Hillary Clinton may well be the next President of the United States. I know: that’s a deeply distressing thought. But it is what it might be. If this nightmare scenario comes true, what then for gun rights? A large part of that depends on what happens to the House and Senate. Assuming Ms. Clinton’s not stymied by a Republican legislature, I reckon she’ll violate the Second Amendment from [at least] three distinct directions.
- She’ll “close the terrorist loophole,” adding suspects on the FBI’s unaccountable “Terrorist Watch List” to their NICS’ prohibited persons database.
- She’ll appoint a pro-gun control Supreme Court Justice; who will, Elena Kegan-style, swear not to upend Heller. Who will then upend Heller.
- She’ll move heaven and earth to implement a new “assault weapons” ban and “universal background checks.”
What other havoc might a Clinton administration wreak upon American gun owners and their right to keep and bear arms?