Five of Eight Democratic Presidential Candidates Admit to Having Owned Guns

Five of the eight - Gravel, Biden, Dodd, Kucinich and Richardson - raised their hands when moderator Brian Williams of NBC News asked whether they had ever had a gun in their home.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armed body guards don't count, e.g. the White House secret service?

4/27/2007 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Captain Euro said...

Some of the others are probably lying. Edwards for example. Could you imagine a home of a mill worker in South Carolina without a gun?

Clinton too had guns in her home - in the White House. Allbeit carried by her secret service guards.

4/27/2007 10:37 AM  
Anonymous James Wolfe said...

I guess that in their minds that does not count the armed bodyguards? When, since Slick Willy was elected Guv of Arkansas, has Hillary not had a well trained and heavily armed Stae Policeman, or Secret Service Agent in her house? Does Obama not have bodyguards? What a trio of weasels to dodge the question in this way! They may not OWN the guns, but they are being protected every minute by the presence of guns.

4/27/2007 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary never had a gun in her home? Did she require the Secret Service agents to leave them at the door to the White House?


4/27/2007 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Admit"? What is this, a confession? Like it's a dirty sinful secret?

What were the other questions? "Raise your hand if you ever ate your boogers"? Kicked a cat? Flipped off another driver?

What a shameless parade of douches...a real man would have said it's none of your damn business.



4/27/2007 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bodyguards guns don't count? Why?
Wouldn't Hillary and others benefit (survive an attack) when guns are used to defend them?
Are they so special that they alone deserve that level of protection?
I contend that John and Jane Q. Public are just as - if not more - important than any political / public figure. As such, do we the public deserve less than they?

4/28/2007 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Jim Palmisano said...

I rather think the question should have been...How many of you DON'T have guns in your homes?

I can't imagine a REAL American not having a defense available for their family and themselves.



4/28/2007 10:49 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Great point Jim.

4/29/2007 10:38 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Thanks, everyone. I particularly like Jim Palmisano's comment. It certainly would have changed the tone. I also agree that it would have been nice to simply ask how many of them either owned guns or were protected by people with guns right now.

4/29/2007 5:56 PM  

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