What Hillary Gets Wrong in Her Gun Control Push – Again

By Larry Keane

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Gun-grabbers like Hillary Clinton, just can’t help themselves apparently. IMG iStock 1195632653

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Hillary Clinton just can’t help herself. Never mind that her tone-deaf demand for gun control caused gun owners to come out in record numbers to deny her an all-but-assured White House victory in 2016. She’s doubling down.

Five years on, she’s still spitting vitriol on Americans. She still wants to punish freedom-loving Americans instead of criminals. She’s still shouting from her wandering in the woods to ban the modern sporting rifle (MSR) and she’s still out of touch with Americans across the country.

Clinton, whose White House loss was in no small part due to Americans rejecting her demands to re-enact the failed “assault weapons” ban, is resurrecting her gun control demands. She’s doing it with usual Clinton disdain and disrespect. The same former presidential candidate who labeled Americans who rejected her platform as a “basket of deplorables,” now derides those who value their constitutionally-given rights as “shameless” and “gun worshipers.”

Clinton made the vile accusations on a podcast called “Just Something About Her,” hosted by her former campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri.

“You know, democracy is the balancing of interests and rights, and unfortunately at this time, the gun worshipers have a huge advantage because of the filibuster and because of their shameless exploitation of people’s unwarranted fears,” Clinton said.

Clinton’s swipe at the filibuster is ironic since she tried to use the tactic to deny U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito confirmation to the bench. She also voted to filibuster the repeal of the “death tax.” Now, for matters of Constitutional rights – specifically, those Clinton would prefer to eliminate, if not weaken, she’s all for dumping it.

Democracy and Rights

Clinton speaks in terms of “democracy,” purposefully forgetting that America is a republic. Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and America’s second president made the distinction clear that democracy isn’t a “balancing of interests and rights.” He warned, “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”

Pure democracy would be madness. The Founders knew this. Benjamin Franklin famously answered the question at the Constitutional Convention of whether delegates produced a republic or a monarchy with, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

That’s exactly what U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) hinged his “ridiculous theater” rebuttal of Democratic senators who demanded gun bans and strict gun control in the wake of the horrific murders in Boulder, Colo.

“What happens in this committee after every mass shooting is Democrats proposed taking away guns from law-abiding citizens because that’s their political objective,” he added. “The jurisdictions in this country with the strictest gun control have among the highest rates of crime and murder. When you disarm law-abiding citizens, you make them more likely to be victims.”

Sen. Cruz nailed it. He invoked what Jefferson warned. The rights of the 49 percent shouldn’t be surrendered to the mob wishes of the 51 percent.

Pivot and Insult

Clinton didn’t care. Her disdain for a republic is matched by her loathing of the Second Amendment and those who would defend it.

“The opportunists on the other side, like Cruz and his ilk,” Clinton said, “they know better and they are in the position of trying to keep people really riled up and scared that sensible gun legislation like we had in the ‘90s for 10 years will somehow undermine their rights.”

Catch that? “His ilk.” Gun worshipers. Basket of deplorables. Interests and rights.

“Well, what about the rights of all the rest of us?” Clinton added. “The rights of us to go to work, go shopping, go on dates to the movie theater, go to school, for heaven’s sake — what about the rest of us?”

Clinton would rather deny those going to work, shopping, or on dates their constitutionally-given rights to keep and bear arms to protect themselves against the vicious criminals who prey on innocent lives.

She doesn’t get it and doesn’t want to. Gun control in the Senate doesn’t even have all 50 Democratic senators on board. Clinton just wants to rip up the Second Amendment along with the filibuster.


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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago

Clinton is consumed by Bitter Bitch Syndrome.
“…..democracy is the balancing of interests and rights,” Your touchy-feely interest carry zero weight regarding my rights.
“In matters of style, swim with the current, In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”    -Thomas Jefferson My Rights are not style.

Last edited 1 month ago by StLPro2A
Oldman
Oldman
1 month ago

Remember one thing here, folks. An EO signed by a deluded and lying SOB, does NOT amend the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. That will never happen, in my pea brain of a mind.

Tionico
Tionico
1 month ago

TWO WORDS I would like to shove in Clinton’s ugly mug: SUTHERLAND SPRINGS. Two “assault weapons” were used that morning. One by a deranged ex -Air Force individual, who had been convicted of three disabling felony crimes, AND had a Dishonourable Discharge from the Air Force. Two different Air Force desk jockeys were too busy/lazy to forward the DATA into the NICS Database, so the perp was able to pass his backgorund check and buy the rifle he used to kill 26 people that morning. A neighbour of that church heard the gunfire, got his OWN “assault weapon” and with… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
1 month ago

constitutionally-given rights to keep and bear arms

NSSF sayd THIS? Come ONNNNN guys. Those rights are not GIVEN by the Constitution, they are GIVEN by the God who gave us breath so we might protect that gift with the right to our own defense.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago

If the past is any indication of what the future may hold for Americans I suspect there will be no violence from the right until Biden actually physically comes after the guns which he has promised to do and which may begin in a very few days now. There is little doubt he realizes he must do that in order to successfully install the Obama promised fundamental transformation which we now know is into a socialist communist country. He however, must never succeed!  And frankly I see no way he can if we organize and resist.   Make no mistake our government, under Biden,… Read more »

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago

 “gun worshipers”??

No, you idiot witch (or, one of those “…itch” words), we do not ‘worship’ guns… it is the FREEDOM to own guns (if we decide to do so – and it is indeed our choice, not yours!) that we value…

Get it straight, and shut your sewer-excuse for a mouth… [if you had used that mouth on Bill, he wouldn’t have turned to Monica!].

Gordinho
Gordinho
1 month ago

“Balancing of rights”? My rights are immutable. You didn’t give me my rights and you certainly can’t take them away Hillbilly.

gregs
gregs
1 month ago

it is a matter of morality. who has the moral right to tell another person if, with what, when, where and how they are able to protect themselves and people they care about. it is immoral to do so. and that is what she is, immoral, and her whole life is proof of that. more people die from medical errors and drug overdoses but she doesn’t care about that. it is about control of people, and there are many sheeple. if they have no means to support their opposition, then they are not to be feared. and that is their… Read more »

ChootEm
ChootEm
1 month ago

Why can’t the Clintons just go away and leave us all the hell alone?

Jonesy
Jonesy
1 month ago
Reply to  ChootEm

Right. How can we forget them if they wont go away!!

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
1 month ago
Reply to  ChootEm

You were close, very close with your sentiment!

The real question is “Why can’t the Clintons just go to Hell and finally leave us alone?!”

Cheers from the oil patch in Central Wyoming

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

When you listen to neofascists like Billary Clinton please remember one thing. She comes from the progressive school of thought. Progressives of all stripes reject the founding principles of our nation and our culture. They would really prefer to see an oligarchy based upon social Darwinism and protected by a massive police state. So to her any ‘average’ citizen who dares stand against that progressive objective simply needs to be eliminated much in the manner that they eliminate a million ‘unwanted’ children every year. Children unwanted by progressives, true. Children unwanted by their Creator, no. Rights created by government? No.… Read more »

Quagmire86
Quagmire86
1 month ago

Read your article and I must take issue with something you wrote. In the 3rd paragraph, you referred to our, “Constitutionally-given Rights…”. That is a misnomer, as the Constitution does not grant us our rights as a Constitutional amendment could essentially strip us of so-said rights. Our rights are natural rights, the Constitution merely protects the pre-existing rights. In short, the 2nd Amendment does not grant us our right to self-protection or the bearing of arms, that right is pre-ordained. The 2nd Amendment simply bars the government from infringing (impinging) on that natural right.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  Quagmire86

Constitutionally underwritten and defended rights. I think that is the concept.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Words have meaning and the gentleman’s explanatory is accurate, and eloquently so.

The Bill of Rights enumerate, declare in the form of the printed word what pre-existed the founding of the nation, in point of fact preexisting the formation of Kingdoms or nations!

I know this may seem like a small thing to you and I understand your point and agree with it in context. However, sadly the vast majority of Americans do not understand this dichotomy and so we must be very specific in our nomenclature.

Cheers from the oil patch in Central Wyoming

Jonesy
Jonesy
1 month ago
Reply to  Quagmire86

Our Country is not a “democracy”.

hoss
hoss
1 month ago

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

El Diablo
El Diablo
1 month ago

“Unconstitutional acts On our second amendment rights by President Biden Using executive orders to circumvent congressional approval and our constitutional freedoms and rights” ***** SECOND AMENDMENT: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. “1st unconstitutional act depriving second amendment rights by Circumventing Congress by using Executive orders to commit unconstitutional laws such as red flag laws, ghost guns laws and AR15 braces by executive order” ***** Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,… Read more »

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nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  El Diablo

And the only peaceful way to reset ourselves to correct form is a Convention of States. Without that it gets bloody.

Tionico
Tionico
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Sorry NR, a convention of states will not fix a thing. Do you really think the same forces now conspiring to redefine this nation will not hesitate to also take control over such a convention? FUrhter, even if that conventioin DOES fix some things, by what streatch of your imagination do you hold that the “fixes” will actually be implemented? We already have LAWS that SHOULD shut the mouths of people like Clinton, Biuden AOC, Feistein, Pugliugly, Beetle the Rourke, the Gabbling Nuisance, Stain Brown, and Sleezie Inslee, but do not. IF the Constuitution as written would be enforced, we;d… Read more »