At a campaign stop in Philadelphia, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton declared “We have just too many guns on the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods.” In our homes? How scary is that? That said, Ms. Clinton assures her audience that she doesn’t want to take away guns from “lawful, responsible gun owners.” (Cognitive dissonance much?) Ms. Clinton then uses gun control to “pivot” away from criticism that she’s a Wall Street’s lackey, declaring . . .
“There’s been a lot of talk about the power of certain interests in this country,” she reminds her audience, “and we do have a bunch of powerful interests in this country, make no mistake about it. But there is no more powerful lobby than the gun lobby. None.” Translation: pay no attention to the corruption behind that curtain. Because guns! Would that misdirection strategy work in the general election, or will Hillary dial it back to lure the firearms freedom fence straddlers? Watch this space.