Presidential Hopeful Hillary Clinton Speaks Out Against Gun and Carry Rights
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Looks like presidential hopeful and Democratic nomination frontrunner Hillary Clinton is already on the war path against gun and carry rights.
Speaking at a conference for the National Council for Behavioral Health, Clinton rallied against “gun culture,” calling it out of control.
According to POLITICO,
Clinton, who argued it was possible to hold her position and still support the right to gun ownership, warned that unfettered access to guns could have dangerous consequences. She called the country’s approach to guns “way out of balance,” and referred to cases in which gun violence has erupted over minor issues.
She painted a dark picture, warning that, “At the rate we’re going, we’re going to have so many people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated, in settings where [one] could be in a movie theater, and they don’t like someone chewing gum loudly or talking on their cell phone and decide they have the perfect right to defend themselves against the gum chewer or cell phone user by shooting.”
Clinton continued, “That’s what happens in the countries I’ve visited where there’s no rule of law.”
The proliferation of guns combined with few restrictions on where they can be carried can “give someone the means to respond in the moment in a way that he wouldn’t if a few minutes passed and there was no means to inflict harm … We really have got to get our arms around this,” she said.
First off, we already have millions of people who carry firearms daily in this country, both legally and illegally. Among the legal carriers, the rate of violent crime is almost non-existent when compared with the population as a whole, so Clinton is already spouting fallacies.
I think this sends a pretty clear message. Clinton wants to reduce the number of people who have access to firearms.