Politics: Dem Congresswoman - handguns are next, 2nd Amendment doesn't preclude bans
Published by: Robert Laurie on Monday March 11th, 2013
By ROBERT LAURIE - Don’t worry, they’ll find a way around that pesky 2nd Amendment.
Jason Mattera, who's become famous for ambushing lefties with political questions they'd rather not answer, has posted a new video to Youtube this morning. In it, he discusses gun control with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky. She's a Democrat, representing the Illinois 9th district, and she's no fan of your right to own a firearm.
"We're on a roll now," Schakowsky claims. "We're gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can."
Schakowsky also proudly announces that she's "against handguns. We have in Illinois the...um...Council Against Handguns..something. Yeah. I'm for that."
We're sure the Council Against Handguns Something appreciates her continued support.
More importantly, she admits what conservatives already know: Increased background checks represent little more than a way to stifle all gun ownership, regardless of the specific type of firearm, and - more importantly - her kind of Democrat thinks the 2nd Amendment really doesn't protect much of anything.
When Mattera claims that "We'll never get a handgun ban with the 2nd Amendment as stated," Schakowsky disagrees.
"I don't know that we can't," she says. "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 do that is a sensible way to keep people safe."
We won't rehash the painfully obvious "bans don't make you safe" argument. The more interesting point here is that, as always, for left-wing statists like Schakowsky, the rights of communities and municipalities are the primary concern. "Rights of the individual" be damned. Despite the fact that the former appear nowhere in our Constitution, if you're a big government Democrat, they always trump the latter.
Here's the vid, featuring an unusually restrained Mattera.
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