By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)-“The man who killed Trayvon Martin should have never had a gun in the first place,” Hillary Clinton declared to the crowd at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. The statement was pure, opportunistic political pandering.
What Clinton didn’t do is say why — before the defensive gun use and charges for which he was exonerated — George Zimmerman should have been prohibited by the government from owning a gun. That’s important to know, because, if elected, Clinton will be in a position to call for and sign “gun laws.” What disqualifiers does Hillary believe merit a lifetime enforced disability on Americans exercising the Second Amendment?
In a way, we ought to be grateful that, occasionally, totalitarians give us glimpses of their end game. Which doesn’t stop Hillary from doing what she does best, that is, lying:
I respect the rights of lawful gun owners to own guns, to use their guns…
Hillary said that right before showing everyone her huge “but,” which includes a veritable wish list of citizen disarmament fantasies documented by On the Issues. She has also endorsed adding a 25% federal sales tax on guns. Add to that her assertion that “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.”
No one wants to take your guns? If everything Hillary wants is enacted, what difference does it make?
It’s simultaneously pathetic and funny that during her speech, about 28 minutes in, Hillary had to keep looking down at her notes for the names of people she wanted to acknowledge and especially for the name “National Action Network.” Her “[he] should have never had a gun” comment takes place around 55 minutes in.
Again, without defining why, it’s impossible to tell who else Hillary thinks should not have a gun, although with her record, it’s fair to speculate she’d extend that to anyone not in her employ and control. And that’s curious, because she’s been asked before about one specific person and has paid no attention to the question. Perhaps, if asked again, and by enough people, it will be more difficult for her to ignore:
Should Juanita Broaddrick have had a gun?
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.