Skip to comments.Chelsea Clinton: 'We need to do more with gun control'
Posted on 06/01/2008 7:27:59 PM PDT by neverdem
Updated: May 30, 2008 06:44 PM EDT
Reporting from KTVQ in Billings
Chelsea Clinton told supporters in Billings that the country needs to do more with gun control laws, during the final visit on her two day tour campaigning on her mother's behalf in the Magic City.
During a question and answer session before seniors and other supporters at the Yellowstone County Council on Aging Office Friday morning, Chelsea said, "We also need to do more with gun control. And my mom supports- naturally what she supported in New York. Which is: we have different gun control laws in New York City than we do in upstate New York."
The younger Clinton made her remarks in a response to a question from Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy (D), who asked her what efforts could be made to get more cops on the street.
Kennedy introduced Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before her speech in Billings on Tuesday night, where he said that Senator Clinton would protect Montanans Second Amendment rights.
The former First Daughter as standard practice does not do interviews with the media, so the News Station's Aaron Flint was unable to ask Chelsea Clinton a follow up question regarding the remarks.
Clinton spoke to the Council on Aging, taking questions for nearly an hour about her mother's position on the issues, addressing Social Security, Medicare, and education.
She touted her mother's support for universal health coverage, a position none of the other presidential candidates hold.
Clinton did not mention Barack Obama or Republican candidate John McCain during the remarks, but she did throw out several critiques of the Bush Administration for what she describes as "a lack of fiscal responsibility".
Hillary Clinton's challenger, Barack Obama, has also come under attack by Montana Republican Party Chairman Erik Iverson recently, who says Obama voted to ban shotguns for use during hunting.
Montanans will have their final say in the primary election on Tuesday, June 3rd.
Here is the full remark that was made on the topic of gun control
Chelsea Clinton: "We also need to do more with gun control. And my mom supports- naturally what she supported in New York. Which is: we have different gun control laws in New York City than we do in upstate New York. I think a lot of people think of New York City as just being New York, but actually the majority of New York State, not only land mass wise, but also people wise, lives outside New York City- and we have very different gun control laws in New York City as what we do in upstate New York."
Chelsea Clinton campaigned for the first time on Thursday in Billings, but she told a crowd that she's no stranger to the Big Sky state.
Chelsea talked with Montana-Wyoming tribal leaders, visited the YWCA, the Clinton campaign headquarters, and then ended the day at the Montana Brewing Company.
Chelsea Clinton has some ties to Montana as she worked on a cattle ranch near Grass Range while she was in college.
She says that Hillary Clinton is the strongest candidate for the Democrats, and the best for President. Chelsea also told supporters and others at the Montana Brewing Company she's proud to campaign for her mother.
She started the event with a short presentation and took a few questions, but she answered most of the queries by visiting people at their tables.
Chelsea talked about her mother's "prevention first" legislation to decrease teen pregnancy.
"Mandate funding those programs we know work, ensuring that honest age appropriate sexual education is back in our schools and on the national institutes of health web site and on other government health web sites, but she hasn't even been able to get that through a Democratic Congress."
Chelsea Clinton will visit the Yellowstone County Council on Aging at its new office in Westpark Plaza beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Following the visit she heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
(from May 29, 2008)
Montana's June 3rd primary is less than a week away and the candidates are hitting the Treasure state hard.
Chelsea Clinton made her first visit to Big Sky Country to campaign for her mother Hillary.
Chelsea is making several stops in Billings on Thursday and Friday. She has visited 39 states while campaigning for her mother.
At Chelsea's first stop in Billings she talked with Montana-Wyoming Tribal leaders and then it was off to the YWCA.
Chelsea wanted to visit the YWCA because her mother came here in the early to mid 1990's. She looked at child care and even read the book "Giraffe's Can't dance."
The Senator's campaign staff says the children's issues are important to Mrs. Clinton.
She talked with the Y's staff about all programs for children and families.
After the Y, Chelsea visited the Clinton Campaign headquarters to talk with volunteers. At a stop in the Montana Brewing Company, she will talk to young professionals.
Friday, Chelsea will meet with members of the Yellowstone County Council on Aging starting at 9:00.
She must make an awful racket when she bends over...
all those rocks rattling around in an empty head.
Yeah. Gun control is a winning issue up in MT. LOL.
No crime in NY, right?
“Agreed...More range time improves gun control thus bullet placement.”
I was thinking the same thing and as a matter of fact, spent a couple hours today doing just that. Probably about 200 rounds of .40 and .45
Simple. Raise your own da_n county taxes!!! Why the hell is it my responsibility in California to pay for your cops? Self reliance and local control -- totally alien concepts to the "gimme" democraps.
Also in Killadelphia. If the Republicans had only extended the AW ban, none of these gang shootings could have happened.
Idiot, moronic a$$hole b!tch. Like mommie/faux-daddy, like cretinous lowlife gurl... scum.
I think she is trying to say that gun control in big cities is OK, but not elsewhere? That’s what I got out of it anyway. I guess she wants more of that.
Idiot talks about more gun control in Montana!
That’s like talking about Bourbon control in Kentucky or pineapple control in Hawaii!
And what better place to preach gun control than in Montana! Good work, Chelsea! I’m sure that the good people of Montana appreciated that message.
Every time one of these politicians or their surrogates mentions gun control, we should all go out and buy at least one box or case of ammunition (depending on one’s circumstances) or look into buying one’s first firearm if not so equipped.
Thank goodness she wasn’t jogging through Fort Marcy Park.
She’s in favor of gun control because it works so well. Everywhere that it has been tried, it works great at disarming law-abiding citizens.
A couple of months ago someone posted the average Montana household has eight guns.
If Obama wins, the Clintoons will be shipped off to reeducation camps and will never be heard from again.
“Every time one of these politicians or their surrogates mentions gun control, we should all go out and buy at least one box or case of ammunition (depending on ones circumstances) or look into buying ones first firearm if not so equipped.”
I actually tried doing that and realized I would go broke pretty quickly. Anyway, I’ve now got a 20 year stockpile of ammo.
...And of course, as former first daughter, she’s fully qualified to give informed opinions on gun control and national crime prevention policy.