Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton once again underscored her opposition to Second Amendment’s affirmation that there is an individual fundamental right to keep and bear arms that the amendment protects, when she was interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”
Asked by Stephanopoulos whether she believes that “an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right,” she dodged a direct answer.
“If it is a constitutional right,” she responded, “then it, like every other constitutional right, is subject to reasonable regulation.”
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But social media and the responses to various blog posts about the exchange show most people only think this statement further solidifies Clinton’s candor last fall when she told a private fund raiser, “The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.”
Ever since Clinton essentially declared war on the so-called “gun lobby” and the firearms industry last year, there has been little doubt that if she is elected president in November, there will be a full court press against the individual right to keep and bear arms.
There is an ABC transcript of the entire interview posted on line. Clinton continues to insist she is not against people owning guns, but it is also clear she wants to treat the right to bear arms as if it was a heavily-regulated government privilege.
All of this happened as the California primary looms on the horizon. Clinton expects to gain the necessary delegates for the nomination by Tuesday evening, but she is locked in a tight race with Bernie Sanders, and he’s not giving up.
If she clinches the nomination, pundits are not in agreement that she can unite the fractured party enough to win the election. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is having problems of his own, but he has not treated America’s millions of gun owners as the enemy, either.
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