Exclusive–Steve Daines: Montanans’ Jaws Dropped When Anti-Gun Democrat Steve Bullock Called for Semi-Automatic Gun Ban

Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) told Breitbart News Saturday that Montanans’ “jaws dropped” when “anti-gun” Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) called for a ban on semi-automatic guns.

Daines spoke to Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle as the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) fact-checked Bullock’s record on the Second Amendment.

Daines said that there could “not be a clearer contrast” between him and Bullock on the Second Amendment.

“The NRA gave me an A+ rating by them, and of course, I’m endorsed by them. Bullock received an F,” Daines said.

The NRA-ILA noted that Bullock came out in favor of banning “commonly-owned” semi-automatic firearms and magazines that could hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. 

“When I view an assault weapons ban, it’s sort of military, semiautomatic, typically removable clips, a magazine of 10 or more — it’s like the AR-15s,” Bullock said in 2018. 

The NRA-ILA also wrote that the Montana Hunters & Anglers Leadership Fund, a “fake hunting group” that is funded by a rich San Francisco, California, “megadonor” that is working to obscure Bullock’s “anti-gun record.”

“You got to work hard to get an F rating. Bullock was on CNN with Jake Tapper a year ago and he called for the ban on semi-automatic guns. Now, I think about Montanans their jaws dropped,” Daines said.

Daines said that should Bullock get elected to the Senate, he would serve as just another vote against the Second Amendment.

“He is anti-gun, he’ll be right there in Schumer’s pocket, and that is why you got to stop him and back the United States Senate,” Daines said. 

Daines asked rhetorically, “What part of ‘Shall not be infringed’ do the liberals not understand?”

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Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.


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