Vote Like Your Guns Depend on It (They Do)
On November 8, every gun owner and Second Amendment supporter in America needs to vote as if your guns depend on it — because they do.
The contrast between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could not be more stark than when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms. Trump has pledged to preserve that right, to maintain the Second Amendment “in its strongest form.” But Clinton has vowed to implement numerous new gun controls — including an “assault weapons” ban, a “high-capacity” magazine ban, and universal background checks, which, by the way, have already failed to stop terrorists and mass attackers in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris.
In fact, the WikiLeaks Podesta email releaserevealed that Clinton plans to use executive action to circumvent Congress and expand background checks so as to abolish private sales at gun shows.
Yet Clinton looked voters in the eye during the third presidential debate and said, “I support the Second Amendment.” In that same debate, she talked about choosing Supreme Court justices who will tweak — if not reverse — the ruling in District of Columbia v Heller (2008). That is the ruling in which SCOTUS reaffirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. Clinton openly disagrees with the decision, which makes one wonder how she can both oppose Heller yet support the Second Amendment?
The simple answer is that she can’t. And all her gun control machinations — from the afore mentioned “assault weapons” ban to her plans to make gun makers and sellers liable for gun crimes — prove that she will gut the Second Amendment if she gets the chance to hold our nation’s highest office.