Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Chelsea Clinton: 'We need to do more with gun control'
KTVQ ^ | May 28, 2008 | NA

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 2008; banglist; billkennedy; chelsea; chelseaclinton; clinton; democratparty; democrats; drunk; drunkchelsea; election; elections; guncontrol; gunvote; hillary; hillaryclinton; mt2008; secondamendment; vodka
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-149 next last
To: neverdem
"We also need to do more with gun control..." she said, from the safety of her taxpayer-funded, Secret Service-protected, U.S. military-enforced, First Amendment-protected position in life.

<< insert unsuitable nasty comment about Miss Chelsea & her mama HERE >>
51 posted on 06/01/2008 8:13:23 PM PDT by MonicaG (Help Wanted: Conservative leadership '08)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Idiot talks about more gun control in Montana!

That’s like talking about Bourbon control in Kentucky or pineapple control in Hawaii!


52 posted on 06/01/2008 8:13:54 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Leftists stop arguing when they see your patriotism, your logic, your CAR-15 and your block of C4.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

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.


53 posted on 06/01/2008 8:14:42 PM PDT by VOR78
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All; neverdem

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.


54 posted on 06/01/2008 8:14:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BerniesFriend

Thank goodness she wasn’t jogging through Fort Marcy Park.


55 posted on 06/01/2008 8:17:20 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

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.


56 posted on 06/01/2008 8:18:53 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SIDENET; neverdem; Smokin' Joe

A couple of months ago someone posted the average Montana household has eight guns.


57 posted on 06/01/2008 8:20:22 PM PDT by LucyT (What happens in Denver won't stay in Denver... August 25 - 28, 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Kirkwood

If Obama wins, the Clintoons will be shipped off to reeducation camps and will never be heard from again.


58 posted on 06/01/2008 8:21:01 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Stalin, Mao, Castro, Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.”

I actually tried doing that and realized I would go broke pretty quickly. Anyway, I’ve now got a 20 year stockpile of ammo.


59 posted on 06/01/2008 8:21:34 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

...And of course, as former first daughter, she’s fully qualified to give informed opinions on gun control and national crime prevention policy.

Geeez!


60 posted on 06/01/2008 8:21:43 PM PDT by Cymbaline (I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stres)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Altura Ct.

Give her an oat feedbag and put her out to pasture.


61 posted on 06/01/2008 8:22:43 PM PDT by pankot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Altura Ct.
The apple don’t fall far from the tree.

Is Webb around somewhere?

62 posted on 06/01/2008 8:22:49 PM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BerniesFriend

Too bad it didn’t fall on her.


63 posted on 06/01/2008 8:24:42 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BerniesFriend
Too bad it didn't fall on her.

j/k

64 posted on 06/01/2008 8:25:18 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: neverdem; Joe Brower
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.

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.

65 posted on 06/01/2008 8:25:25 PM PDT by coloradan (The US is becoming a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sinanju
Well shucks! I’d take offense, just as soon as somebody could explain to me just what the hell she said.

“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.”


Is Chelsea copping her style from Miss Teen USA contestants now?

“I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us."
66 posted on 06/01/2008 8:25:32 PM PDT by Das Outsider
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: pyx

OMG! I grew up with Howdy Doody,never saw the resemblance before. LOL! Did Hill have sex with Howdy?


67 posted on 06/01/2008 8:27:22 PM PDT by pankot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: rockrr
We need to enforce those leash laws, too...

Ouch!

68 posted on 06/01/2008 8:30:10 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
She said this in Montana ?

Shades of "The Simple Life."

She should have gotten some tips from Paris and Nicole before she stepped into it.

69 posted on 06/01/2008 8:31:13 PM PDT by happygrl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

If her pop showed a little more gun control he might never have been impeached.


70 posted on 06/01/2008 8:31:21 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: businessprofessor
McCain has limited appeal to conservatives so he may be dogged by 3rd party candidates in some states. At best, conservatives will vote for McCain but not work hard for him. The country seems open to the rats message of huge government. The majority will vote for the party that promises more services from the public treasury. Collectively through the party and affiliates, the rats have an overwhelming advantage in resources. Independents often side for the most engaging person. Obama is far more engaging than McCain.

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.

71 posted on 06/01/2008 8:32:56 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: max americana

just to hasten the 2nd Civil War

this ny northerner will be right there with you - frontlines start here


72 posted on 06/01/2008 8:33:50 PM PDT by Revelation 911
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Grizzled Bear
Sure Chelsea.

Right after you terminate all Secret Service protection and all other security so you are helpless as the commoners.

MOST insightful!

73 posted on 06/01/2008 8:34:15 PM PDT by happygrl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
Al Qaeda on the Run

The Climate Security Act?: Reject the ignorami

The age of educational romanticism (On requiring every child to be above average)

From time to time, I’ll ping on noteworthy articles about politics, foreign and military affairs. FReepmail me if you want on or off my list.

74 posted on 06/01/2008 8:36:03 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Yup, push gun control in Montana. It’s very clear that Stanford graduates are smarter than the rest of us.


75 posted on 06/01/2008 8:36:18 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
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.

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.

76 posted on 06/01/2008 8:37:23 PM PDT by Cymbaline (I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stres)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Revelation 911

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.


77 posted on 06/01/2008 8:37:30 PM PDT by max americana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 72 | View Replies]

To: LucyT
>>>>>A couple of months ago someone posted the average Montana household has eight guns.

That few?

That doesn't get most FReepers out of the top dresser drawer!

:`)

78 posted on 06/01/2008 8:38:26 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Leftists stop arguing when they see your patriotism, your logic, your CAR-15 and your block of C4.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
How can I put this diplomatically?

Eff off Chelsea! You obviously haven't had to live in the real world.

79 posted on 06/01/2008 8:38:49 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
Chelsea Clinton: 'We need to do more with gun control'

That's a good little comrade

80 posted on 06/01/2008 8:39:20 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kcvl

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!!!!


81 posted on 06/01/2008 8:42:32 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
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."

Yes, Chelsea. That's the point. It's called federalism. Different areas get to make different laws depending on what that region's citizenry prefers.
82 posted on 06/01/2008 8:43:30 PM PDT by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is STILL a catastrophe. Hello, McCandidate!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MindBender26

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.


83 posted on 06/01/2008 8:46:42 PM PDT by LucyT (What happens in Denver won't stay in Denver... August 25 - 28, 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 78 | View Replies]

To: Terpfen

Somebody please help this girl get a pilot’s license and a plane to fly to Martha’s Vineyard on the foggy weekends.


84 posted on 06/01/2008 8:46:59 PM PDT by Oldexpat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
"At a stop in the Montana Brewing Company, she will talk to young professionals."

"Young professionals:"
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...

85 posted on 06/01/2008 8:47:26 PM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chode

LOL!


86 posted on 06/01/2008 8:49:12 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: MindBender26
That doesn't get most Freepers out of the top dresser drawer

My biggest problem is what to use on whatever perp breaks into the house....lets' see...shotgun...rifle....45.....antique rifle....bayonet..sword?

87 posted on 06/01/2008 8:54:26 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 78 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
We also need to do more with gun control...

Out of the mouth of pigs!

88 posted on 06/01/2008 8:56:53 PM PDT by DakotaGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

“In other news, shooting off one’s 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!

Ed


89 posted on 06/01/2008 8:59:32 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

LOL! That must have gone over big in Montana!


90 posted on 06/01/2008 9:03:24 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pyx

LOL!


91 posted on 06/01/2008 9:03:52 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: LucyT

I have 13.

But, not living in Montana


92 posted on 06/01/2008 9:07:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


93 posted on 06/01/2008 9:11:35 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
"Chelsea said, "We also need to do more with gun control. And my mom supports- naturally what she supported in New York. Which is:..

Trampling all over your constitutional rights to keep and bear arms.

Keep reminding us of that Chelsea, good job.

94 posted on 06/01/2008 9:17:52 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
The ugly skank has a armory of weapons protecting her at all times. Typical liberal hypocrite. Hey Chelsea, did you know the Second Amendment is the ultimate woman's issue?


95 posted on 06/01/2008 9:17:54 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PROCON

But for public education.


96 posted on 06/01/2008 9:22:33 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Like I am going to take the advice of a little twit.


97 posted on 06/01/2008 9:24:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

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.


98 posted on 06/01/2008 9:28:23 PM PDT by kilowhskey ("I Carry a Gun Because I Cannot Carry A Cop.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sinanju
Well shucks! I’d take offense, just as soon as somebody could explain to me just what the hell she said.

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.

Offended yet?

99 posted on 06/01/2008 9:29:11 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

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.


100 posted on 06/01/2008 9:29:45 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-149 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson