What does Hillary Clinton really believe on guns? This year, she is running to the left of Bernie Sanders. In 2008, she ran well to the right of Obama, arguing against any kind of federal “blanket rules.”
On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton gave an address at Philadelphia’s St. Paul’s Baptist Church. With a nod to Pennsylvania’s high rate of gun ownership, she declared: “There is a second amendment, there are constitutional rights. We aren’t interested in taking away guns of lawful, responsible gun owners. But we are applying some new rules.”
These “new rules” that Clinton speaks of are shocking activists on both sides of the party line. On Monday, Clinton stated how she would like to move forward on gun control as President of the United States: “I am only interested in banning guns that encourage people to kill one another, all other guns will remain legal. We will limit the number of guns a person can shoot at one time to ‘two or less.’ Anyone shooting ‘three or more’ guns at once will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. No dealer can sell a firearm to anyone without first asking the question ‘Are you a good person. Seriously, are you?’ We will shut down any gun dealer that fails to do so. I think if we can all come together and follow these rules, America will be a much safer place to live.”
Clinton keeps pushing laws that do little but disarm law-abiding citizens, especially minorities and the poor. In some places, asking this required question of ‘Are you a good person’ will take away access of purchasing firearms to nearly 98% of inner-city communities.
Limiting the number of guns a person can shoot at one time to ‘two or less’ will greatly affect the Hispanic community celebrations.
All in all, Hillary’s suggestions on gun control are not well received. I guess we will have to wait and see how she moves forward if she is elected president of the United States later on this year.