As more news media speculate about Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 presidential run, the truth begins to bubble to the surface about her political stance on guns. Is she or is she not pro the Second Amendment and should she have a successful presidential run, where does gun control stand in America?
Over the years, Mrs. Clinton has re-branded her image, one from liberal, socialist democrat to a progressive democrat that supports republican, democratic and independent viewpoints.
Long ago, Mrs. Clinton was quoted as stating: “I respect the Second Amendment. I respect the rights of lawful gun owners to own guns, to use their guns, but I also believe that most lawful gun owners whom I have spoken with for many years across our country also want to be sure that we keep those guns out of the wrong hands. And as president, I will work to try to bridge this divide, which I think has been polarizing and, frankly, doesn’t reflect the common sense of the American people. We will strike the right balance to protect the constitutional right but to give people the feeling & the reality that they will be protected from guns in the wrong hands.”
Mrs. Clinton’s true beliefs are slowly surfacing, especially as America’s liberal media supports more stringent gun control. Recently, Mrs. Clinton was quoted in May 2014 at a speech given to the National Council for Behavioral Health, which highlighted her less-than-middle-of-the-road gun control stance. She stated “We have to rein in what has become an almost article of faith, that anybody can own a gun anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe...”
Contrary to what Mrs. Clinton believes, as the former First Lady of the United States, U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator, is she truly up-to-date on the latest gun control measures? If Mrs. Clinton were well educated on gun rights, she would realize that gun laws do not allow anyone to own a gun, nor can people carry guns anytime or anywhere. The government has imposed several measures to ensure gun safety, including background checks, licensing and substantial waiting periods.
Mrs. Clinton further emphasized her gun control beliefs stating: “I don’t think any parent, any person, should have to fear about their child going to school or going to college because someone, for whatever reasons; psychological, emotional, political, ideological, whatever it means, could possibly enter that school property with an automatic weapon and murder innocent children, students, teachers...”
Even though statistics show that shootings and crime rates have decreased, the liberal media attaches itself to these heart-pulling stories, making it sound as though they dominate the news and are common among American society and within our culture.
Conservatives and independents are carefully watching Mrs. Clinton as she continues giving speeches in preparation for her likely presidential bid. The next two years should prove an interesting time for gun control and gun support advocates.
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