Sen. Tammy Duckworth Everytown Veepstakes Gun Control Talking Points

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Il. Senator Duckworth. IMG www.duckworth.senate.gov/

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) knows more than most about firearms and how they operate. That didn’t stop her, however, from joining Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts on Everytown for Gun Safety’s Veepstakes to peddle misstatements and untruths about guns. She’s trying out to be presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate and Watts played along. 

Sen. Duckworth started by negating a gun control myth that the country is awash in automatic guns. Automatic firearms are strictly controlled. Sen. Duckworth leaned on her military background to explain to Watts, “Even the military doesn’t provide our troops with fully automatic weapons.” Not quite, but not all troops carry belt-fed machine guns.

Sen. Duckworth also strayed from the gun control party line when she explained that safe firearm ownership and handling can be done with the right training and safety. She explained she learned firearm safety from her father, a top U.S. military marksman.

“At a young age, from that military experience and background, he taught us discipline,” she said. “Dad was very, very strict.”

Millions of law-abiding gun owners in America agree, but it doesn’t stop the senator from pushing a “do as I say, not as I do” mantra. It’s similar to what Everytown-funder and billionaire Michael Bloomberg got caught saying before he gave up his failed, billion-dollar presidential run.

Get Out of Jail

Sen. Duckworth admitted concern for personal safety from criminals is a driving factor for millions of Americans purchasing guns. Nearly 2.5 million first-time gun buyers from March to May. Sen. Duckworth said it’s obvious in Chicago and the rest of her home state of Illinois.

“In the Cook County jail, they’re releasing some pretty bad folks,” she said.

Instead of listening to that concern, Watts and Sen. Duckworth dismissed it. They demagogued Second Amendment supporters for “stoking fear” and “using racism and xenophobia” to keep gun stores open during the pandemic and subsequent riots and looting.

Sen. Duckworth’s priorities are the usual gun control talking points. She shared them with Watts, including ending illegal straw purchases, taking “combat style” weapons off the street, instituting universal background checks that would make felons out of law-abiding citizens, and even a nationwide fingerprint database to track firearm ownership.

Firearm Industry Leading with Real Solutions

Sen. Duckworth should have done her homework. The firearm industry is providing Real Solutions that already tackle the issues she believes can only be solved by seizing rights and passing gun control laws.

Project ChildSafe promotes safe firearm storage through partnerships with 15,000 local law enforcement agencies and providing more than 38 million free firearm safety kits, including locking devices. Operation Secure Store, a partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), educates and assists firearm retailers to voluntarily improve security at their stores to reduce theft and burglaries. A component of that program involves NSSF matching ATF reward offers to bring to justice the criminals that victimize firearm retailers and their communities. Through Don’t Lie for The Other Guy NSSF and ATF work together to stop illegal straw firearm purchases in their tracks and warn the public of the accompanying $250,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison for committing the felony. NSSF’s FixNICS campaign successfully changed the law in 16 states and in Congress to improve the submittal process of disqualifying adjudicated mental health records.

The firearm industry is serious about firearm safety and responsible gun ownership and will continue to educate voters ahead of November’s election with the #GUNVOTE online resource.


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Get Out
Get Out
3 days ago

They forgot to ask her if she will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Don
Don
5 days ago

The least she could do is get it right about the military packing machine guns.

Chuck
Chuck
5 days ago

Duckworth isn’t a Natural Born US Citizen, she’ a Birthright US Citizen, therefore she cannot be President or Vice President under Article II of the US Constitution. Duckworth was born in Thailand, not on US Soil. Her father was a US Citizen (working for the UN), her mother was a Thai National. Because of the circumstances of her birth, she’s reached the highest office a Birthright Citizen may hold under the Constitution, that of a US Senator.

usaimages
usaimages
5 days ago
Reply to  Chuck

I guess you do not remember obama?

Rock
Rock
5 days ago
Reply to  usaimages

100% correct, born in Kenya (his own grandmother stated that FACT). Mom was just a drunk/druggie “receptacle”….
Dad, yeah, he was that drunk druggie….
GREAT pedigree for a bought and paid for SOROS “plant”………….. NOT !

loveaduck
loveaduck
5 days ago
Reply to  Rock

And totally disproved. I’m no Obama fan but he is a legit citizen and so is Duckworth.

Don
Don
5 days ago
Reply to  Chuck

Not true.

bucshot
bucshot
5 days ago

A SOPHIST, read Thrasymachus for an understanding of these politicians!!

1MOA2Day
1MOA2Day
5 days ago

Duckworth is on the payroll of these anti-gun groups. Follow the money.

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
5 days ago

Dis one….. appears to hold a lot of weight in her face / jowls, and looks like she hasn’t missed a meal since she started getting paid by “the people”

Grim
Grim
5 days ago
Reply to  MS-Steve

Personal attacks are the refuge of the ignorant and diminish your position (whatever it is). Stick to the facts, she is anti gun!

Bob
Bob
5 days ago

Everyone here is disgusted with this Senator posing as an American, but remember a majority of voters in her state put her in office. They are the treasonous underbelly of people like Duckworth and are to be held accountable.

JFCrosby
JFCrosby
5 days ago

How do you know when a useless Democrat is lying?

bucshot
bucshot
5 days ago
Reply to  JFCrosby

When their lips are not moving !!

PAF145
PAF145
5 days ago

But you had better not criticize this traitor !

nrringlee
nrringlee
5 days ago

Case in point. Progressives do not seek justice. They do not seek equal protection. They do not seek inalienable rights and standards under which those rights are defended for all. They seek power. Power over your life. Hubris is what drives them. Not love of country or people. Be very clear in your minds what progressives really believe. It will shock you.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
6 days ago

When you run into a legislator who has the intent to do harm to or outright destroy the construction, that IS TREASON and TYRANNY. There is a legal, righteous and a very final penalty that comes with it. We all know that the penalty for treason and tyranny is death. These people should be arrested, jailed without bail and tried in a court of law (if there are any left in America). If/when they are found guilty, they should be put to death. I would add a public tarring and feathering to be used as prison clothing until sentence is… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
6 days ago

Not surprising coming from a Marxist,Demanding Commie Mommy’s must be humored.

Last edited 6 days ago by Green Mtn. Boy
hoss
hoss
6 days ago

Just another Commie Rat Bastard Democrat, why tell the truth when you can lie! These people will stop at nothing to seize power.
From everything I’m seeing, in my opinion if the Dems. get the White house, the Congress, and the Senate this country will be lost.
Will there be a civil war? I truly don’t know, I suppose it all depends on whether, or not the police, and the military take their oath seriously.

Darkman
Darkman
6 days ago

Just gonna leave this here.
Police agencies withdraw from agreements to assist Milwaukee during DNC | KTVO
https://ktvo.com/news/nation-world/police-agencies-withdraw-from-agreements-to-assist-milwaukee-during-dnc-1

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
6 days ago
Reply to  Darkman

They don’t want the police,they don’t get any police, be careful what you ask for.

Coelacanth
Coelacanth
5 days ago
Reply to  Darkman

They should tell them what the chief of the Seattle Police Department told Seattle residents. “You’re on your own”.

Darkman
Darkman
6 days ago

This is the very definition of a Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Not only has she violated her oath of office through her legislative actions. She has also violated her Oath as a former member of the military. That she is so willing to Tout. Because of her outright willingness to deny Americans of not only their 2nd Amendment Rights but also under PC Cancel Culture their 1st Amendment Rights. Now because she is supposedly on Creepy Joe’s short list for VP. She is trying to transform herself into a caring understanding person who fights for everyone’s Rights.