Throwing caution to the wind to gain the support of anti-gun radicals who despise the Second Amendment and want gun owners to be disarmed, democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced this past weekend that she was going to “take on the NRA” if she wins the White House next year.
And because it is unlikely that new gun control legislation will pass Congress and reach her desk for signature, she has said that she will use “Executive Orders” just the way President Obama has to sidestep Congress on controversial issues like illegal immigrant amnesty.
Warning the NRA to be very afraid of her should she win the presidency last year, Clinton touted her anti-gun record in a campaign email that reads in part:
“Hillary has been fighting hard to prevent gun violence for decades, from her vocal support of the Brady Bill in 1993 to her calls on the campaign trail to take on the NRA and pass commonsense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals.”
“She is the champion we need on this issue — but she needs all of us to stand behind her.”
The email goes on to condemn congressional Republicans for refusing to implement more gun control measures including the expansion of background checks.
For his part, House Speaker Paul Ryan said late last week that he will not allow the Left to stampede Congress into passing new gun control legislation in the wake of last Wednesday’s shootings in San Bernardino, California.
Ryan added that there too many unknowns about the San Bernardino shootings and that many mass shootings occur due to is mental illness which Congress has already been working on.
Democratic presidential candidates Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley all used social media to call for increased gun control immediately following the shooting, while Republican candidates mostly urged prayers and words of support for the victims and their families – something that anti-gun activists mocked in front page editorials.
Reverting to form, Hillary urged Americans to “think about the children” in her email.
“We need to take action now.” “No parent should have to worry about sending their kids to school, or going to a movie theater, or even going to church. No one should have that basic sense of safety and security ripped away from them.”
Candidate Clinton failed to explain how her gun control proposals could have stopped determined Islamic terrorists from gunning down 14 people in San Bernardino, how taking the Second Amendment rights away from law-abiding Americans would make the country safer and exactly how she was going to take the NRA’s five million members down a peg.
All she could offer was an appeal to the anti-gun hysteria on the Left as way to drum up campaign contributions to finance her flagging campaign.