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By Larry Keane

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s 2020 presidential bid didn’t last long, but it seems like her Uncle Dick is stuck sitting up in that dang deer stand.

The third-term Minnesota Democrat, wishing she “brought some wine,” joined Everytown for Gun Safety’s Veepstakes virtual candidate panel to audition for the Number Two spot on former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential ticket. Biden’s antigun platform is becoming increasingly more well-known at the same time that millions of first-time gun buyers begin to pay more attention to the campaign. Gun control’s godfather, billionaire Michael Bloomberg. funds Everytown, which joined their benefactor to endorse Biden and pledged to spend big to help his campaign.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., endorses Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally Monday, March 2, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Fewer than 200 people watched live on Twitter as Sen. Klobuchar answered questions from Mom’s Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts, herself in the middle of a Twitter firestorm.

Prosecuting Her Case

Sen. Klobuchar is a former prosecutor who hardly misses an opportunity to remind anyone listening that she is a former prosecutor. That made it surprising when discussing the record numbers of first-time law-abiding firearm purchasers in the recent months during the coronavirus pandemic. She failed to mention the very legitimate reasons leading to many of these purchases, including local prosecutors announcing they will not prosecute criminals during this uncertain time.

She failed to mention that convicted criminals have been released from jail, and that many of these criminals have already committed crimes again.

Also left out was any mention that her signature gun control policy, closing the “boyfriend loophole” would deny the accused due process under law, or that Sen. Klobuchar would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act that codifies longstanding principles of law.

These all seem like pretty significant facts to accidentally leave out of the conversation. That is, of course, if anyone believes they were accidental omissions.

‘Know the Numbers. Know the Facts.’

It wouldn’t be a gun control conversation without Sen. Klobuchar namechecking her Uncle Dick in the deer stand, and saying, “they don’t need that to hunt deer in my state.” Like clockwork, she brought him up. In speaking with Watts about “common sense” gun control, the two joked “Would this hurt Uncle Dick in the deer stand?”

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Sen. Klobuchar offered her praise for fellow Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for her “leadership” in getting the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban passed. Sen. Klobuchar thinks the only thing better would be to ban them all over again now. She wrapped up that particular discussion, stating “I think it’s really important to know the numbers and know the facts.”

In a previous presidential campaign debate, Sen. Klobuchar bragged about how she had receipts on successfully passing gun control, and how “I have long supported the assault weapon ban.”

Since she brought it up, the facts have overwhelmingly proven the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban did not reduce crime. Also lost on her is the fact that the modern sporting rifle is the most popular centerfire rifle in America, with more than nearly 18 million of which are lawfully owned today.

There are still Everytown pageant participants to make their case to join former Vice President Biden on the trail in the months ahead. Two things are certain though as candidates pitch themselves to the country. Americans care deeply about their Second Amendment rights and about protecting themselves, their families and their property. And, millions of them will not risk their rights and #GUNVOTE come November.


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

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  1. Good thing she’ll never be getting a change of address to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! Another feminazi.

    • “Good thing she’ll never be getting a change of address to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!”


      Well, Trump pulled it off, so never say never… 🙁

    • Don’t worry, white knight Biden will rescue you by outlawing guns that aren’t being used for that purpose. Feel better now?

    • Well d’earnest…You may be ignorant enough to lay your Second Amendment Right at the feet of your democrat party slave masters in exchange for a promise of security but for those who know better…Homie don’t play dat sht.

    • “Y’all white folks be talking crazy meanwhile kids is getting shot up in the streets.”

      What you *personally* doing about it, D’Ernest?

      Are you down there, convincing them to put the gun down?

      Or are you just sitting behind your computer bitching about it?

    • Well, tell yo folk to be stoppin’ dat shit. Yo don lik how day be seed….then, change yo brand. Quit bein’ seed on dark time news for da bad thingins. Yo choosin’. Try bein’ responsible fo change. Quit bein Baby Daddy and start bein’ Man Father.

  2. Amy Klobuchar’s “I’m a former prosecutor” is like John Kasich’s “Did I mention my dad was a mailman?”

  3. “Biden’s antigun platform is becoming increasingly more well-known”

    Also becoming more well-known, Biden’s involvement in the Russiagate conspiracy. Not conspiracy theory, but actual conspiracy. Weird how the press isn’t interested.

  4. I have question for Amy…Since the Roots of Gun Control are in racism and genocide, how do you and your ilk Justify your Racist and Nazi based Gun Control Agenda?

    • Closing the “boyfriend loophole” will expand the range of misdemeanor convictions that prohibit one from gun ownership. Since Democrats/liberals/progressives acknowledge that the criminal justice system has long been discriminatory, they’re essentially saying that they’re OK with this law disproportionately impacting people of color.

      • “….law disproportionately impacting people of color.”
        That’s because they disproportionately have zero personal responsibility. After all they be Baby Daddys, not Man Fathers. Libtards saw to that in Johnson’s Administration with welfare to mothers. But, there had to be an absence of a father figure in the family unit. Goodbye Father, role model; hello absent Baby Daddy. Libtards reaping what they sowed by plan. All part of the Government Plantation. More money, power, and control in Government than Cotton. And, they can tax the responsible citizens to pay for the shanty shacks/sow belly and collard greens/Obama phones, and still get all the inhabitants’ votes.

  5. 18 million MSRs, I doubt that number is high enough. Almost every gun owner I know has one. For every one that I know that doesn’t have one, the ones that do make up for that 2 or 3 times over. At least in my group of friends that is.

  6. No, assault weapon control won’t bother old Joe up in the tree stand, because the rifle he is holding is far more powerful that the ones they want to ban. You’d think they’d have figured this out by now.

    • Isn’t it strange how the only ones who hear those racist ‘whistle-words’ are Leftists?

  7. Concise, well written article. Thanks. Love the brain teaser you threw in “with more than nearly 18 million”

  8. Maybe Bloomberg should fund Biden something for that failing mush-pile brain of his. I don’t know what democrats think they’re going to do with old Joe Juice Lip! They can paint a rosy picture all they want but it still makes little difference who he has running with him for the veep spot. He’s going to lose and he’s going to lose big.

    I’m MLee and I approve this message.

    • “He’s going to lose and he’s going to lose big.”
      Don’t be so sure. Libtards have their plan to “vote early, vote often; don’t let being dead, without ID, or illegal stop you. Just mail ’em in.”


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