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Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban ‘Just the Beginning’

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Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban ‘Just the Beginning’

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the Democratic Party’s leadership in the House of Representatives, suggested to Jason Mattera at a Feb. 13 women’s rights rally that plans for an assault weapons ban and private-sales background checks were only the beginning of a broader gun control agenda extending to handguns as well.

Schakowsky evidently did not recognize Mattera, a conservative video journalist and senior investigative reporter for Talk Radio Network, who infamously confronted Vice President Joe Biden in the Capitol. (Mattera introduced himself to Schakowsky by name but did not indicate that he was filming or that he is conservative.) She spoke to Mattera as if he were a fellow gun control enthusiast–and Mattera played along, eliciting answers about Schakowsky’s enthusiasm for gun control.

“We want everything on the table,” Schakowsky told Mattera. “This is a moment of opportunity. There’s no question about it.”

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  • fliteking

    Why is it OK for the Gov’t to question the safety and intent of law-abiding citizens who own ‘assault weapons’ but you can’t do the same of a gay male who wants to be a scout leader?

    • tnbroker1

      The practice of homosexuality is routed in child ab use. It is a fact that the overwhelming majority of homosexuals were victims as young children, which in a formative mind causes great distress and mass confusion. In nature homosexuality is NOT the norm; were it the norm male and female would not exist- why should it? Male and female are distinct from each other, contrary to what homosexual activists would have you believe. Homosexuals have on average over 120 different sex partners annually. They suffer disease rates 25% to 65% greater than the given population of any given disease, sexually transmitted or otherwise. Mental illness, alcohol & drug abuse, breast cancer, rectal cancers, penis cancer, mouth cancer, cervical cancer, all STD and more are rampant among this chosen lifestyle group of people. And they want to be scout leaders, school teachers, political leaders? BTW-my info came not from the Bible which simply said not to practice such things or you will suffer and die, but from the US CDC in Atlanta that also indicates the likelihood that those who practice this lifestyle will suffer and probably die.

      As was well noted by fliteking, the now self-serving American political system is out of whack. There are far more death issues in the practice of homosexuality than ownership of firearms. I am not advocating the beating of homosexuals, but being logical, sensible and realistic on firearms ownership because it makes sense to own a firearm of an individuals choice for personal protection.

      Killing is a state of mind, and when the state of mind says kill, anything becomes a weapon. Why the focus on firearms when firearms are not the primary weapon of choice? Because a disarmed populace is a defenseless populace and subject to the whims of the politicos in charge. The founding fathers understood this uniquely well, and that is why they reserved for us to follow the right to bear arms. I have never seen a firearm on the wall of the US Postal Service wanted for murder or maiming someone. I have seen people though. Liberals- the same ones promoting homosexual relationships on the same level as heterosexual relationships- do not have a valid argument for restricting firearms for other than for controlling you and me. I have no intention of allowing either to happen.

  • $13614178

    Because Obamass is a homosexual pervert that hates NORMAL Americans and could not care less aboout their safety .

  • Docs357

    Another brain dead liberal. Who is grateful for nothing. Disgusting

  • GDC97

    Are you ready for WAR??? That may be what is needed to keep our RIGHTS and NOT just the RIGHT to own guns!!!

    • 7papa7

      He has already violated the first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth and tenth amendment that I am aware of. Based on that you are unfortunately right, war may be the only option. We are told that we are NOT to tolerate a tyrannical government but over throw it.

      • violater1

        You can drop the ‘may’ word and replace it with shall! Which is a more definite aspect of descriptiveness in these circumstances! Shall is always used in an eminent situation at hand!

        • 7papa7

          My hope is that it can be resolved peacefully through impeachment however if not it then becomes will and not shall.

    • violater1

      So true so right with one small exception change the word may to shall in your post! Then my agreement is absolutely right you are! Latest info coming is that prior to 2016 obama will be prepared to militarily take our Country! To all of you naysayers out there grab your glutomous maximus with both hands placing your head firmly between your legs and kiss all of your freedoms and possibly your asss goodbye!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

    Of course what should be done is for her to live in one of the “better” parts of Chicago so she to can learn the peoples deep love for their weapons. And drive by shootings. Of course she would never touch a gun not even to defend herself.

    • violater1

      BULLSHIIT! LOL! Response to your last sentence that I know you were being facicious! Just thought I would add emphasis!

  • reggiec

    1. “Banning guns is an idea whose time has come.”
    – Sen. Joseph Biden, Associated Press, November 18, 1993
    2. “Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.”
    –Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Associated Press, November 18, 1993
    3. “We’re going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We’re going to beat guns into submission!”
    – Sen. Charles Schumer, NBC Nightly News, November 30, 1993
    4. “I honestly think, and I am not an expert on the amendments, I don’t care if you want to hunt, I don’t care if you think it’s your right. I say, ‘Sorry!’ It is 1999; we have had enough as a nation… Only the police and military should have guns, it’s ridiculous! I know it’s in the Constitution, but you know what, ENOUGH! I would like to say, and I know it will sound extreme, but that no one can have a gun in the U.S., if you are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison!
    Rosie O’Donnell
    Dear Rosie is a prime example of the mentality of the left. They do not care if something is a right that is guaranteed by the Constitution. If it does not fit their ideology The Constitution can be ignored.
    5. “The most effective means of fighting crime in the United States is to outlaw the possession of any type of firearm by the civilian populace.”
    – Janet Reno, Past Attorney General of the United States, addressing a 1991 B’nai B’rith gathering in Ft. Lauderdale
    None of them have changed their minds. They will attempt to ban them one little portion at a time, “under the radar”
    I believe that President Obama actually told Sarah Brady during a White House meeting that he was working on more gun control “under the radar”.
    “I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but UNDER THE RADAR!” -Barack Obama, March 30, 2011

    • Work2SnowSki

      #4 Rosie travels with armed security like most leftist elitists when going to public events.

  • violater1

    Because you are part of the problem not part of the plan to kill you! we the voting liberals want you dead so that we can take your riches and all of your property and enslave your family to toil for us while we flaunt it in your face that we are in charge! You will all die at the hand of the Great Satanic leader of all times for we are the followers of the antichrist obama his powers are ordained by the ruler of this world big daddy Satan! If you will not join us we will kill you all and those left will submit to our dictates so bow down now before us fliteking and prepare for our indoctrination and determination of your plight! This was written by an objector of all their plans and aspirations for us as a sick sense satire! But it directly addressed your post!

  • Gregg

    3/12/2013 at 515Pm. Once ignorance gets started, it recognizes no boundaries or limits. Such can be
    seen in a generation with a dysfunctional education, degree included, that relies
    on movies and television for primary information sources– no wonder this nation
    is out of control ! Gregg

  • spyderdalton

    The 2nd amendment is “the” civil rights issue of our times. Self defense should be a right in any civilized society.

    Decent law abiding citizens are being attacked as though they are criminals presumed dangerous without due process. Otherwise law abiding citizens are being turned into felons.

    This is the end of America as we once knew her.

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