Support for Jeffries Signals Hard Left by Democrats after Midterms

Expect to see hostility to the right to keep and bear arms at the forefront of a Jeffries agenda. (C-SPAN/YouTube)

U.S.A. – -( “House Democrats quickly coalesced behind Brooklyn native Hakeem Jeffries as their next leader to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Bloomberg News reports. It’s not a done deal as this is being written, but the ambitious congressman has thrown his hat in the ring and prominent names, including among the old guard, are looking for new blood for obvious reasons.

“He’s demonstrated the ability to listen, to lead, and to do so with effectiveness and empathy,” said Minnesota Representative Dean Phillips, who has [been] among the Democrats pushing for a new generation of leaders that better reflects the party’s young and diverse voting base.

That would be the “AOC” wing of the party, the in-your-face socialists who make no pretenses of embracing anything remotely traditionally American in values. And Jeffries fits the bill, particularly when it comes to citizen disarmament.

First and foremost, he’s featured by Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown as a “Gun Sense Voter” candidate, meaning he’s their guy for advancing their agenda. You’d think a Bloomberg News story would mention the connection, but then again, we’re talking about an endeavor that exists to do the billionaire’s will – kind of like that other “Bloomberg-seeded” project, The Trace, that represents itself as being about “investigative journalism” and independent of being influenced by his largesse. Honest. (What was it Hamlet’s mother said again…?)

To help achieve those citizen disarmament goals, Jeffries revealed something gun owners should find interesting.

“Democratic House Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries defended his party’s push for a universal background check bill Wednesday, claiming that any enforcement of the legislation — including federal firearm registration — will be left to the Department of Justice to decide,” the Daily Caller reported back in 2019.

That, of course, is consistent with the National Institute of Justice’s 2013 “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies,” which admitted:

“Universal background checks … Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration …”

And what is it that registration historically leads to? How else would Beto be able to carry out his “Hell yes” threat?

It’s also interesting that Jeffries had a “Freudian slip” of sorts, where he said the “Democrats’ federal elections takeover bill is ‘inspired by Hugo Chavez…Cesar Chavez.’” Considering that Jeffries “was appointed as the whip of the Congressional Black Caucus,” it’s hardly surprising that a Marxist tyrant would come to mind first.


“An overwhelming number of members of the Congressional Black Caucus are also members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus,” Project 21, the National Center for Public Policy Research’s “national leadership network of black conservatives” reported in 2013. “This organization has deep leftist ties and shares a similar agenda to the Communist Party of the United States of America.  Communism is a tool used by radicals to impose socialist dictatorship.”

And consistent with the unspoken Democrat mantra of “Do as we say, not what we do,” per Legal Insurrection, Jeffries was “an election denier in 2016 and 2018. He also thinks Trump tried to steal the 2020 election.”  It’s curious how when Republicans raise questions about the Biden/Trump race, their concerns are dismissed as “baseless” and those raising them are smeared as threats to “our democracy” (and worse). Jeffries himself uses the (Nazi) term “big lie.”

With a radical like Jeffries on track to be the House Democratic Leader, look for even more outrageous efforts to subvert the right to keep and bear arms than even Nancy Pelosi (who at times tried to keep a lid on the next generation), was able to propose. Fortunately, a narrow Republican majority in the House means the GOP has a chance to block them, but only with a strong, i.e., non-“clown” leadership, which does not appear to be a foregone conclusion at this writing.

Unfortunately, as we’ve seen all too often, defecting “Vichycons” siding with Democrats on key issues have the maddening habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Gun owners are in for an interesting two years.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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A decision is gonna have to be made very soon; Do we die on our feet, or live on our knees?


Look who these people elect by choice. And they’ve been doing this for years and years, Then, they squeal about “Trump supporters”.


Led – were they really ‘elected’? Look at how the Arizona governor’s race is playing out and likely similar results in PA as well. If you are old enough to remember the cheating in Illinois in 1960 you will know that election was stolen as well. They have gotten it down to a ‘science’ by now…………………


I keep a loaded m14 by my door, need I say more


The pitfall of the modern community “activist” is that the liberals who yearn for a police state are always the ones with the least discipline to survive it.

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An overwhelming number of members of the Congressional Black Caucus are also members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus,” Project 21, I will say this about the black caucus. I typed up a long diatribe about how wrong having a black caucus is and deleted it for your benefit. So, in short, I will say this. I think having a black caucus only is racist. blacks, whites, Mexicans, Chinese, Muslims, Indians and more are in politics today. Do we really need a group of people that has segregated themselves, based on color only in the white house? How do we expect… Read more »


Why does Congressional White Caucus sound racist, but Congressional Black Caucus doesn’t? Is it propaganda by and of the perpetual victimhood coalition? We’ve been hearing the term so long, one doesn’t even think about it’s racist nature.


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The “Divide and conquer” strategy of the enemies of liberty has worked well for decades. It’s time for all Americans to work together to promote and protect the guaranteed freedoms enshrined in the Constitution. Teamwork makes the team work! No rights are second class. Get busy!



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Excellent article! The sad fact remains that the Democrat Party is no longer the Democrat Party. It has become the Socialist Party of America: the CP USA upheld the Democrat platform during the last presidential election, and that fact alone should raise the eyebrows of anyone even moderately paying attention to current politics. The tyranny desired by the CP USA is fully ensconced in every plank of the Democrat Party platform. This fact cannot be denied any longer by the Democrats, but sadly the rhinos in charge of the GOP never bother to raise such issues. They hop, skip, and… Read more »


IMHO the reality is that they (nearly ALL democRATs) have been ‘hard left’ for about as long as I can remember. They are just becoming more open about it and so blatantly obvious about it that even Stevie Wonder can see it. Prove me wrong.