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Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban ‘Just The Beginning’

Posted By admin On March 11, 2013 @ 11:45 am In Commentary,Tile | Comments Disabled

JOEL B. POLLAK
Breitbart [1]
March 11, 2013

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the Democratic Party’s leadership in the House of Representatives, suggested to Jason Mattera at a Feb. 13 women’s rights rally that plans for an assault weapons ban and private-sales background checks were only the beginning of a broader gun control agenda extending to handguns as well.

Schakowsky evidently did not recognize Mattera, a conservative video journalist and senior investigative reporter for Talk Radio Network [2], who infamously confronted Vice President Joe Biden [3] in the Capitol. (Mattera introduced himself to Schakowsky by name but did not indicate that he was filming or that he is conservative.) She spoke to Mattera as if he were a fellow gun control enthusiast–and Mattera played along, eliciting answers about Schakowsky’s enthusiasm for gun control.

“We want everything on the table,” Schakowsky told Mattera. “This is a moment of opportunity. There’s no question about it.”

One poignant exchange was as follows:

Schakowsky: We’re on a roll now, and I think we’ve got to take the–you know, we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.

Mattera: So the assault weapons ban is just the beginning?

Schakowsky: Oh absolutely. I mean, I’m against handguns. We have, in Illinois, the Council Against Handgun… something [Violence [4]]. Yeah, I’m a member of that. So, absolutely.

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[1] Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/11/Schakowsky-Assault-Weapons-Ban-is-Just-the-Beginning

[2] Talk Radio Network: http://www.trn1.com/

[3] infamously confronted Vice President Joe Biden: http://www.humanevents.com/2011/10/25/thug-administration-white-house-wants-jason-mattera-investigated-for-biden-question/

[4] Violence: http://www.ichv.org/

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