Democrat Tells Reporter Assault Weapons Campaign ‘Just The Beginning’


The totality of Congressional Democrats’ unspoken gun control agenda has come into a little clearer focus, now that an exchange between a conservative journalist and an unwitting liberal Illinois House Representative last month has begun making the Internet rounds.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) evidently presumed she was in sympathetic company at the “One Billion Rising” rally last month, and unknowingly allowed her thoughts on getting guns out of Americans’ hands to – well, to fall into the wrong hands.

Challenged by reporter Jason Mattera that there’s no way for Congress to make and end-run around the 2nd Amendment and to ban handguns outright, Schakowsky said “I don’t know if we can’t.”

She also can’t remember what gun-grabbing group she belongs to, calling the Council Against Handgun Violence “the Council Against Handgun…something. Yeah, I’m a member of that.”

Personal Liberty

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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