Vote TRUMP 2020

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Finnky
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Finnky

Seeing bloomy debate, it is easy to believe he’s running simply so that he can donate unlimited amount to the democrat cause rather than in an effort to win. He was poorly prepared and did not have reasonable responses to either moderator questions or attacks the other candidates.

Superman
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Superman

He is running to win and to feed his giant ego. He has small man syndrome.

Ken
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Ken

I believe that you are referring to the “Napoleon Syndrome.” Whatever you call it, it’s not good for us if any of them get elected. Get out and vote!