Representative Steve Cohen Continues Anti-Second Amendment Tirade

U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) continued his anti-Second Amendment tirade late Thursday.

In his second set of comments on Thursday, Cohen said in part, “Regardless if we give the Republicans a long time to think about bills and lots of notice, or very little notice, they vote the same way. They vote no.”

“There is nothing we can do to bring them along, except maybe one or two of the folks who had the guts and the courage and the honesty to vote to impeach Donald Trump or to empanel a January 6 Commission to look into the worst and most concerning act ever done against this country – an insurrection to overthrow the government and disturb the rightful election of the President of the United States,” he said. “Other than the people who had the guts to do that, we don’t have a hope for a vote.”

Cohen additionally continued the Democrat talking point, which misuses the term “assault weapon” and misidentifies what an AR-15 is.

“Assault weapons are made to kill,” he said.

He continued later, “because when they are hit with an assault weapon, they cannot be identified. They are obliterated and they need DNA to identify them. They put holes in their bodies so large that there’s no way they could survive.”

“They are weapons of war and weapons of death and weapons of destruction that we should not permit out here,” the anti-Second Amendment U.S. representative from Memphis said.

The AR-15 is not a standard-issue military weapon. It is a semi-automatic weapon. Semi-automatic weapons, like the AR-15, various handguns, rifles, and many types of shotguns are legal for civilian use and are not standard issues for the U.S. military. Semi-automatic simply means one cartridge is fired for each single pull of the weapon’s trigger. It is very different from an automatic weapon.

The U.S. military frequently uses the M4 Carbine as a standard-issue weapon. That weapon is fully-automatic and unlike an AR-15, can fire until the magazine is empty just by one pull on the trigger.

Fully automatic weapons used by the U.S. military are widely considered by experts to be “weapons of war,” while semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15 are not.

Democrats frequently describe the AR-15 as if it were an M4 in an effort to confuse the public on the issue.

The Tennessee Star previously reported that Cohen’s office issued a press statement on Thursday, discussing how he is urging his colleagues to advance the Protect Our Kids Act and advocating a ban on “assault weapons.”

Watch Rep. Cohen’s remarks:

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Aaron Gulbransen is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected] Follow Aaron on GETTRTwitter, and Parler.


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11 Thoughts to “Representative Steve Cohen Continues Anti-Second Amendment Tirade”

  1. James Dunn

    This guy Cohen is an embarrassment to the state of Tennessee.

  2. Pandora

    If gun control actually worked then the city of Chicago would be a safe, sleepy place next to a big lake.

  3. Truthy McTruthFace

    the empty drum beats the loudest

  4. LaShawn

    This jerk represents Memphis, Tennessee. Everyone across the country knows what lives there and their crime rate. What few decent people live there need their weapons. Cohen doesn’t need to worry; I am sure he has armed security 24/7.

  5. Teddy

    What has Steve ever been right about other than his support for the Lottery. He has serious Socialist leanings..

  6. Tim Price

    This guys is the example of a political hack.

  7. mikey whipwreck

    can we just ban his dumb a$$?

    worst person in TN

  8. jamesb

    if i lived and represented the part of Tennessee this creep does i would be giving guns to my law biding constituent. hey jerk tell your body guards to throw away their guns next time you visit your hometown..

  9. David Blackwell RN, BSN, CCM

    Someone needs to send him a copy of 2000 Mules. It’s on DVD.

  10. These people are more than welcome to move back to Europe, or maybe Canada, or maybe Australia, or maybe even Africa?

  11. Steve Allen

    Typical liberal politician. Ranting about firearms and the Second Amendment and demonstration that he knows jack squat about neither. All he will gain is sympathy from overly emotional lemmings.