Hillary Clinton Versus The Second Amendment

Hillary Clinton Versus The Second Amendment: Only One Will Win This November By Brian McCombie

It’s the United States of America, 2018, and you want to buy a firearm. Hillary Clinton is Madame President, and so in one sense buying a firearm has never been easier. Why?

Hillary Clinton Assault Weapons Ban

Hillary Clinton

Because, true to her campaign promises—and with the help of an ever-compliant Congress and Mainstream Media—Madame President has signed into law a new and updated version of the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban (AWB). This will make is so much easier to buy a firearm because… the new AWB will have made hundreds and hundreds of today’s guns illegal to sell.

All those pesky choices and decisions you might have to otherwise make? Forget about it.

Hillary Clinton and the future of the AR 15 and AR 10 rifle

Based on the past Clinton AWB, you can expect these firearms and accessories to be banned under a new version of the law:

  • Most current AR-style rifles
  • AR Pistols
  • Shotguns with folding or telescoping stocks
  • Shotguns with pistol grips
  • Handguns with threaded barrels
  • Magazines for rifles that hold more than five rounds
  • Magazines for pistols that hold more than 10 rounds

Even worse, that is only a partial list of what Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton would likely have banned, if she had her way. To the larger audience, Hillary Clinton masks her desire to gut the Second Amendment as a call for “common sense” gun control, one that takes “weapons of war” off America’s streets and makes us all that much safer.

“We’ve got to get back to common sense safety reform,” she said during a press conference following the June 2016 terrorist attack in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub that left 50 people dead. “We did have an assault weapons ban for 10 years, and I think it should be reinstated.”

Yet, the truth is, the original Clinton AWB, in place from September 1994 to September 2004, banned a slew of semi-automatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns, far beyond anything one would consider “weapons of war.” And on her current presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has made it very clear she wants to go beyond those past boundaries, including banning gun show and private party sales of firearms, as well as Internet-based sales of firearms and ammunition.

She has singled out the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a threat to public safety, going so far as to suggest that the NRA is complicit in deaths caused by criminals using guns.

According to a press release put out by the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, Clinton’s “comments make clear that gun owners and NRA would be in Clinton’s crosshairs from the moment she assumes office. And thanks to Clinton’s recent candor, gun owners don’t have to guess at the types of restrictions Clinton has in mind for them.”

The ILA release continued, “Clinton has supported a ban on popular semi-automatic firearms and endorsed an Australian-style confiscation scheme for carrying out her vision. Clinton has expressed her vehement opposition to the Right-to-Carry. Most disturbing, under Clinton’s false interpretation of the Constitution, the Second Amendment does not protect and individual right to keep and bear arms and allows gun bans.”

Of course, all these attacks on our Second Amendment civil rights are dependent upon Clinton actually being elected President this November. Recent polls have her slipping and fast against pro-Second Amendment candidate Donald Trump ( R) , who is also endorsed by the NRA. But polls are not always reliable and a lot could change between now and the November election.

So if you think your vote for the Second Amendment does not matter? Think again. Want to see just what Mrs. Clinton has in mind for gun owners should she be elected President of the United States, here’s some background to read and consider:

“Federal Assault Weapons Ban,” Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban

Candidate Clinton and Guns, from her official campaign website:
https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2015/10/04/clinton-believes-its-time-to-tackle-gun-violence/

“Clinton To Attack Gun Owners Her Very First Day in Office,” from the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action:
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20160429/hillary-clinton-to-attack-gun-owners-her-very-first-day-in-office

Daily election updates with a Second Amendment focus from the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action:
https://www.nraila.org/about/election-center/

 

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