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List of Anti-Gun Politicians

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by LarryO1970, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. LarryO1970

    LarryO1970 G&G Enthusiast

    Troy2k... Very true, not all... You will not hear it as a major party platform yet since it is so controversial. They need all the votes they can get... so alienating gun owners is a great way to lose. We all know to fear the Democrats running for office since they have a history of being FOR gun control.

    When it comes to anti-gun legislation, how many Democrats would you say are anti-gun vs. Republican?

    Here are some Senators FOR gun control:
    Republicans = 1
    Democrats = 9

    10. Mike DeWine (R.-Ohio)
    Consistently the only Republican to speak in favor of anti-2nd Amendment legislation on the Senate floor.

    9. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.)

    The most vocal opponent on the Senate floor of congressional legislation to prevent lawsuits against firearms manufacturers based on the actions of criminals.

    8. John Kerry (D.-Mass.)

    Accepted a shotgun as a campaign gift from union officials, even though it would have been banned under a bill he cosponsored.

    7. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D.-N.Y.)
    Though just in her first term as an elected official, she campaigned for gun control while First Lady, advocating gun owner licensing, handgun registration and the retention by the federal government of records on lawful purchasers of firearms.

    6. Frank Lautenberg (D.-N.J.)

    Despite government studies showing that fewer than 1% of criminals get their guns from gun shows, Lautenberg sponsored legislation to run gun shows out of business.

    5. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.)
    Sponsor of the much-vaunted assault-weapon ban of 1994-2004. Despite the ban's having been found to have been misdirected and irrelevant to crime, Feinstein said she wished for a stronger law, one that would say, "Mr. and Mrs. America, turn [your firearms] all in." Feinstein carried a handgun for her own protection in California.

    4. Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.)

    A generation ago, this liberal lion sponsored legislation to ban and otherwise restrict handguns. He hasn’t let up a bit since.

    3. Barbara Boxer (D.-Calif.)

    Sponsor of bills to ban compact handguns, such as those commonly carried for protection, by making the legality of their manufacture in the U.S. contingent upon the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (BATFE) regulation permitting the same type of firearm to be imported. BATFE uses regulatory authority over firearms importation arbitrarily and, some say, illegally. Boxer hoped the BATFE would do the same with U.S.-made firearms.

    2. Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.)
    Minority whip is top anti-gun activist in his party’s Senate leadership and a reliable activist for anti-gun legislation in his own right.

    1. Charles Schumer (D.-N.Y.)
    Sponsor of legislation to ban firearms as "assault weapons," to ban hunting, recreational, practice and defensive ammunition as "armor piercing," and to impose a waiting period on handgun sales. The member of Congress who most seeks publicity for himself on gun-control issues.

    Here are some Congressmen FOR gun control:
    Republicans = 1
    Democrats = 9

    10. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tex.):

    Always prepared to offer anti-gun amendments, whether they're relevant to a bill or not.

    9. Diana DeGette (D.-Colo.):

    A reliable fixture at press conferences on any anti-gun initiative. Wants to hold gun manufacturers liable for the illegal use of firearms.

    8. Mike Castle (R.-Del.):

    Consistent sponsor of anti-gun legislation. One of only six House Republicans to vote against the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act that restricted reckless anti-gun lawsuits.

    7. Anthony Weiner (D.-N.Y.):

    Promotes New York City gun laws (among the most restrictive in the nation) as a model for the rest of the country.

    6. Carolyn McCarthy (D.-N.Y.):

    Sponsor of unsuccessful legislation to drastically expand the "assault weapon" ban of 1994-2004 to cover even more guns. Gun-control supporters claimed a crime wave would ensue after the ban's demise, but violent crime instead fell to a 30-year low.

    5. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.):

    A reliable vote for anti-gun legislation, and poised to put anti-gun bills at the top of the agenda if she becomes Speaker.

    4. Jim Moran (D.-Va.):

    One of only four representatives who voted against requiring that, in the event that a prospective firearm purchaser is rejected by the national background check system, the government must tell the person why.

    3. Zoe Lofgren (D.-Calif.):

    Always ready to lead the "Million Moms" on the House floor in favor of any anti-gun legislation, no matter how extreme.

    2. Henry Waxman (D.-Calif.):

    Like the child who can’t understand the meaning of "no," Waxman is the congressman who most frequently turns to the GAO to conduct studies designed to support "gun control" schemes he knows do not have support in Congress.

    1. John Conyers (D.-Mich.):

    The only current House member who voted for the Gun Control Act of 1968, has been a vocal opponent of 2nd Amendment rights ever since.

    ... am I missing something? So 2 of 20 Senate and Congressional members that are FOR gun control are Republican, 18 are Democrat. Obviously this is only a cross section and not the entire Senate and Congressional list of whose who on gun control.

    Does anyone know where to get a full list of Senate and Congressional members who are FOR gun control?

    In "The Powder Keg" Pred brings up H.R. 1022 ... of the supporters, I am finding that party lines are just that, I believe ALL of the sponsors and co-sponsors for H.R. 1022 are Democrats. I this true?
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008
  2. Windwalker

    Windwalker G&G Newbie

    Folks, if you live in one of these states and believe in the Second Amendment then vote these people out of office.
  3. Rem 742 30-06

    Rem 742 30-06 G&G Newbie

    This list is a little old like many years old
  4. LarryO1970

    LarryO1970 G&G Enthusiast

    That's what I could find ... IF you can find a newer, more inclusive list, please... be my guest. Looking around at 0319 in the morning, this is what I could find .
  5. GlockMeister

    GlockMeister G&G Evangelist

    If Dick Durbin is up for election this year, HE WILL NOT BE GETTING MY VOTE!

    Only 1 republican out of all those, 4 from California. lol. Pelosi the worst.
  6. LarryO1970

    LarryO1970 G&G Enthusiast

    From what I'm finding... Democrats predominantly fill the ranks of anti-gun legislation.

    That being said... any supporter of the 2nd Amendment should truly reconsider voting for a Democrat if they want to preserve the 2nd Amendment...
  7. troy2000

    troy2000 Suspended

    Larry, I can't argue with the fact that most (openly) anti-gun politicians are Democrats. It's depressing. But I disagree with the current Republican Party's anti-labor, pro-international business corporation, stop-bringing money-in-but-keep-spending-it, solve-every-foreign-policy-problem-at-the-end-of-a-gun stances more than I disagree with the Democrats on the Second Amendment.

    Instead of bailing out and ceding the largest political party in the country to the gun-haters, I think we need to change the attitude of the Democratic leadership. And I think that's already happening to a point; they're being very, very careful not to be blatantly anti-gun before the election.

    We also need to try to change the attitudes toward guns of the people who are electing these anti-gun clowns, and I think that's also happening. It looks to me like the anti-gun sentiment in the country has peaked, and the pendulum might be swinging back the other way. I hope so...
  8. LarryO1970

    LarryO1970 G&G Enthusiast

    I believe the reason why the Democrat candidates are not bringing this up is because it will mean a pretty swift defeat to their political aspirations. Yes... the Democrats need to rethink their stance on gun control and is something that they will need to change from the top down.

    Howard Dean has made waves against the Democratic party with his statements that there should not be further federal legislation regulating guns. In 2000, Al Gore's anti-gun statements hurt the Party in Midwestern swing states, and may have been the single most important issue to turn heartland America into solid Bush Country. However, Dean does little to promote his "sensible gun laws" position among the "progressive" community. ... so this should be interesting to see how he spreads his message to the Democratic followers and fellow Democrats like those I previously mentioned leading off this post.

    The same needs to be said for Republicans who are anti-gun. Personally, I believe any political move to disarm the populous will be disastrous to any politician with aspirations to keep office.

  9. HAWKEYE50

    HAWKEYE50 G&G Newbie

    Good Afternoon, I'm not surprised to see Conyers from Michigan on the list. I was more surprised to not see our Senneter Leven.
  10. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    i can't trust or vote for any politician that can't trust me with the fire arm of my choice. we all know gun controll laws do nothing to prevent or stop crime. they are all about controlling people, despots throughout history disarm their victims first.
  11. MrsS

    MrsS G&G Enthusiast

    Don't see anyone from "Rocky Top"; hope to not see any of them on that list, neither.
  12. LarryO1970

    LarryO1970 G&G Enthusiast

    [FONT=&quot]People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.[/FONT]
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