“I disagreed with the way the court applied the Second Amendment [in the District of Columbia vs. Heller decision],” Hillary Clinton declared in last night’s presidential debate. “I was upset because unfortunately dozens of toddlers injure themselves and even kill people with guns… But there’s no doubt I respect the Second Amendment, that I believe there’s an individual right to bear arms.”
Shocking though it is, the stoutly anti-gun rights Associated Press‘ fact checker determined that Ms. Clinton was FOS. Like this:
While Clinton emphasized the protection of children from gun accidents, the main holding in that case was far broader: that individuals have a right to own guns, at least in their homes and for self-defense. The case marked the first time the court said that individuals have a Second Amendment right to own a gun. The decision struck down Washington’s ban on handgun ownership as well as a separate requirement that people who have other guns store them either with trigger locks or disassembled. The court said both provisions violate the Second Amendment.