Hillary Clinton says she supports the Second Amendment. So letís look at her record.
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    Hillary Clinton says she supports the Second Amendment. So letís look at her record.

    Hillary Clinton says she supports the Second Amendment. So letís look at her record.
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    By Amber Phillips
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    This post was originally written in August; we're re-posting it Wednesday night following the Second Amendment questions that began the final presidential debate.
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    These days, Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party's the standard-bearer for gun control. Gun control was an issue she repeatedly whacked her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, on. But she insisted in Wednesday's third and final presidential debate it can be done in a way that allow law-abiding people to keep their guns.
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    "I see no conflict between saving people's lives and protecting the Second Amendment," she said.
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    And in fact, since her days as first lady, Clinton has a fairly strong record of supporting gun-control legislation. But during her 2008 campaign for president, she backed off a bit.
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    Here's a recap:
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    First Lady: Gun control 'was a goal'
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    In 1993, when her husband, President Bill Clinton, signed into law the Brady Bill requiring federal background checks for purchases from federally licensed gun dealers (a year later he signed a crime bill that included a ban on assault weapons), Hillary Clinton praised the legislation. "Since [the Brady Bill] was enacted," she said, "more than 40,000 people with criminal records have been prevented from buying guns.
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    In 2007, during a Democratic primary debate in South Carolina, Clinton recalled her and her husband's visit to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., after that massacre, saying "we had to do more to try to keep guns out of the hands of the criminal and of the mentally unstable. And during the Clinton administration, that was a goal -- not to, in any way, violate people's 2nd Amendment rights, but to try to limit access to people who should not have guns."
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    Senator: Ban assault weapons and create a federal registry
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    In 2000, while campaigning for a Senate seat in New York, Clinton supported legislation sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to license hand guns with photo-IDs.
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    In the 2003 memoir "Living History," then-Sen. Clinton wrote that after the 1999 Columbine shootings, she and Bill Clinton proposed raising the legal age of handgun ownership to 21.
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    In 2004, in the Senate she voted against banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. She voted to extend for 10 years an assault weapons ban and supported federal criminal background checks for major gun shows. She later said at a 2008 Democratic primary debate that she'd fight for reinstating the assault weapons ban.
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    2008 presidential campaign: Guns are 'part of our culture'
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    During her 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton appeared to move to the center on guns -- especially after then-Sen. Obama's remarks that "people cling to guns or religion" went public.
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    Aiming to appeal to more rural and moderate Democrats, she talked frequently on the campaign trail about how her father taught her to shoot and said hunting and shooting were "part of our culture" and "a way of life" in America.
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    At a 2008 Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas, Clinton backed off a national licensing registration plan, saying "I don't want the federal government preempting states and cities like New York that have very specific problems."
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    She said she believes in people's rights to bear arms and that she doesn't see "a contradiction between protecting 2nd Amendment rightsí and the effort to reduce crime."
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    She summarized her thoughts in a 2008 primary debate in Philadelphia:
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    "I respect the 2nd Amendment. I respect the rights of lawful gun owners to own guns, to use their guns," she said. "But I also believe that most lawful gun owners whom I have spoken with for many years across our country also want to be sure that we keep those guns out of the wrong hands. And as president, I will work to try to bridge this divide, which I think has been polarizing and, frankly, doesnít reflect the common sense of the American people."
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    2016 presidential campaign: 'I will take on' gun control
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    In 2014 at a CNN town hall, she told an audience member she thinks reinstating the assault weapons ban and a ban high-capacity magazines would help limit gun violence.
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    "I was disappointed that the Congress did not pass universal background checks after the horrors of the shootings at Sandy Hook," she said.
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    After Wednesday's shooting in Roanoke, she repeated her desire to see universal background checks and stricter laws surrounding domestic violence offenders' ability to get guns:
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    "It happens every day, and there is so much evidence that if guns were not so readily available, if we had universal background checks, if we could put some timeout between the person who is upset because he got fired or the domestic abuse or whatever other motivation may be working on someone who does this ó that maybe we could prevent this kind of carnage."
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    Campaign aides told Rucker that she plans to continue to keep gun control in her stump speech but doesn't currently have any plans to release a gun-control policy.
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    If you're a gun-control supporter, you'll want to keep a close eye on her rhetoric.
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    Read More:
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...at-her-record/
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    My Thoughts:
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    Every pro Hillary person on this pro-gun web site needs to understand, if you vote for her, you canít cry when she starts executive orders restricting your gun rights and can select SC judges and federal judges that will effect your gun rights also.
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    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    AS proven many times, what Hillary says is actually the opposite of what she does. So, if she says she supports the 2nd Amendment, she will try to destroy it. She says she will help black people, and after they vote for her, she abandons them. Most anything she says, is the opposite of what she believes. She is a 2 faced liar.

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    A pathological liar, someone who thinks they are above the law and a hypocrite. What kills me is her BS about being for the people, she is only for herself and has proven that for over 45 years.
    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    The Second Amendment and Hillary Clinton's basket of inconsistencies
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    By Curt Levey
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    In response to the first question in Wednesday's third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump declared that "if my opponent should win this race, … we will have a Second Amendment which will be a very, very small replica of what it is right now."
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    That might sound like an overly pessimistic prediction, but it is actually the best gun owners can hope for under a Hillary Clinton presidency.
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    Despite Clinton's protestations to the contrary Wednesday night, she supports even the most draconian restrictions on gun ownership. And, in all likelihood, the Justices she will appoint to the Supreme Court will profoundly diminish Second Amendment rights or, even worse, entirely eviscerate them by overruling the Court's precedents.
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    Discussion of gun rights at the debate focused on the High Court's 2008 landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which established that the Second Amendment guarantees individual Americans – not just members of a militia – the right to own a gun. The decision struck down the District of Columbia's draconian gun laws, which banned handgun possession even in one's home.
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    At Wednesday's debate, Clinton reiterated her long-held position that Heller was wrongly decided. In other words, Clinton believes that even the most draconian gun laws should be upheld by the courts. Yet she continued to claim that "I support the Second Amendment." Those two positions cannot be reconciled
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    The D.C. police chief could make exceptions to the rule but even then, the gun had to be rendered inoperable. "Few laws in the history of our Nation have come close to the severe restriction of the District's handgun ban," the Court concluded.
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    Nonetheless, at Wednesday's debate, Clinton reiterated her long-held position that Heller was wrongly decided. In other words, Clinton believes that even the most draconian gun laws should be upheld by the courts. Yet she continued to claim that "I support the Second Amendment." Those two positions cannot be reconciled.
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    Clinton would have us believe that she supports only "reasonable regulation" of guns. But then why is she so critical of Heller, which allows reasonable firearm restrictions both explicitly and in its applications over the last eight years. Clinton conceded as much on the debate stage when she acknowledged that the Court has let "many" reasonable regulations stand.
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    Hillary attempted to dig her way out of her contradictions Wednesday night by preposterously claiming that the gun laws ruled unconstitutional in Heller were aimed at protecting "toddlers [who] injure themselves, even kill people, with guns." Even the four dissenters in Heller, with whom Clinton agrees, made no such claim. They devoted nearly 800 words to explaining the District of Columbia's reasons for adopting the gun laws but included only a brief reference to "children under the age of 14."
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    Even if we give Hillary Clinton the benefit of the doubt and assume that she does not like every draconian gun control law she's ever met, it does gun owners little good if she appoints Supreme Court Justices who go on to eviscerate the Second Amendment. After all, it is the courts rather than our elected officials who determine the viability and scope of the Second Amendment. And there, the news is very bad for gun owners if Clinton becomes president.
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    There are already four Justices on the High Court who would overrule Heller and its individual right to keep and bear arms.
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    Three of the four Democratic appointees on the Court – Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor – said so explicitly when dissenting in the Court's 2010 McDonald v. Chicago Second Amendment decision.
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    The Supreme Court's fourth Democratic appointee, Elena Kagan, is virtually certain to follow suit. When Kagan was nominated to the Court in 2010, the National Rifle Association, which usually stays out of judicial confirmation battles, felt compelled to oppose her nomination because "throughout her political career, she has repeatedly demonstrated a clear hostility to the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution."
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    That leaves the Democratic appointees on the Supreme Court just one vote short of overruling or otherwise eviscerating Second Amendment rights. Were Hillary Clinton to be elected president, the fifth vote would likely be available as soon as Clinton's replacement for Justice Scalia, whether it is Merrick Garland or otherwise, joined the Court. That likelihood becomes a virtual certainty if Clinton appoints two or more Justices, as is expected.
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    Either way, there is no plausible reason to believe that Clinton's Supreme Court appointees will vote any differently on the Second Amendment than the four Democrats already on the High Court, especially in light of Clinton's support for draconian gun restrictions and the documented tendency of the Court's liberals to vote in lockstep on hot button issues.
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    Gun owners have very good reason to be alarmed at the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Perhaps she has dismissed them as part of the “bucket of deplorables” and does not care about their votes. But if, instead, Clinton hopes to win over some Second Amendment supporters in the remaining days of the campaign, there is something she could do. Clinton could dramatically demonstrate the sincerity of her debate claim that she "believe[s] there's an individual right to bear arms" by pledging that she will select for the Supreme Court only nominees who make clear that they share her belief and will vote accordingly.
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    Read More:
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    The Second Amendment and Hillary Clinton's basket of inconsistencies | Fox News
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    My Thoughts:
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    Gun owners have very good reason to be alarmed at the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency.
    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    Howdy,

    I'm still waiting for Obama to take my guns.

    Paul
    I'm so Liberal that I work at the Bill and Hillary Clinton Regional Airport!

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    It all goes back to the fact that Obama didn’t have the votes in Congress and the Supreme Court to go after our guns.
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    If Hillary gets in, the political makeup of the Congress changes and can nominate Supreme and Federal Court Judges, she’ll have an open door to go after our guns. If you don’t think she’ll not try then you’re the one living in a dream world.
    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    Howdy,

    But, but, but you said Obama was gonna take my guns.

    Paul
    I'm so Liberal that I work at the Bill and Hillary Clinton Regional Airport!

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    When you conceder who to select for the next president and you’re a gun owner and support the 2A, remember these two quotes by Hillary, “if the 2A is a right” and “the Supreme Court was wrong concerning the 2A”. Those should tell you where she at and what her views are concerning our gun rights if she becomes president.
    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stengun View Post
    Howdy,

    But, but, but you said Obama was gonna take my guns.

    Paul
    Just for you big boy, so you don't have a vapor lock asking redickculas questions, go back to my post #6 and try and re-read it again.
    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

  11. Obama recently sold you out to the UN. The left is patient and is disarming you one sensible gun regulation at a time. Less liberal administrations, less regulation.

    Shot placement is everything.

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