Pro-Gun Control Montana Democrat Presents Himself as Pro-Gun for Special Election

Popular musician Rob Quist, with his wife, Bonni, left, react after being named as Montana Democratic Party’s nominee to vie in the upcoming May 25 special election to fill the state’s vacant U.S. House seat, at a news conference in Helena, Mont., Sunday, March 5, 2017. Party members from across …
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Gun control supporter Rob Quist is the Democrat’s choice to run for the U.S. Congressional seat vacated when Ryan Zinke was confirmed to Secretary of the Interior.

Quist is endorsed by Bernie Sanders (I-VT), as they share some of the same socialist positions, including support for single payer healthcare.

The HuffPo reports that Quist describes gun ownership “a way of life,” yet simultaneously supports placing restrictions on “assault weapons.” He says that “assault weapons” are “only meant to kill people.”

Quist also says he opposes a ban on abortion, and recounts the tough financial times he and his wife faced when she became pregnant with their daughter. He says they decided not to abort their daughter, but would not not want to deny other parents the opportunity to choose abortion if in the same struggle.

Quist originally shared this with the Daily Chronicle and HuffPo quoted him saying:

[It] was a heavy time for us, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. We made the decision to have this child, and my daughter is now the light of my life. I don’t know what I would do without her. But on the other hand, I wouldn’t want the government getting in the middle of that decision. That was a decision we needed to make personally.

Quist will be facing Republican Greg Gianforte, who is currently running a commercial which stresses that Second Amendment protections cannot be diced up. He opens the ad by saying, “Some folks just don’t get it, our Second Amendment rights are not up for negotiation.”

Whereas Bernie Sanders will stump for Quist throughout Montana, The Hill reports that pro-gun Donald Trump Jr. will be stumping for Gianforte.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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