Nancy Pelosi got caught lying about national concealed carry reciprocity.
When the House passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38), she laid down this whopper on Twitter:
“Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Yet the @HouseGOP just voted to do exactly that.”
This nonsense caused such a stir that the Washington Post factcheckers had to weigh in. After examing the facts, they awarded Pelosi with Three Pinocchios. In layman’s terms, she’s full of it.
Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives
Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives
Inviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives
Yet the @HouseGOP just voted to do exactly that #StopCCR
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 6, 2017
Should we expect anything less from this California Democrat? That’s about par for the course. After being called to the carpet, via a spokesperson, Pelosi blamed Everytown for Gun Safety for the misinformation.
SEE ALSO: Everytown: ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity’ Forces States to Let Domestic Abusers Carry Guns
No surprise there. As I pointed out in a recent article, Bloomberg’s group of anti-gunners have been out and about claiming that H.R. 38 forces states to let wife beaters carry guns. Can you imagine that?
As if there was a part of the legislation that read something like, SEC. 407 AUTHORIZATIONS FOR DOMESTIC ABUSERS (a) states must allow anyone who slaps their spourse around to carry concealed firearms
That claim is so grossly misleading it’s almost laughable. I say “almost laughable,” because the problem is some bird brains actually believe it. Cough. Cough. (One of which happens to be the minority leader of the freakin’ House of Representatives.)
Federal law already prohibits domestic abusers and violent criminals and convicted stalkers from possessing firearms. Concealed Carry Reciprocity does NOTHING to change that!
Anyways, after calling Pelsoi’s statement “so over the top and exaggerated,” the factcheckers ended on a sanguine note.
“One can have a respectful political debate, raising the issue of a lower common denominator for concealed-weapons permits, without accusing the other side of voting to let violent criminals and stalkers have guns,” they wrote.
I only ask, why is her twitter profile pic one from 50 years ago?
Just goes to show how off the rails one side of the political divide can be on an issue. But, in case you didn’t think about it, the right has as much, if not more insanity on its side. There is no question ignorance and fear on the issue of guns is a Democratic problem. But, when you think of things like mass shootings, combined with too little critical thought on their side, it’s an understandable one. I also think attacking the events of Sandy Hook (it’s a hoax, going after the parents, etc.) is an abomination on the part of some crazies on the right. Beyond shameful.
Come on now why do the voters get a pass when they continue to reelect lying stupid people? Term limits should be manditory just keep these idiots from staying too long. Or as Nancy said “You have to elect them to find out how dumb they are” Well something like that anyway.
Taking idiocy to new heights… I remember a while back hearing that she thought you could drive to Hawaii
Whenever this liberals vile filth hole ( mouth ) is open, she is lying. She is the poster child for ingnorace.
Why is idiot still around? She is one of the dumbest people around. This chick has misstated so many facts and told so many lies that she is perfect company for Hilldabeast and Chief Warren. Total useless. Retire or maybe get abducted by aliens, please!
This 77 year old fossil shouldn’t be making decisions and laws that make no sense. She doesn’t know she lying, she actually thinks what she’s saying is true. Remember the Seinfeld episode when George tells Jerry “It’s not a lie, if you believe it”.
Time for her to GO!
Her “time to go” came and went ions ago, along with the blatantly corrupt Democratic party!
It really says a lot about the I.Q.’s of the typical voting Californian when they continue to reelect this bumbling idiot. Just how stupid can people (in California) actually be?
It really is mind-numbing.
What is the difference what laws they pass, an illegal who never had the right to carry a gun in California was found not guilty for murdering Kate Steinlen. No law was ever written that will save your life when they let people get away with murder.
Pelosi is delusional and should be excused from her position. Her lights may be on but nobody’s home and that’s very obvious.
Nancy… put the crack pipe down…. she don’t even know what year it is….
This is not news. It would be news if pelosi was not lying.
MAYBE NANCY NEEDS A DOSE OF REALITY
This is pretty good for the WP, especially, since libs always start with “-1 pinocchio.” Conservatives always start with at LEAST “+1 pinocchios.”
Pelosi his having more and more “senior moments.” Hopefully she will soon retire. Well maybe not; all that means is that we will get another, younger, liberal democrat to replace her.
I understand that she is so against the law abiding citizens to have the ability to carry a weapon yet she has a permit as does everyone around her…
Pelosi never held a California CCW (Dianne Feinstein did at one time when she was a supervisor in San Francisco), and even if she did, it would have done her no good in D.C. Although after a recent Court of Appeals decision D.C. now has “shall issue” CCWs, before that it was nearly impossible to obtain a D.C. license–which wouldn’t do much good for a politician since firearms are banned in all government buildings except for LEO and security. On top of all that, she has a Secret Service security detail, what does she need with guns? (Feinstein has one too.)
pelosi does not have SS protection. She has Capitol Police protection, however.
I remember she was on TV speaking on gun control and how citizens didn’t need to own that particular type of firearm. It wasn’t an Uzi but something along those lines where the stock folded out and this could be done very quickly and easily by one that was familiar with that gun. Apparantly she’d not touched it before she went on camera and looked like an idiot trying to unfold it and show how it looked (guns are not supposed to look “pretty”). That was years and years ago and if I remember correctly she never did get it “together”. I think one of the men on the set did for her and then she didn’t even hold correctly. My Dad and I just laughed and thought those that don’t know the first thing about firearms should not dictate policy nor should they try to talk on a subject they know nothing about. I think she was complaining afterward about how very heavy it was — another stretch of her imagination. Hell, I was always a very tiny, petite little girl and I believe I was just under the age of 5 (it was before kindergarten for sure) that my Dad taught me to shoot both a rifle and a shotgun, from our front porch (We lived in the middle of the woods, literally.) The damn things were taller than I was but I did it. He taught me well and to never aim a firearm at someone unless I have full intention of using and that I could kill someone with a .22 as well as shotgun. He also taught me the care of guns.
2 of 3 are already prohibited from possessing a firearm. I suppose a stalking conviction depends on the charge, conviction, and sentence.
Pelosi is the epitome of a liberal; appeals to emotion, spreads misinformation and half-truths, and made-up facts.
WAPO is not much better. I’m surprised they called her out on it.
Surprised, yes… but happy!