Hillary Clinton likes to make the point that the gun lobby is the most powerful lobby in America. Let’s hope she’s right about that, because if she is, it means she will never be President of the United States. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be getting down on my knees and thanking God every day for that.
If asked point-blank whether or not she wants to abolish the Second Amendment, Hillary will say she doesn’t. But even recent statements she’s made on gun policy are clearly at odds with her denial. Hillary asserts that Donald Trump’s support of the Second Amendment is simply “pandering” to the NRA. Yes, Trump may be a recent convert to Second Amendment principles as we conservatives understand them, but Hillary has stood and will always stand on the side of strict gun control.
I wonder how many people realize that Hillary Clinton first had armed security protection way back in 1978, when her husband was elected governor of Arkansas. Other than one two-year period (1980-1982) when Bill didn’t hold that office, Hillary has had armed guards protecting her around the clock from 1978 through today — 36 out of the past 38 years. In fact, win or lose, as an ex-first lady, she will have armed protection every day for the rest of her life. These are people whose job it is to defend her with their lives, literally to take a bullet for her and to shoot to kill if necessary. It’s hard for most Americans even to imagine what that sense of safety would feel like.
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So who does she think she is to be able to restrict our right of self-defense? Well, she’s the same person who wants to restrict our right to make our own decisions about our health care. She’s the same person who tried to restrict our right to see her official State Department communications. She’s the same one who wants to restrict our right even to criticize her (that Citizens United court decision she rails about overturning involved a failed attempt to block a film critical of her from being shown on TV within 30 days of the 2008 primaries). So, what can I say? At least she’s consistent.
Right now, she’s using fear to try to counter the NRA’s endorsement of Donald Trump. She’s asking mothers whether or not they want to live in “Trump’s America,” a place of “more anger and fear,” with “more kids at risk of violence and bigotry.” She never asks them to imagine living in “Hillary’s America,” in which elites would be protected by armed guards while moms couldn’t use deadly force to save their own children from violence.
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