Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Gun Control ‘Just like That Civil Rights Movement’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks as Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on commercial airline safety, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Washington. Two recent …
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) suggested gun control is “just like that civil rights movement” during a Wednesday gun control rally on Capitol Hill.

Blumenthal began his time behind the podium by thanking Connecticut citizens who are calling for more gun control. He then thanked other gun controllers from around the country for likewise demanding more gun laws and “building this [gun control] movement. It is just like that civil rights movement.”

Blumenthal said the gun control movement is “being led by people all over the country who have the courage to say, ‘Enough is enough.’”

Ironically the civil rights movement was largely a movement to take down Jim Crow laws, which Democrats put in place throughout the South. Those laws, from poll taxes to rules on bus seating based on skin color, were targeted by civil rights leaders and activists in the 1950s and 1960s, and ultimately destroyed.

Blumenthal now suggests the Democrat-led fight to secure more gun regulations is “just like that civil rights movement.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke at the rally prior to Blumenthal and swelled gun violence deaths by 66 percent.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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