Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘Don’t Condemn the Gangbangers’–We Need Gun Legislation

Eric Scheiner, CNS News, April 15, 2013

While pushing for more gun control legislation on the House floor, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said, “Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked.”

Jackson Lee took the House floor on April 9 to argue in favor of increased gun control legislation, “Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked–that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws.”

“Why? Because we don’t have sensible gun legislation.”

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  • I think she has been drinking too much red kool aid. The criminals will get guns no matter if there are gun control laws or not.

  • “Don’t condemn the gang bangers. Cuz theyz beez my peeps.”

    She didn’t really say that, but you know she meant it.

    • Pelayo

      God bless Hoffman and his theory. He was spot on.

  • Puggg

    She should watch herself say those words, Shiela Jackson Lee should, to see and hear how stupid she sounds. Then again, she might be so dumb and ignorant that she wouldn’t even realize it if she did.

    What she is admitting to, the implications of her words, is that blacks are so weak of will that they can’t even see a gun without picking it up and using it for some form of evil. Guns are being trafficked everywhere, yet it’s only causing problems in black and Hispanic cities. What a coincidence.

    • Bob Willard

      Chances of her being too dumb and ignorant to understand how wrong she is are roughly 100%. Hell, this is a woman who asked NASA officials if the Mars Pathfinder was going to take a picture of the flag Neil Armstrong planted on Mars. This is a woman who complained that meteorology is racist because hurricanes didn’t have black names. This is a lady who shows up for interviews wearing shiny cowboy hats. Seriously, she may be Congress’ most dumb member and that’s saying a lot.

      • Puggg

        This is a woman who complained that meteorology is racist because hurricanes didn’t have black names.

        What if hurricanes DID have black/ghetto names? You know types like her would be first in line to complain if there was ever such a thing as “Hurricane Keisha.”

        “Hurricane Dontrellavious threatens New Orleans.” Seems to me that train left the station long ago.

      • Who wants a hurricane Lakeisha or Jamal?

        • mobilebay

          Don’ you be fogettin’ Lascivious, girl!

      • George

        Assume her request were to be duly considered and upheld.

        When Hurricane DeShawn causes massive property damage in the billions, and the death toll is in the thousands, the met will be accused of racism for allowing blacks to be denigrated in such a fashion.

        They’re really rather good at playing both sides of the same (race) card to suit their purposes of the moment. It’s part of the left’s doublespeak.

      • Mark

        Don’t forget her brilliant statement in 2010.

        “Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working………”

  • Guns tempt blacks to shoot other blacks.
    Walwarts tempt blacks because they have lots of shiny thing.
    Down-low sex tempts blacks because it will stimulate their penises.

    • Gerónimo Anónimo

      “You white folks wanna be free? You’ve got to castrate the Black men and castrate their little babies.”

      Seriously , What would happen to a White guy who stood on a street corner and called on other Whites to do the above?

  • The__Bobster

    We need gangbanger control.

  • Q-ship

    Affirmative action in Congress. Is this the best the talented tenth can muster?

  • MobyWhite

    Suggesting that White privilege isn’t to blame for black on black gun violence is a hate crime.

  • PesachPatriot

    You have got to be kidding me. First, gang banging starts at a pretty young age in most hoods, usually around 14-15, way before the young gangsta can even legally purchase any sort of firearm in any state in the country, second plenty of gang violence is committed with non-gunpowder weapons like switchblades, axes, kitchen knives, machetes, baseball bats, brass knuckles,metal chains, fists and overpriced sneakers.

    Guns are trafficked into this country illegally because gang bangers will always buy them, because the sensible firearms laws that already exist usually prevent them from purchasing at shows and stores. I don’t understand the appeal of dying before your first legal pint of beer over the right to sell unlicensed pharmaceuticals at a particular street corner. The thug life is the fast track to a life sentence in the state pen or a spot in some fine subterranean housing. Ms. Jackson Lee is delusional if she thinks stronger laws will keep fatherless gang bangers from killing each other every weekend over small debts, sneakers, cigarettes and chicken wings. We have plenty of sensible gun legislation on the books. There are over 20,000 federal, state and local firearms laws already on the books. She should visit the south side of chicago after dark and see how well gun control laws are working there.

    • They start way younger than that. Around 10 or 11. People go to the South, where the gun laws are lax, and buy the guns there. They then sell them to their homies in Chicago and Detroit etc.

      • PesachPatriot

        I don’t think southern gun laws are lax, they are pro 2nd amendment….one third of the country,roughly 100 million people live in the 13 states of the southeast…the police simply cannot make it everywhere on time, especially in more mountainous rural areas. Hunting has also been a way for people to put food on the table during hard economic times since the before the country started. Southern crime rates tend to be a lot lower than the rest of the country because criminals know there is a pretty good chance of any particular random home owner or pedestrian being armed. The crime that does occur tends to be things more like unoccupied vehicle theft, burglary of unoccupied homes(especially in florida with lots of snowbirds) and stealing wallets out of peoples shoes on the beach.

        • Splib

          Lets face reality here. Blacks are a much more violent race than any other on the planet. 14 percent of US population responsible for over 60 percent of all violent crimes. Yet blacks will never stand up and say yes we have have a violent and racist culture and we need to change it. They just sit there whining about racist this and racist that and he din do nuffinz he be a goo chile. They willingly hide the truth No snitch) and also lie about crimes perpetrated by other blacks. ( The kids who shot a baby in the face last month) When is this country going to unite and stand against the welfare cheats who are taught to live solely off the government and to never work except to keep getting pregnant by multiple men? 73 percent of blacks are fatherless. Over 50 percent high school dropout rate among black males. Setting themselves up to either be supported by the government or to be street thugs who end up dead or wasting tax dollars paying for their jail terms.

    • Gang banging starts long before age 14-15.

    • George White

      You got it. The magic word is Chicago. Or Washington. Or Detroit. Or Oakland. Or….any city that has a large black population….

  • bigone4u

    The 14th Amendment passed in 1868 making blacks citizens and overruling the Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court which said blacks could not be citizens, was the first major nail in America’s coffin. The coffin continues to be nailed shut with the promotion of multiculturalism and diversity propaganda. I have no interest in listening to anything a dummy like SJL has to say. I would rather listen to Clark the Talking Dog on youtube. He makes more sense.

  • Shhcago Pundit

    Do not condemn the condemned just because they are not good people.

  • sbuffalonative

    Another admission that black have no self-control, no sense of consequences, and no sense of personal responsibility. Hence, they can’t be trusted to do the right thing and need to be protected from themselves; kind of like children.

  • Mark

    Please call your Congressman and Senators and them to oppose ALL Anti-gun legislation.

    Tell them. “NO NEW GUN LAWS ARE NEEDED.”

    Tell them to. “ENFORCE THE LAWS THAT ARE ON THE BOOKS.”

    Tell them to. “OPPOSE, UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

    Tell them. “YOU WILL BE WATCHING THEIR VOTE.”

    Every Anti-American gun grabbing politician should be indicted for treason.

  • libertarian 1234

    Yeah, sure.

    If it wasn’t for guns all these black thugs would be model citizens.

    I mean, everybody knows that.

  • [Guest]

    There are all kinds of indications that this nation is too far gone to recover. That the likes of Sheila Jackson Lee was placed into and remains in a position of responsibility and authority is one of them. She’s a blasted fool.

    • MBlanc46

      There’ve been fools in American politics since the beginning.

  • 1proactive2

    This “lady” is so dumb as to be almost surreal. She validates The Bell Curve every time she opens her mouth. What’s more shocking is that a majority of voters in her district actually voted for her. Out of gratitude, gangbangers should label drive by shootings in her district after her.

    • George White

      Brilliantly expressed. The best laugh I had all day!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Here: Let me translate the ebonics:

    “It’s not the fault of the Gangbangers — they are forced to kill people because we don’t have ‘sensible gun legislation.’ See. They are the real victims here!!”

    Sheila Jackass Lee, Queen of the Low Information Voters

    Bon

  • Luca

    Reminds me of a TV report I saw one time where a grieving mother lamented that her gang-bangin’ son’s death was due to the “streets”. “These streets are mean.” she said.

    I also recall that blacks really didn’t want to take crack cocaine but that the CIA conspired to bring it into black neighborhoods. I think maybe that’s what happened to poor Richard Pryor.

    The of course, as we all know, the guns are purposely trafficked into the hood because obviously, once again, it’s certainly not the fault of the law abiding, civil, gentle, intelligent black people.

    The blacks, even the so-called educated ones, have the mentality of a 6-year old who blames his bicycle because he fell off of it.. They lack the ability to take responsibility for anything they do wrong. And they have a completely straight-faced, white liberal audience that sings along with them in perfect harmony.

  • APaige

    I blame the Chinese for inventing gun powder.

    • IstvanIN

      You didn’t expect the Negros to invent it, did you?

  • potato78

    “Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked.”
    Very good excuse.
    No wonder blacks are superior to whites…. LOL

  • There is no huge “trafficking” industry supplying black thugs with guns.

    Criminals steal guns Ms. Lee.

    If someone in Chicago has a gun stolen, they can’t report it without themselves risking fines or jail unless they have a FOID card and the gun is registered with the city. That is what strict gun laws do Ms. Lee.

    • MBlanc46

      There certainly is trafficking, though how huge it is I don’t know. A lot of guns in Chicago come from Mississippi, where Chicago blacks still have a lot of connections. A year ago or so there was a big story in the Trib about a college student from Chicago at Jackson State or some such place supporting himself by buying guns in MS and selling them in Chicago (he was in line for a major prison sentence). Apparently Indiana is also a major source of Chicago guns.

      • The geographical source of Chicago’s guns is largely irrelevant — Chicago’s black population is largely the source of Chicago’s crime problem.

        • MBlanc46

          Indeed. But it was the trafficking of guns that was the subject of the post to which I was responding.

  • brengunn

    Why not blame the gang bangers and have background checks for people purchasing guns. Seems more logical than doing one or the other.

  • Is she implying that gang bangers are victims of easy availability of legal guns or is she saying that she’s a proponent for banning legal guns because “my homies” will always get them anyway (effectively disarming law abiding Whites only), either way, crazy.

    On a side bar, our local media when listing recent terrorist attacks in America is conveniently (for the anti gun lobby), piling on recent mass shootings on their lists of acts of domestic terrorism, because as we know racial profiling is fine as long as the dreaded White male is the perpetrator.

    It’s times like these that Alex Jones starts sounding quite rational.

    • George White

      To be honest, I watched the video TWICE, and I couldn’t understand what the hell she was saying! But she seems to be blaming black crime on guns, as opposed to blacks having an odd predisposition to engaging in criminal activity.

      • Yeah it took me a couple of goes of watching this politicians comments too and I’m still guessing really.
        The opposition in her district must be a corpse.

  • RHG

    Once again these black race-hustling political frauds show that their real intentions is to pass gun control on whites. They have no problem with black thugs packing illegally though.

  • Ever notice when she spews her bullsh*t, there is never anyone in the House?

    • Johnny Clay

      She always plays to an empty House.

    • Mark

      You are wrong. Rep. Hank “Guam will capsize” Johnson is always there listening to her.

  • Jesus De Iglesia

    This being provides tons of hilarious quotes. YouTube her. Sooooo sad.
    I’d pay big $ to see her debate Ron Paul. I just love his expressions when facing stupidity!!

  • thoughtcrime

    Here statement doesn’t make any sense.
    We don’t need gun control, we need minority control.

  • heretic

    Gangbangers are model citizens. The 2nd amendment is the problem.

  • a multiracial individual

    Good Lord! A law degree from U of Virginia?

    • MBlanc46

      Affirmative action?

      • a multiracial individual

        I am not sure if she passed the bar. There is no AA bar exam.

        • MBlanc46

          Good point.

  • Greg Thomas

    Jackson knows gun legislation has nothing to do with diversity. If they want a gun, they will simply get a gun and use it, laws be damned. She wants to disarm White people. Jackson has taken aim and law abiding White people in an effort to disarm. That’s when the real fun will start.

  • Anon12

    Rep. Lee needs to start reading what blacks do ALL the time along with certain other “ethnic tribes”….how many times have we read all these hoaxes who always blame the Whites for it? The same goes for these synagogues where they have blamed the “White Supremacist nazis” for the act and paint the swatzika on the synagogue themselves. The last one I read was hoaxed by the Rabbi himself…….

    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/04/04/police-va-minister-painted-racial-slurs-on-house-before-setting-it-on-fire/

  • ShakingMyHead

    Amazing! Just how in the hell did some of these creatures get elected?

  • What makes ANYONE think that gangbangers will abide by ANY additional gun legislation?

    Notice that virtually NO effort is made to disarm gangs—even given that most ARE FELONS? I forgot, that would be racist….but, disarming law-abiding Whites isn’t….typical black and liberal mindset.

    This is nothing more than an all out attack on law-abiding gun owners—mostly Whites. Fight Back!

  • FransSusan

    Another low I. Q. black. Talking endlessly, saying nothing.

  • Bobby

    Any resemblance to a real nation, with real representatives, is purely coincidental.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    How have you sunk so low as to allow the likes of Sheila Jackson Lee, a proven mental zero, along with the rest of the Black Racist in the Black Caucus anywhere near Congress? Regrettably, this fact alone is a sure sign that Americas brightest days are indeed behind us.

  • Not everyone in the hood is a gangbanger. Gangbangers need to be put out of action permanently. Unfortunately, they may be used as an excuse to instate martial law when the economic collapse that is spreading throughout Europe comes here. Of course, many gangbangers get into the military and come back to the hood to train their homies. But because of a few bad apples (and false flag events), every law abiding gun owner will be penalized. And this is only the beginning, if they get their way. I love my country but, save for a handful, our government has been overrun with mafiosas. Pure and simple.