Hillary Clinton all but called for the introduction of thought crime during a CNN town hall event last night when she asserted that gun control opponents should not be allowed to hold an opinion that “terrorizes” America.
After a school teacher in the audience asked Clinton about high capacity magazines and assault weapons, the presumptive 2016 presidential candidate took the opportunity to go on an extraordinary anti-gun rant.
“I’m well aware that this is a hot political subject. And again, I will speak out no matter what role I find myself in But I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation. We cannot let a minority of people – and it’s, that’s what it is, it is a minority of people – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” said Clinton.
Clinton’s claim that only a “minority” of Americans oppose gun control is contradicted by a recent Rasmussen poll which found that 53% of Americans oppose stricter gun control laws and only 40% of likely voters back tighter firearms restrictions.
“Expect this quote to be featured prominently in campaign ads in the event of Hillary’s eventual run for the highest office in the nation. A nation where, despite such grotesque characterizations, the Second Amendment is still the law of the land,” writes Caleb Howe.
Clinton’s rhetoric is even more audacious than similar sentiments expressed by her ideological adversaries on the subject of the second amendment.
Last year video emerged of Eric Holder announcing a 1995 public relations campaign based around the attempt to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
In the same year, Democrat Dianne Feinstein admitted she pushed to ban all firearms, exclaiming, “Mr and Mrs America, turn ’em all in!”