Everytown Veepstakes Finalist Rep. Karen Bass Slips on Truth-Telling

By Larry Keane

Rep Karen Bass
Rep Karen Bass accidentally stated what many Americans already knew – that Democrats want gun registration. IMG Bass.House.Gov

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined the Everytown for Gun Safety’s Veepstakes and just might have let slip what her gun control goals would be should she join presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the ticket as his running mate. Speaking with Shannon Watts, Rep. Bass decried gun control’s slow progress in Congress.

“I mean we’ve passed universal registra… uh, universal background checks out of the House! It’s one of the 400 bills languishing in the Senate.”

It’s true that under fellow Californian Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the House of Representatives passed a grab bag of antigun legislation. Those bills would do little to address the criminal misuse of firearms and instead infringe on the Second Amendment rights of Americans.

California Dreaming

California has among the strictest gun control in the nation and Rep. Bass has been along for the ride. Before Congress, Rep. Bass spent six years in California’s state assembly, from 2004 – 2010, including the last two years as Speaker of that body. She described her gun control bona fides and experience as a grassroots organizer during those years.

“At the height of the….gang violence crisis, we saw guns on the street more powerful than those carried by the police,” Rep. Bass said. “It taught me everything.”

Fast forward and criminals are still on the street. They still illegally possess firearms but law-abiding Californians are subjected to a series of burdensome laws and regulations to exercise their rights.

Dismissing Legitimate Concerns

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic and the recent violent riots and looting, historic numbers of Americans have purchased a firearm, mostly due to legitimate concerns related to family safety and protection of home and property. Millions of these purchasers are first-timers and a large number are in the Golden State, surprised by the restrictions and delays required for their purchase.

When asked by Watts about gun purchasers and what Congress or state legislators can do to pass more gun control, Rep. Bass once again was dismissive, stating “I believe [their party] has been taken over by extremist elements.”

The more than 2.5 million first-time firearm buyers so far in 2020 who jumped off the fence to purchase their firearm might reject that notion.

Joe Biden’s antigun track record is well-known and Rep. Bass’s own gun control agenda fits for a gun-grabbing ticket. She stated so, saying Biden, “should be lifting it [gun control] to be one of the most important issues and I believe he’s already doing it.”

She’d get her way too, if the U.S. Senate wasn’t blocking her gun control agenda.

“That’s why we really need to take the Senate back,” she said. “We’ve already passed the legislation in the House. There’s just no alternative.” Billionaire Michael Bloomberg would agree. It’s why he’s bankrolled Everytown and already pledged to spend $60 million to support Biden’s candidacy and flip Senate seats for more gun control. 

Safety and Education

Protecting the Second Amendment rights of Americans, while also promoting safe and responsible gun ownership, have been pillars of the firearm industry for decades. It’s why NSSF launched the Real Solutions. Safe Communities initiative to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) used by firearm retailers, promote safe home firearm storage, and help the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) educate retailers to reduce firearm theft and burglaries and straw purchases. These industry efforts have paid off with the number of unintentional firearm fatalities in the U.S. reaching an all-time record low since data was first tracked more than a century ago.

NSSF will continue updating the #GUNVOTE online resource with candidate information and track record on the important Second Amendment issues to ensure voters don’t risk their rights in the voting booth in November.


National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout The National Shooting Sports Foundation

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nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
1 month ago

Nothing but a Communist Democrap B***H intent on implementing a Centrally Controlled Communist Police State Government in The United States! ANYONE who would vote for this Communist W***E is completely BRAIN DEAD!!!

Degforyou
Degforyou
1 month ago

If I said to meat me at a certain place to go to eliminate this tyranny Gov., I wonder how many would be there?

Random71
Random71
1 month ago
Reply to  Degforyou

Meat…. so near the butchers shop…. count me in.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
1 month ago
Reply to  Degforyou

I’ve never even heard of her before today. There are bigger fish to fry, man.

Random71
Random71
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Who said stop with small ones? The warmer the tar the farther it spreads….

Wait…. fish…. so is it the docks or the river….

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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago

One mo time…..listen up, boys and girls.
A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun.
He only controls the good guys, which is his true agenda.
This is one why of the Second Amendment.
Spread the word. Apparently many haven’t figured it out yet.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago

Why do the democrats have to lie? They must be aware, after all of their failures.that the proposed legislation such as registration, bans, restrictions on magazine capacity , number of purchases per month and so many that are not listed have NO effect on crime, suicides, or mental health. Let’s face it they are afraid of all guns and are trying hard to eliminate the objects of their own fear. The constitution means nothing to them when confronting this fear. Why can’t they acknowledge that law abiding gun owners are NOT the problem in the US, crime and treatment for… Read more »

crazy joe
crazy joe
1 month ago
Reply to  PMinFl

because that is what they do best

chocopot
chocopot
1 month ago
Reply to  PMinFl

“Why do the democrats have to lie?”

Very simple. The Leftist agenda is, and has always been (since The French Revolution), based on lies, misinformation, and deception. The greatest enemies of the Left are truth, facts, and reality. If any of them were ever to tell the truth, about anything, all of their support would be gone is a flash.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

What a scary thought that a person like this could be a heart beat away from becoming president. She thinks gun violence is being done by citizens who legally purchase their firearms and not the hood rats who are gang and drug related criminals who most aren’t very good citizens to begin with. Sure there may be a few who go off the deep end and find a gun free zone to shoot innocents but that’s because the anti-gunners have tried to limit firearm possession in certain places to begin with. If you vote democrat you are part of the… Read more »

Camotim
Camotim
1 month ago

Figures Joe would want someone who also treats the 2A as a dog treats a fire hydrant. And if we disagree with her then we are raaacccisssts.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

In Ca-ca-ca-california universal background checks equals universal registration. That has been so for all firearms transaction, commercial and personal since January 1 2015 when Jerry Brown signed in to law the requirement that every firearm be identified and reported to the state by both nomenclature and serial number every time a Dealer Record of Sale was processed. So Bass was telling the truth in this case all be it accidentally. But in general, speaking of Bass, rule one applies. Communism is lie. Communists lie. Bass is a communist. Bass lies.

E4TL34D
E4TL34D
1 month ago

It’s unfortunate that efforts to reduce gun violence are met with such opposition. There is a lot that most Americans would agree with if they just used some common sense instead of having a knee-jerk reaction. Don’t believe everything you think.

Random71
Random71
1 month ago
Reply to  E4TL34D

Yea gun violence, it is quite often used defensively. Dont believe random internet guy? I understand, so go read the work of Professor Gary Kleck. Perhaps you may want to look at Switzerland and their crime numbers in general, then realize 1 of 2 citizens is armed, often with a military issue rifles. Look at Australia or the UK, in both cases after gun bans, violent crime went up but not with guns but knives and clubs. To disarm people is to make them easy prey for the people who wish to do harm because they will still be armed… Read more »

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Vern
Vern
1 month ago

This woman is a dyed in the wool COMMUNIST, she doesn’t care one iota about the American people. Her heart throb till he died was, along with Barbara Walters, a guy by the name of Fidel Castro. Ever hear of him? Her agenda along with the communist, oh, wait, I remember now, the “democrat,” party, as they would have everybody think they are now known as, is the complete destruction of the United States of America. Their gun agenda is just another of their plans to destroy the country. The criminal element is who they want for the new police… Read more »

E4TL34D
E4TL34D
1 month ago
Reply to  Vern

Your disgusting failure to acknowledge the Democrats as Americans just like you shows that you clearly have not spoken to one before. If you did, you clearly were unable to communicate with them.

Calling Democrats commies is a great way to sell guns, but it doesn’t reflect the reality in most of our American communities. It’s rhetoric that you clearly believe, but it’s not true.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  E4TL34D

When Democrats – at both state and federal level – constantly promote only candidates who are avowed Marxists, who openly demand that this country be changed from a Constitutional Republic to a Socialist Regime, then Democrats (particularly Democrat leadership) are, by any sane definition, the exact “domestic enemies” of the United States that all military and law enforcement personnel/veterans have sworn an oath (on personal honor) to protect this country and its Constitution against. By no sane mental activity can anyone who (even by inaction!) promotes destruction of our existing Republic form of government be called patriots. Prove me wrong.… Read more »

Vern
Vern
1 month ago
Reply to  E4TL34D

You must not be able to read very well. This woman is an avowed communist with the highest credentials of the party. If you don’t want to believe the truth, don’t, you don’t have to. You have that right. I and many others on this site have taken an oath to defend this country from its enemies both foreign and domestic. Like many of them, I too have laid my life on the line in war, fighting the communists and the newer guys, fighting the Muslims known as terrorists. The democrat party has another avowed communist as its leader, nearly… Read more »

Random71
Random71
1 month ago
Reply to  E4TL34D

I have no doubt about the fact that many rank and file joe six pack democrats being mostly blind sheep. It is hard to be an active communist if you dont know what the fuck communism even is. They are the modern version of the proles in 1984 or Montag’s wife in F°451, inane social media, sportsball and its gambling, generic movies and music, cheap swill beer, and not a care in the world so long as the music keeps rolling and the beer keeps flowing. There are republicans like that too, raised to keep the dialectic going. Poor sods,… Read more »

Capn Dad
Capn Dad
1 month ago

Lawlessness is not why they want the guns….control over you is why. Even if not one person was shot they would still come after your gun. Marxists need a helpless population in order to rule over them.

Random71
Random71
1 month ago
Reply to  Capn Dad

Its funny because, per Marx and Engl, they want an armed proletariat, so to be able to secure the revolution. Yet then want to disarm them, whilst also abolishing the state in its entirety, when perfect communism is achived.

Man those two boys were some world class bullshitters…. they still have people buying their stupidity and lies over 100 years later.

Get Out
Get Out
1 month ago

These anti-gun buffoons must not be watching the news, our cities and towns are under attack by thugs. LE are being defunded or prevented from responding to these attacks and attacks on public officials in private neighborhoods. More than 2 million new guns in first time gun owners hands, there’s a reason they have the guns now and it’s not to turn them in when told to do so by these anti-gun putzes. Keep throwing money into more gun control and people will end up keeping the guns anyway.

Jonesy
Jonesy
1 month ago
Reply to  Get Out

According to Jerry No-Nads Nadler, That is just a Myth.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Sixty million?! Hoo-boy, I’ll bet Everytown had to work very hard for that kind of dough.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

@Gene – Not really, to bloomy that is chump change. If every AmmoLand reader pitched in a little, we could easily counter. Scale of the country as a whole is amazing… Corona-relief alone is already 100k time as much. That is real money – on a scale to truly bankrupt our country. Welcome to the third world!