Remember that Hillary Clinton believes in the Second Amendment. We know this because she’s told us so. And we’re assured by purported “fact-checkers” that she doesn’t want to abolish the 2A. Then again, some of her biggest boosters aren’t so sure. So what are gun owners to believe? Well, with the help of the industrious hackers at Wikileaks, we now have a window into some of her thinking on the matter…not the
bullshit soothing campaign pablum she’s been putting out for public consumption.
In an email released today, Brian Fallon, the Clinton campaign press secretary, had this to say last year on her plans once she’s installed in the Oval Office:
Circling back around on guns as a follow up to the Friday morning discussion: the Today show has indicated they definitely plan to ask bout guns, and so to have the discussion be more of a news event than her previous times discussing guns, we are going to background reporters tonight on a few of the specific proposals she would support as President – universal background checks of course, but also closing the gun show loophole by executive order and imposing manufacturer liability.
The imposition of UBCs would be a largely cometic move which would, in practice, do little to nothing to prevent actual “gun violence.” Criminals, by definition don’t comply with transfer laws anyway, so they’d continue their business as usual. Such an order would only inconvenience and ensnare law-abiding gun owners, which a Clinton administration would likely view as more a feature than a bug.
As for imposing product liability on gun manufacturers by executive fiat, that would be more problematic. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act indemnifies firearms manufacturers against liability when crimes are committed using their products. An executive order nullifying a duly enacted law would provoke an immediate lawsuit in response and likely an injunction until the matter could be fully adjudicated, probably ultimately by the Supreme Court. A Court which, by the time the suit reached it, would have a newly installed member nominated by, that’s right, Hillary Clinton.
It’s been predicted that if gun makers can one day be sued for crimes committed using their lawfully-produced products, it would eventually result in the end of the gun manufacturing in the United States. That’s an outcome Hillary and her supporters on the anti-gun left have long dreamed of.