Rep. Ellison: ‘Situation With These Guns…Not Unlike Climate Change’ Not Unlike ‘Banning Tobacco’

By Eric Scheiner | July 26, 2016 | 1:57pm EDT
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) (AP Photo)

( - Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) says the situation with gun sales is “not unlike climate change, it’s not unlike banning tobacco – restriction.”

“We’ve got to understand this situation with these guns is not unlike climate change, it’s not unlike banning tobacco – restriction,” Ellison said on the Breaking Through program on We Act Radio last week.

“It’s not unlike trying to restrict lead. Big industry making money off a particular activity that’s harmful to the public and they lie about it so they can preserve their profits and they spread campaign donations around to loyal members of Congress that will protect their financial interests - that is what’s happening here.”

Ellison said that gun manufacturers are profiting off of shootings, “Here’s the awful truth, whenever these horrible shootings happen people go out and buy these guns, because they think: One, they could be banned and they want to stockpile them, or two, they are afraid of being shot so they think the answer is to go buy a gun, so these sales explode.”

“So companies like H&K, Mossberg , Glock, Winchester, Smith & Wesson they make all kinds of sales when these things happen they are literally making a killing on killing,” Ellison said.

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