Heidi Heitkamp Still Clear As Mud On Gun Rights

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With President Obama set to address the nation tomorrow on his agenda for gun control, and with Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s gun control debacle from two weeks ago still ringing in the ears of North Dakotans, the Senator sat down with local media to give us all another heaping helping of dissembling on her gun rights position.

KXNet – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson

(Senator Heidi Heitkamp, (D) North Dakota) “North Dakota is a great example because we have one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the country and the lowest rates of gun violence. So if they’re real, if they are serious about solving this problem they need to look at a system where we have a mental health system that doesn’t allow parents to see opportunity to seek help for their kids. There isn’t any amount of gun regulation or gun executive orders that will solve the problem of identifying people who could potentially do this and making sure they get the help and their families get the help so they don’ t do this. I’ve said it all along that this is wrong headed that what we absolutely need to be doing is doing things that that actually achieve a result and that’s not something I’m convinced we’ll achieve the intended result. I think it is an agenda driven by something other than school shootings.

Keep in mind that Heitkamp has said that “everything should be on the table” when it comes to gun control, and that the moment a national anti-gun group criticized her for even the appearance of dissenting against left-wing gun control orthdoxy, Heitkamp caved.

“She got the message,” they said.

If Congress sends Obama gun control legislation, you can bet Heidi Heitkamp will have voted for it.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Captornado

    She’ll rubber stamp anything King Barry sets in front of her.

  • Kevin Flanagan

    She is following Hoeven’s template.

  • RandyBoBandy

    So North Dakota claims to be a center-right state and elected her? Yeah right…

    • http://sayanything.flywheelsites.com Rob

      Well, she’s literally the only Democrat elected on the statewide ballot.

      Though a lot of our Republicans might as well be demcorats.

  • Slick

    Is she drunk?

    • Roy_Bean

      No, shes a worn out old socialist with worn out old socialist values and ideals. It takes a toll.

  • two_amber_lamps

    Is it just me or is she just getting uglier….???


    • Guest

      So sad to see you return to posting, there was considerable hope you’d done the right thing and ended your life. At least your posts mean you’ve again decided to relegate yourself to wasting your life away with these moronic posts and having as little affect in the world as possible, so if you’re too scared to end your life, please keep posting!

    • sbark

      Maybe she is working towards Hillary’s “greased back” Sect of State look……..or just stress factor kicking in after screwing up on Natl Sunday talk shows….

  • sbark

    Say Hey…….the Bison Football players got some free time right now, couldnt they start gathering signitures for recall?

  • splined

    Heidi can say she is opposed to gun control, but she is the one who has chosen to promote the party that elected Obama.

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    You know I really dislike Leidi, but I have a feeling that she’s not going to totally go all out for Obama’s plan. That’s probably due to political calculation rather than conviction.

    Now she might vote for a halfway measure which is bad enough.

  • Yogibare

    So far the points made in Obama’s “gun control” are generally acceptable and no worse than the measures that expired. However, the parts about Doctors getting into the business of questioning patients is a step too far—it smacks of the old Soviet Union or the People’s Democratic Republic of Germany.
    The thought of Doctors who are now beholden to the government under PPACA will become snoops is just a step too far!!!
    It is clear that the Obama action is nothing more than political theater to fool people into thinking that they really have done something; does anyone feel safer????