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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:08 PM

Anti-Gun Group Declares Victory After Brushback Pitch At Heitkamp


Chalk one up for the gun control crowd? A spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence said Tuesday that his group had scared freshman Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) off of her tough criticism of the White House gun violence task force.

The group ran newspaper ads on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and North Dakota, two days after Heitkamp went on television to express serious concerns about gun control ideas the White House was reportedly considering in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school massacre. A spokesman for the group said the ads worked.

“She got the message,” Ladd Everitt, spokesperson for the CSGV, told TPM. He said the 48 hours since Heitkamp went on TV showcase a new, more aggressive tactic by gun control advocates to push politicians to back its agenda.

Heitkamp appeared Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” and responded to a weekend report in the Washington Post about the White House gun violence task force led by Vice President Biden. The story said the administration was “seriously considering” certain proposals, including a national gun owner’s database and the closure of the so-called “gun show loophole.” (Nothing has been finalized from the Biden task force yet, and the White House has long said it favors a holistic approach to curbing gun violence that includes mental health and even the discussion of violence in culture.)



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:16 PM

1. Great! this is the second winning salvo.


first it was the election in California of the anti-NRA candidate upsetting the pro-gun one(thanks to Mike Bloomberg's money)

and one by one, step by step, the others will all fall down, in number enough to reclaim the house quicker than thought possible

and win senate seats

the NRA never had a foe like Bloomberg, nor modern social media

their number is a small but vocal number, but small is the optimum word

and once Bloomberg puts his mind to things, he don't stop.
And soon, out of office, he can devote the rest of his life to this cause (and his mother lived to 102).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:49 PM

2. Good on CSGV! that original statement of Heidi's was quite ignorant, imv..

Here's her statement following the "Shame on Heidi Ad" in the ND newspaper..

Senator Heitkamp believes that Americans have a right to bear arms. But with that right, come responsibilities. And we have a responsibility to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, while protecting the rights of law abiding gun owners. Senator Heitkamp also believes that the problem of violence in America must be dealt with in a multifaceted way. While every option must be considered there is no one single answer. The discussion and ultimate solution to these mass violence tragedies must go beyond a singular focus on gun laws, and that the discussion must examine mental health, school security, and community development to help parents identify and address children potentially suffering from mental illness. Senator Heitkamp has clearly stated that all options must be on the table when it comes to addressing gun violence in America.”

Gracias DV

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:26 AM

4. Isn't it a big ridiculous that we are already having to kick someone in our own party

right after they are elected. I know she comes from a conservative state with lots of gun owners, but jeez she's been in office less than a week.

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