Former Ambassador Rice ‘forgets’ History on Everytown Veepstakes Tryout

By Larry Keane

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Susan Rice and Shannon Watts at the Everytown Veepstakes. IMG

Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama’s first U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and later his National Security Advisor joined Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts for the latest in Everytown’s Veepstakes. She hyped her antigun history to the 134 live Twitter viewers, telling them more gun control is needed and 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden is just the guy for the role. But, she added, that wasn’t enough. Gun control needs to sweep Congress too.

Praising Biden’s gun control history, Rice stated, “In the Obama-Biden administration, we implemented more than two dozen very important reforms that put curbs on access to guns, but we need legislation…We need Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats in control of the House and the Senate.”

Ambassador Rice omitted a significant fact. She joined the administration two weeks after President Obama was inaugurated in 2009 and Democrats controlled all levers of the federal government – the presidency, the House of Representatives, and the Senate – for the next two years. They did not pass any gun control legislation.

Biden’s Gun Control Reform Record

Ambassador Rice glossed over the inaction of the Obama administration. President Obama, in his third year, appointed then-Vice President Biden to lead a gun control task force after the Newtown tragedy. The recommendations were lacking serious proposals, but Rice exalted Biden’s efforts.

“The folks on this call know Joe Biden’s record,” she said. “He’s been a leader against gun violence for so many years. And now he has a very detailed, clear cut, aggressive, comprehensive platform to go against all aspects of gun violence.”

Among Biden’s task force recommendations was requiring so-called “smart gun” technology. The National Institute of Justice studied the technologies and concluded: “none were successful.”

Fast forward and Biden’s dangerous ideas on guns include recommending blindly firing shotguns and having police shoot “unarmed” knife-wielding attackers in the leg. He wants red flag laws that deny due process and reinstatement of the failed 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. Ambassador Rice agrees with all of this, adding Biden would support a gun buyback program, likely headed by former U.S. Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas).

Growing Up With Gun Control

Ambassador Rice has remained in the top tier for potential Biden VP picks as others fell away. She explained her formative years in Washington, D.C., and its’ notorious gun control as a key asset to tackle criminal violence. Rice noted, “It’s been known as the murder capital of the world.”

Washington, D.C., with its’ strict gun control, struggles with criminal misuse of firearms like Chicago, New York City, and Baltimore. Ambassador Rice, it seems, would aspire to the same failed policies ascribed by Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot. They choose demagoguery over Real Solutions.

Real Solutions with Results

Ambassador Rice did offer an idea on how to reduce criminal misuse of firearms stating, “And so what we really need is the kind of programs at the community level that reduce violence…”

NSSF has implemented community-level programs that have proven effective for decades, and continue today as firearm ownership reaches record highs and criminal violence trends lower. By partnering with local law enforcement through Project ChildSafe, NSSF has distributed over 38 million free firearm safety kits with gun locks. Partner programs with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives including Operation Secure Store and Don’t Lie for the Other Guy help to deter firearm retailer theft and robberies and prevent illegal straw purchases.

NSSF improved the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) system, changing the law in 16 states and supported the Fix NICS Act of 2017, to ensure disqualifying adjudicated mental health records were submitted to the FBI.

More VP candidates are sure to be vetted as the election draws nearer. NSSF will update the online voter education resource #GUNVOTE so when heading to the polls in November, voters don’t risk your rights.

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The only reason politicians want ordinary, peaceful citizens guns is they intend on doing things that would get them shot.


134 live viewers? That is sad. Betcha some of them respected the 2A, but wanted to watch another soap opera. After all, how did NSSF find out about this?

uncle dudley

We do not need any old swamp creatures back in leadership control of the U.S. or any part of the government.
Trump may not be the best to some, but he sure as hell beats the professional politicians that have been there and put our country in the sad shape it’s in.


What im doing is waiting for that thing called JUSTICE that the Now President PROMISED us in 2016 to win his election! Or did he lie like he did when he promised to “NOT” touch our 2A and then banned bump stocks.So what will he do when he dosnt have another election to in?He already considered new gun control laws after a couple of different mass shootings.Then later back peddled when he realized it would cost him the 2020 election! So i state it again.What will he do when he has no election to win next time?He is already touting… Read more »


Bumpstock are not firearms and no gun needs one to work.


If brains was gunpowder, these twits collectively wouldn’t have enough for a .22 Short.


Like many of her ilk Susan Rice suffers from what I call “Elective Amnesia”.


No, she just likes being a slave.

Xaun Loc

So, let me understand this article… Larry’s point is that electing Democrats would be a good thing because they talk about gun control but DON’T actually pass new gun control laws??? Or maybe his point is that a Biden/Rice ticket (which would put Ms. Rice in the presidency within a year) isn’t something we should worry about because she’s wants more gun control. Yes, Republicans have done a much less than stellar job of protecting our rights — at least in part because WE haven’t demanded they do better — but is anyone reading this blog really stupid enough to… Read more »


wonder if she addressed the issue of the “fast and furious” operation conducted by the b hussien o administration? I like the caption under the picture, demanding women. really?


After looking at the two COMMUNIST SUPPORTED WOMEN whom this op-ed is about —- I am not reading any of their LYING RANTINGS.