There are two things we know to be true: Democrats keep reassuring us that no one is trying to take our guns away, and Democrats keep proposing “common sense” gun control legislation that in some measure will take our guns away.
Rep. Eric Swalwell is the only 2020 hopeful to base his candidacy solely on gun control, and he’s the perfect example of what we just said above. “Keep your shotguns, keep your pistols, keep your rifles,” he tweets, adding that he only wants to “take the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people.”
The “most dangerous” weapons? Do you mean the ones that fire bullets that travel faster? Are we seriously doing this again?
Take a look at what teachers would really be up against if armed with a handgun and confronted with an AR-15.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 26, 2018
All of which brings us to the Washington Post’s Matt Viser, who seems to want to help cement the narrative that Democrats don’t want to take away our guns because so many of them own guns! Sure, some Democratic politicians saw their rifles in half on video as part of their campaign, but, you know, these 2020 candidates are legitimate gun nuts:
Gun ownership among Dems? Beto O’Rourke inherited several from his great-uncle (they're not in operating condition). Pete Buttigieg owns two antique guns that he doesn’t use. Tim Ryan won a shotgun in a raffle but hasn’t used it. Kamala Harris has a gun: https://t.co/QIQUBNYROw
— Matt Viser (@mviser) April 10, 2019
So are we supposed to assume that Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, and Tim Ryan are trying to make up for their inadequate manhood? We’ve heard that a lot about conservative gun owners. They’re all just white suburban men with a violent hobby, right?
This is very on brand. Beto inherited his, has no idea what to do with it. Buttiegieg has an intellectual connection with them, understanding them as part of history and admiring craft. Kamala Harris is always ready for a pre-dawn raid. https://t.co/KCkBYNkdaJ
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) April 10, 2019
Harris still reflexively draws her weapon on parents who allow their children to skip school, we hear.
Harris executes a parent of a tardy child every day, to show she means business.
— Graham (@ScienceOMFG) April 10, 2019
Kamala Harris has a gun and, as California's Attorney General, did everything she could to prevent California's citizens from doing so.
— Gerald Fried (@TrueSutureSelf) April 10, 2019
Gilibrand had one but doesn’t anymore. Warren prefers arrows. Klobuchar’s aide carries hers. Swalwell has a briefcase cuffed to his wrist.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 10, 2019
Klobuchar used to throw hers at staff members. Pretty dangerous.
— Christie (@RepRepublic) April 10, 2019
Amy Klobuchar is probably holding out for the binder attachment for her AR-15.
Klobuchar bought a pistol but leaves it locked up somewhere after she found that she could hurl household objects with sufficient force and accuracy to terrorize her enemies without so much noise.
— Skynet 2020 (@bdragon74) April 10, 2019
That said, she’ll save it for whipping the staffers that don’t learn from the flying ashtray.
— G, not J. (@g_sharp_major) April 10, 2019
Tim Ryan is that guy who won a raffle one time.
— Jason (@jasonhsv) April 10, 2019
And Tim Ryan is just happy to be here.
— Ray Goldfield Stands With Jews Worldwide (@RayGoldfield) April 10, 2019
I died at “Buttiegieg has an intellectual connection with them” ???
— Wh1teMatter (@wh1te_matter) April 10, 2019
You seemed to ignore that Buttiegieg has more than a "intellectual connection"with guns and more real experience than than 99% of the Republican Chicken Hawk 2nd amendment weekend warriors. pic.twitter.com/13KppSFmVT
— Ric Pike (@1952_rfp) April 10, 2019
Fair enough … but don’t expect us to cheer when he says “military-style weapons” (like AR-15s) don’t belong in the hands of civilians.
All we need now is a pic of Biden sticking his fingers into the muzzle..
— Sasha Zakharin (@ttlmmky) April 10, 2019
Joe Biden? He practically begged citizens to buy shotguns instead of AR-15s, because if there’s an earthquake and scavenging mobs are coming for your survivalist stash you won’t have to aim as well with the ground shaking. No, he really said that.
And then he told Field and Stream, “Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”
If a musket was good enough for Bernie when he was young, it’s good enough for him now
— Aelfred The Great (@aelfred_D) April 10, 2019
We don’t care that they have guns; we care that we have guns.
Vice President Biden sticks by advice to 'just fire the shotgun through the door' for defense http://t.co/klig7a4jSB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 27, 2013