Sheila Jackson-Lee: “Don’t Condemn the Gangbangers. Blame the Guns.”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The NRA’s slogan has been, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Liberals have often mocked it, but they’ve never actually tried to argue that the guns carry the moral responsibility. Until now.

Sheila Jackson-Lee, the dumbest human being in Congress, can always be counted on to offer innovative ideas about the Vietnam War (North Vietnam and South Vietnam are living in peace) or her inability to tell the difference between Mars and the Moon. And this time around, Sheila Jackson-Lee put forward the bold theory that the gangbangers who are behind much of the gun violence murder rate shouldn’t be blamed.

Blame the guns.

While pushing for more gun control legislation on the House floor, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said, “Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked.”

Jackson Lee took the House floor on April 9 to argue in favor of increased gun control legislation, “Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked — that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws.”

“Why? Because we don’t have sensible gun legislation.”

The anti-2nd amendment lobby likes to use words like “sensible” and “common sense” to describe its agenda, but its members lack all common sense and are about as sensible as drunken dachshunds.

Sheila Jackson-Lee shifts blame from the murderers to the weapons. Why, because the murderers vote for the Democratic Party and are a part of the community organizing machine.

The entire gun control push is a dishonest attempt to crack down on the rights and freedoms of Republican and Independent voters for the crimes of Democratic voters.

  • Al Zanco

    Yes, and there was also the claim a while back that you couldn't blame crack dealers because supposedly the CIA was the importer. Just Blame Whitey as always. That works great at getting elected and re-elected, but it doesn't work so well in establishing a well-functioning society.

    • Rifleman

      You reminded me of something an LA scifi writer (I can't remember who) wrote in an interesting late 70s or early 80s short story set the near future, something to the effect of – 'Moral decay can be a lot of fun at the time, but nobody with even a casual knowledge of history can say it's a good sign in a civilization.' At the time I was having a real good time with moral decay myself, so maybe so instead of but, it only took a fraction of a sec's review of my young and more limited knowledge human history to see the truth of what he said.

      The traditional party of racism, the democrat party, has been teaching what they know best to Black folks, like they did with Whites. My parents explained it early, and they were right. It's just the other side of the same coin.

      • Spikey1

        The quote you speak of, sounds like something that could of come out of Ayn Rands The Fountainhead but it isn't from there.
        Good quote, I'd like to read the whole section or story if you can figure out where it came from that would be much appreciated.

        • Rifleman

          I can't remember his name or the title, it was decades ago, and back then I'd lend a lot of paperbacks out trying to get others more interested in reading. I've thought of it many times since, but I think his last name was Mc or Mac – something and I think he was probably into video production and editing. I seem to recall he had a good idea of where computers and communications were going, and what effect they would have on the small film and stage outfits of the entertainment industry. My recollection was that it disturbed me overall, but I've wanted that exact quote for a long time and a name to credit. I'm almost certain my memory has garbled the words some over the decades and I'm curious how much.

    • Nickolpat

      The story was the CIA allowed cartels to sell drugs freely in black neighborhoods to finance the war on socialism in Nicaragua (I believe). Iran-contra scandal.

      • Rifleman

        I remember, and when they increased the penalties for crack, it turned out it wasn't the cartels turning coke into crack and selling it in black neighborhoods. Then it was racist Republicans locking up too many young Black men. Some people make a real good living being offended and oppressed, so they always will be, no matter what. It's a human flaw. The leftist mentality attracts people who aren't happy unless they are unhappy anyway, so it isn't a big leap for them.

  • tagalog

    Everyone knows that those trafficked guns are the ones that force gangbangers to shoot people.

    So there's no Second Amendment debate necessary, right? Everyone agrees that the Commerce Clause allows Congress to regulate the use of firearms that have traveled in interstate commerce, see U.S. v. Lopez and the Uniform Safe School Zones Act.

    No need for expanded background checks or laws dealing with treatment of the mentally ill. Just stop those trafficked guns from reaching the hands of people, and fewer people will get shot.

    >Whew!< What a relief! I was afraid that hundreds of millions of law-abiding gun owners would have to bend before the will of a few hundred Senators and Representatives, as well as some state legislators, acting on ignorance and emotional overload. Not necessary now, thanks to Ms.Jackson-Lee. She should get an A rating from the NRA.

  • Ken

    Hey, calling her the dumbest member of Congress is not correct. I'm the dumbest member!

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

    • kafir4life

      OK – We'll grant you a tie. But if Feinstein or Schumer complain, we'll have to have separate classifications for Representatives and Senators. But Debs inches Sheila in the butt ugly category. Even when compared to Cheesy Chuck.

  • Chiggles

    It wasn't my fault. The gun made me do it.

    • tagalog

      So George Zimmerman is innocent, right? The gun did it.

      • defcon 4

        I believe Chiggles was being sarcastic.

    • gwells58

      It's not my fault i'm fat. the fork forced me against my will!

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    One would think that a black Congress member would get around to condemning those people who are killing young black Americans in droves: the gangbangers. I guess not.

    • Mary Sue

      of course not! because in Sheila Jackson Lee's world, they're victims, not criminals.

      • Parenthetical Phrase

        Yes, you're right. In Sheila Jackson Lee's world, it's the GUNS that are criminals! Those mean and cruel guns purposely work their way into the innocent hands of those gentle gangbangers who are doing nothing more than going about their business like any other law abiding American and those awful guns force the fingers of those innocent gangbangers to pull the trigger (against their will, of course). It's not the gangbangers' fault. They were deliberately sent here to kill by evil corporations like Smith & Wesson and the of course the NRA. SHAME, SHAME!

  • Mary Sue

    Don't blame the gang bangers?

    Gee and you wonder why they have a gang problem!

    • JacksonPearson

      Brush off any comments from dingbat, moonbat, Sheila Jackson Lee.

    • kafir4life

      They DON'T have a gang problem!! They have a GUN problem. Weren't you listening? Or are you just a racist that doesn't like black people saying stupid things?

  • http://twitter.com/quillerm @quillerm

    How can anyone that stupid be in Public Office. Gang Banger's don't obey the laws, that is why they are gang banger's. They kill for entertainment, as well as crime. They will not turn in their guns to appease the liberal Messiah Obama. But then Obama isn't targeting criminals or terrorists. He just wants fewer crazies to get guns. If that is the case Congress-Nut Sheila Jackson-Lee should be on a NO GUN for Crazies Gun List.

    • charlesq

      no obama and the left is just trying to completely disarm us step by step

    • rukidding?

      @quillerm-She, and people like her, get into office by voters who are equally or more stupid. People who vote only by party, (which is stupid since both parties have radically departed from their founding principles.) color or race,(there is no scientific evidence to suggest a superiority.) etc. It is past time to mandate (one of Obama's favorite words.) a term limit AND background check law to anyone seeking public office, at any level.

  • Al Zanco

    Two bombs explode at the Boston Marathon. ABC News keeps hinting that it is done by people opposed to gun control.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      It wouldn't even matter who actually did it. The media is all powerful. They can report a complete lie if they want to or they can twist the truth any which way they please. Even if it was a jihadist organization, they could report it as a gun rights group and no one would be able to refute it until long after the fact — if at all. As I recall, I read much later on that there was a Muslim connection in the Oklahoma City bombing many years ago, but the media never reported it.

      • Spikey1

        If only Boston had "common sense" bomb control laws this could of been avoided.

    • Spikey1

      Everyone knows it was caused by a video that was posted online.

  • I_D_Clair

    According to Sheila, Guns are reportedly roaming the streets forcing gang bangers to do their bidding!!

    • jakespoon

      Actually, that inanimate object has an IQ 10 points above SJ_L. About the same for gangbangers.

  • Moishe Pupick

    M., 04/15/13

    Representative Lee ought to learn about the racist history of U.S. "gun control" laws. "Saturday night special" originally had the "N. word" juxtaposed to it. I recall reading somewhere that Lee has a concealed-carry permit. I conclude that politician-hypocrites are multi-racial.

    • jakespoon

      She can't be bothered to learn the truth,she too busy congressin'!

  • jakespoon

    "A shining jewel of colossal ignorance"- Thank you Rush,that is a perfect description of this dumass.

    • guest

      jakespoon, that does aptly apply to her. she took over the late Mickey Leland's district when he was killed in a plane crash. she is a true racist. she is always crying when a crime is committed against a black person by a white but when it's the other way around, she never says anything. Ske keeps getting re-elected because her district is 80% black and they like her.

  • I_D_Clair

    I wonder if Sheila feels the same way about members of the Aryan nation.

  • Spikey1

    goldy so, for the last 10 months, you have been doing gay porn and animal porn – you are just a sick individual….

  • Harry

    I bet Sheila can't even spell IQ.

    • jakespoon

      She thinks IQ is a rapper. Got fo' grammy.

  • guvment cheese

    If the gun is to blame as she says…. then we have a lot of innocent folks in jail found guilty of murder and can now appeal their sentences. Yep makes all the sense in the world!

    • Spikey1

      Folks in jail – those are her voting base.

  • Mary Sue

    btw someone needed to photoshop some bats in that picture, too ;)

  • GOOD2RIDE

    Shelia Jackson Lee is a embarrassment to most black folks in Texas, she's not even from here, she's from a new york gutter!!! She went to TSU and got booed off stage by Black students a couple of year's ago,and went up against the Houston Rodeo Assoc. with Quanell (little) x , and found out real quick that the Rodeo Assoc. contributes more money to the Black college funds and Black youth education funds that any other organizations in the country!!!!

    • BillH

      Who keeps voting this moron into office?

  • tjblacken

    And our last black president probably agrees with her but hasn't said it publicly…yet.

    Absolutely ignorant!

  • Hotrodrobert

    Quick Operator give me the number for 911,this woman is criminally stupid!!!!

  • Mike

    This article is an insult . . . . to drunken dachshunds!

  • rokpaperskizzors

    Nor do we have enough controls in our system to prevent traitorous morons like her from populating the halls of Congress.

  • screamineagle

    What a pack of lies. She said “Let’s enforce the laws we have now.”