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Jeb Bush on gun control

He’s not for it. Unless it’s at the state level. Or something.

7 Responses to “Jeb Bush on gun control”

  1. Richard Says:

    “Rural areas are very different than big, teeming urban areas,” he said.

    Didn’t Obama say this?

  2. The Jack Says:

    Not just Obama. It’s a standard gun control talking point.

    And then there’s that “urban” is often derided as being a dog whistle for minorities.

    Course so is the idea that country-estate landowners should have more rights than proles who rent apartments.

  3. Countertop Says:

    You mean he opposes it until he wins the nomination and then he will support it.

    “Rural areas are very different than big, teeming urban areas,” he said.”

    So Bush, like Obams and Bloomberg, is an unrepentant racist who believes a different constitution applies for whites and blacks?

  4. TS Says:

    Afterward, he told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level.

    “Rural areas are very different than big, teeming urban areas,” he said.

    Then wouldn’t that mean it should be “sorted out” at the local level and not the state?

  5. KM Says:

    Ben Carson has said the same thing.
    He just didn’t say it recently because he got his pee pee slapped for being an idiot, so he’s against GC now.

  6. Zendo Deb Says:

    GW Bush would have signed a continuation of Clinton’s Ban. So why do you assume that the brother isn’t cut from the same cloth? He may have been governor of Florida, but they both have Massachusetts in their blood.

  7. Jim W Says:

    The Bushes are a bunch of blue bloods from the NE.

    That being said:
    -JEB was good on guns in FL
    -he may have dipped into the family supply of political advisers and they’re telling him to say things that were acceptable 10 years ago.
    -I think a lot of the political class has no real natural instincts when it comes to a lot of these issues. They just blow in the wind, adopting whatever view their advisers and the polls tell them will sell. Since gun control can seem like a 50/50 issue depending on how you poll it, JEB probably thinks he has to tread carefully for fear of offending anyone. He knows that guns won’t be his weak spot vs Hillary.