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Hillary's Second Amendment Technicality

Leftmedia defends Clinton after Trump calls her out.

Thomas Gallatin · Aug. 11, 2016

Nuance is seemingly lost on the Leftmedia — at least that’s what they act like when challenged by statements that cut to the root of a leftist cause. Case in point is Donald Trump’s recent statement, “Hillary wants to abolish … essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, [there’s] nothing you can do, folks.” The media went into attack mode, calling Trump’s statements false by pointing to the fact that Hillary Clinton has never publicly said that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Technically, that’s true. But it’s also abundantly clear that Hillary is no friend to our sacred right to keep and bear arms.

According to her policy adviser Maya Harris, “Clinton believes [the 2008 Supreme Court ruling in] Heller was wrongly decided in that cities and states should have the power to craft common sense laws to keep their residents safe.” Clinton has deliberately misinterpreted the Heller ruling, which clarified that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms; a right which city and state governments are not free to take away. Heller did not invent a right, as did leftists’ favorite abortion and same-sex marriage decisions. Recall just last year at a town hall meeting in Keene, New Hampshire, Hillary opined that she’d be willing to consider gun control methods similar to those used in Australia, which banned certain guns and initiated a government mandated gun buy-back program. What kind of Second Amendment support is that?

Hillary’s views on the right of individuals to own firearms would make the most ardent anti-gun nut proud. She has said that arming people is not an appropriate response to terrorism. She supports reversing laws that protect gun manufactures — “let them be sued.” Clinton favors a national gun registry and creating more ways to limit access to firearms.

It is clear, though the Leftmedia seeks to deny it, that Clinton desires to so restrict the Second Amendment — via legislation or likeminded judges — as to make it essentially a dead letter. Oh, she’ll never publicly call for the repeal of the Second Amendment, not so long as she can say she supports it while at the same time seeking to undermine it by pushing for restrictive “common sense” laws. But Donald Trump is exactly right, and Clinton and the Leftmedia know it.

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