Democrat Congresswoman: Assault Weapons Ban ‘Just the Beginning’

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Investigative reporter Jason Mattera ambush-interviewed Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and was somehow able to get a straight answer to a simple question: Are you willing to ban handguns?

“We want everything on the table. This is a moment of opportunity…” Schakowsky said matter-of-factly, but was just getting warmed up. Mattera pointed out that the majority of firearms-related murders are done with handguns, and then asked why a handgun ban wasn’t up for consideration.

“(Incoherent due to loud music)… Background checks. We’re not going to be able to win that (restricting handguns). Not now ,” Schakowsky said, before adding, “Background checks I think are going to… address any kind of weapon.”

The Democratic representative continued telling the Human Events editor just what she and her Democrat colleagues had in mind.

“We’re going to push as hard as we can as far as we can.”

Mattera asked, “So, the Assault Weapons Ban is just the beginning?”

“Oh, absolutely,” Congresswoman Schakowsky gushed. “I’m against handguns…. so, absolutely.”

“We’ll never get a handgun ban with the Second Amendment as stated,” Mattera probed.

“I don’t know that we can’t,” Schakowsky said before discussing local matters, and added, “I don’t think it’s precluded (meaning impossible to make happen).”

Schakowsky’s colleague Senator Dianne Feinstein, one of the leads on the 2013 Assault Weapons Ban, said in an interview after the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban that she would confiscate all Americans’ firearms if she could. The former concealed arms carrier recently stated that it should be ‘illegal to hunt humans.’ Feinstein also said she believes that new gun control laws will pass.

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