Clinton Panders to Party’s Base, Praises Connecticut Gun Ban as a National Model

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
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NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Hillary Clinton – growing increasingly frayed over the stubborn persistence of her opponent in the Democratic Party primary – took to Connecticut last week to push her gun control message to what she hoped would be willing ears.

No surprise, she combined her dual instincts for bad policy and pandering by embracing a 140-page gun control law the state passed in 2013 as a model for national legislation. Her comments echoed those of Barack Obama, who at the time also pushed for similar federal action, claiming, “Connecticut has shown the way . . .”

“I'm really proud that your leaders here in Connecticut have shown the way. That's why what happened here in Connecticut really needs to be a model.” – Hillary Clinton

In a revealing comment,Clinton told her audience, “I am here to tell you I will use every single minute of every single day if I’m so fortunate enough to be your president looking for ways that we can save lives, that we can change the gun culture.”

This was a rare moment of honesty from the would-be president, an admission that she would relentlessly use the power of that office to attack a “culture” that she detests.

And that was exactly what the Connecticut law sought to do – not to reduce crime, not to punish violent behavior, not to target ways criminals actually obtain firearms– but to add needless expense and red tape to discourage ownership of firearms by ordinary, law-abiding people. Falsely styled “An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety,” the bill delivered neither, while outlawing the possession of firearms and magazines that had been legally obtained and throwing roadblocks in the way of lawfully acquiring firearms and ammunition.

The centerpiece of the bill was an expanded ban on AR-15s and other semiautomatic firearms, which, though rarely used in crime, remain among the most popular, fastest selling guns in America today. Also banned were so-called “large capacity magazines,” defined as any magazine that has the capacity to accept, or “can be readily restored or converted to accept,” more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Limited exceptions to these prohibitions applied to people who obtained the items lawfully before the act took effect and who registered them with authorities.

Besides chilling images of Americans queuing up to report themselves to the government simply for having exercised their rights, the registration requirements also produced widespread confusion and non-compliance. Shortly after the law took effect, copies of a letter from the Connecticut State Police surfaced online that had been sent to gun owners who tried to register but had missed the deadline. The letters (supposedly sent as a “public service”) outlined ways for the recipients to permanently dispose of their newly-illegal firearms before they were arrested for possessing them.

The Connecticut law also established new “eligibility certificates” to acquire long guns, including requirements for training, photographs, fingerprints, or any other “method of positive identification required by the State Police.” Ammunition purchases likewise became forbidden without an “ammunition certificate” or one of the state’s other firearm-related licenses or certificates. Each certificate requires the payment of processing fees, in addition to the expense of any required training.

On top of the eligibility certificates for long gun sales, Connecticut added a redundant requirement for a separate background check in the case of a retail sale or private transfer, with additional fees. Needless to say, failure to comply with the transfer formalities would also be a felony.

And that is merely a sampling. The full list of additional restriction and bureaucracy in Connecticut’s 2013 law is considerably longer.

Clinton, like Barack Obama before her, hopes her embrace of gun control will lead to a similar “national movement.” Whether that will ever happen remains to be seen, but in the meantime, the main movement Americans are making on guns is to buy them in unprecedented numbers.

For months, we have reported on Hillary Clinton’s open endorsement of Australian-style confiscatory gun control. While Connecticut hasn’t yet gone that far, her fawning praise for the state’s restrictive laws ahead of its upcoming primary has nothing to do with moderating her position.

“We have just too many guns,” Clinton told supporters in Philadelphia early in the week, “On the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods.”

Hillary doesn’t just want to stop you from getting a gun. She’s worried about the ones you already have in your homes and the “culture” that recognizes your right to have them.

And we have no doubt, should America allow her to ascend to the White House, that she’ll make good on her promise to obsessively pursue every opportunity to make both those guns and America’s Second Amendment heritage disappear.

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    Janek
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    Janek

    Maybe HildeBeast will name Malloy as her running mate? What a combo that would be?

    William Madely
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    William Madely

    Please help me understand how Crooked Hillary can have all the support she is getting when the whole world knows how deceptive, dishonest, crooked, deceitful, lying, hateful, the list goes on and on, she is ? I tried to find a good word to describe her, but I failed terribly. We found out recently that Obama hid emails that would have caught Hillary before she deleted all those emails from her server, and yet she went on to a huge win in 4 of 5 states yesterday? Should Obama not be held accountable for hiding those emails from the FBI,… Read more »

    Shooter
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    Shooter

    Hillary and her anti-gun cronies have only objective. It is not to save lives, at least not the lives of law abiding citizens. Removing guns from law-abiding citizens only serves to ensure that her and all of her deranged, murderous, criminal friends are the only ones with guns.

    Danny M
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    Danny M

    I have heard this gun control / gun banning for to long. Here is the “Truth”, the Washington elite know full well the reason as do we for the gun talk. Mr O is releasing convicted felons from prison, illegals are swarming across open borders that we have been taxed for decades to fund closing them, Muslim refuges or so they , not all are flocking UNDOCUMENTED ( No Papers at all ) are given better lives then our own citizens to come in. Well folks I don’t want America unarmed but the bad and evil people do what’s that… Read more »

    Eric
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    Eric

    Clinton blames lawful firearm owners for the deeds of criminals. She thinks that businesses should foot the bill for ignorant unskilled workers with $15/hr minimum wage. Get an education get a real job , flipping burgers should not be a good job, after all welfare pays more now.
    Bring aircraft maintenance jobs back to the U.S. eliminate tax deductions for overseas work.
    When businesses realize that making America poor they shot themselves in the end.

    freewill
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    freewill

    cuz she is a criminal..and, not taxing imported products into our nation turned the Chinese into a super Power..they flooded our nation with cheap junk.

    TEX
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    TEX

    I really have nothing else to say about the bull dyke !

    Gene Ralno
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    Gene Ralno

    Seems incongruous. She wants us to believe she tried to enlist in the Marines. And she campaigns with a guy (Blumenthal) who wants us to believe he served in a Marine combat unit in Vietnam. But on the other hand, she wants us to believe total gun confiscation will make us all safe. Three big lies ought to do it for this grabby old Alinskyite granny.

    B.Zerker
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    B.Zerker

    Through her quoted words, Hitlery and her many anti-gun accomplices have committed a federal felony. Title 18, USC, Sec. 241 clearly states that: ‘If two or more persons CONSPIRE to injure, OPPRESS, threaten or intimidate any the people of these United States (and its territories) by denying them their “secured” Constitutional rights’ (any of them), that that/those persons are guilty of felony punishable by from ten years to life in prison. If that felony results in the death or injury of someone, the death penalty is then on the table. Since the Heller decision finally defined that the Second Amendment… Read more »

    freewill
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    freewill

    lets put it this way…Seventy years ago Alger Hiss found a way to remove classified information from State Department Offices..Hillary Clinton found a way to remove classified information from state department offices…the essence of espionage is to get classified documents out of a sensitive compartmented information facility and into the hands of someone not authorized to receive them..ok then, she deleted as many as 30,000 emails she claimed were personal..being under investigation, she committed another felony for destroying evidence

    Pistol Pete
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    Pistol Pete

    Clinton want go after the criminals who do the gun related crimes because she would lose vote
    because 83 percent of gun crimes are committed by black men in this country.
    Taking gun away from law abiding citizens will not stop gun crimes ( criminals want turn in their guns )
    Will Clinton order the murder of law abiding gun owner who refuse to give up their God give right and 2nd Amendment Rights

    Jiimboy
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    Jiimboy

    Come on Jorge, since you know English well enough to read the article, how about writing something in English so the overwhelming majority of us can read it. You may have something worthwhile for us to understand.
    The ALL CAPS isn’t helpful either.

    freewill
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    freewill

    maybe hes translatin it for the illegals..out of millions, there has to be one good one,

    TEX
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    TEX

    I doubt the greaser has anything to offer !

    freewill
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    freewill

    in 2012 just after the shooting in NewTown CT., i found a law on the Books, confiscators dont even read their own laws..Connecticut SEC. 53-202c..Possession of assault weapon prohibited. unless proof is given that it was purchased before October 1, 1993..SEC.53-202D proof of need must be given…i could never find a State repeal of that law..they passed another law in 2013..Lanza stole his mothers guns that she had for at least 19 years..or, what was her proof of need if she purchased them after 1993

    Jorge Norberto Pedace
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    Jorge Norberto Pedace

    ENTIENDO QUE LA SEÑORA CLINTON,A LO QUE DEBE PROPENDER ES A CAMBIAR LA FORMA DE PENSAR
    DE MUCHA GENTE QUE NO ENTIENDE QUE LAS PERSONAS,TIENEN DERECHO A ELEGIR LIBREMENTE SUS
    ACTIVIDADES LÍCITAS PARA SU ESPARCIMIENTO Y DISTRACCIÓN,Y QUE INTERVENIR CON UNA LEY QUE
    CERCENE ESOS DERECHOS,SIGNIFICA TENER INCLINACIONES TOTALITARIAS.DEBE RECORDAR LA SEÑORA CLINTON,QUE LAS ARMAS DE FUEGO,NO SON EL ÚNICO INSTRUMENTO UTILIZADO POR LOS CRIMINALES PARA ASESINAR,TAMBIÉN SE EMPLEAN MUCHOS OTROS INSTRUMENTOS,SERÍA BUENO PREGUNTARLE SI
    PRETENDE TENER A UN PAÍS TOTALMENTE DESARMADO,Y A MERCED DE CRIMINALES.QUE TRATE DE INFLUÍR EN LA EDUCACIÓN AL RESPECTO ES OTRA COSA,HAY QUE CREAR MÁS CONCIENCIA,NADA MÁS

    Swampeast
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    Swampeast

    Democrats like Jorge don’t give a shit about America and its language. They just want free shit.

    freewill
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    freewill

    ignore him, he feeds off ya..this is an english speakin country..i was in homedepot one day and a mex was in front of me..the cashier didnt have a price on an item and he couldnt understand…i told her..if he wont learn our language, charge him the max

    TEX
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    TEX

    He’s just a wetback that talks Mexican ! Deport the pepper gut !

    freewill
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    freewill

    i was thinking(although i dont like to do that cuz it hurts), but every body likes to target shoot, what if we built shooting ranges on the border?.do you think very many Mexicans would come up thru there?

    Hovaczech
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    Hovaczech

    Actually Jorge’s post was pro-gun rights. About it being wrong to disarm the citizenry and leave them to the will of the criminals, that being a totalitarian action. That the best thing to do is to teach people to respect one another rather than impose your will and encroach on others rights through laws.

    Leo Smith
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    Leo Smith

    This is America. Now Speak English or get the F**K out. Otherwise get back to mowing my lawn.