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.
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.
Give her an oat feedbag and put her out to pasture.
Is Webb around somewhere?
Too bad it didn’t fall on her.
Well, you've got to give her credit. A sure way to get more cops on the street is to increase violent crime rates and the best way to do that is with gun control.
OMG! I grew up with Howdy Doody,never saw the resemblance before. LOL! Did Hill have sex with Howdy?
Shades of "The Simple Life."
She should have gotten some tips from Paris and Nicole before she stepped into it.
If her pop showed a little more gun control he might never have been impeached.
I have not decided if I will vote for McCain. I prefer his policies on defense, taxes, and spending. Even in these areas, he has some odd positions such as on Gitmo. I am not sure he can be trusted on taxes. His actions speak louder than his recent words. On immigration, environment, and energy policy, he is only marginally better Obama. It may be preferrable to have rat responsible for these terrible policies.
I agree. It's deeds, not words that matter. Personally, I voted GOP with pride in 1980 and 1984, with trepidation in 1988, and with my nose held ever since. I cannot vote for a candidate who supports cap and trade enviromarxism.
Obama will be a disaster for the U.S. McCain would be worse.
Republicans could rally in opposition to Obama. If McCain wins, half the GOP would feel the call of party loyalty to support McCain's harebrained, leftist initiatives. Principled conservatives will oppose him. With the aid of selective media reporting, the Dems will succeed in blaming all ills on the GOP, potentially bringing about wilderness we haven't seen since FDR.
Four years of Obama might yield the next Reagan Revolution. Four years of McCain might yield 24 years of leftist domination.
Islamic terrorism is a real threat, but one that's transparent when active. It's easy to rally opposition to thugs with bombs.
Enviromarxism is a greater threat, largely because it's transparent and opposed by so few. It is more threatening than terrorism and a greater threat to liberty.
just to hasten the 2nd Civil War
this ny northerner will be right there with you - frontlines start here
Right after you terminate all Secret Service protection and all other security so you are helpless as the commoners.
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Yup, push gun control in Montana. It’s very clear that Stanford graduates are smarter than the rest of us.
Slightly OT, but:
Note the subtle bias inherent in the wording here. The reporter doesn't bother to research Obama's voting record and determine whether he ACTUALLY voted to ban shotguns for use during hunting, he just says that the Republican SAYS Obama voted to ban shotguns for use during hunting. So he cleverly makes it into a statement about the Republican party chairman, rather than a statement about Obama's voting record.
Well, Tom Jefferson said “America needs a revolution every 50 years”...we’re more than 100 years late.
Maybe we need to destroy the country to re-build it back up again...unfortunately, the liberals have been doing that for the past 12 years.
That doesn't get most FReepers out of the top dresser drawer!
Eff off Chelsea! You obviously haven't had to live in the real world.
That's a good little comrade
I hear you. Every last one of them. I’m sick & tired of every dang one of ‘em. They ain’t gotta go back to Arkansas but they can’t stay here. GO AWAY. FAR FAR AWAY!!!!
Maybe the people answering the poll didn’t want to admit they have forty more in the basement! I wouldn’t admit the extent of my ah...arsenal.
Somebody please help this girl get a pilot’s license and a plane to fly to Martha’s Vineyard on the foggy weekends.
Would that be a nice way of saying "Lawyers?"
What other professions would Billings have, that would invite Chelsea to speak?
Besides the oldest profession, that is...
My biggest problem is what to use on whatever perp breaks into the house....lets' see...shotgun...rifle....45.....antique rifle....bayonet..sword?
Out of the mouth of pigs!
“In other news, shooting off ones own fascist mouth is still a right under the First Amendment...”
Until John McCain comes in and pushes another round of political censorship through more McCain/Feingold ant-1st Amendment laws!
LOL! That must have gone over big in Montana!
I have 13.
But, not living in Montana
Thanks for the ping!
Trampling all over your constitutional rights to keep and bear arms.
Keep reminding us of that Chelsea, good job.
But for public education.
Like I am going to take the advice of a little twit.
To encourage better gun control, I propose that time spent at the range be tax deductible at the taxpayer’s usual hourly rate of compensation.
Garbled, isn't it? I *think* she's saying that Hillary supports NYC-style gun control... and that "more could be done" with that sort of approach. Particularly in those "less enlightened" areas, such as upstate rural NY.
People who yell the loudest about gun control have a gun somewhere hidden. Remember to these hypocrites: gun control is for the masses but not for themselves.