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Monday, March 11, 2013

Dem Lawmaker: Assault Weapons Ban 'Just the Beginning' and Admits They Want Handguns Banned Too

By Susan Duclos

Second Amendment supporters who have been saying consistently that Obama and liberals' gun control proposals, such as assault weapon and large capacity ammunition magazines and clips as well as universal background checks, are just the first step towards their ultimate goal of disarming American citizens and violating their Second Amendment right to bear arms, have been proven correct by statements made by RepresentativeJan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the Democratic Party’s leadership in the House of Representatives, when she thought she was talking to a gun control supporter.

Key quotes:

“We want everything on the table,” Schakowsky told Mattera. “This is a moment of opportunity. There’s no question about it.”

One poignant exchange was as follows:

Schakowsky: We’re on a roll now, and I think we’ve got to take the--you know, we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.

Mattera: So the assault weapons ban is just the beginning?

Schakowsky: Oh absolutely. I mean, I’m against handguns. We have, in Illinois, the Council Against Handgun... something [Violence]. Yeah, I’m a member of that. So, absolutely.

In another exchange, Schakowsky proposed allowances for states and municipalities to ban guns--though such laws have been repeatedly rejected by the Supreme Court:

Mattera: We’ll never get a handgun ban with the Second Amendment as stated.

Schakowsky: I don’t know. I don’t know that we can’t. And 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 view that as a sensible way to keep people safe--I don’t think it’s precluded.

When Mattera asked why legislators were not pressing for a handgun ban, given that most murders are committed with handguns, Schakowsky replied: “Because we’re not going to be able to win that. Not now.” She went on to explain why background checks were a useful interim policy, arguing that they would “address any kind of weapon.”

Video below:

Liberals take offense when conservative Second Amendment supporters call them gun grabbers, insisting that it isn't true, yet when with a crowd or audience they believe is sympathetic to theri gun grabbing agenda, they are far more blunt and honest about what their ultimate goal is.

Schakowsky's confirmation is reminiscent of a quote from Barack Obama back when he was a law professor:

 “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns,” Obama told Lott one day at the University of Chicago Law School.
The chart below is a reminder of what happens when a country goes down the path Democrats are trying to lead America down: (Click chart to enlarge)