Hillary has this message for those who have the audacity to believe the 2nd amendment applies in today’s world:
“I have news for [Republicans] — terrorists use guns to kill Americans. I think we should make it harder for them from to do that,” Hillary Clinton said in a counterterrorism speech Tuesday in Minneapolis. “I have this old fashioned idea that we elect a president to keep us safe. … I’m not going to let the gun lobby tell me that’s not right.”
Clinton is also proposing a ban on what has been labeled as an “assault rifle”, which in all actuality is just a low caliber semi-automatic rifle that is among the most common rifle in America.
Somehow the Democratic front runner believes terrorists will be thwarted by gun control laws, even though the strictest gun control in the nation did not stop the San Bernardino attacks. But believing that more unarmed Americans will be a deterrent to an ideology bent on America’s destruction hardly makes anyone safer, except perhaps the terrorists.
According to the Washington Times,
Mrs. Clinton also reiterated her support for denying firearms sales to those on the no-fly list.
Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy advisor, Laura Rosenberger tweeted: “If Republicans can’t show leadership by standing up to the @NRA, how will they stand up to the threats we face around the world?”
Mrs. Clinton’s strategy is in line with the New York Times, who published a front-page editorial this month calling for a ban on assault weapons that read in part, “Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership.”
Banning such weapons goes against public opinion, according to a New York Times/CBS poll released this month.
In 1999, 76 percent of Americans favored such a ban, whereas just 44 percent do now, the poll showed. Fifty percent of Americans oppose such a measure.
By the way, I’m still waiting to hear the plans to stop pipe bombs and pressure cooker bombs, which have both been utilized by terrorists on American soil. Or maybe American’s deaths only matter to anti-protecitonists when it’s a convenient excuse to disarm more citizens. Something to think about when you vote in November.