Senator to Trump: Do the ‘Unpredictable’ and Support Gun Control

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December 20, 2016

WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Congress is “complicit” in the deaths of Americans due to gun violence and he encouraged President-elect Trump to do the “unpredictable” with gun control measures.

“Shortly, we’ll have a new president unlike President Obama – hardly committed to the cause of ending gun violence, but there is a moment of opportunity here. And my hope is that newly elected President Trump will use this opportunity much as President Nixon did in going to China,” Blumenthal said during a press conference on Capitol Hill with family members of gun violence victims and survivors. “It’s a Nixon to China moment for Donald Trump when he can defy the expectation, do the unpredictable – he likes doing the unpredictable – respond to a rally, which he also likes to do, and the rally is the America people who are clamoring and demanding action.”

“Donald Trump has a legacy moment,” the senator added. “When he can seize this opportunity, a historic opportunity, do the right thing and adopt these common-sense measures: background checks for every gun purchase, a ban on terrorists buying guns and ending the immunity, the legal immunity, unprecedented, unknown to any other industry for gun manufacturers. These are your ideas, Donald. We’ll give you credit for them.”

Blumenthal said gun-control advocates should not respond with anger to the inaction of Congress even though it “would be well-justified because Congress has been complicit in the inaction and in the deaths and injuries that have occurred – 400,000 every year from all over the country – and Congress’ complicity must end.”

  • Roy Fredrichsen

    Hillary Clinton was advocating removing the Second Amendment because it refuted her efforts to make gun ownership illegal in her attempts at “gun control”. The NRA supported Trump because he swore to uphold ALL of the Constitution as written. That is what has the Democrats shorts in a bind.

  • Dr. Mike Reeder

    The only ones complicit in death are the folks that don’t know and will NOT learn how to handle a gun. There are plenty of places to learn that, too. Mr. Trump should NOT be unpredictable because his campaign promises was to uphold the Second Amendment. We already have more infringements on gun ownership than was intended by our founders. IF the government would control themselves perhaps something could be said but they cannot therefor we cannot bow to Mr. Blumenthals interpretation! ISIS I at our gates and we simply cannot give them up! We’ve already thwarted the invasion plans of one out of control government (Japan in WW II) so, Congress you’re doing a Great job of keeping your hands OFF of our guns! Mr. Blumenthal can go to hell!

    • Roy Fredrichsen

      My grandfather, a WWI veteran, taught me to never point a gun at someone unless you mean to kill him. Then, make sure he is dead, as dead men tell no opposite tale. I took that advice seriously even after leaving Military service.

  • George

    Blumenthal is like Obama :(look under )

  • George

    Obama wants to kill all Americans.He fought to take arms from us so we can not defend our self. Then he brought many Muslims who want to kill all non believers. He let many criminals from prisons . He wants Muslims rule the whole world by exterminating all other religions and white race forever.

  • Bob

    Hey, Senator, do the unexpected and support common sense gun control. You know, two hands, feet spread shoulder length, control breathing, etc.
    Cain killed Abel with a rock. It’s the hand and the heart that kill, not the instrument. If people wish to kill, they can do so with trucks loaded with steel, pressure cookers, or knives. Or, if you are a member of those scions of the Democrats – the Kennedys, in the front seat of a car in a lake or with a golf club.

  • Rodney Steward

    He just told another lie, it’s not 400,000 a year, more people are now dying from texting and driving than DUI’s and in last place is gun violence, what a crook of shi$! These gun hating control freaks need to go, but it is the Dem. communist party that has been pushing these lies! This is all about control, just like climate change!

  • Ramon1710 .

    The fault lies not with Blumenthal – for hypocritically using armed bodyguards while trying to take guns away from others, for working against the Constitution which he swore to defend, and being a mental zero. No, the problem was with the people of Connecticut being so dim as to elect this fellow as a Senator.

  • teaman

    OK Richard, but first, let’s take all future protection from you!!

  • gerald Hughes

    The liberal dem bloodsuckers will not stop trying to disarm us, until the civil war starts, will they?

  • Jose

    If gun control is what they want why did obama just pardon 49 criminals who were convicted of firearm crimes?

  • Harry J Schaubel

    Gun Control means a tight group.
    Typical Dems. “We need MORE Gun Laws!!!”
    I’m willing to bet that PRESIDENT Trump will use the existing laws to good effect.

  • Rock

    These same GUN CONTROL liberal/Dem morons are the ones that put an end to the death penalty, so the CRIMINALS using the guns cannot be eliminated as they should be. Thus the overcrowded prisons and Obama giving them pardons to murder even MORE people. The Dems and their White House Homie are the catalyst for the entire problem. ELIMINATE the criminals, overcrowding and gun problems will shrink by probably 85%.
    I read today that the asshole pardoned another 78 on Monday, 49 had FIREARMS OFFENSES

  • Rock

    Uhh, NO ! How about putting gun control pushing senators in jail, now THAT would be “unpredictable” ! When will these assholes get it through their Koolaid pickled brain that “gun control” does absolutely NOTHING to stop criminals… You know, THE ONES COMMITTING THE CRIMES WITH *ILLEGAL* GUNS !!!!! Gun laws mean and do ZERO to them.

  • joleenworden

    Trump will take the window of opportunity to enforce our laws and abide by our Constitution, unlike Obama. There is no such thing as “gun violence”. A gun can do nothing by itself. There are only violent people and they will find a weapon whether it is a gun, knife, baseball bat, brick, bomb, or a car. Violent Liberals have been destroying property for no legitimate reason since Trump won the election. They are indirectly killing people because they take away their businesses and livelihoods. Mr. Blumenthal needs to focus on the millions of babies killed by abortion, which is totally preventable.

  • Patriot159

    “Congress is “complicit” in the deaths of Americans…” Indeed they are. Three thousand babies per day are murdered by Planned Parenthood, aka Murder, Inc. Yes the complicity must end!

    • gvette

      Remember, Dems hate guns, bur love abortions!

      • Rodney Steward

        More money in body parts I guess!

  • Webb

    Senator Blumenthal…can you be TRUSTED after lying about being a Vietnam Vet?
    NO…We had 8 years of Gun Control Harrassment under Obama. Many Americans will never trust government on Gun Issues, especially Democrats, Never!

    • dmttbt

      It is a crime to impersonate a policeman why isn’t it a crime to impersonate a veteran. Both people put their life in danger to protect other people. I am so surprised that the marines came out and supported that politician who said he went to Vietnam and didn’t and was only in the guard.

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  • itsfun

    And after that he will make Hillary a special assistant to the President. LOL

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