As I’ve noted in past articles, such as Hillary Clinton: It Takes A Gun-Grabbing Despot, Hillary Clinton: Lies and Guns and Hillary Clinton and Gun Control: Fun Facts To Know And Tell, Progressives take the long view of social issues. They never give up, no matter the strength and intensity of public opposition to their desires. They keep trying to impose their will; the law and the Constitution be damned. They worked for a century to get Obamacare, and they will never stop until they destroy the Second Amendment. If they can’t get what they want through the legislative process, they’ll do it via executive orders, or by appointing leftist judges that will make law from the bench.
Few politicians are more dedicated and obvious in their determination to disarm the American people than Hillary Clinton. She will lie and flip flop about every sociopolitical issue save one: she is steadfast in her hatred of guns and Americans that own them. How can we know this with certainty? Let’s start with Chelsea Clinton, via the Free Beacon:
Chelsea Clinton said Thursday at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away.
‘It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,’ Clinton said. ‘Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down.’ [skip]
‘So if you listen to Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign and the major efforts pushing for smart, sensible and enforceable gun control across our country, disclosure, have endorsed my mom, they say they believe the next time the Court rules on gun control, it will make a definitive ruling,’ Clinton said. ‘So it matters to me that my mom is the only person running for president who not only constantly makes that connection but also has a strong record on gun control and standing up to the NRA.’ [skip]
Clinton has an “F” rating from the NRA, and she has routinely tried to hit Sanders from the left during the 2016 campaign.
Chelsea Clinton is alluding to an issue about which I’ve warned. The Supreme Court would not need to declare the Second Amendment unconstitutional. That would be a bridge too far, and it’s not necessary. The left wing of the court, in its Heller and McDonald minority dissents, made it clear that while it is willing to grudgingly admit that the Second Amendment does indeed refer to rights of the individual (see The Living Constitution and Second Amendment Alarmism at Bearing Arms) it is more than willing to uphold any and every restriction, including outright bans of various kinds of guns, magazines, ammunition and accessories, as constitutional. The Second Amendment would continue to exist on paper, but would have no application in the lives of individual Americans. There would soon be no concealed carry, no “assault weapons,” no “high capacity magazines,” no “sniper rifles,” but there were be innumerable federal laws that would criminalize virtually the entire firearm industry and make private ownership of guns so expensive and dangerous that few would be willing to take the risk—or so leftist thinking goes.
When Hillary Clinton promises to destroy the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans, that’s one promise she can be counted on to keep, as PJ Media reports:
At a meeting with families of gun-violence victims in Hartford, Conn., today, Hillary Clinton vowed to use ‘every single minute of every day’ to ‘change the gun culture’ in America. [skip]
Clinton, who has been hammering at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over gun control, said ‘if anything else were killing 33,000 Americans a year…we would be fully mobilized, doing everything we possible could to save lives.’
‘I am not here to make promises I can’t keep. I am here to tell you I will use every single minute of every day, if I am so fortunate enough to be your president, looking for ways that we can save lives, that we can change the gun culture,’ she said. ‘It is just too easy for people to reach for a gun to settle their problems. It makes no sense.
And how would she “change the gun culture”? By imprisoning the law abiding and empowering criminals, and important Democrat voting bloc.
And we can do this consistent with the Second Amendment. We can do this with the support of responsible gun owners. And that is exactly what we will do. And I want you to know – that I know I don’t have all the answers.’
Clinton said she’s bringing the issue of gun control, including ‘comprehensive background checks’ and ‘closing every one of the loopholes,’ up ‘everywhere I go because we need a national movement.
She means consistent with the Second Amendment as she and the left wing of the Supreme Court interpret it: no hindrance to any gun control scheme she and fellow leftists can dream up. And who are these gun owners that would support her ideas? The same gun owners that support the total evisceration of the Second Amendment: essentially none. She’s lying, as usual. Whether she actually knows that we already have comprehensive background checks and there are no such things as “loopholes” is an open question. She certainly has a near total lack of knowledge about guns and gun law issues, but as America knows well, she is more than willing to lie about any issue even when telling the truth would better serve her.
The gun lobby is the most powerful lobby in Washington. You can talk about Wall Street, drug companies, insurance companies, big oil. They’re all powerful, don’t get me wrong,’ she said. ‘Nobody is more powerful than the gun lobby because they have figured out how to intimidate elected officials at all levels, who basically just stop thinking about this problem because they’re too scared to stand up to the NRA.
The NRA’s power comes from its ever growing membership of more than five millions Americans—far more than any other advocacy organization—and from the willingness of its members to put their money where their support for the Constitution is. NRA members tend to be well informed, and most importantly, they vote. Also important is that the NRA’s primary purpose is the defense of the one fundamental, unalienable right that secures every other right. Hillary Clinton implies that there is something unsavory about the NRA’s defense of the Second Amendment. Nonsense. The ultimate in dishonorable behavior is trying to damage any unalienable right, and lying as required to trick people into lending support.
That’s why what happened here in Connecticut really needs to be a model – to stand up and then fight for what you have done politically and convince a majority of people to stand with you. That’s what we have to do in Washington and nationally. We have to turn this into a voting issue.
Yes, and to drive industries and businesses that form a significant part of the tax base to states that honor the Constitution, taking their jobs, and that additional part of the tax base, with them.
Americans are waiting to see whether Hillary Clinton is going to be indicted. If she is not, she will surely be the Democrat nominee for President. When the reality of that sets in, expect a run on guns, ammunition and accessories unlike even that sparked by the ascension of Barack Obama to the Presidency, and the post Newtown period with his failed gun control push.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton may disagree on some things, but on one issue, they unquestionably agree: they’re both coming for the guns and freedom of law-abiding Americans.