Dozens of Dem lawmakers who participated in gun-protest stunt are gun owners themselves

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Dozens of the Democratic lawmakers who participated in the well-hyped 25-hour sit-in beginning Wednesday in an attempt to force the House to consider stricter gun control measures are gun owners themselves.

Another example of liberal hypocrisy?

HeatStreet compared the Democratic participants against a 2013 USA Today survey on firearm ownership by members of Congress, and found 26 names of gun-toting Democratic lawmakers.

Adding to the hypocrisy, some of the lawmakers posted anti-gun messages on social media.

Here’s the full list of Democratic participants, as compiled by HeatStreet:

• Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
• Rep. Bennie Thompson
• Rep. Dina Titus
• Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger
• Rep. Jared Huffman
• Rep. Jim Cooper
• Rep. Jim Costa
• Rep. John Carney
• Rep. John Garamendi
• Rep. Keith Ellison
• Rep. Mike Thompson
• Rep. Peter DeFazio
• Rep. Peter Welch
• Rep. Rick Nolan
• Rep. Ron Kind
• Rep. Steve Cohen
• Rep. Tim Ryan
• Sen. Gary Peters
• Sen. Harry Reid
• Sen. Mark Warner
• Sen. Martin Heinrich
• Sen. Patrick Leahy
• Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
• Sen. Tammy Baldwin
• Sen. Tim Kaine
• Sen. Tom Carper


Do you see your representative or senator here? If so, you may want to drop them a line — as well as drop them altogether.


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