Democrat Congresswoman Tells Activists Not To Say ‘Gun Control’ When Talking About Gun Control

Democrats do this all the time. They don’t change their positions on issues, they just change the words they use to talk about them. It’s a dishonest practice.

PJ Media reports:

Dem Congresswoman to Activists: Don’t Say ‘Control’ When Talking Gun Laws

Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) called for campaign finance reform to mitigate the gun lobby’s influence on the political process and urged Democrats to drop the phrase “gun control.”

Esty said gay Americans, in particular, shouldn’t support government “control” of any aspect of their lives so they should use the term “gun safety” instead of “gun control” when advocating for tougher gun laws.

She told attendees at the Center for American Progress Action Fund event that the NRA leadership is “way out of touch” with its membership on the issue of background checks for every gun sale.

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“I mean, the numbers have been consistent since Newtown: about 90 percent of the American people support background checks on each and every gun sale, 90 percent – that figure has not changed. That’s consistent, 90 percent, but elections matter and, in particular, the GOP leadership in Congress is beholden to the gun lobby and I think it’s important to make a distinction between the NRA, certainly the NRA membership, because remember, the NRA membership, 70 to 80 percent of the NRA membership supports background checks on every gun sale so it’s one where leadership is way out of touch with membership,”

Democrats are constantly pushing for more gun control. It’s one of the main reasons the NRA endorsed Trump.



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