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Congresswoman Admits "Assault Weapons" Ban is "Just the Beginning"

Friday, March 15, 2013

As reported by Breitbart.com this week, anti-gun U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) was interviewed at a rally on February 13, and admitted to the reporter that proposed gun and magazine ban legislation (S. 150, the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013") is "just the beginning" of a broader gun control agenda that will eventually include handguns.  

According to the article, Schakowsky--who has a well-deserved "F" rating from NRA's Political Victory Fund--told the reporter, "We want everything on the table.  This is a moment of opportunity.  There’s no question about it."

"We’re on a roll now," Schakowsky continued, "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."

The reporter asked, "So the assault weapons ban is just the beginning?" 

To which Schakowsky replied, "Oh absolutely. I mean, I’m against handguns. We have, in Illinois, the Council Against Handgun... something.  Yeah, I’m a member of that. So, absolutely."

The interview further displayed Schakowsky's constitutional ignorance and disdain when she asserted that a handgun ban would be possible, despite recent Supreme Court rulings rejecting such bans.  And she exposed the true goal of many gun grabbers on Capitol Hill.

When the reporter said, "We’ll never get a handgun ban with the Second Amendment as stated."  Schakowsky responded, "I don’t know. I don’t know that we can’t. And there may be an allowance, once again, for communities--I have communities in my district that prohibited handguns within their borders. The rights of municipalities and states to view that as a sensible way to keep people safe--I don’t think it’s precluded."

When the reporter asked why legislators were not pressing for a handgun ban, Schakowsky responded, "Because we’re not going to be able to win that. Not now."

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