‘Sickening’: Tammy Duckworth Lays Into Firearm Manufacturers For Targeting Young Children

‘Sickening’: Tammy Duckworth Lays Into Firearm Manufacturers For Targeting Young Children

On Thursday, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined other Democratic Senators to call on the FTC to investigate the marketing of weapons such as the “JR-15” rifle toward young children.

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  1. Doc Bowman on May 7, 2023 at 3:59 am

    Yet it’s ok to teach children CRT to help your party to turn the USA into Venezuela.

  2. Wamplestiltskin on May 7, 2023 at 4:00 am

    She shows that she doesn’t understand the Constitution.

  3. Shawn Kellogg on May 7, 2023 at 4:03 am

    There should be a rule or something of springing this kind of DIM Ugly on the internet… how do you get that freaking buuuut ugly? And genetically stupid on top of ugly… what did it do to anger God?

  4. it's cool he's my brother. on May 7, 2023 at 4:03 am

    So she is annoying.

  5. Frank Schipani on May 7, 2023 at 4:04 am

    She was the only one on the stage? I thought Blumenthal was a war hero. Oh wait, nevermind.

  6. Nunya on May 7, 2023 at 4:04 am

    She should just STFU and stick to cleaning toilets

  7. Paul Sidener on May 7, 2023 at 4:06 am

    Since when can a child buy a firearm of any kind.

  8. Sue Meehan on May 7, 2023 at 4:13 am

    The criminals (politicians) are the reason why we need guns. Arm and train school teachers . Most of them want to be armed. Or put smart retired veterans in the schools to guard the kids. The same principal as gun control was tried with alcohol.anyone remember prohibition? It made crime families millionaires and no one stopped drinking. Apply the same theory to guns.

  9. alr2much on May 7, 2023 at 4:14 am

    She needs to shut up.

  10. Travis Foster on May 7, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Still blaming the tools for the use by the end user…. pathetic. And, the short, overweight person blaming gun manufacturers and advertising is as misinformed as a three year old.

  11. Ryan Taylor on May 7, 2023 at 4:19 am

    I respect her service and sacrifice in that service. That said, she’s an IDIOT when it comes to the U.S. Constitution and the reason why our Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment into our enshrined Rights. It is precisely to PROTECT We the People from the CORRUPT FOOLS all too eager to STRIP AWAY our Rights, aka. TYRANNY that are standing beside her at the podium.
    SSG. U.S. Army (Medically Retired) Infantry / Sniper / SOF Intel (SOT-A), multiple tours.

  12. SmokenSparta on May 7, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Dumbest crooks on the planet on stage here

  13. Ian Faust on May 7, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Wonder how stupid she will feel once she realises that Kids are not allowed to purchase firearms no matter what a company markers.

  14. Old School on May 7, 2023 at 4:22 am

    Amazing just how smart these democrats are, they are going to do everything in their power to take away are guns, this country is going down so fast… listen to Paul Heavy “if I were the devil.”

  15. William Benson on May 7, 2023 at 4:27 am

    She was a helicopter pilot, not an Infantryman. The fact that she even uses the term "assault weapon" indicates that she doesn’t know what she is talking about… Instead of going after the low-hanging fruit which would be to deprive responsible Americans (and the kids that grow up understanding firearm safety), how about she go after the elements of modern society that have given the public permission to kill: all the ones that diminish respect for life, all the ones that remove personal accountability, all the ones that glorify violence. You want "common sense"? How about "common sense" conflict resolution and societal stability…

  16. Tony Boggs on May 7, 2023 at 4:28 am

    Yeah she looks like a trained killer, at the buffet! The gun you may have used in the military is different than any a civilian can buy, an educated person that has any clue about firearms would know that. You can argue that when the 2nd amendment was written civilians had muskets, so did the military. So if the military has full auto weapons civilians should have the same, I agree with your point.

  17. MikeHunt on May 7, 2023 at 4:29 am

    The JR15 that this so called “firearms expert” is talking about is just a .22 caliber. Yes it works the same way but most .22’s do even the ones with wooden stalks. They’re semi automatic is all. And when do democrats care about their “babies”? They don’t even want kids to live to be born. Back in the 60’s kids were being taught in schools how to try to hide under their desks from a nuclear explosion. So what’s the difference, lady?

  18. dezz nutz on May 7, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Dear News, stop asking for opinions from ignorant, irrational, unreasonable, illogical, weak women who will NEVER be held accountable for their many failures.

  19. brad jenkins on May 7, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Funny how the Democrats never bring up gun violence and gun control when it comes to black gang wars resulting in thousands of dead on US streets per year in the cities they run. It’s almost like there is a reason they ignore those statistics.

  20. kscntycop on May 7, 2023 at 4:36 am

    If you were in the military you know why the 2nd Amendment exists. Leave our guns ALONE! How a child is raised is up to the parents. PERIOD!

  21. Adrian Wilson on May 7, 2023 at 4:37 am

    1791 – "TEXT, HISTORY, and TRADITION"

  22. NobuLL man on May 7, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Guns should get Reperations from Human Violence instigators

  23. KPTG on May 7, 2023 at 4:45 am


  24. Ruth Novena on May 7, 2023 at 4:47 am

    IF ANY of them cared about children they would not have done the bills they have done. they only want the agenda,

  25. finesselink on May 7, 2023 at 4:48 am

    This lady is just wrong and she is no firearms expert she was a pilot

  26. Montana Usa on May 7, 2023 at 4:48 am

    The reason for the 2nd is to stop people like you who thinks she is smarter also show advertising toward kids I have never seen on but in a shooting magazine

  27. Jeff Hinde on May 7, 2023 at 4:48 am

    They are what we need to defend ourselves from people like you trying to take our weapons of defense

  28. Chuck Driver on May 7, 2023 at 4:50 am

    These rifles she speaks of are our only line of defense against a tyrannical government. Never forget this God given, constitutionally protected right.🇺🇸

  29. Robert Sobczak on May 7, 2023 at 4:52 am

    Secon Amendment 🇺🇸 People day everyday in homeless and drugs Addition 😢😢😢😢😢😢not one tells

  30. Nathan Powers on May 7, 2023 at 4:53 am

    These morons need to be stopped, the second amendment is the basis for all our freedoms.

  31. Kelly M on May 7, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Illinois deserves this witch.

  32. Jon Holder on May 7, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Typical dem, more government control in your life. Sorry don’t need it.

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