Gabbard Quits Democrats in Blistering Critique with Strong 2A Component

Screen snip from ex-Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s debut podcast. She has left the Democratic Party with a smackdown message that also appears on Twitter. (YouTube, Tulsi Gabbard podcast.)

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced Tuesday she is leaving the Democratic Party, which she asserted is “now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness,” while launching a new podcast, the”Tulsi Gabbard Show,” and her debut message had a strong Second Amendment component.

Her discussion about the right to keep and bear arms begins at 15 minutes into her first 28-minute podcast that has already been seen by legions of viewers, and the YouTube page showed she already has thousands of subscribers within a couple of hours of her launch. The podcast reportedly may also be found on Rumble and other platforms.

Gabbard’s announcement quickly began raising eyebrows among some in the firearms community, who recall her earlier positions on gun control.

She promised straight talk with no filters, and as if to underscore that vow, her party departure announcement hit like a clenched fist to the Democrat jaw.

“Today’s Democratic Party,” Gabbard stated in her premier podcast, “does not believe in our constitutionally-protected right to bear arms. Our founders passed the Second Amendment out of a recognition that every one of us as Americans has a right to defend ourselves and our loved ones and to serve as a check on a tyrannical government seeking to take away our God-given freedoms.

“The Democratic Party’s hatred of the Second Amendment and their increasing authoritarian instincts poses a serious threat to our freedom,” she added.

https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1579788950696185859?s=20&t=pebXT-mGtcbSOIFB5J53ew

Quoting perennial political candidate Beto O’Rourke, now running furiously to replace Texas Gov. Greg Abbott—“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15s your AK47s,”—Gabbard called his remarks “one example of many that display this hatred for the Second Amendment by leading Democrats in this country.”

“Our Founders intentionally passed the Second Amendment right after the First Amendment,” Gabbard said. “The majority ruling from the recent Supreme Court striking down New York’s law that barred people from concealed carry firearms really summarized clearly why Democrats are so wrong to try to take away our Second Amendment rights.”

“Protecting our freedom to defend ourselves and those we love and protecting our rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution against a tyrannical power is exactly why we must insure that our right to bear arms shall not be infringed,” she stated.

Gabbard, who ran unsuccessfully for the presidency, also posted her departure message on Twitter. In her remarks, she said today’s Democrats “divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, that are enshrined in our Constitution, who are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, who demonize the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, who believe in open borders, who weaponize the national security state to go after their opponents, and above all, who are dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.”

She said Democrats are “turning our Democracy into a banana republic.”

The former representative from Hawaii, who was born in American Samoa and was the first Hindu member of Congress, talked about growing up in the Aloha State, about serving in the military and her first entry into politics. She represented Hawaii’s Second Congressional District from 2013 to 2021.

“Now, I believe in a government that is of the people, by the people and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic party does not,” she said via Twitter. “Instead, it stands for a government that is of, by and for the powerful elite.”

With less than a month remaining before the national midterm elections, just how much of a blow Gabbard’s departure and message will be remains to be seen. After all, she has seen the Democratic Party from the inside, and for her to make such a public departure, with allegations against the direction Democrats have taken in the past few years could have serious repercussions.

Her announcement ended with a call to other disillusioned Democrats to join her.

“I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic Party,” Gabbard said. “If you can no longer stomach the direction that the so-called woke Democratic party ideologues are taking our country, then I invite you to join me.”

The 41-year-old Gabbard has made frequent appearances on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News evening program, where she has offered sharp criticisms of her now-former party and some Democrat colleagues, plus Joe Biden’s presidency.


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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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USMC0351Grunt

“Beware The Trojan Horse”

TexasGunCents

Bobby O’Rorke backed off his ‘Hell Yeah!” statements as he setup for his latest grifter/candidacy, until he couldn’t keep it in any longer.
While this is interesting, I’d like to hear about what, when and why she says she changed her mind. Haven’t checked out the podcast, it’s not *that* interesting unless she spells it out.
I suspect she was told Harris or Newsome are next in line and had no real future. For a politician, that’s a real “Heck yeah!” moment.

Ope

TexasGunCents, Texas Gov.Abbott is about to kick bucktooth Bozos ass in a few weeks too.

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barnjoer

We hope you are correct!! These DA moving here from California are trying to change Texas just where they came from.

Finnky

My expectation is a narrower than expected victory. From what I saw polls suggested that the debate dramatically boosted O’Rourke. Cannot understand why as what I saw seemed to confirm my opinion of him as a slimy grifter devoid of morals or humanity. In post debate analysis one of the pundits said something about changes to carry laws under Abbott which struck me – main part being “open carry, or as I call it ‘intimidation carry.'” WTF? I kind of suspect she’s never noticed anyone open carrying. However this is a mentality which is far too common among those moving… Read more »

Ope

Finnky, Abbott has a 9pt. lead over bucktooth bozo right now and it’s holding. Where Abbott will be the the strongest is the rural vote. Plus, in Texas, there won’t be any election fraud. Bucktooth don’t stand a chance.

CourageousLion

“From what I saw polls suggested that the debate dramatically boosted O’Rourke.” ALWAYS suspect polls. They are WAY to easy to manipulate. Abbot is going to stomp the Beta male into the ground.

Roland T. Gunner

I have not been particularly impressed with Greg Abbott, but I would vote for Jeffrey Dahmer before Beta O’Rourke.

barnjoer

Beto is A nut case!!

CourageousLion

Here is a picture of him as a child…

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Matt in Oklahoma

Exactly. She left the Dems. To what?

Reason

Watch her eyes in the video. She is reading a script on a teleprompter. If she believed what she was saying she would not need anything more than a couple notes for reminders of facts and wouldn’t need to read a speech verbatim. Compare to Trump when he speaks. He can talk off the cuff for hours about what he believes in.

Stag

Like how he “believes” in the 2A and then goes on to enact more arms laws in his first two years than the previous two administrations combined?

Scrivener

Remember Trump’s enthusiasm for “red flag” laws? “Get the guns first!”

Watch um

You are right about Trump because he loves our nation and speaks from his heart.

CourageousLion

It’s just the Constitution he wasn’t too thrilled about. You know…that pesky 2nd amendment which flies in the face of bump stock bans or red flag laws. Let’s make felons out of people who posses a piece of plastic.

Green Mtn. Boy

Those are a couple of his good points,I just wish he had a clue of the Constitution.

Ope

Watch um, you got that right. President Trump will be back in ‘24, and it can’t get here too soon.

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Rob

That is perhaps one of the most ignorant and unreasonable comments I have seen in this forum. Everyone uses a teleprompter, including Trump during his past state of the union addresses. Get real!

Boom

Reading a script while public speaking is common practice. It keeps you from going off the cuff, and making a fool of yourself…like Trump.

To many times, he was doing great; until he started free-styling.

Trussman

I 100% agree, but at least she made a statement on a public forum that outs the democrat leadership for what it is. That, I admire her for. I’m just not willing to let the fox into the henhouse, not for many years, and not without an outstanding track record moving forward. Elon Musk has said it better than anyone. 20 years ago he was a middle-of the-road Democrat. The party shifted left, while his values stayed the same. 10 years ago he was considered a centrist by Democrat standards. The party continued to shift to the far left, while… Read more »

Watch um

She is a “has been” in my political book

Roland T. Gunner

I hope not, if for no other reason than she is not ate up with the Demokrat’s dumb-ass.

Trussman

Probably so. She would have to prove in deeds, not just words to get my vote, if she ever ran in the future. I’m just glad that she spoke out about the Democrat leadership. Their party is a mere shell, value wise, of what it used to be, when there were tens of millions of conservative southern Democrats. Those elder Democrat people along with the current millions of decent, working-man / woman, blue collar Democrats need to hear what she just said. Used to be both sides would compromise, hopefully for the betterment of most of the people. Today, the… Read more »

Tionico

I find myself wondering just how much she adheres to basic hindu doctrines, value,s teachings, or whether that part of her past is more like an ex catholic’s rosary hanging on the wall.
Hindu values and morals are NOT compatible with ours. A source of tension, a force guiding in some not-healthy directions.

Trussman

That’s one of things that makes our country great, she can practice or not practice any religion that she wants. Just as long as she doesn’t shove it down anybody else’s throat. I’m just glad that she pulled the covers back on the Democrat leadership a little bit more. Hopefully some of the more moderate Democrats, that aren’t blinded by all of the woke bullsh*t, will open their eyes and realize that their values no longer align with the political party that they’re in. Democrats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and every other demographic that you care to think… Read more »

swmft

they want to de humanize so they can remove undesirables, like hitler and every other genocide based government

Boom

Mr. Hitler took the theory of eugenics from the US. …he said he admired the US for that practice.

barnjoer

We can only hope and pray that she is what she claims to be for our God given rights!

Choogie

I’m with you Grunt. They may leave the party but they still bring the party with them. I will say this over and over. We are not a Democracy, We are a Republic and not as she says a banana republic. Hmmmm where do you suppose that came from. Her words, not mine. ” She said Democrats are “turning our Democracy into a banana republic.” I agree with a lot that she says but i’m Republican and not wanting to mix with a bunch of Dimwit Democrats that will bring their thoughts with them. If you don’t believe me ask… Read more »

CourageousLion

This is so misunderstood. We are a DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. Vs say a THEOCRATIC republic. One based on man made law, the other based on god made law. Which can’t even be possible, but that’s another argument. What Is a Republic?A republic is a form of government where the citizens have the supreme power, and they exercise that power by voting and electing representatives to make decisions and govern. Republics come in different forms of government, but a common one is a democracy. Additionally, republics come in different forms. They can be broken up based on the type of government principles… Read more »

swmft

close but not really, we have a modified form of democratic republic that is supposed to balance populations ,so groups dont get trampled, that is why electoral collage exists ,and how person that becomes president need not win popular vote

lktraz

The most close definition of the US system is a Representative Republic.

Oldman

Exactly! She would have been much better off to make this announcement after Nov. 8. She has now pigeon holed herself and any politician worth their salt knows better than that. I heard her tell Tucker last night that all this is why she’s running for Prez. I think she thinks that her stand, (a Trump knock-off one, at that) will boost her into the White House. Thinking she is a chameleon at best, a charleton at her worst.j

Deg4u

I’ll call her a wolf in sheep’s clothing for now. You better watch out a while because she could be trying to deceive a lot of people. No one should vote for her now, you may wish you hadn’t.

Hazcat

Voted for Enhanced BG checks. Voted against CCW reciprocity.

Real ‘NSSF / NRA style’ 2A supporter. They probably rate her as at least a B+.

Grigori

Naawww, at least an A, maybe A+ , by their standards.

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Duane

Time well tell.

Who was she mugged by?

grewterd

I didn’t think she could become any more sexy. Boy howdy, I was wrong!

Matt in Oklahoma

Your and the other thumbs up are a problem. She’s strongly anti 2A and yet a pretty face will sway you with a smile.

GA Patriot

Exactly. I don’t trust her one bit. She has been anti-2A for a long time, and vocal about it.

Grigori

She is from Hawaii and female. Not a good combo. Most of our male politicians are absolute scum, but the women take self-worship and flippy thinking to additional levels not even imagined by the males.

Watch um

I agree with you, been the downfall of man from the beginning of time. Eve committed the first sin and caused Adam to sin

CourageousLion

WHAAAATTT?

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Matt in Oklahoma

Now see that’s a pretty face

Montana454Casull

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder . What on the outside does not always reflect what on the inside but all you fools upvoting this comment need to think with your brains and not your lower appendage.

Roland T. Gunner

Blonde or redhead, with blue or green eyes, and hairless below the belt would do it.

GetFreight

Curious timing even though I’d say it is about time she noticed. Curious as to the “straw that broke the camel’s back”.

Dan

Well done Dave Workman.

Feisty

You know, after reading these comments I did a search “gun control AND tulsi gabbard” and low and behold the returns were almost too much to handle.
Any of you do this kind of “background check” on her?

Watch um

That and the fact that she is a believer in Buddha not Christ.

Scrivener

So?

Roland T. Gunner

Very much matters.

Tionico

buddhist/hincu values and principles are VERY different than those of the founders of this country. It DOES matter.

Yes, there is to be to “religious test” as an official qualification for public office. That does not stop ME from rejecting those with non-christian values and principles.

Roland T. Gunner

That occurred to me, but you had the stones to post it.

Wass

The Democrat Party can use a good high colonic to cleanse it from the dreck so pervasive in its ranks, the past fifty years. Gabbard did the sensible thing. Even if she’s not exactly GOP material, she’s too good and young for a political party so infected by old left wing ideology. She can only go up.

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Montana454Casull

1. Former Democrat ? Remains to be seen .
2 . Female , can’t be trusted
3. Politician , definitely a liar
4. All the above apply
I say 4 is the correct answer

CourageousLion

So ALL females can’t be trusted? Come on dude!

Grigori

The vast majority. Remember the b-tch that was running for US Senate from NY a few years back. Had been solidly pro-2A. Others and myself were overjoyed to see her in the Senate. Almost immediately, she did a 180° turn and has been rabidly anti-gun ever since. I used to be solidly for equality for women. Women in public office, women in management, etc. Over the years, I began to see why so many were against this, TO INCLUDE a hell of a lot of women. Their minds work differently, not in a good way when talking about policy. People… Read more »

Boom

… just about.

Doug G.

She never says she’s becoming a Republican. Though everything she says is what we’ve been fighting for all along, in addition to sucking up to big business. LOL. And really, both sides are the war mongers these days with the stupid Ukraine pins. Honestly, every politician who wears one should be voted out of office! Any politician who doesn’t put the USA first, has no business being a politician working for We the People.
Finally, I still think she looks hot. Even with that Cruella DeVille streak in her hair.

Brad55

She broke her Oath of Office from the Military and broke her Oath of Office from Congress, trying to pass Gun Laws while in Congress.

5 U.S. Code § 3331 – Oath of office
“I, _______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

I have never seen the words Common Sense Gun Laws in the U.S. Constitution or the Bill of Rights.

CourageousLion

Those words are in the NEW US Constitution and Bill of Rights. You just aren’t staying on top of things…https://courageouslion380.substack.com/p/the-new-updated-2nd-amendment-of

ashort

Now that I am fifty I have been around awhile following politics off and on my whole life. Even though Tulsi Gabbard is very easy on the eyes as well as has one heck of a body. I have seen dems. switch sides our drop out before, under false pretenses saying this and that just to get you to follow them into their next endeavor, then turning back to their old ways right at the last minute after they get your vote. if she wants me to follow her. she will have to switch parties all together, but to tell… Read more »

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CourageousLion

So what do you think about a standing military? Just curious.

Tionico

We have one, wearing different flavours of uniform, but armed and directed at public expense. And prohibited by the US Constitution these clowns swore to uphol,defend, execute.

THAT”S what I think about standing armies.

DIYinSTL

They say a leopard can’t change its spots but there are plenty of Former Liberals who woke up to the fact that NPR, MSNBC and the NYT drastically filter the information reported and become conservatives or centrists. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and what Tulsi’s end game is. I used to say that if the Dems wanted to win the White House in ’24 they would nominate Gabbard and the Republicans would have to counter with someone like Kristi Noem. I can’t imagine Tulsi running as an independent – that never works other than to… Read more »

nrringlee

Tulsi Gabbard’s complaint against the once-democratic party is sounding a lot more like the complaints lodged by our Founding generation against British royalty. Our Declaration of Independence contained very specific and broad ranging complaints concerning the abuse of power and privilege by Great Britain against its own citizens. Read it and please tell me we do not suffer essentially the same offenses against our rights today. By leaving the once-democratic party Gabbard joins a growing legion of disaffected folks who find a home in neither major party. I. fully expect one of my Senators here in Arizona, Kirsten Sinema to… Read more »

CourageousLion

The complaints that the colonists had against the king are miniscule compared to what has been going on in the USA in the last 100 years. The “civil” war did away with obvious slavery and made us ALL slaves in a way that is not obvious. So most people think they are free…what a bad joke.

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Tionico

Ackshully, the War of Northern Aggression/War Between some States/Civil War was NOT about slavery. Even that has been a colossal lie foistd upon us, particularly those who so blindly venerate Saint Abe, the former corporate railroad lawyer who illegally invaded a sovereign foreigh nation. Nor did HE “emancipate” one slave. Read carefully the history of that era. It was essentially a war over tariffs and chain of supply.The string-pullers in DC used their corrupt power, gained by their pwn greed and perfidy, to blockade southern ports, harrass shipping on the high seas, attempt toforce the south to deal only in… Read more »

CourageousLion

Of course it wasn’t about slavery. Why would a bunch of white NON SLAVE holders want to fight a war so that a small percentage of white folks that ran plantations could keep slaves. It makes no sense. The Kennedy Brothers in the book “The South Was Right” laid it out. I was over TAXES. Great book. Their book Was Jefferson Davis Right? was good to. The book The Real Lincoln by Thomas DiLorenzo shows the REAL Lincoln. Our first communist minded asshole of a president.

hoss

Typical politician, they will say or do whatever it takes to get into office, then once they’re in watch out!
I’ve heard her talk about guns. What she’s had to say did not impress me none.
I believe she sees the writing on the wall, and figures she’ll get ahead of it.
I don’t trust her at all!

CourageousLion

Funny thing, even about Ammo Land is that they only want to talk about PART of the 2nd amendment. WHAT ABOUT THE FIRST PART? How come Ammo Land hasn’t made an effort to get the information out that I’ve compiled in this post? Why is it that I find so many so called conservatives want to hail part of the Constitution but ignore the rest? Either the document is useful, in it’s ENTIRETY, or it is NOT. Which is it? How about it Fredy? We don’t HAVE 2nd amendment rights. We don’t HAVE “Constitutional Rights”. We have UNALIENABLE rights given… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner

I gotta ask- I, and most people I know, and I’m sure most of the posters on this site observed and understood these things about the Demokrat Party a long time ago. Why did it take Mrs. Gabbard so long to figure it out? I myself have beeen politically aware of the idealogical differences between Dem/Repub, Left/Right since I was about 13 years old and realized Jimmy Carter was the figurehead for weak kneed, limp wristed, damp, clammy handshake segment of America.

Ope

Roland, I sure hope the spineless, lilly livered, RINO cowards (Lindsay Graham type sissy’s) in DC paid real close attention to what Gabbard had to say in that video. Why haven’t we heard anyone from the Republican Party , in the last two years do the same? It took Tulsi Gabbard to finally say out loud , for the world to hear and see , what everyone already knew but won’t talk about? The Republican Party better grow a damn backbone fast or it won’t make a damn bit of difference how the mid-terms go.

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Coelacanth

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

CourageousLion

Good one.

Tionico

not bad for an old extinct critter…….

slipkid

Tulsi https://twitter.com/tulsipress/status/969032936069644288?lang=en

The stakes are too high to allow politics to get in the way of Congress taking action to pass common sense gun safety legislation. I’ve cosponsored bills to close the gun show loophole, ban assault weapons, require background checks on anyone seeking to purchase a gun & more

Scrivener

Gabbard’s “strong 2A component” comes quite late in her political career. She advocated banning “assault weapons” and otherwise regurgitated Hawaii’s anti-gun position.

If sincere, great – she was the best candidate in the clown show that was the Democrat field of 2020. We’ll see if this is more than mere opportunism.

old guy

Give the woman some time to filter through her thoughts on the decision to quit. There may be real change a foot for her?

Choogie

Check back with me in a year or two. I might go along with you then but as for now????? For now I don’t think so but in time The TRUTH will speak for itself. So not until then will I go along to get along with her.

JayDubya

Would I ever vote for her? No. I’d write in Fred Flintstone first.

CourageousLion

Fred may win yet.

pieslapper

She endorsed Biden.

Ope

Sounds like she just un-endorsed Biden and the entire socialist party.

Matt in Oklahoma

She did much much more damage than that. She didn’t join the gop she left the Dems. Even if she did she’d be a Rino

Boom

You paid taxes.

GA Patriot

And Bernie before that.

Nam62

How about WE give Tulsi a chance to prove she Speaks with fork tongue OR is a Straight Shooter.
There are other EX=demoRats that have come over to our side, such as Leo Terrell 2.0.
Give her a chance!!

Tionico

So far all we’ve seen that might indicate a change of heart have been words. ANYONE can sit there on camera and say ANYTHING. If she really has had a change of heart, she needs to put her backbone where her jawbone is. Find some candidaate or cause and throw herself into it, deeply. Then we can begin to see that of which she now claims she is made. If she truly does now “support the Second Ammendment” let her put shoeleather to her claims. Get on board and DO something to MAKE CHANGE. How about going after her former… Read more »

swmft

let her push for national carry as it was in 1781, and machine guns are just guns

Matt in Oklahoma

Still a politician with a history

Tank

Lol – She’s a CFR & WEF Young New Leaders PIVOT whore puppet Trojan Horse.

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BaerArms

UMMM Hawaii is the 3rd worst state to get guns right behind Cali and NY

Rock

RED WAVE…..

Feisty
Boom

I was wondering when this was going to be featured…

She is a heroine…(that’s a female hero for all you unknowning types)… But actually, this transcends the bounds of either gender.

She’s a hero(ine) no matter how you look at it.

Unless this is some grand scheme…and they’re all doing what I said we should be doing, yesterday.

Sound the Charge.

Boom

I Do know ONE thing for sure.

She’s got sooome PHAT ASS legs.

Desert Guy

Sounds like she took some Zyrtec and smelled the sewage…