Susan Rice’s Veepstakes Audition Glosses Over Some Inconvenient History

Susan Rice

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

By Larry Keane

Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama’s first U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and later his National Security Advisor, joined Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts for the latest in Everytown’s Veepstakes. She hyped her antigun history to the 134 live Twitter viewers, telling them more gun control is needed and 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden is just the guy for the role. But, she added, that wasn’t enough. Gun control needs to sweep Congress too.

Praising Biden’s gun control history, Rice stated, “In the Obama-Biden administration, we implemented more than two dozen very important reforms that put curbs on access to guns, but we need legislation…We need Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats in control of the House and the Senate.”

Ambassador Rice omitted a significant fact. She joined the administration two weeks after President Obama was inaugurated in 2009 and Democrats controlled all levers of the federal government – the presidency, the House of Representatives and the Senate – for the next two years. They did not pass any gun control legislation.

Biden’s Gun Control Reform Record

Ambassador Rice glossed over the inaction of the Obama administration. President Obama, in his third year, appointed then-Vice President Biden to lead a gun control task force after the Newtown tragedy. The recommendations were lacking serious proposals, but Rice exalted Biden’s efforts.

“The folks on this call know Joe Biden’s record,” she said. “He’s been a leader against gun violence for so many years. And now he has a very detailed, clear cut, aggressive, comprehensive platform to go against all aspects of gun violence.”

Among Biden’s task force recommendations was requiring so-called “smart gun” technology. The National Institute of Justice studied the technologies and concluded “none were successful.”

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Fast forward and Biden’s dangerous ideas on guns include recommending blindly firing shotguns and having police shoot “unarmed” knife-wielding attackers in the leg. He wants red flag laws that deny due process and reinstatement of the failed 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. Ambassador Rice agrees with all of this, adding Biden would support a gun buyback program, likely headed by former U.S. Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas).

Growing Up With Gun Control

Ambassador Rice has remained in the top tier for potential Biden VP picks as others fell away. She explained her formative years in Washington, D.C., and its’ notorious gun control as a key asset to tackle criminal violence. Rice noted, “It’s been known as the murder capital of the world.”

Washington, D.C., with its’ strict gun control, struggles with criminal misuse of firearms like Chicago, New York City and Baltimore. Ambassador Rice, it seems, would aspire to the same failed policies ascribed by Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot. They choose demagoguery over Real Solutions.

Real Solutions with Results

Ambassador Rice did offer an idea on how to reduce criminal misuse of firearms stating, “And so what we really need is the kind of programs at the community level that reduce violence…”

NSSF has implemented community-level programs that have proven effective for decades, and continue today as firearm ownership reaches record highs and criminal violence trends lower. By partnering with local law enforcement through Project ChildSafe, NSSF has distributed over 38 million free firearm safety kits with gun locks. Partner programs with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives including Operation Secure Store and Don’t Lie for the Other Guy help to deter firearm retailer theft and robberies and prevent illegal straw purchases.

NSSF improved the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) system, changing the law in 16 states and supported the Fix NICS Act of 2017, to ensure disqualifying adjudicated mental health records were submitted to the FBI.

More VP candidates are sure to be vetted as the election draws nearer. NSSF will update the online voter education resource #GUNVOTE so when heading to the polls in November, voters don’t risk your rights.

 

Larry Keane is SVP for Government and Public Affairs, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

comments

  1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

    Susan Rice, hell, *no*.

    Condoleezza Rice, hell, *yeah*… 🙂

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Condi didn’t want it. I respect her decision, and acknowledge it was hers to make. Still, made me very sad.

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        Condi Rice has some positives but she is NOT a conservative. And has been hanging out in DC long enough there is little doubt she is a swamp critter.

    2. avatar Noamsaying says:

      Condos better, but still a member of the Bush admin. No bueno – even for this Texan.

  2. avatar Andrew lias says:

    i would impeach her the moment she stepped into office if i were the Republican party. she did unmask people for political gain.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Gotta win the house, first. Trump 2020.

    2. avatar Ing says:

      She was also the chosen bearer of the official false narrative when the Obama administration threw an American citizen and the First Amendment under the bus to cover up for Benghazi. The Democrats sure know how to pick ’em, don’t they.

  3. avatar Debbie W. says:

    Shame on Jim Crow Gun Control Susan Rice and Jim Crow Gun Control Joe Biden. Going around America trying to sell an Agenda that is Rooted in Racism and Genocide to gullible politically inept history illiterates. Both of those lowlife democRats operate like trinket promising pedophiles blowing smoke to take advantage of children…What Filth.

    The following question for Gun Control Zealots remains unanswered…How can you Gun Control Zealots Justify Your Racist and Nazi Based Gun Control Agenda?

    TRUMP/PENCE 2020.

  4. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    “but we need legislation…We need Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats in control of the House and the Senate.”

    That would be the kick off of the boog,civil war,2 nd. revolution.

  5. avatar Dude says:

    The spam filter sucks here. It won’t let me post two sentences that contain zero links or naughty words.

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Get used to it. I get the same experience at least once each week. No rhyme or reason.

  6. avatar Dennis says:

    Ok, is there anyone left who doesnt understand what tha “grand plan” is? Elect slow Joe knowing he’ll either be dead or committed in his first year, then whichever Obummer clone they’ve chosen as his running mate steps in. Voila! Barry O’s third term!!!! The only time the dems have been “transparent”.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      As you say, it is so obvious ,one would have to live under a rock to not realize it.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        And, I can guarantee, tens of millions of Doofuscrats will vote for him FOR THAT REASON! People who would *never* vote for him otherwise. We find it scandalous, they think they’re really, really sly, really getting over on us this time!

        1. avatar Dude says:

          Joe’s caretakers will have to do better than Kamala, Warren, or Klobuchar since the democrat voters already rejected that group in the primary.

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      Joe’s poll numbers are hugely dependent on his VP pick…..

  7. avatar Cruzo1981 says:

    Its funny that people are actually putting themselves up for VP as if Biden stands a snowball’s chance in hell of winning…😅🤣🤣😅🤣🤣🤣🤣

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      Oh but he does. The dnc will stop at nothing.

      1. Biden has been accusing Trump of planning to steal the election…..soooo….that mean the Dems are planning to steal the election. Just listen to them. They always tell you what they are going to do by accusing their opponent of doing their plan. Every time.

    2. avatar Dave says:

      This is serious business. The cultists on either side are irrelevant. It will be decided by the swing voters.

      1. avatar GS650G says:

        It will be decided by vote counters in urban areas.

  8. avatar tdiinva says:

    Ambassador Rice is also an Anti-Semite. When Obama wanted screw Israel when he was leaving office it was left to Vladimir Putin to stop him. It takes a special person to make Putin the good guy.

  9. avatar GS650G says:

    His veep pick is really the president in waiting.3 weeks after Joe mumblesthe words they will stage a coup. Then she gets 2.95 terms ahead. Imagine 12 years of it.
    So hate Don a lot and bitch about bump stocks today because if joe wins we are gonna miss him.

    1. avatar Dave says:

      25A is a Constitutional process. Not a “coup”.

      1. avatar Andrew lias says:

        they need 2/3 majority of both houses to make it happen. what odds are that the reps would go with it? I could see this is who American voters elected its who they wanted being a tagline. rice could be their Cheney.

        1. avatar tdiinva says:

          Biden is clearly mentally deficient and incapable of performing the duties of the office. That makes a dilemma for Republicans. Do you keep Biden in office for political reasons or do you bite the bullet and remove him? For all practical purposes his Vice President will be making the decisions anyway so the rationale to keep him there won’t be valid. It will be expedient for the Republican minority to vote for removal.

          But there is a another possibility and that is that Biden understands that and will step down on his own shortly after his inauguration.

      2. avatar GS650G says:

        Didn’t say 25th. Joe has enough skeletons in his closet he’ll step down. They tried that shit on Don and he told them what to do with it.
        3 months max for joe. RBG wants to retire to her gingerbread house before the summer.

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      If the veep serves more than X amount of the term, it is considered the veep’s first term, only one reelection. LBJ barely qualified for a second election.

      1. avatar GS650G says:

        Hence it’s important to get Joe into Shady acres as soon as posslble.

  10. avatar Michael Kennedy says:

    Was that a typo? A 134 whole live viewers? How did the twatter verse handle the bandwith? I bet live feeds of grass growing get more viewers.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I think that was a private interview with Moms Demented Altogether, not for public distribution.

  11. avatar Debbie W. says:

    It just doesn’t get more stupid looking…Watching a bunch of irate ignorant dirty diaper democRats trying to make themselves look good by tearing down, defacing or removing Civil War Monuments. Before those destructive bozos go any further they should take a long hard look at themselves. After all their party the democRat Party owns lock, stock and barrel the legacy of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, lynching, the KKK, Eugenics, Gun Control and other race based atrocities.
    The only way destructive nitwits can ever hope to appear righteous is for them to slap each other awake and dissolve the entire democRat Party. But first the democRat Party should be held liable for Monetary Reparations payable to the victims or descendants of the victims of democRat Party race based atrocities. The tearing down of statues and politicians blowing smoke are two-bit visuals and only amount to throwing another bone to gullible Black Americans.

  12. avatar BobS says:

    [Susan Rice]joined the administration two weeks after President Obama was inaugurated in 2009 and Democrats controlled all levers of the federal government – the presidency, the House of Representatives and the Senate – for the next two years. They did not pass any gun control legislation.

    Beginning with Trump’s inauguration 2017, Republicans controlled all levers of the federal government – the presidency, the House of Representatives, and the Senate – for the next two years. They did not pass any significant gun reform legislation. They didn’t even take any baby steps with yuuuge practical results, like the Hearing Protection Act or national carry license reciprocity.

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      The Senate majority never had the votes to invoke cloture so they did not have true control over the Senate.

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        Absolutely correct. You need 60 votes to stop a filibuster, and the Republicans only had 51.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Correct me if I’m wrong, seem to recall Osama’s first term Dems had over 60 senators, 2009-2011. Yes/no?

        2. avatar Dude says:

          56-57 dem senators.

        3. avatar tdiinva says:

          They had 60 Senators for a short period of time which allowed them to pass O-care

        4. avatar Dude says:

          I think the 60 figure included a couple of Independents, but we all know Bernie won’t call himself a democrat only because he’s a socialist.

        5. avatar Ing says:

          What the “couldn’t invoke cloture” argument means is that Republicans didn’t have the balls to MAKE the Democrats mount a filibuster.

          “Oh, those meanies will filibuster, and then we’ll all have to talk about it, and what if I don’t get invited to Nancy’s next soiree?”

  13. avatar Mark N. says:

    What I wonder is when someone will photo-shop Old Uncle Joe into the opening sequence of Petticoat Junction.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Greeeat. Now I have that theme song stuck in my head.
      Yup. “…Uncle joe, movin’ Kinds slow…”

  14. avatar former water walker says:

    RICE & Slick Willie. Enough to keep Rice a hearbeat from dictatorship! NO dumbocrat gal is clean…

  15. avatar Grim Reaper says:

    Rice, like white on rice no, but she is another Obama type; in any case having one drop of african blood, then you black according to the one drop rule. But she could pass for being phillapino pretty easy too; some half-breeds are that way; I’ve heard them referred to as ‘high yellow’ color, and if that way they seem to have green eyes many times. Becomes like a Heinz 57 type dog after a while, that you never know what you’re going to get.

    Rice has her anti-2A cred and props and that, but is still a distant 2nd or even further back in the black VP pack/race. Mostly b/c Kamala Harris is Obama’s gal; & her fatal attraction is all of that extra bedroom action that she brings to the table/bedroom.

    Nothing from nothing leaves nothing, you gotta have something if you gonna be with me. Heard that tune? So Kamala is out front leading the way cuz she has given/put out a lot to get where she is; no reason that she wouldn’t give uncle Joe, B.O. and Michelle, and others, service to get the dems’ VP slot.

  16. avatar neiowa says:

    Ole Sue better get her quota baby butt in gear. She is yesterdays forgotten hoe at present. Mammy Abrams, “Kiesha of Atlanta” and the slut Senator from Ca are the favored leaders in the pandering competition at present.

  17. avatar Pete says:

    The Democrats know that Gun Control would be a political disaster for their party, but they keep telling the gullible base that they will push for it if only they had the power.
    The goal is only Power, and God help the people of America if they get it.

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