I’ll share presidential candidate and classified data dumper Hillary Clinton’s thoughts about gun control in a ‘mo. First, let me draw your attention to a comment she made when confronted by representatives of Black Lives Matter, who pressed Ms. Clinton on her husband’s contribution to “mass incarceration.” “Look, I don’t believe you change hearts,” she proclaimed. “I believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate.” Kinda spooky eh? Normally, liberals appeal to the heart, not the head. My translation . . .
Screw what you believe in your heart. I know what’s right. I will manipulate the levers of government to get it done. I will manipulate the way government works to get it done. Regardless of what citizens believe in their hearts. Gun-clinging rednecks that they are.
If I’m right, Clinton’s the Machiavellian monster that many believe her to be. Which would make her the greatest threat to Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms since the last greatest threat to Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Obama’s post-Newtown anti-gun jihad? Anyway . . .
Here’s Hillary’s take on gun control [via nationaljournal.com]:
Asked what she would do to strengthen gun-control laws across the country, Clinton said the current situation is “way out of balance” and that she is “not backing off of this fight,” mentioning the shooting in Charleston that killed nine black churchgoers. “I don’t see any conflict between the legitimate protection of Second Amendment rights and protecting people from gun violence from people who should never have guns in the first place,” she said.
On another question, about “Stand Your Ground” laws around the country, Clinton said she thought many of those laws need to be “rewritten” and that reaching for a gun has become a “knee-jerk reaction.”
“Yes, there is a role in extreme situations to defend yourself and defend your home, but unfortunately what we’ve seen too much of in the last few years is a spate of people who have reached for a gun before they really figured out what was going on,” she said. “They’ve been much too eager to use that gun. We’ve seen it with policing and we’ve seen it with civilians.”
There’s a lot there not to like. My [least] favorite bit: Stand Your Ground laws make reaching for a gun a “knee-jerk” reaction. See how that ties-in with her comment putting laws above “the heart”? It’s official: you can get really worried now. Again. Still.