Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: 'Turn in your guns'

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: 'Turn in your guns'

On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), the Texas Democrat once called the “congressional boss from hell,” urged Americans to turn in their guns while speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives.

“I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns,” she said.

“Oh no, I’m not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick’s Sporting Goods did … they wanted to be part of the solution and part of America,” she added.

This week, the company announced that it would “stop selling and displaying guns at its store closest to Newtown and would suspend the sale of modern sporting rifles nationwide out of respect for the victims of the shooting,” The Hill reported.

“We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to the entire community,” Dicks Sporting Goods said in a statement.

“Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest to Newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chainwide.”

Liberals praised the company, but Twitchy said Tuesday that supporters of gun rights were furious.

“What Dick’s Sporting Goods has done is precisely the kind of reactionary post-Newtown, CT response the Obama administration was hoping for,” one person tweeted.

“I was on my way to Dick’s Sporting Goods to do some Christmas shopping. Not any more and never again. They no longer sell guns,” said another.

Since the tragic shootings, Democrats and their allies in the so-called “mainstream media” have engaged in a non-stop propaganda campaign attacking the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

The Hill said that Jackson Lee introduced a bill in January 2011 that would “raise the eligibility to carry a handgun from 18 to 21 and ban people under 21 from possessing semiautomatic assault weapons.”

“Her bill, the Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act, would also increase penalties for repeat violations of gun possession under the Brady Act and prohibit the keeping of a loaded firearm in any premises where there is a risk that the firearm could harm a child,” The Hill added.

So far, her proposal has no cosponsors.

Video of her comments can be seen here.

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