Heitkamp Wants National Gun Violence Commission

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Those wanting to give Senator Heidi Heitkamp credit for standing up for President Obama on the gun control issue might want to subject her statement in response to the President’s gun control agenda announced yesterday.

Because Heitkamp’s problems with the proposal is that it a) doesn’t go far enough and b) doesn’t layer on yet another federal bureaucracy tasked with addressing gun violence:

“My highest priority is, and always will be, protecting our children and securing our schools,” she said. “I do not believe that the President’s proposal was as broadly inclusive or exhaustive as the severity of this subject requires. We must have a serious assessment of mental health services available to families and communities. We must also do everything we can to identify potential perpetrators and prevent those individuals from ever taking the lives of innocent children. I believe that it is unnecessary to violate the Second Amendment to keep schools and children safe.”

Heitkamp added that she, along with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.VA), another moderate Democrat, would like to see the administration include the creation of a national commission on mass violence.

You know what politicians do when they don’t want to reveal their true positions by handling a situation directly? They create some new commission or panel to handle the issue.

Heidi Heitkamp is no friend of the 2nd amendment. She just doesn’t want her pro-gun constituents to know about 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. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • zipity

    Not to mention she appears to be subscribing to the new Libtard campaign to never use the term “Gun Control” again, as it polls very badly. Better to use “Gun Violence”. What a scumbag…

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    If Heidi’s first priority is to protect the children, I would suggest she address economic policies which bid fair to kill more children in our future than hundreds of thousand-round clips.

  • Thresherman

    I think of it as a great way to kick off her one and only term.

  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    The standard liberal response…Lets have a commission form a consensus for us. She duped North Dakota much the same as Barry did the country. The left has succeeded in dumbing down America.

    • $8194357

      (Lets have a commission form a consensus for us.)
      10X Randy…
      The soviet matriarchail majority concensus steering committe
      above the rule of law usurption of the Republic…
      I been preaching this message for decades to deaf ears…

      We are set up on the central planning soviet system and have been since DC “incorperated” itself.
      The olagarchy of the elite above the rule of law soviet steering committee.
      Founders hated majority rule democracy for what it was…
      Tyrany of the majority ideology ABOVE THE EQUAL RULE OF LAW..
      Funny how its happened as I have been put down as a kook
      for telling folks it was happening and how long they been doing it..

  • Harlan Goerger

    Death by committee, Washington’s favorite “kick the can down the road” answer. Heidi has gone Washington even before she got there. (should review her anti Berg ads) The answer to the School shooting is eliminate “gun free zones” as only criminals with guns will have them.

  • Opinionated

    First of all she is not a moderate democrat. She cheerleaded obamacare with fist pumping enthusiasm despite the fact North Dakotans said hell no. Second, when you go from the EPA (federal gov job), to ND State Tax Commisioner ( state job paid by us), to the Attorney Generals Office ( state job paid by you), you do not have the capacity to understand how real jobs work. You become very good at schmoozing with people who will give you more money to pay for what you deem necessary. It becomes normal for these state and federal workers to find it natural to expand government after all it gives them good jobs for them and their ilk. Anyone who thinks that she is anything less than Liberal is simply lying to themselves. I hope she votes for all this crap so we can use it against her if she ever runs again.

  • Stuart

    Buy your guns at Wounded Knee! The Feds along with the 7th Cav. went to Wounded Knee to confiscate the Indians guns that they used to protect their family’s from other renegade tribes and intruders. History repeats itself? You decide. Ask a Native American!

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