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Democrat Suggests NRA Controls Congress

Representative Jim Himes, who was recently interviewed on CNN’s “Situation Room,” made the claim that Congress “is in the thrall of the NRA” and “The opponents of actually doing the things that we could do, that every other country has done, to reduce gun violence.”

Himes explained to the public that, “not a damn thing” has been accomplished for preventing school shootings since Sandy Hook. He went on to say, “This institution is not going to move. Think about, as you said, 20 dead babies in Connecticut, wasn’t enough to move the heart of this place. The — we all learned about something called a bump stock after the Las Vegas shootings. This institution, the United States Congress, couldn’t even muster the strength or the political will to pass a law against bump stocks, something that serves no purpose other than to turn a semiautomatic weapon into an automatic weapon of death, as we saw exhibited in Las Vegas. You know, this place is in the thrall of the NRA. It’s in the thrall of the idea — it’s a very confusing thing. Is it bump stocks? Is it mental health? Is it universal background checks? The opponents of actually doing the things that we could do, that every other country has done, to reduce gun violence, rely on how challenging it is and how easy it is to distract people at times like this, to avoid doing something that, any — in my opinion, any person with a heart, any person with a soul would say that this institution should do something to try to prevent what happened today, what will certainly happen tomorrow, and what we will continue to live with, until we finally decide to do something about it.”


  • Steven Earle

    Himes is delusional. Congress is in the thrall of the Constitution and the Supreme Court that said the 2nd Amendment is an individual right. But hey, he’s a liberal Democrat that thinks things like that are only annoyances not to be taken seriously.

  • Al

    I would hope so that the republicans control congress. The reason I vote for them is that they support my 2nd amendment rights. A democrat will never ever get my vote with their anti-gun views.

  • Richard

    Representative Jim Himes, is the very problem of the (D) poor leadership and/or funded by George Soros.

    • James

      I am embarrassed that this idiot is part of the Dem clown posse that represents my state. The NRA doesn’t even break into the top 50 of lobbyist organizations in DC. Why aren’t these snowflakes protesting the Big Pharma & Big Tobacco lobbies that kill far many more Americans than guns ever have.

  • BuddyBoy53

    No, the pharmaceuticals control Congress!!!!

  • SeanM62

    Himes said what? The NRA controls the GOPpers? What will he say next? The sun will rise tomorrow? A globular earth circles the sun? How dare he make these outrageous claims!

  • Ray Tripp

    Here we go again the liberals beating there chest for more gun control and it’s been proven NOT TO WORK just look at Chicago tough gun laws and more killings than any other city in the US and run by democrats? Go figure? They keep pulling out the same dog and pony show, and love to dance in the blood of the innocents that were killed by some mad man and do nothing about mental health what a bunch of BS they keep pounding on. A gun dose nothing without some one behind the trigger doing evil.

  • Bishop351

    Another dumbass dem who thinks (check that, no such thing as a thinking dem). Note the second amendment is to protect more from government than anything else. This idiot proves that need. Also note the numbers touted by dems and media are BS. No laws stop crazy, narcissistic morons. Train and arm teachers and publicly hang the shooter.

  • Dan Carroll

    He has the commie audacity to talk about 20 dead babies in Connecticut? The left has murdered over 59 million innocent babies since 1973 with the horrible act of abortion. So, somehow that is OK? Oh, excuse me according to these murderers unborn babies are just p.o.c. or just a useless fetus to be disposed of by Planned Baby Killers (aka Planned Parenthood) and sell the body parts. They make me sick. They are truly spawns of Satan.

  • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

    Brilliant! The Dims are worried about gun control when during Obama, there was a
    terror attack almost every year. Nothing was done then, why not? Almost every attack
    was done by radical islamic jihadists. It was swept under the rug by the Demonrats.
    Now, because the attacks were done by white males, SUDDENLY there is a huge
    uproar for gun control. What gun laws will stop criminals from obtaining weapons?
    Look at Chicago, and tell us how their strict gun laws are keeping gun homicides down.
    Even with new gun laws, there will still be attacks. People with terrorist inclinations will
    still attack others, with anything available to them. Cars, knives, bombs, grenades, etc.
    Parents have no clue as to what their children are watching and listening to.

  • gvette

    as the DemonRATS are on their knees in front of Soros!

  • Jmanjo

    This idiot has no idea what he is doing in Congress. The laws have been made. Now , if you could get them enforced perhaps so many lives would not be in jeopardy. Too bad the kids in Parkland have been used by the liberals but kids are very impressionable and they lost friends so that part is understandable but ill conceived. The real problem is mental health and the fact that so many liberals want it to be somebody else’s problem. Pooh on the Democrats!

    • mad as hell

      liberalism is a MENTAL DISORDER

  • twspears6007

    The NRA does not control the government they support the second amendment the right to bear arms. Which means we the people have a right to protect ourselves from enemies foreign or domestic and that right shall not be infringed upon. My heart goes out to anyone that is a victim of murder or harm because of a weapon of any kind. As far as A-15’s single trigger pull weapons not fully automatic I have no use for one at this time but there could come a day when things in America become so dangerous that for me and my family I will need one. The FBI stated if you see, hear or read about a potential threat please notify any law enforcement or even the FBI. The FBI was notified about about Cruz and nothing was done about it. So many flags were apparent and so 17 precious school children were murdered because of pure neglect by many people. This proves that we don’t have a gun problem we have a neglect problem. The FBI needs to have a complete overhaul from the top down with some certain dismissals from the department. You can pass all the laws against the Second Amendment and they will fall short of protecting our citizens and school children. Killers and perpetrators will still find away to kill. Please build a fence around our schools have metal detectors in place and most certainly have armed guardians at our schools these suggestions will be a opportunity to protect our children.

    • DOGTOWNE

      The FBI didn’t want to hurt the Career of Major Hassan who killed all the soldiers in fort hood. I wonder if they drop the ball on purpose to try to Kill the 2nd Amendment. I hate saying it like that but dropping the ball on the last 4 major mass shootings makes one wonder out loud.

      • Chuck

        Dogtowne, you’re not the only one.

      • fiorimagliulo

        The FBI needs a major overhaul, from the top on down. And why is it that almost every time a big tragedy happens the FBI and the democrats run for cover and immediately put some other major story out there to defect from the main story that may implicate the FBI or the democrats from their mistakes. Case in point, the FBI (Mueller) two days after the tragedy at the high school comes out and says that 13 Russians were indicted for interfering with the last presidential election. Don’t you think that story was to cover up the bungling errors that the FBI made in this shooting. They seem to have a habit of covering up for their mistakes.

    • Suewa

      The family of a person who had been discharged from the service for psychiatric reasons alerted a deputy sheriff that their family member had been behaving in a most threatening manner and should be disarmed of any weapons. It seems that a misinterpretation of 2nd amendment rights prevailed that Anyone should be able to have any amount of any kind of firearm as well as any amount of ammunition. This individual went to a church and killed 9 people, teen agers and young people. On Tuesday Feb. 13 of this year Trump signed a bill that would permit people with dementia, a form of mental illness, the right to buy guns. Even had the FBI acted in the case of Nicholas Cruz there is strong evidence that our extremely permissive attitude toward gun rights would not have enabled law enforcement to disarm him. THAT is our problem.

    • Richard Gieser

      Home school.

  • roger

    So there are no law abiding gun owners who have a heart and soul which makes us all demons. This mentality on the left is why there is no progress. With an attitude like Representative Jim Himes, the NRA and it members will never trust people anti-gun people because they will only think the problem is solved when all guns are out of the hands of the citizens. Don’t forget history. Look what Hitler did because the Jewish people could not fight a revolution without any weapons.

  • Thomas Goss

    I’m a life long member of the NRA and if I had my way there would be NO democrats in Congress, their all a bunch of useless ASSHOLES.

    • mad as hell

      Don’t forget those asshole rinos. I won’t name names but they know who they are.

  • SIRWIZARD

    This Democrat, like all the others, is not only wrong, but he’s creating FAKE NEWS. On the plus side…I wish the NRA DID control Congress.

  • wac4761

    DemoRats would know all about Thralls since they are all Vampires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • margaret

    GEORGE SOROS CONTROLS AND HELPS FUND THE DUMBOCRAT PARTY AND HE IS A NAZI SO WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU? THE AGENDA IS FOR THEM..THERE ARE MEXICAN GANGS COMING OVER THE BORDER WITH GUNS AND DRUGS. ILLEGALS PROTECTED BY THE LIBERAL DUMOCRATS WHO HAVE KILLED THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS AND NOTHING DONE BY THESE LIBERALS. THEY WANT THE ONE WORLD ORDER AND THEY WILL NOT STOP AT ANYTHING TO TAKE YOUR GUNS WHEN THEY TAKE OVER. BE CAREFUL OF WHO YOU FOLLOW. HILLARY CLINTON HAS HAD PEOPLE KILLED WITH GUNS AND YOU DON’T HEAR MUCH ABOUT IT. DIDN’T HEAR MUCH ABOUT T.SOROS TRYING TO GET CLINTON ELECTED AND PUTTING BILLIONS INTO LIBERAL NEWS TO LIE . HE ALSO PAID PEOPLE TO CAUSE TROUBLE AT RALLIES FOR RUPUBLICANS. HE DOESN’T WANT VOTER ID AND MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS VOTED ACCORDING TO JUDICIAL WATCH. IF ANY ONE PERSON WAS MESSING WITH THE ELECTION IF WAS GEORGE SOROS AND DUMBOCRATS. WHY DO WE NOT HEAR ABOUT THAT?? TAKING AMERICANS GUNS WILL NOT STOP ANYTHING BUT THE ABILIITY OF AMERICANS TO PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES. THE LIBERALS WILL STILL ALLOW ILLEGAL CRIMINALS AND GANGS TO KILL AMERICANS. THEY ARE GOING BY HILTERS PLAYBOOK DISARM THE CITIZENS THEN MAKE THEM SLAVES UNDER THE NEW WORLD ORDER.

  • donorlougeorge

    HAY JIM NRA DONT CONTROL CONGRESS DID YOU FORGET WE THE PEOPLE DO

  • Jim Baum

    Why don’t we just take a poll, and see just how many of these demo morons in congress. Have taken money for their election campaigns. From Bloomberg and Soros, to spout their hatred of our individual citizens right to be armed and protected on their own. By Our Constitution in general, and the Second Amendment in particular. While those two wimps have a small private army of armed thugs to guard their sorry butts 24/7!

    • M.A.Rue

      ALL of Congress has armed guards. Fine for them, but not for the pheasants out here in the real world.

  • Ronald Hagler

    The NRA is an organization of persons, representing every sex, age, race and (most) religions in the U.S. They are dedicated to preserving The Constitution, in its entirety and have no more control over Congress than do the socialistic media moguls who seek power and money, at all costs. The NRA leadership and members realize that if we, the people, allow Congress to change the 2nd Amendment, we give that same Congress an opening to change any part of The Constitution: at the whim of any group that finds it offensive.

    Do we, as a nation, really want this anarchical approach to democracy or are we simply being bullied by a loud, obnoxious minority of socialists? I believe the last presidential election answered that question, but, with the defeat of the Democrat’s “Dastardly Darling”, they have resorted to lies and deceit to hinder this administration’s effectiveness and to fool voters into the belief that we will be better off with a socialist in the Oval Office. Do not drink the DNC cool-aid: it is poison and can only lead to more chaos and anarchy.

  • jackel

    Did the representative miss something. Thought we the taxpayers funded Congress, or, that is the way it was intended. But anyway, it is CNN, and, not a real news station so the more outlandish and strange something is, you will hear it first there.

  • Born in ’42

    NO!!!! WE the PEOPLE are getting BACK m control!!!!!! All the while that Soros as pulling the Chains on the DemcRAT Party!!! That is correct, the last of the NAZIS is controlling the Liberal left!! Remember Hitler was a Socialist!!!!!!

  • PPTA

    In the 1800’s you could buy any drug you wanted. We also did not have people in any great number, coke, heroin, or other extremely addictive drugs till we outlawed them in the1920’s. Same with Booze. We had probation for a few shot years and the Mob made millions. Even though booze was outlawed, it was all over in the big cities. Outlaw guns with your stupid gun controls, the same thing will happen. So what is wrong? Society is what is wrong starting with far left Liberal teachers. Then not enforcing the laws we do have. All of hem from immigration down. Starting with our Government of far left Globalist liberal, down through Immigration, phony campaign donations and elections, through the appointees from crooked politicians in the FBI, NSA, CIA and other agencies, we have become a lawless nation. Clan up this lawlessness and watch it change. Stop the payoffs to political correctness people that are actually bigger criminals than Al Capo an, or Machine Gun Kelly. If we are to survive, it is not a Democrat or Republican thing, it is a lawless society that will bring us down. Different ideas and majority HONEST votes ( Not PHONY ILLEGAL IMMAGRINT VOTES) built this country with the sweat of common folks, TRUE AMECANS. no mater what Color or Nationality, Only the Western Railroad used immigrant Chinese and forced labor. That was a real tragedy. And the wealthy railroad owners and top bosses were nit even punished properly. We have the same thing on a bigger scale gong on today.

  • George Reed

    Got any proof if the answer is NO then shut your mouth.

  • Suewa

    Those that are this devoted to the support of anyone having the right to the possession of any amount of any kind of firearms and the ammunition to fuel them have a very ominous mental disability that is close to evil. How can anyone not be in favor of doing anything necessary to prevent what has been happening to innocent people the last five months at the high school in Florida, the church in Texas, and in Las Vegas and of course that would be making it impossible for ANYONE except the trained military or law enforcement to have any access to a weapon that makes it possible for one evil person with one gun able to end the lives of so many people in less than 5 minutes. Deny your vote to any politician that accepts money from the NRA. Anyone who gets any kind of recreational satisfaction from getting ready to, stalking, and actually killing an animal that has done no one any harm and is not needed for food has something within their personality chemistry that is dangerous and unacceptable. It is so sad and evil to see pictures of otherwise sweet children standing beside a beautiful animal they have slain. Other mature civilized countries do not tolerate the massacres that this mindset produces. Repeal the second amendment and replace it with common sense gun restrictions and send the NRA into oblivion by withdrawing all financial support.

    • mad as hell

      you must be out of your rabid assed mind to think that not allowing law abiding citizens to defend themselves from the criminal elements around us is the way to stop violence. The best way gto stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

      • Suewa

        If that bad guy with a gun burst into a church, school, restaurant, theater already firing a weapon capable of killing dozens of people in minutes it wouldn’t matter if all the good guys are armed. And this is what is happening. Because of our lax gun restrictions one bad guy in Dallas in 2016 armed with the kind of weapon that should be restricted to law enforcement and the military was able to kill 5 police officers, wound 9 more and 2 bystanders at a demonstration being held to protest police killings of a few people who were ready to do carnage with the kinds of guns they should not have been able to access. My post does not suggest that sober, law abiding individuals skilled in marksmanship and gun safety and understanding their weapon must be properly stored should not have the right to a gun in their home for self defense. In my city a group of mostly young but some older activists started going about to public shopping areas, even attempting to gain access to restaurants with their AR15s, AK47s draped on their shoulders shouting about their right to openly be so macho, macho. That is the kind of primitive, uncivilized, extremely dangerous mindset that is being tolerated in this country. Thankfully, even in my extremely red state the store and restaurant owners were able to deny them access and law enforcement was able to discourage so that after a few days these kinds of groups began to disperse. How can we continue to give a person with the mental illness of the Las Vegas monster, the killer at the church in Texas the ability to acquire their weapons so easily?

    • twspears6007

      Suewa It s quite evident that you have not studied the history and the reason for the 2nd Amendment. I would advise you to do. Your label that recreational use of guns is the only reason for owning one. What do you not understand about the right to bear arms. Do you not understand the quickest way for a government take over the will of the people is to disarm its citizens so there is no resistance, Suewa the 2nd Amendment protects you more that you can comprehend. How many drunk drivers kill people more than guns 100 times more we have laws prohibiting driving under the influence still people die don’t they. Suewa if you use this same mindset for doing away with the right to bear arms then we must use common sense as you see it we must do away with the right to use alcohol. Look at the out of control abortions this is the highest murder rate in the world we should do away with the right to bear children Sorry Suewa you are among the minority on taking away the peoples rights that makes us the greatest nation in the world.

      • Suewa

        There are laws against selling alcohol to minors and there are at least laws against driving while intoxicated. The termination of any pregnancy should be a medical, not a political issue. Abortion clinics should be closed and abortion on demand should be outlawed and the termination of any pregnancy should be determined by doctors. Would you limit any kind of weapon to being used just by the trained military. Because of their immense wealth Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, the Walton family, the Koch brothers could all afford to install intercontinental ballistic with nuclear warheads in their backyards and hold the world hostage. One person with one weapon capable of killing dozens in less than ten minutes can hold a whole community hostage. When such an individual bursts suddenly into a school, church, theater, restaurant, shopping mall wherever firing such a weapon it would not matter how many people are armed. They would have to be standing with weapons ready to fire and even then probably several people would be killed before the shooter is taken out. And we all would have a good life in such a prison yard. When one child has a big stick and is hitting children do we give all the children sticks or do we “destock” the one hitter. Certainly, wise teachers take away the one stick to prevent the complete chaos that would erupt if all the children had a stick. It is quite possible we must rely on the power of our vote, because there are certainly weapons that must not be in civilian hands if we expect our military and law enforcement to protect us. I’m more concerned now than ever that an oligarchy is forming that includes the NRA capable of taking over our country in order to further empower the ruthless greed that exists among some of the very rich.

        • Suewa

          Intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads

  • mad as hell

    Hey jerk off, law abiding citizens don’t commit gun violence. Criminals and illegals commit all the crimes. Lock them up or deport them. Problem solved.

  • rottenrollin

    Hey Jim Hines…….you don’t think if the NRA controlled congress you might be already gone?

  • Chuck

    What a lying scumbag. The controlling influence in the federal government is a lot closer to the Bank of England than the NRA. Additionally, how many among you would like to bet that Representative Himes is a big supporter of “mental health”, which is a euphemism for drugging unhappy people into a suicidal or homicidal state of mind?

  • generalJed

    Rep. Jim Himes ought to go to Chicago and vent his outrage at his own party, which actually promotes violence and rules because of it! Dogtowne is also 100% correct. When I lived and worked in and around Chicago, everyone knew that the Democratic Party liked violent chaos .

  • MidwayBill

    Every other country that he speaks so fondly of does not have a “Bill of Rights” such as ours, and therefore they do not enjoy the liberties that we hold so dear. Unions shovel far more money and influence into Congressional coffers on an annual basis than does the NRA. Hey stupid, it’s the Constitution you are beholden to. Each and every one of you.

  • Jay Phillips

    meanwhile, george soros and the new world order, owns the dnc, the very ones behind the gun grab

  • Thomas Goss

    If this was true EVERY one of the useless democrats would be gone.

  • AFGus

    I suggest that George Soros, Michael Bloomberg and a few other rich Marxists control every Democrat in Congress. Next….

  • Rap Scallion

    The Congress cannot even control the CONGRESS………the country is being run by a greedy bunch of low life criminals! Clean up your own act before you P on the NRA!

    • mrpoohead

      The NRA are one of the controllers doofus. They own politicians on both sides.

      • Richard Gieser

        Resort to insulting name calling and your credibility is gone.

  • Richard Gieser

    The NRA is supported by tens of millions of good American Citizens for a Constitutional cause and so SHOULD have some influence on Congress as do many other groups.