It seems incredible to me that anyone who’s paying the slightest bit of attention to gun rights in the United States would believe that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. If nothing else, Ms. Clinton hasn’t met a gun control law she doesn’t like, including a renewal of her husband’s “assault weapons ban.”
And yet the Democratic Party line on gun rights remains the same: we don’t want to stop Americans from owning guns. We just want to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. In other words, no one wants to take your guns! Their “proof”? No one has knocked on a gun owner’s door to take their weapons.
Yes, well, what about New York’s SAFE Act, which banned the possession and sale of an entire class of firearms, forcing owners to sell or transfer their “assault weapons”? New York, the same state Ms. Clinton represented as a Senator. Nary a peep of opposition was heard from Ms. Clinton or any of her fellow Democrats when Empire Staters were forced to relinquish their guns. (As if.)
Which raises an obvious question: where does Mr. Freak Out Nation live and what guns does he own? More generally, what planet does he live on? Planet Progressive, where a statist’s agenda is couched in Orwellian terms like “stronger together.” A message worth freaking out over? We shall see . . .