Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate Candidate Has Big Gun Control Plans

By Larry Keane

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Pennsylvania’s Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has a few ideas for ushering in crushing blows to the Second Amendment should he win the election in November. IMG iStock-884188404

U.S.A. -( Pennsylvania’s Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has a few ideas for ushering in crushing blows to the Second Amendment should he win the election in November. The man who once wielded a shotgun against an African-American man he wrongfully believed was involved in a crime wants to obliterate the Second Amendment.

Lt. Gov. Fetterman, the tattooed, hoodie-wearing Senate candidate vying for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), wants to become President Joe Biden’s biggest gun control ally. He’s got a few thoughts on gun control, all of which would relegate the Second Amendment to a second-class right.


Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s radical gun control ideas go further than the far-left proposals that even President Biden has proposed. President Biden unceasingly begs Congress to deliver him legislation to ban the sale of the most-popular selling centerfire rifle in America. The Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) – or AR-15 style rifle – continues to be the target of Democrats and their gun control supporters, despite the fact that murders by all rifles comprise just three percent of all murders, not just AR-15s. There are over 24.4 million MSRs in circulation today. They are unquestionably “commonly used” (owned) in the parlance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Heller decision.

That will end if Lt. Gov. Fetterman is able to change his job title to “senator.” He isn’t satisfied with a ban on MSR sales. He wants to make it illegal to possess one.

“I’ve always supported a ban to the assault rifle ownership,” Lt. Gov. Fetterman stated on April 11. “We should not have weapons of war in the hands of civilians.”

That’s the often-repeated and completely false line that gun control ginned up to villainize the black rifle that’s similar in appearance to the military’s M-16 and M-4. The Washington Post reported that Josh Sugarmann of the gun control group Violence Policy Center coined the term “assault weapon” in 1989 to confuse those who didn’t know the difference between the two. Thirty years later, Lt. Gov. Fetterman is still at it.


Lt. Gov. Fetterman knows that the Senate procedural rule known as the “filibuster” is what is preventing the Senate from steamrolling Americans’ Constitutional rights. That’s why he wants to get rid of that too.

“That’s one of the main reasons why I called for the elimination of the filibuster. Eighty to ninety percent of Americans support the elimination — excuse me — banning assault rifle ownership and common sense gun control legislation,” he said.

Except that’s not true. Crime continues to be a greater concern than gun control. Lt. Gov. Fetterman talks a big game about tackling out-of-control crime, but is record proves differently. He scrubbed any reference to Black Lives Matter from his website to keep anyone from connecting him with the group’s police defunding movement.

“Pardons and commutations have soared since Fetterman took office in 2019, consistent with his progressive philosophy on criminal justice reform,” NBC News reported.

Gun Control Ambitions

Lt. Gov. Fetterman isn’t just eyeing a ban on lawful firearm ownership, which raises its own Constitutional questions. He’s carrying the water for gun control groups on other pet projects too. He wants universal background checks, unenforceable without the creation of a national firearm registry. A registry like that, of course, is a violation of federal law. He wants to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which forbids lawsuits against the firearm industry for crimes committed by remote third parties – commonly known as criminals. Lt. Gov. Fetterman wants to pin the blame on the criminal actions of gun manufacturers, not the criminals that commit the crimes.

Lt. Gov. Fetterman also wants to eliminate the “Dickey Amendment.” That’s the amendment that has been reaffirmed that keeps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from advocating for gun control. He wrongfully claims that the Dickey Amendment prevents the CDC from reporting on criminal violence or firearms, but that was never true, as NSSF has previously pointed out here.

He also called NRA members the “lunatic fringe of gun ownership.” Lt. Gov. Fetterman portrays himself as the center when it comes to gun owners because “I own guns. I went deer hunting when I was much younger,” he said.

He admitted, “I have owned a Smith & Wesson Model 500. In fact, I’ve been around guns for most of my life.”

That must include the time when he admitted to wielding a shotgun against an African American man he saw jogging and suspected of committing a crime.

Lt. Gov. Fetterman, “chose to follow him in a pickup truck and pull a 20-gauge shotgun on him when he confronted the man. Fetterman used the gun to detain him until police arrived. Ultimately, the man was not involved in any wrongdoing.”

Lt. Gov. Fetterman admitted in a 2013 interview, “I believe I did the right thing, but I may have broken the law during the course of it,”

Gun Control Support

None of that phases Lt. Gov. Fetterman nor the gun control groups supporting him. Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun control group financed by antigun billionaire and failed presidential contender Michael Bloomberg, committed to spending $2.1 million in ads supporting Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s and other campaigns. Everytown will spend nearly half of that in Philadelphia alone. Punchbowl News reported that Bloomberg gave an additional $500,000 to In Union USA, which has spent money boosting Fetterman.

That’s all the more reason for those concerned with preserving their Second Amendment rights to get registered, learn about their candidates, and get out on Nov. 8 and #GUNVOTE.

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uncle dudley

This guy isn’t playing with a full deck.


Not to hijack the thread, but your handle piqued my interest. Back in the 50’s to the mid 60’s there was a noontime TV show that originated at WFIE in Evansville, Indiana called “Lunch with Uncle Dudley” a kiddie show starring the WFIE station manager Chester T. Berhman. Is this the source for your nom de plume?


High, I’m from Huntingburg, IN very close by in DuBoise county.


Never has… Doesn’t know what an actual JOB is. Sides 100% with the criminals he surrounds himself with. Wants to free his Felon “buddies” and NOT just the pot smokers.


Of course not. But since half the voters now are morons, liberals, screwballs and “eee-mi-greents”, half-wits like him have become extremely electable.


I see a few signs supporting this clown in my area. But not a overwhelming majority. Which is not surprising to me. Stupid people live everywhere. And I am ashamed to say, I know a few of them. I do try to avoid them as much as possible. A few of them actually hunt. Talk about cutting your own throat. lol


“Lt. Gov. Fetterman, “chose to follow him in a pickup truck and pull a 20-gauge shotgun on him when he confronted the man. Fetterman used the gun to detain him until police arrived. Ultimately, the man was not involved in any wrongdoing.”
Unlawfully detaining someone is kidnapping. Even if he was blowing everyone at the DA’s office it should have been a federal rap.


So this jacka** who wants to release 1/3 of the prison population, which includes dangerous felons, also wants to take away our ability to defend our selves our children and families from them once their back out on the streets. Yet their are voters in Pennsylvania that would actually elect this clown? Pathetic!


I don’t live there but if I did I would HAVE TO vote for Oz. Even if I don’t care for his position on some issues he’s miles ahead of Fetterman. It’s another incidence of voting AGAINST a candidate as opposed to voting FOR one.

Last edited 1 month ago by PMinFl

Fetterman has NO PLANS. HE is an empty, brain dead vessel to be run by the dems.

Surrounded by pure evil family, friends and puppeteers just like the illigitimate cheating corrupt brain dead owned by china rectal orifice in the white house

If this was really “America” this would be embarassing


This guy is several items short of a Happy Meal.


Sorry to tell all the folks, but after seeing a few interviews of a wide range of Philadelphia citizens responses to questions by the reporter, I’m pretty sure Fetterman is going to win. They are anti-gun, they are anti-capitalist, they think that the socialism that Fetterman is offering is just the thing for them: getting rich people to pay for whatever they want! They don’t much like ours in any way shape or form, and let’s face it, Oz is a lackluster candidate! So unless God gets directly involved in the election, Senator Fetterman is going to become a reality!… Read more »


How a punk freeloader who lived off his parents’ allowance until he was 50, who appears in public wearing a hoodie – instead of the professional dress expected of a high ranking official – tattooed and pierced, and who has recently had a stroke, calling into question his ability to serve, has ANY chance of winning an election is a nauseating indictment of the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s clout and commitment to conservative ideology. Republicans make me sick – we put our faith in them to restore order and Constitutional government and they spend the election season asleep and invisible –… Read more »


“We should not have weapons of war in the hands of civilians.” This has worked so for well for hundreds of million civilians. What could go wrong there with this government being the government our Founders warned about.

What is far more worrisome than Fetterman becoming a Senator, is the stupidity of Useful Idiots that would vote for a moron like Fetterman. Never underestimate the power of stupidity in mass quantities.

uncle dudley

Bigfootbob I lived in Evansville in the late 70’s to mid 80’s but that isn’t where I took the name from.

Pa John

Sacrificial puppets to serve as scapegoats, so the real powers hiding and discreetly controlling everything from behind them can avoid and escape any responsibility from angry voters. Biden is progressing well into dementia and will thus likely be found to be mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial when the time comes. Ditto with Fetterman, who after the massive stroke that almost killed him, is unable to speak for more than a few minutes without his severe difficulties with thinking and communicating becoming obvious. He is thus likewise a good candidate for being found mentally incompetent if/when the time comes… Read more »