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Democrat Won’t Say Whether or Not He Wants to Prosecute Gun Owners

Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat from Florida, appeared on CNN Friday to discuss the left’s biggest bugaboo – the sale of what they insist on calling “assault weapons.” In the interview, with anchor Kate Bolduan, Deutch made the oft-stated argument that “weapons of war” should not be sold to civilians. Deutch’s interview came on the heels of an op-ed written by his California colleague, Eric Swalwell, who wrote that not only should Democrats push for an assault weapons ban, they should implement a national gun buyback and prosecute any who defy the order to sell their rifles back to law enforcement.

On Friday, Deutch was asked if he agreed with that plan.

“Listen, there are gun buyback programs that exist in some communities, and if people choose to turn in their guns, certainly law enforcement is working with them to do that,” he said. “I think what we ought to do and what the NRA always refuses –“

“But is Swalwell going a step too far when he says that people should be held criminally responsible if they don’t turn over their weapons?” Bolduan asked.

“Well, I think what’s important is to stop the production of weapons of war that don’t belong on our streets,” he said “Just remember this, it was just about 90 years ago also on Valentine’s Day that a massacre in Chicago led Congress to say we can’t have all these machine guns on our streets. No one has questioned that decision. Now it was another massacre on Valentine’s Day here in Parkland that should prompt Congress to say we can’t have all these assault weapons on our streets.”

Notice that Deutch wouldn’t say whether or not he supported the idea of prosecuting gun owners who refused to cooperate with a buyback program. Likely, he waffled because he didn’t want to anger flanks on either the left or the right, but we should be disturbed by any lawmaker who thinks that this kind of Second Amendment violation would result in anything less than chaos and bloodshed. You don’t have to be “pro-gun” to believe this; you just have to have some semblance of common sense.

It is the hallmark of the Democratic Party to identify a problem and then make it ten times worse through the passage of progressive legislation. This is exactly what they aim to do when it comes to gun control. Leaving millions of Americans as sitting ducks in gun-free zones, preventing endangered citizens from arming themselves, and jailing people who innocently cross state lines where the rules are completely different. Now they want to go the extra mile and spark a situation that would put both American civilians and law enforcement personnel in mortal danger. All in the name of reducing violence?

Please let us not go down this road. This results will not be pretty.

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  1. Strange to me, nothing being said to take Guns away from Criminals? Why, You think the Owners are easy Target; better think again!! When you say everyone, you mean your Colleagues, Law enforcement, FBI, Secret Service, Security Guards because they All own guns also. SO What is Your Plan You Dumb Ass Democrats?

    • There is an easy answer to that. The DUMBOCRATS ARE ALL A BUNCH OF LAZY ASSHOLES. To catch criminals for their crimes or guns or whatever else YOU HAVE TO DO SOME WORK. Why bother when all these jerks have to do is go to the gun store and collect all the Form 4473’s and just go get the people? They communist cuban commander even used that line in the first Red Dawn movie. You can’t get anything past these dumbocrats!

      • I agree totally and that Swalwell is one of the biggest toadies in congress. These liberal wacko prevaricators are starting to piss me off.

        • Hmmmm! He won’t say whether or not he wants to continue breathing. That seems to me to be the basic question, if considering removing our guns.
          Perhaps he should think again.

  2. Why do all of these idiots insist on calling a semi-auto rifle an assault weapon? We do not have assault weapons, we have SPORTING RIFLES!
    A select fire weapon is available after jumping through hoops with local and federal law enforcement and paying the $200 tax, something I’m sure all of the criminals do/ They come after law abiding people and let the felons run free.
    The 2nd was put in place to prevent people like Deutch and Swalwell from doing what they are suggesting. We are not their subjects, they work for us, it’s time to remind them of this.

  3. THESE IDIOT DUMBOCRATS (SOCIALISTS)(COMMIES) TALK BIG AS LONG AS SOME ONE ELSE DOES THIER DIRTY WORK, IF YOU WANT MY GUN BE A MAN AND YOU COME AND GET IT, NOW I KNOW WE HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO HAVE A PAIR BEFOR THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING AND ONE MORE THING THE GUN MANUFACTURES DON’T SELL WEAPONS OF WAR, I WISH THEY DID BECAUSE THE ONE I HAVE IS NOTHING LIKE THE ONE I CARRIED IN THE NAM. BUNCH OF DUMB ASSES

  4. Poor sap. He’ll follow Party line or no more money for him. Well give up our guns when politicians give up their paid-for bodyguards and not before.

  5. They are nothing but communists, fascists, socialists who want to take over and make the United States a globalists country and put us under their thumb so we are oppressed! They will never take the United States citizens guns away! They need to focus on the criminals and illegal aliens who have weapons! And we need to get all these politicians that want gun confiscation out of the office

  6. Hey, I will gladly sell my gun for $25,000 because I have a replacement outside of their jurisdiction, and I will sell that one to the next Jurisdiction for $25,000. I have no problem with that! What part of shall not be infringed don’t they understand. And how can you bring criminal charges against someone exercising their Rights that were NEVER GRANTED to governmental control! that infringed thingy is the stickler. To create such a law would be to create a Colored Law and isn’t there a Law that addresses Colored Laws! 18 U.S. Code § 242 – Deprivation of rights under color of law. You would have to Amend the US Constitution.. you can’t repeal it! You have to Amend it. And since the Government has no powers granted to them by the PEOPLE except what is enumerated in the constitution, all I can say is GOOD LUCK Those government lackies need to read the statistics and not the Liberal Sound Bytes.

    • The Ninth Amendment says: The enumeration (Numbering) in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others (meaning rights) retained by the people.
      The Tenth Amendment says: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

  7. Democrats are stupid anyway. They can’t understand why we ever need a second amendment, because we should all want a fascist government like they want it. Doesn’t matter if it makes sense.

    • REAL Democrats are not stupid. Hang around the factory gates at closing time and meet lots and lots of REAL Democrats. Ask them some questions. Find out how different they are from the Democrats who claim to represent them!

    • Democrats are not stupid. They are well-educated by their liberal teachers and college professors. The correct observation should be that they are equally ignorant with their liberal guides.
      I possess a total of 286 credit hours. (Only 133 were required for the Bachelors.) Over a nine-year span, I had only three professors who were Conservative.
      Over time, I pretty much learned to ignore the others.

  8. What ever happened to our Prostitutional right to bear arms. Yes you read it right. I did write PROSTITUTIONAL because, all of you whores in Washington promise Us the People, that you will defend our right to bear arms just so that We the People get your ugly prostitution asses in the door and then, you do a 360 Deg. turn on us the ones that voted your asses into power to try and strip them from us.

    You want my vote..?, I will give it to you. However, you better keep your sorry ass promise our else, I will smear your name all over the internet to tell all the millions of people whom read it, just the Bitch that you are to betray their / our trust.

  9. “Weapons of war” are EXACTLY what the founders intended in the second amendment, in case the PEOPLE have to overthrow a tyrannical government… like the one this idiot has planned for us….

  10. “Weapons of war” are EXACTLY what our founders intended for us to have in case we need to overthrow a tyrannical government, like the one this communist has planned for us.

  11. These Democrat Communists are very Dangerous people, because they all have brain damage & cannot think straight. I bet the people they hire to protect them will all be allowed to have guns.

  12. The Democrat party has gone full on communist and taking away all the guns has been the trick of the trade for every dictatorial government regime. It makes it easier to kill the dissenters when you have all the guns. That also happens to be the pronounced desire of the UN and the European Union. Our Progressives aka Democrats want the same thing which makes them extremely scary. It is why they need illegals voting as they do and the general public lied to about the truth about guns. It has been my experience that most gun haters have never held a gun, owned a gun or fired one and they believe all the lies about them. Since Progressives are so much smarter than the rest of us there can be no dissent so the guns have to go!

  13. I AM A U.S. ARMY VET FROM KOREAN CONFLICT…I AM CONSERVATIVE, “HOWEVER” I MYSELF DO NOT BELIEVE IN MANY BULLET ROUND CLIPS…
    A TRUE SPORTSMAN ONLY NEEDS A FEW ROUNDS, AND “WHOPPEE” SHOOT HOLES IN EVERYTHING DUDE, SHOOTS TO THINK HIMSELF POWERFUL….
    SEMI-AUTO WEAPONS SHOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND POLICE….!!!
    MANY WILL DIS-AGREE, BUT THEY ARE THE “WHOOPEE” CROWD….!!! NO POLITICIAN WILL EVEN TRY TO TAKE GUNS AWAY,, ONLY RAPID FIRE HEAVY ROUND CLIPS……..AND I AGREE WITH THAT…..

    • I agree. I hunted with a weapon of war. It was a Springfield 1989 30-40 Krag(which was used in the Spanish American war. The only reason I don’t have it now is because some (law abiding )citizen stole it.

    • The problem is that when you give a liberal an inch, they immediately demand a mile or more. The goal in their utopia is zero guns.
      The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is not for hunting rights; but for protection from oppressive government.
      I’ll give up my weapons when and if the police and the military give up theirs. Until then, I want what they have.

  14. I AM A U.S. ARMY VET FROM KOREAN CONFLICT…I AM CONSERVATIVE, “HOWEVER” I MYSELF DO NOT BELIEVE IN MANY BULLET ROUND CLIPS…
    A TRUE SPORTSMAN ONLY NEEDS A FEW ROUNDS, AND “WHOPPEE” SHOOT HOLES IN EVERYTHING DUDE, SHOOTS TO THINK HIMSELF POWERFUL….
    SEMI-AUTO WEAPONS SHOULD BE ALLOWED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND POLICE….ONLY !!!
    MANY WILL DIS-AGREE, BUT THEY ARE THE “WHOOPEE” CROWD….!!! NO POLITICIAN WILL EVEN TRY TO TAKE GUNS AWAY,, (ONLY) RAPID FIRE HEAVY ROUND CLIPS……..AND I AGREE WITH THAT…..they can limit heavy round clips, but they can (NEVER ) take away your guns. constitution wont allow that…!!!

  15. What is really, really sad is that people in charge of running this country like Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat from Florida have no idea what a weapon of war is. A WEAPON OF WAR is any object that can be used, from a sharpened stick to a Gas canister which is a Weapon of Mass Destruction.

    These idiots just want to cause mass hysteria to advance their own agenda. That agenda is to feather their own nests, win elections, enslave the population and become rich at the expense of the taxpayer. Leaches!!!all of them.

  16. Democrats already made murder legal in abortions. Lets put on the ballot and present to the voters to
    MAKE murder legal. If this passes then we can legally say there just might be a lot of DEAD Democrats. Could it be said that the people who killed Jesus Christ the Son of GOD were Democrats.

  17. Democrats already made murder legal in abortions. Lets put on the ballot and present to the voters to MAKE murder legal. If this passes then we can legally say there just might be a lot of DEAD Democrats. Could it be said that the people who killed Jesus Christ the Son of GOD were Democrats.

    If it comes down to it, don’t use a gun, use a knife and/or a bow and arrow with a broad head blade. A skilled archer should be able to launch 5 or 6 arrows within a minute. Just like the American Indians did.

    High School students are now making cyanide. Only time will tell in a High School cafeteria if, when and where it will be used. Believe me it will happen.

  18. If what you say – NO POLITICIAN WILL EVEN TRY TO TAKE GUNS AWAY,,- is true, why do so many politicians and elite in the dem party TALK about it? Hil, and others, talk about a buy back program that is “dog whistle” for confiscation since they will come get your gun if you do not “sell” it back to the gov. ex SCOTUS says it is time to confiscate guns. maybe they are bluffing but I, for one, am not willing to wait and see. That train has left the station for so many in the past just because they thought like you that it would never happen to them – Jews, Cubans, Venequala, China, the list of those trusting their gov until it is too late is long.

  19. The Bible says, “Whatsoever a man sowth, so shall he reapth”. God’s commandment is “Thy shall not commit murder”. I’m a law abiding citizen and I have never committed murder. My pray is that these democrats need to reap what they sow just like Gabby Giffords. Remember she was shot in the head by a deranged fellow democrat. Scripture also says, “ Man is appointed once to die, then the judgement”. Please come try and take away my gun and you will attend the judgement of almighty god sooner than he had planned for you. Thank you Jesus!

  20. If you think Fla. could get bad, you better look at NJ. The new dem dick tator enhanced the anti firearm decree. So what happens, they bust the head Dr. at a NJ cancer hospital for having a HBAR that his brother gave him in the 90’s. That means the man is now a FELON and will have his lic.revoked!!! WTF??? This man saves lives and that is not in his future any more!!!
    I want to know who dropped the dime, he doesn’t shoot it? Kept it locked in his workshop. You all better keep your mouths shut, NO BRAGGING, look over your shoulder and scatter the parts that you don’t need right now.

  21. Silly Democrats think taking our rights will end happily in a court of law with smart lawyers and frilly judges having the final say.

    Silly Democrats.

  22. Newly Released Gov’t Study Shows Overwhelming Number of Shootings Are Defensive
    By Jack Davis
    April 22, 2018 at 2:23pm
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    When the Centers for Disease Control researched gun violence two decades ago, it found that firearms are used to protect citizens more than 2 million times per year, according to an expert criminologist.
    Gary Kleck of the Florida State University of Criminology and Criminal Justice recently reported on a CDC study conducted between 1996 and 1998, the results of which were never publicly released.
    “CDC’s findings indicated that an average of 2.46 million U.S. adults used a gun for self-defense in each of the years from 1996 through 1998,” Kleck wrote in a summary of his research into what the CDC uncovered, but did not share with the American people.
    “CDC never reported the results of those surveys, does not report on their website any estimates of DGU frequency, and does not even acknowledge that they ever asked about the topic in any of their surveys,” Kleck wrote in his paper, according to Reason.
    Given the fact that gun ownership is often under reported, the actual number may be higher, Kleck said.
    He noted that the CDC itself found “guns were used defensively by victims about 3.6 times as often as they were used offensively by criminals.”
    Kleck theorized that politics kept the results quiet.
    “(W)hy did CDC personnel decide not to report them?” Kleck wrote.
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    “One obvious explanation would be that they recognized that their own surveys’ finding of a high (defensive gun use) prevalence was unfriendly to gun control efforts — efforts repeatedly endorsed by CDC-financed researchers.”
    According to the criminologist, the facts should have been laid before the people.
    “Regardless of how the decision was made, it was a disservice to the American people, who paid for the survey and the information it yielded, but who were not allowed to see it and judge its worth for themselves,” he wrote.
    Kleck’s numbers are bigger than those coming from people who try to minimize the prevalence of defensive gun use.
    In a 2015 article for Politico, Kleck said those who downplay defensive gun use “hope that total gun prohibition will one day be politically achievable, and they recognize that high numbers of DGUs each year would present an enormous obstacle to persuading Americans that disarming noncriminals would be without serious costs.”
    RELATED: School Under Fire After Anti-Gun Walkout Leaves One Dead
    Although the CDC did not disseminate the findings of its late 1990s work, it did share the results of a 2013 study that concluded potential crime victims can avoid injury by being armed, according to CNS News.
    “Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was ‘used’ by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies,” the CDC study said.
    That report also said that “defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”

  23. If we would stop electing socialist’s we would have a better country.Anybody know the difference between a democrat and a socialist,besides the spelling?

  24. The Constitution of the United States does not give the Federal Government any authority or governance of firearms and weapons. It also states that authority not given specifically to the Federal Government is reserved to the states and if not given specifically to the states, then authority rests with the citizens. The Federal Government has been illegally tampering with gun rights (which are God given rights and are only codified in the Constitution) for over 100 years. The time is rapidly coming when the citizens will have a belly full of the Federal Government illegally tampering with God given rights and that will not be pretty. If you think that the Constitution gives authority to the Federal government to tamper with God given gun rights and the rights of self defense, then show the specific words in the Constitution that do that!

  25. 10 to 1 odds this demo owns a gun either legally or illegally or have armed body-guards around him and his family, but he want to prosecute law-bidding gun owners for having protection on Florida against armed criminals. He will not state yes or no but his answer is YES, the silence screams out very loudly as to his deception.

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