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Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban ‘Just the Beginning’

Breitbart – by Joel B. Pollak

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.”

One poignant exchange was as follows:

Schakowsky: We’re on a roll now, and I think we’ve got to take the–you know, we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.

Mattera: So the assault weapons ban is just the beginning?

Schakowsky: Oh absolutely. I mean, I’m against handguns. We have, in Illinois, the Council Against Handgun… something [Violence]. Yeah, I’m a member of that. So, absolutely.

In another exchange, Schakowsky proposed allowances for states and municipalities to ban guns–though such laws have been repeatedly rejected by the Supreme Court:

Mattera: We’ll never get a handgun ban with the Second Amendment as stated.

Schakowsky: I don’t know. I don’t know that we can’t. And there may be an allowance, once again, for communities–I have communities in my district that prohibited handguns within their borders. The rights of municipalities and states to view that as a sensible way to keep people safe–I don’t think it’s precluded.

When Mattera asked why legislators were not pressing for a handgun ban, given that most murders are committed with handguns, Schakowsky replied: “Because we’re not going to be able to win that. Not now.” She went on to explain why background checks were a useful interim policy, arguing that they would “address any kind of weapon.”

Schakowsky’s remarks about plans for broader gun control are not the first time she has revealed the long-term goal behind short-term policy debates. She has a tendency to do so when speaking to apparently sympathetic audiences. In 2009, she told a crowd that the goal of Obamacare would be to “put the private insurance industry out of business.”

Officially, Democrats–including Schakowsky–hew to the party line as laid down by the president, which pledges support for the Second Amendment and for gun ownership in rural communities where hunting and shooting are viewed as traditional pastimes.

Gun owners fear that the Sandy Hook-inspired gun control measures before Congress–none of which would have stopped the mass shooting at Sandy Hook–are a prelude to broader regulations, including the banning of handguns and the eventual registration and confiscation of firearms, despite earnest assurances by Democrats to the contrary.

The Democratic Party has taken a hard line on guns recently, with President Obama’s strategist, David Axelrod, joining New York mayor Michael Bloomberg in backing gun control enthusiast Robin Kelly over former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, who has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, in the recent primary to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois. Kelly has promised to be a “leader” in “banning guns.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/11/Schakowsky-Assault-Weapons-Ban-is-Just-the-Beginning

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10 Responses to Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban ‘Just the Beginning’

  1. Diogenes says:

    Obviously —obviously— those idiots think that passing any old law will override the U.S. Constitution.

    There is such a very large body of ‘settled law’ on the matter, that they all ought be rounded up, arrested, and charged with treason, especially since they’ve all sworn an oath to protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.

  2. NC says:

    “When Mattera asked why legislators were not pressing for a handgun ban, given that most murders are committed with handguns, Schakowsky replied: “Because we’re not going to be able to win that. Not now.””

    OH! So it’s ok if the criminals have guns at the moment, but not the innocent, responsible people.

    OH! And what’s with the “not going to be able to win that” line? So now it’s not about WE THE PEOPLE, but it’s about politics and your ability to remain in office and to look good.

    Also, you use “we’re not” as though you have a group of people who are actually with you.

    Or, are you referring the “we” to the Zionists who are funding your campaign?

    I think so!

    • diggerdan says:

      Oh yea NC. If they do not think they will win they will not try to pass something. The sorry part of it all is that they do not care what they pass as long as they win. They are a sick bunch aren`t they NC.

  3. NC says:

    “Mattera: We’ll never get a handgun ban with the Second Amendment as stated.

    Schakowsky: I don’t know. I don’t know that we can’t. And there may be an allowance, once again, for communities–I have communities in my district that prohibited handguns within their borders.”

    I don’t know that we can’t??? Are you F**KING KIDDING ME!!! What part of the Constitution do you not understand? What part of the Second Article to the Bill of Rights do you not understand? Do you even know how to read? Did you even study the law of the land? Do you even know what planet you are on?

    And then “there may be an allowance, once again, for communities”??? An allowance??? Are you F**KING KIDDING ME!!!??? So now we have to pay communities and bribe them for not having a gun?? This is what it has come down to? Have you really stooped that low? That’s just pathetic beyond all means.

    You represent the majority of WE THE PEOPLE, not the minority of WE THE ELITE, bitch! Get it through your old, senile head.

    Like one of the callers on Henry’s show stated today, I, also, believe all of these politicians in office are old and completely senile with no clue as to what they are doing or saying in order for the elite to control us easier.

    Senile member:

    McCain
    Feinstein
    Graham
    Reid (especially)
    Biden

    the list goes on and on…..

    We either have dumb-down, new blood in Congress or senile, old blood in Congress. That’s how the elite control’s Congress.

  4. NC says:

    Again,

    HELLO U.S. MILITARY!!! WHY ARE YOU NOT DOING YOUR JOB AND ARRESTING THESE TREASONOUS TRAITORS IN CONGRESS AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE??? GET UP OFF YOUR ASSES AND DO YOUR JOB AND DUTY, DAMMIT!!!!

  5. US Marine Fighting Tyranny says:

    My Fellow Patriots:

    PLEASE!,.. please, please, please!!!!… let these douchbags pass laws requiring all Americans to turn in their firearms!!!!

    Then this dance will get going in no time.

    The sooner this starts, the sooner we can take out the trash, the sooner we can start to rebuild this country.

    Let’s pray that they pass MORE draconian laws and start a confiscation attempt,… then it begins.

    JD – US Marines – Telling these traitorous lawmakers to pass laws banning ALL firearm ownership!,.. NOW! (…The sooner they try their greatest stab at treason, the quicker we get down to business…)

  6. It is I only says:

    After Feinstein, another chosenite pig’s carcass!

  7. Bushwacker says:

    Feinstein, dual citizen, US/Israel sits on top of hell of classified material. I am natural born citizen, I wouldn’t even run for offices with DUAL CITIZENSHIP. There has to be some angle to routing this oath breaker out. How can she possibly have access to “state secrets” when she holds dual citizenship. Ain’t there something, ANYTHING, maybe the LOGAN ACT or something to take this horrible piece of work out?

    As a veteran, I HATE this fsckinbitch.

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