CNN weakly attempted to defend Hillary Clinton’s record on rolling back the Second Amendment on Friday after presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump said the Democrat frontrunner is an enemy of the right to bear arms.
Trump made his remarks in Kentucky after the candidate won an endorsement by the NRA.
“If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump told an enthusiastic crowd. “In my opinion, that’s what she’s going to go for.”
Clinton immediately responded on Trump’s twitter feed:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 20, 2016
“Donald Trump on Friday told the National Rifle Association that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms—a position the Democratic front-runner has never taken and immediately denounced,” CNN reported.
Clinton, of course, has not come out and boldly stated she plans to take firearms away from the American people. Instead, along with other key Democrats, she has worked methodically in that direction while deceptively stating she supports the Second Amendment.
Clinton’s interpretation of the Second Amendment would undoubtedly lead to Americans denied ownership of handguns and semiautomatic weapons.
In October, during a fundraiser secretly recorded in New York, she criticized the Supreme Court for upholding the amendment.
“I was proud when my husband took [the National Rifle Association] on, and we were able to ban assault weapons, but he had to put a sunset on so 10 years later. Of course [President George W.] Bush wouldn’t agree to reinstate them,” said Clinton. “We’ve got to go after this… And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”
Clinton’s remarks referred to the Heller ruling. In 2008, the Court affirmed the Second Amendment grants firearms rights to individuals whether or not they are members of an organized government militia. Clinton and the Democrats oppose the ruling because it strikes down the ability of government to impose draconian limitations on the possession of firearms.
Clinton has also supported the virtual elimination of firearms through confiscation.
“You know, Australia’s a good example, Canada’s a good example, the UK’s a good example. Why? Because each of them had mass killings, Australia had a huge mass killing about 20 or 25 years ago. Canada did as well, so did the UK. In reaction, they passed much stricter gun laws,” she said during an October 16 town hall meeting.
“In the Australian example, as I recall, that was a buyback program. The Australian government as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of … weapons offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns and basically clamped down going forward, in terms of having more of a background check approach, more of a permitting approach.
“But they believed, and I think the evidence supports them, that by offering to buy back those guns, they were able to, you know, curtail the supply and set a different standard for gun purchases in the future.”
The Australian government imposed a “special tax” on its citizens to buyback 650,000 to one million guns. It outlawed semi-automatic rifles, certain categories of shotgun, and implemented strict licensing and registration requirements.
The Australian buyback program was not an “offer,” as Clinton suggested—it was compulsory, in other words, a widespread government program of firearms confiscation.
Clinton is calling for firearms confiscation in America.
“When the Left says that we should respond to shootings as Australia did, they don’t mean that we should institute background checks on private sales; they mean that they we should ban and confiscate guns. No amount of wooly words can change this. Again, one doesn’t bring up countries that have confiscated firearms as a shining example unless one wishes to push the conversation toward confiscation,” writes Charles Cooke.
In its reportage, CNN intends to obfuscate the fact that Clinton is determined to push gun confiscation on the American people. Naturally, she will not come out and say she favors an outright round-up of firearms and a consignment of the cornerstone of the Constitution to the dustbin of history.
In 2016, political campaigns in America are run on false promises, feel-good rhetoric, demonizing the opposition, and outright lies and falsehoods. Hillary Clinton is a master at this game. She is determined to whittle the Second Amendment down to the point where it is a useless anachronism.
A large part of this deceptive campaign consists of feel-good platitudes spoken on behalf of reducing “gun violence,” which is deviously exaggerated by the corporate media and the government, most outrageously the Obama administration.