Even In GOP Country, Democrats Are Going Gun Grabber Extremist

Of course, none of them are really pushing any sort of solutions to punish actual criminals who use guns. This is about punishing the law abiding citizens, and even turning them into criminals, as pushed by people who often have armed security protecting themselves, including taxpayer funded security

Democrats even in GOP country shift toward gun restrictions

Just 18 months after declaring his opposition to banning assault weapons, Nebraska Democrat Brad Ashford has changed his mind.

The former one-term congressman, now trying to win back an Omaha-area seat he lost in 2016, used to consider it futile to push for a ban while Republicans held power on Capitol Hill. But the student activism that has followed the rampage at a school in Parkland, Florida, has changed his thinking in a way that other high-profile shootings, including two in his hometown since 2007, had not.

Ashford’s conversion mirrors the one underway in his party. Not long ago, a moderate record on guns would have been considered a plus for a Democratic candidate in the GOP-leaning suburbs and conservative outskirts of Nebraska’s largest city. Today, even with Ashford’s reversal, it’s a vulnerability that his opponent in the May 15 Democratic primary has been quick to exploit.

That contest, along with races in Virginia, rural Pennsylvania and other places where gun control has been taboo, shows how far the Democratic Party has traveled on this issue. The November elections will test whether Democrats will make room for candidates who don’t back all gun control measures.

In other words, this highlights how extremist Democrats have become on the issue, in that they’ll even push this in areas they have a tough time winning. You have to know that Democrats won’t be receiving oodles and oodles of cash from all the leftist groups without going gun grabber (they aren’t worried about money from the national party, because they’re pretty much out of cash).

“He should have been stronger on this,” said Kara Eastman, the 46-year-old political newcomer running against Ashford, a 68-year-old former Republican, for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District. “We need leaders who are going to stand up and fight for the kids.”

Eastman, director of a children’s nonprofit group and a community college board member, has focused her message on suburban women and young people. She and other progressives, energized by rallies across the country, say they the best way to turn out voters is to offer a contrast to pro-gun Republicans.

People who support murdering the unborn willy nilly simply because a baby is inconvenient should not be talking about fighting for the kids. But, hey, if Democrats want to push gun control for law abiding citizens, go for it. It’ll help you about as much as pushing impeachment. This will just expose your true agenda of disarming all law abiding citizens while doing nothing about the criminals.

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12 Responses to “Even In GOP Country, Democrats Are Going Gun Grabber Extremist”

  1. Jeffery says:

    TEACH typed: This will just expose your true agenda of disarming all law abiding citizens while doing nothing about the criminals.

    How would restrictions on assault weapons and high capacity magazines and/or tightening gun purchase restrictions be “disarming all law-abiding citizens”?

    We would still have pistols and shotguns and rifles.

    Sounds almost hyperbolic on your part. How did law-abiding citizens defend themselves before we had assault weapons and the curse of mass shootings?

    • gitarcarver says:

      How would restrictions on assault weapons and high capacity magazines and/or tightening gun purchase restrictions be “disarming all law-abiding citizens”?

      You mean taking a weapon away from a person isn’t disarming them?

      Who knew?

      We would still have pistols and shotguns and rifles.

      No, because you are taking rifles away from people.

      How did law-abiding citizens defend themselves before we had assault weapons and the curse of mass shootings?

      With the weapons of the day.

      The real question is why does the left hate legal, law abiding citizens exercising a right? Why does the left hate freedoms? Why does the left want to make more victims out of people?

      All the left has is hate.

    • TX_Teacher says:

      Here’s my common sense solution to the violence of assault weapons and their owners. It is a compromise we can all live with. Here goes.

      No. No more compromises.

      I am done with the prog-left frog in a pot/just the tip I promise/nickel and dime at a time/death by a thousand cuts legislative and regulatory bullshit. Nobody believes your lies anymore. You are free to spin whatever soft-pedal BS you like, but the cat is out of the bag. Disarmament is the end goal, and incrementalism is how you hope to achieve it.

      I have redacted the original string of obscenities out of simple politeness, but please know that I have a great number of f-bombs in the first draft.

      Peace be upon you, sir.

    • Dana says:

      The grandfather of a teenager killed when he and two other teens, armed with brass knuckles, encountered a homeowner with an AR-15, complained that it wasn’t a fair fight. Well, wahhhh!

      • Jeffery says:

        Sorry kids, when you break into a house you might get shot. So don’t break into houses.

        The homeowner has no idea what you’re intentions are, but it’s safe to assume you’re not breaking in to deliver a Publisher’s Clearinghouse check.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Our Supreme Court has refused to hear cases on local assault weapon bans. It’s a political issue, not a Constitutional issue.

    When the mood of the country changes, so do the laws.

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