Hillary Clinton would rather have teenagers learn about gun safety through liberal policies than from their own parents.
During a campaign speech in Iowa the presidential hopeful railed against a law that would allow teenagers to target practice and learn safe gun practices with their parents.
According to WeareIowa.com, the Youth Safety and Parental Rights Act intends to allow teens and pre-teens to use a handgun with their parents supervision.
Clinton slammed the NRA and the law at the same time, claiming that the gun lobby just wanted 14-year-olds to legally buy and own guns.
Clinton said, “The NRA is interested in ‘lowering the age from 14 to let more children legally have guns.” She suggested the law would result in more deaths when “children” find “loaded guns.”
Again, the proposed law is not about lowering the age for legal gun ownership. Rather, it is about making sure teens and pre-teens can learn gun safety and shoot a handgun with their parents’ “permission and supervision.” And two of the bill’s strongest proponents, 12-year-old Meredith Gibson and 10-year-old Natalie Gibson, support the bill because they want to be able to go shooting with their father.
On February 1 Breitbart News reached out to the NRA regarding the way Clinton characterized the law. The NRA said:
This is the typical Hillary hypocrisy and double speak. Eight years ago when Hillary was trying to win over Second Amendment supporters, she talked about learning to shoot with her father when she was ‘a little girl.’ But now she wants to deny that same learning experience to youth in Iowa. These girls and their father are simply asking for the ability to do what youth in other states can do and what federal law expressly permits– learn handgun safety from their parent in a safe and responsible way.