Democrats don’t want you to own guns, and for that matter, don’t think the constitutional right of due process applies to you, which is why they violated House rules to engage in an hours-long sit-in in the House of Representatives.
But, Heat Street reported Thursday, at least 26 Democrats who participated in the sit-in are gun owners.
Can you say, “hypocrisy?”
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Jillian Kay Melchoir wrote:
Congressional Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in on the House floor this afternoon, failing to force a vote on two pieces of gun legislation. The controversial sit-in included 26 Democratic lawmakers who themselves own guns, Heat Street learned after examining 2013 USA Today data on congressional firearms ownership. The participants also included 12 more Democrats in Congress who either didn’t respond to USA Today’s gun survey or declined to say whether or not they possessed a firearm.
The sit-in, launched by civil-rights leader Rep. John Lewis, centered on two pieces of proposed gun legislation. One would expand background checks to cover all commercial gun sales; the other seeks tougher prohibitions against gun purchases for terror suspects.
So, who are these hypocritical Democrats?
Here’s the list of Democrat gun owners who participated in the sit-in, as posted by Melchoir:
- Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
- Rep. Bennie Thompson
- Rep. Dina Titus
- Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger
- Rep. Jared Huffman
- Rep. Jim Cooper
- Rep. Jim Costa
- Rep. John Carney
- Rep. John Garamendi
- Rep. Keith Ellison
- Rep. Mike Thompson
- Rep. Peter DeFazio
- Rep. Peter Welch
- Rep. Rick Nolan
- Rep. Ron Kind
- Rep. Steve Cohen
- Rep. Tim Ryan
- Sen. Gary Peters
- Sen. Harry Reid
- Sen. Mark Warner
- Sen. Martin Heinrich
- Sen. Patrick Leahy
- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
- Sen. Tammy Baldwin
- Sen. Tim Kaine
- Sen. Tom Carper
She also posted some tweets issued by these Democrats:
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) March 16, 2016
Americans are depending on us to help prevent gun violence. We need universal background checks so that the deranged can’t buy a gun.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) June 9, 2014
In short, they believe in gun rights for themselves, but want to strip average, law-abiding Americans of their rights.
Hypocritical? You bet.
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