Devil No Longer Hiding in Details of Gun Control…and He’s a Democrat

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Once again in the aftermath of a high-profile tragedy involving the psychopathic misuse of a firearm, one political party is at the forefront of efforts to penalize all gun owners while, according to gun rights activists, also exploiting the crime to erode rights protected by the Second Amendment.

One look at popular opinion polls—Rasmussen and Gallup provide good examples—and it is easy to understand why Democrats, who used to be known as the “party of gun control,” are now more quickly identified as the “party of gun prohibition.”

In a commentary opening his program recently on Fox News, conservative commentator Sean Hannity went after Democrats with a scathing monologue.

“We do continue to pray for the families in Uvalde and every other city. They’ll never be the same. Along with the families of murder victims all across the country in major cities like Chicago, Baltimore, L.A., New York. We have dozens of young men and women — our national treasure — shot and killed every single week. But we rarely hear about this kind of violence from Democrats, which is where the political aspect comes in. They only seem to really care about gun violence when it becomes politically expedient for them. Now, keep in mind, almost all of America’s most violent cities have been ruled by Democrats for decades. And every one of those cities has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.

“Now, for the Left, this isn’t about saving lives or reducing violence. Like always, it is political and it’s an emotional ploy to centralize their power over law-abiding citizens. And by the way, many of them would like to usurp all Second Amendment rights. We’ve got to protect our Constitution and our right to defend ourselves.”—Sean Hannity

CBS News published results of its own poll, and buried in the text was this possibly unintended acknowledgment: “Democrats look for more gun restrictions — including banning AR-15s — and fewer people having guns in general…”

FiveThirtyEight.com pointed to a Pew Research poll from April 2021 that revealed 83 percent of Democratic respondents, but only 37 percent of Republicans “said they ‘strongly’ or ‘somewhat’ favor banning” so-called “assault weapons, “a difference of 46 percentage points.” This particular detail suggests gun owners and rights advocates need to educate Republican voters.

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed—almost entirely along party lines—a “package of gun control legislation,” according to CNN. All but two Democrats voted for it. All but five Republicans voted against it. The two Democrats were Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon. The five Republicans were identified as Reps. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Fred Upton of Michigan, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Chris Jacobs of New York.

Speaking of New York, the state government has been dominated by Democrats for decades. The state’s onerous concealed carry permit law could be overturned at any moment by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In Illinois, where the legislature has been controlled by Democrats, it took a federal lawsuit by the Second Amendment Foundation and another by the National Rifle Association to force the state to adopt a concealed carry statute. The Prairie State was the last holdout; until the lawsuits, Illinois refused to allow licensed concealed carry.

California is another state with onerous gun control laws, pushed through by dominant Democrats in Sacramento. The state’s ban on semi-auto rifle sales to young adults was recently ruled unconstitutional by a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Oregon Firearms Federation is reporting that State Rep. Lisa Reynolds (D-Portland) has already announced plans for the 2023 Legislative session. A transplant raised in suburban Chicago, according to her biography, Reynolds wants to go after so-called “ghost guns” and close the “Charleston loophole.” OFF quotes from her newsletter: “Of course, we are actively considering a variety of additional measures, including an assault weapons ban, raising the purchase age for all guns to 21, regulating magazine sizes and ammunition, and many other steps.”

Maryland’s ban on so-called “assault rifles” is awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court on whether it will review the ban on constitutional grounds. Twenty-five state attorneys general—all Republicans—sent an amicus brief to the court, urging a high court review.

According to Rasmussen Reports, “Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democrats don’t believe banning weapons like the AR-15 would violate the Second Amendment, but that belief is shared by only 28% of Republicans and 43% of voters not affiliated with either major party.” The same survey revealed, “More Republicans (52%) than Democrats (32%) or unaffiliated voters (42%) say they or someone in their home owns a gun.” And one more not-so-surprising revelation: “Fewer Democrats (28%) than Republicans or unaffiliated voters (both 36%) say the Second Amendment is most important in guarding against tyranny.”

The aforementioned Pew Research poll also said “80% or more Democrats favor creating a federal database to track gun sales and banning both assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines….”

Gallup recently polled Americans on guns, learning in the process, “Republicans were largely satisfied with gun laws in January (62%), while 21% were dissatisfied and preferred that they be more strict. At the same time, 20% of Democrats were satisfied, and 71% were dissatisfied and wanted laws to be more strict.”

The same Gallup survey found that 40 percent of Democrats favor a ban on handguns, 14 years after the Supreme Court ruled in the Heller case that handguns are protected by the Second Amendment. Only 6 percent of Republicans support such a ban, and 14 percent of Independents would ban handguns.

Compare Joe Biden with Donald Trump. During his presidency, Trump would almost always mention protecting the Second Amendment when he appeared at rallies, and even during his State of the Union addresses. His most lasting legacy may be his federal judicial appointments, including filling three vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court, a fact which may become fully understood sometime this month when the court will rule on a right-to-carry case out of New York.

Biden, on the other hand, continues misrepresenting history when he tells reporters the Second Amendment didn’t allow some people to own guns, and that when the Bill of Rights was adopted, people couldn’t own cannons. Lately, his references to the Second Amendment come in the midst of his calls to ban the sale of semi-auto rifles and 9mm pistols to private citizens, insisting that wouldn’t violate the right to keep and bear arms.

Only one party is prominent when it comes to proposals about so-called “gun reform” and “gun safety” laws, which invariably focus on restricting the rights of honest gun owners. This pattern is likely to be a major factor in the outcome of the Nov. 8 midterm elections.


About Dave Workman

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

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KK

Outlawing semi-automatic AR15 type rifles and standard full capacity magazines is NOT a “reasonable compromise” – IT IS THE ENDGAME!
It is the difference between an effectively armed citizenry that possesses the capability to defend it’s freedoms – and a citizenry restricted by law to low capacity sporting arms that NO LONGER possesses the capability to defend it’s freedoms!
The balance of power is FIRMLY tipped to government advantage.
THE OBJECTIVE OF GUN CONTROL IS TO “TAKE THE CAPABILITY”
PUBLIC SAFETY IS THE DECEPTION TO ACHIEVE IT

KK

NEWSFLASH:
They do not want to protect schools . . . or children.
THEY WANT TO DISARM US.
For the same reason totalitarians have disarmed citizens throughout history.

Wild Bill

The party of people control!! It will not stop at firearms prohibition.

musicman44mag

Absolutely. The want the power to dictate and control and they want to use it against slaves not a free thinking and acting people. This whole non action and supporting protesters at a supreme court justices house and breaking laws with illegals etc, etc, etc. has got me so pissed. I wish we could stop all the cheating in our elections because I fear that the demonkkkrats will win the presidency again the same way they did the last time and if they do, I don’t think America will survive and the NWO will be the new way of life… Read more »

musicman44mag

It’s quite a coincidence that allot of demonratts that come to OreGONEISTAN to mess it up are transfers from other states that were not born and raised here. Most of them are educated in kommiefornia but there are exceptions and that is the others come from large city college institutions. They are a disease and they spread it wherever they go and they tend to go where people are easily manipulated by liars and thieves. OreGONEISTAN Now, the number one death state for drug overdose since all drugs became legal. I guess they didn’t figure that would happen. Oh, I… Read more »

john

The Democrats are clearly pushing a world agenda on our country. Most of us do not like the state of the republic in 2022. Those elected 545 in Washington DC who have failed our country in so many ways again have proven that both political parties can not be trusted. The one thought remains constant, is that the Biden Administration has failed at every plan that they have punished the American people with. From the coronavirus to the highest gas prices I have ever paid to the worst inflation hurting every hard working family. The list of the damages the… Read more »

musicman44mag

We are definitely on the same page when it comes to the state of the country today and the reasons why. I hope 2022 is an indication of major change and that 2024 follows suit. If it doesn’t then America as we know it will be gone in no time. obiden wants the NWO and is forcing it on us. Our constitution does not provide for that because we are an independent country and will remain that way if I have any part in it.

john

I agree

Boz

Ban IiberaIs.

Cruiser

They’re tilting at windmills.
These so-called lawmakers are some of the most overly educated, uneducated people in the country. They were let down by accedemia. They were taught, but learned the
wrong lessons.

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Country Boy

“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”
― Adolf Hitler

swmft

and those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it

StLPro2A

Au contraire……

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” The quote is most likely due to writer and philosopher George Santayana, and in its original form it read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Winston Churchill, possibly taken from Santayana’s popularized saying.

StLPro2A

Ala dead kiddies in a classroom justify relinquishing gun rights.

Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is a pattern, or as James Bond noted…..enemy action. – Ian Fleming. Timing is the conformation. Nothing happens in government by accident. Ineptly, yes…..at least on the surface, but never accidentally.

Bigfootbob

The Democrats, not your Dad’s party anymore…

JSNMGC

The Democrats have had a totalitarian agenda for over 100 years.

They came to power by promising to take stuff from a small group and give it to a bigger group. In return, they got power to do other things (like growing the government size, scope, and power, passing the NFA of 1934, and passing the GCA of 1968).

The majority of Americans wanted some socialism since the early 1900s.

swmft

they want to say more than 3% fought to form a new country ,likely number was closer to 2% almost 5% of nothern colonists left for canada after the war many fearing retribution for supporting the king

JSNMGC

Lots of people talk about “revolution” and “civil war” today.

Many of them won’t even call a legislator to let them know their view on legislation. The people who won’t pick up a phone certainly won’t act the way they talk.

Those same people won’t ostracize someone for enforcing firearm registration or magazine bans. The people who refuse to disassociate themselves from these enforcers certainly won’t act the way they talk.

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swmft

it will be some of the families of those who thought the enforcers were “friends” that will be the first to burn down their occupied houses and shoot them in their cars when they enforce actions against people near them they will make themselves targets

Finnky

Right. People will long endure chains of slavery and ever intensifying tyranny. However they will reach a breaking point – at which point ferocity, and violence of action will be dramatic. Unluckily, we are likely to act as the french did following their revolution. Indiscriminate targeting for personal vendettas above and beyond removing everyone recognized as current ruling class. Would that we could direct the mob – for this could end quickly and relatively peacefully. Instead we’ll wait until chains of tyranny grow too heavy and it will be a bloodbath. Hang onto your carbine(s), shotgun(s) and pistol(s) along with… Read more »

2gats

What is the point of calling your california or ny communist party representative?

JSNMGC

Not much point at all in calling those people.

You can call and influence people in other states.

Cynthia Lummis (senator from Wyoming) ran on being 100% pro firearm rights. It didn’t take long for her to waver:

https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-senator-uturn-gun-law-stance-after-being-flooded-calls-2022-6

She is open to being influenced by phone calls. You can reach her staff at:

Senator Cynthia Lummis
(202) 224-3424

The person answering the phone may indicate that Lummis put out a statement indicating the CNN reporting was false. That’s not true. The CNN headline was misleading, but the words were true and Lummis did not deny making the comments.

totbs

Good point. Does anyone think that ANY representative(ha! that’s an oxymoron!) here in WA ST. is going to listen to and/or heed what conservatives have to say? I’ve done it many times, and get the same stupid form letter back, that has absolutely ZERO reference to my letters of complaint.

JSNMGC

Have you called Lummis?

Her vote will affect you and she is listening to phone calls.

Neanderthal75

Once again you are not bothering to listen to the people who are answering you; you’re like an old dog on a bone that no longer has any flavor but he still just won’t give it up! Congress critters are at least minimally supposed to listen to the people that they represent! Please note that last phrase: “the people they were elected to represent”; that is to say the people of their districts and their state! I’ve taken the time and I’ve made the effort to call senators and Congress critters of other states and they uniformly have the same… Read more »

JSNMGC

Once again, you jump in with an emotional post. Russn8r and I have provided ideas on how to overcome the issue you raise. People who are not Wyoming residents can: Pull up Google maps, pick a random city/town in Wyoming; and Call Lummis and say “hello, my name is [insert a name here] and I live in [insert random Wyoming city/town here] and I’d like to provide my view on the comments Senator Lummis recently made.” Both Stag and john have indicated they have called (and I believe Russn8r may have as well). Why are you working against the efforts… Read more »

musicman44mag

Same here in orgoneistan. gobbeldy gook crap. Thank you for contacting us and expressing your concerns. Bla bla bla.

We are working hard to ignore the republican wishes and pursue our agenda and don’t care about you is what it should say.

musicman44mag

including Oregoneistan

StLPro2A

Sadly, many want more than they are willing/able to produce, thinking their outcome should equal another’s performance…..aka equity. Hence, the surface attraction of Socialism, which always sounds great….until they run out of other peoples’ money. Worm on a hook seems attractive to a fish until it swallows the worm finding the hook and line are the reality. The new agenda for humanity requires that no one will have the capacity to fight back. It has been said: “Our Task of creating a Socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.” No other explanation… Read more »

john

The democrats are partying with the Chinese. That makes them the democratic communist party.

john

” Congress for the enabler it’s become ” There is some irony in this congressional willingness to see the courts as some kind of constitutional chambermaid—as an entity that exists to clean up after Congress smashes up the room. It is especially ironic when it’s articulated by members of Congress who like to invoke judicial restraint as a constitutional value. But it is beyond ironic, and approaching parody, when Congress asks the court to clean up a bill it knows to be unconstitutional. Congress gives in to the temptation of passing laws that are of questionable constitutionality because it’s easy… Read more »

swmft

there needs to be accountability like enforcement of title 18 against congressmen give them jail time and a repayment schedule for the costs wont take many before the stupidity stops

Arizona

Never comply with this unconstitutional garbage if they illegally attempt to pass it (they have zero authority to do so). “Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule-making or legislation which would abrogate them.” -–Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) “The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void and ineffective for any purpose since it’s unconstitutionality dates from the time of it’s enactment.” —Bonnett V. Vallier 16 N.W. 885,136 Wis.193(1908); “An unconstitutional law is void and is… Read more »

JSNMGC

Never enforce this unconstitutional garbage 

swmft

yet the scumbags keep attacking with illegal “laws” 1934 gca being the biggie

Monkey Mouse

When NJ limited rounds in a magazine to 10 from 15 a few years ago, no one handed in their 15 rounders – there are millions of these still in residents hands. Keep in mind that it is a felony with mandatory prison if you get caught. Imagine mass non compliance in a liberal dominated state and you see how things will go at the national level.

swmft

people can read and unconstitutional is unconstitutional there is a showdown coming and there will be lots of dead enforcers and there wii be so many that say why did the police get wiped out when they are not there to protect and serve they are there as weapons of government

DDS

It took an entire police department an hour an a half to confiscate one AR15 when they knew exactly where it was.

Now imagine how many cops and how much time it might take to confiscate 20+ million AR15s when they have no more than educated guesses as to where they are.

JSNMGC

Over 100 enforcers chased Christopher Dorner around (and he wasn’t too bright). When they fired over 100 times at the newspaper delivery ladies, they didn’t exactly get the community on their side.

DDS

Four states have banned “assault weapons” using one permutation or another of Josh Sugarmann’s criteria as to what an “assault weapon” might be. Compliance in all four has been stuck at about 20% regardless of various amnesties and revisions of laws.

20%

Now, imagine what the compliance rate in Texas might be.

The drunk is still looking for his keys under the streetlight.

Finnky

These bills look like an effort to recreate gang-violence of the prohibition era. The most effective way to reduce governmental authority is to pass laws which will be widely ignored. This is a serious effort to undermine our federal government and any states which go along with it. If you want to help your state’s government remain legitimate, encourage them to go beyond sanctuary state restrictions. Fire/decertify or even prosecute any LEO in the state who enforce federal law. If AFT attempts an armed raid – get out of the way and encourage individual citizens to take appropriate action, or… Read more »

Neanderthal75

You’re missing the boat. It is not ‘our federal government’; it is the Congress critters and bureaucrats federal government – we don’t have any say in the matter anymore. Sure we keep electing people, and sometimes people get elected that we didn’t vote for just by the numbers, but the fact is that once they get there they do with their buyers tell them to do and by buyers I mean the people who give them millions of dollars in contributions, and can give them Insight information that allows them to make millions more dollars. We cannot compete, that is… Read more »

Wild Bill

Yep, a statute that is unconstitutional is not law, just a statute.

swmft

and enforcers that enforce it are criminals , there are more criminals in blue than not, sad truth

Neanderthal75

And yet it still has the force of law and will end up getting you thrown in either the county lockup, or the State penitentiary! However depending upon which state you’re in, you could end up in Club Fed!

Hyperbole these days can literally get you locked up for years, cause your home to be sold out from under you in penalties, and pretty much your life will be destroyed and all of it done ‘legally’!

Cheers from the oil patch in Central Wyoming

Wild Bill

Yes, but at least you have a constitutional level appeal that can keep you out of jail or the federal pen until your appeal is decided, and that could be many years. Or until you can’t pay your attorney … that could be weeks! Ha!

Neanderthal75

You can cite all the case history you want. You can cite verbatim the bill of rights. You can cite anything you want that has been legally adjudicated by any Court of history in the USA and it will have utterly no impact on Congress critters of any stripe. It will also have zero impact on the politically ambitious left-wing and rino district attorneys who will prosecute you for acting in a lawful and constitutional manner. It will have zero impact on those with badges who will arrest you so the politically ambitious left-wing and rino district attorney’s can prosecute… Read more »

rgshel

The devil doesn’t know how to keep his actions to himself…he supposely read the Bible and doesn’t believe he loses at the end…he doing all this destruction while he can…he days are short on the earth so he killing anyone he can including the children in the TX school.

Ope

Coyotes in the Texas Panhandle throughAmarillo, TX zoo area have been spotted walking upright just like humans frightening kids and dogs.

Jaque

THE REGIME RUNNING THE COUNTRY ARE HARD CORE COMMUNISTS. UNTIL THE RINO PARTY RECOGNIZES THIS, LEARNS FROM US MILITARY HISTORY FIGHTING COMMUNISTS IN KOREA AND SE ASIA, AND EXECUTES A PLAN TO DESTROY THEM, THE COUNTRY WILL WILL DISSOLVE INTO A COMMUNIST SHIT HOLE.

john

Dave I am so saddened by all of the political issues facing our country. There is not much to add here you are spot on sir.

swmft

we need to go directly after 1934 and 1986 acts the type of weapon needed to defend ones self in this day and age is select fire and man portable rockets war in Ukraine is showing that