Now that Her Highness Hillary the First has announced her
candidacy coronation for the Democratic Presidential nomination, one might wonder what her stance is on the Second Amendment. Wonder no more. Excerpt:
If Hillary Clinton ever gets around to telling voters her positions on controversial issues, it is not clear what she will say about gun control. Over the years, her stance has ranged from support for gun licensing and registration to an NRA-esque desire to “enforce the laws that we have on the books.” Still, her disregard for armed self-defense is a fairly consistent theme. Here are some highlights since she ran for the U.S. Senate the first time:
June 1999: “If you own a gun,” Clinton says on Good Morning America, “make sure it’s locked up and stored without the ammunition. In fact, make it stored where the ammunition is stored separately. We’ve made some progress in the last several years with the Brady Bill and some of the bans on assault weapons, but we have a lot of work to do.”
“Some progress” that proved worthless. The assault weapon ban had no impact on crime rates, which have continued to fall since it – rightly – expired.
July 1999: “If you have guns in your home,” Clinton tells middle school students on Long Island, “tell your parents to keep them away from you and your friends and your little brothers and sisters.” Addressing the National Education Association in Orlando, she says, “It does not make sense for us at this point in our history to turn our backs on the reality that there are too many guns and too many children have access to those guns—and we have to act to prevent that.”
There are not too many guns; there are too many criminals and irresponsible nutbars, but the vast majority of guns in private hands are never, ever involved in any kind of crime or acts of violence. No other inanimate object engenders this kind of irrationality on the Left; cars are used in crime far more often than guns, but you never hear of waiting periods or one-car-per-month schemes, much less restrictions on high-performance vehicles.
Back to Queen Hillary: In other words, she’s a typical Democrat where guns are concerned – she wants strict restrictions, and would not be averse to outright bans.
So much for “shall not be infringed.”
That’s another reason to vote for somebody else.