Van Jones on gun control: Government’s job is setting reasonable limits

We guess when you call President Obama’s extensive list of 23 executive actions on guns “proposals” rather than executive actions, as former Special Advisor for Green Jobs Van Jones has done, it doesn’t sound like as much of a threat to the Second Amendment or to the legislative process.

That’s right. You can’t have an atomic bomb. And if you live in New York, you can’t have a gun with 8 rounds in it. You can, however, have a gun with 7 rounds in it (we think). And if you live in New York City, you can’t have a 17 oz. soda, but you can have a 16 oz. soda. See? Setting reasonable limits is government’s job — and business is good.

Speaking of reasonable limits …

  • EOD

    The Federal Governments Job is to Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

    Protect and Defend a Piece Of Paper, Not People. Protect and Defend an Idea that Law Abiding Citizens of the Nation can Live Free and Make Their Own Choices.

    Constitution of the United States of America

    Article II
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    A Bozooka, Tank and Atomic Bomb are also Crew-Served Weapons not Individual Weapons.

    • Jay Stevens

      That is the key right there: “… shall not be infringed”.

  • Love of Country

    Van Jones is a self avowed communist and 911 Truther; listen to that America hating fool at your own peril. And thank goodness Glenn Beck got both he and Anita Dunn fired from the Whitehouse w/o one iota of help from any of the state run media …. pretty impressive, Glenn ….. we miss you on Fox!

    • Adela Wagner

      Glenn is on channel 212 if you have Dish. Also on internet at the Blaze.

    • ceemack

      The role of government was, indeed, setting “reasonable” limits–in the old Soviet Union.

  • allenbarr

    so you do a background check, 10 months later the person who bought the weapon kills an innocent person, what did your background check do to stop that from happening. It don’t ok IT don’t.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Hey, Van Stupid:

    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government…”

    Patrick Henry

  • waltermitty2012

    Something tells me the Supreme Court is going to get involved and decide the constitutionality of some or maybe all of President Obama’s executive orders. But, I must say that Obama has come along way since voting present on an Illinois Senate bill that required tougher prosecution of anyone discharging a gun near in or near a school. The bill passed 52-1 with 5 senators, including Obama voting present.

  • Michael Rice

    So, having 8 rounds is the same as having an atomic bomb? That is brilliant logic.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Wow, I got a couple 30-rounders for my AK, I guess I can blackmail the world like Dr. Evil! For




      • Jay Stevens

        Piker. Think big. After you pay the taxes, you will only have about $600K left.

  • TJ

    As always, commies have it flipped. The people tell the government where the limit is not the other way around.

  • gracepmc

    Van Jones is a self avowed communist. His only interest in the constitution is its destruction.

  • Rico Mapster

    Van Jones is a self avowed Communist. What he says or thinks is irrelevant.

  • HARP2

    HEY Van Jones. We are going to limit your porn magazine to 7 pages. We are not taking away your freedom of speech…..but just “regulating” it.

  • DavidKramer

    An avowed communist attempting to change the law from the Constitution to some collectivist bullshmidt. How very typical.

  • TocksNedlog

    If, as Van alleges, ‘not one thing in these proposals threatens lawful gun owners’, then in WHAT way is the POTUS “standing up to the NRA”?

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Did that skittlebrained goatpounder really spell it “bozooka”?

    • TocksNedlog

      Perhaps he was playing bouzouki music to the goat.

    • Marcy Cook

      He’s from the BoZo nation that’s how they spell it.

    • putthehammerdown

      Yes, he dood. Speling is not a big deal at Yung Kommunism Kamp,and I oughta no.
      I was hims teecher, and dood my bestest…………

  • TocksNedlog

    “Setting reasonable limits & balancing interests is JOB of America’s government.”
    — By “reasonable limits” he means ‘as restrictive as we can get away with’.
    — By “balancing interests” he means ‘balancing the interests of people that respect & follow the Constitution with those of the people that don’t give a flying f*ck about it’.

  • Adela Wagner

    Yep and when the new study comes out saying “most crime is committed between 10pm and 4am” what would be the “reasonable curfew limits” on us peons? Or because we all know now that “words hurt” (that whiny commercial) what will be the “reasonable speech limits”? “Reasonable pursuit of Happiness Limits”?….bleching Red Stars

  • dmacleo

    f’ing commie.

  • overboosted

    So-called “reasonable” limits, once put into place always slide into unreasonable limits.

    For example, where I live, when they introduced seat belt laws you could not get pulled over and ticketed for not wearing a seat belt. It was not deemed a “primary offense”. This is how they got the law passed as “reasonable”. About a year later, they made it a primary offense and now target drivers who choose not to wear a seat belt with their federally funded “click it or ticket” “safety” campaigns.

    Same thing happened with cell phone usage. We already had laws against careless driving, but the Cuomo’s, Bloomberg’s, Schumer’s and the like had to “do something” about it.


    • JustLikeAnimals

      The problem with “reasonable limits” is who is defining the term “reasonable.” The current liberalization of that term is horrifying.

      • overboosted


        Like the liberal definition of an “assault weapon”. Is it a 15 round magazine, 10 round magazine, 7 round magazine, the fact it is magazine fed or maybe a semi automatic action. Never mind that fully automatic weapons have been banned from the public for 75+ years, the term “semi-automatic” has been thrown around and used like the “N” word.


        • Jay Stevens

          No, no, no. Liberal definition is “anything that LOOKS like a real ‘assault rifle’ (original military definition).” Think back the original “assault weapon” ban. It was all about appearances.

          Pull up pictures of an AR15 and a Ruger Mini-14. Both have the same capabilities. The Mini-14 does not have the pistol grip or bayonet lug. It does have a flash suppressor.

          I really do not know why they are so worried about bayonet lugs. I mean, there have been sooo many robberies with a bayoneted rifle. And I have never heard from a liberal a coherent description of what a flash suppressor actually does.

  • lillymckim

    Anthony Jones has an extremely warped view of the role of the United States Government fueled by his personal fantasy of control over a free nation as any red blooded Communist would have.

  • Marcy Cook

    Is it reasonable to take away the little time my doctor has to spend discussing my health and use that time to discuss guns?

  • patriot fan

    Van Jones is a communist, of course he doesn’t want us to have guns!

  • Thomas Walsh

    Jones, the government’s job is to protect my individual rights. In other words get the f*ck out of the way.

  • lainer51

    another blowhard expert on the constitution…. especially interesting because he is a self-avowed communist.

  • Garth Haycock

    Van Jones really doesn’t understand the role of the federal government. Not at all.

  • Matt Robinson

    to equate the private ownership of bazookas *(whatever those are, some kind of chewing gum perhaps?), tanks, and atomic bombs to the load capacity of a rifle mag is like when Harry Reid claimed that Hurricane Sandy was way worse than Hurricane Katrina….

  • usa3

    Hey mr 9/11 truther! What up, no interest any other conspriacies now that you are in cahoots?

  • BeeKaaay

    Unfortunately Van Jones disagrees with “reasonable limits” when it comes to violence against babies. He supports it 100%.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    The “JOB” of government is to preserve the freedom of the people, not to put constraints on it. Dumbass.

  • Sincerely —

    Not one thing violates the Constitution? He must have a problem with reading comprehension.

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    It’s pretty cut and dried.

  • J.N. Ashby

    “You also can’t have bozooka, tank or atomic bomb. Setting reasonable
    limits & balancing interests is JOB of America’s government”

    Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can. Also, no it isn’t.

  • lana ward

    Van Jones is a sneaky, lying communist. He knows this is the start of gun confiscation. Damn, these thugs are good liars!!

  • Elaine