Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a proverbial hard-on for “assault weapons.” As do her supporters, if the rapturous applause greeting her call to ban “weapons of war” from “our streets” is any indication. “If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorists links you shouldn’t be able to go buy a gun with no questions asked,” the former First Lady opined. Hang on. What if the FBI is watching you for suspected mishandling of classified documents? What Constitutional rights should such a person surrender at that point?
“And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane,” Clinton continues, “you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.”
While it’s no surprise that Ms. Clinton is joining the chorus of gun control advocates seeking to empower the feds to ban guns from whomever it chooses without charging them with any crime, it’s worth looking at some of the text of the bill Ms. Clinton supports: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015.
‘‘The Attorney General may deny the transfer of a firearm under section 922(t)(1)(B)(ii) of this title if the Attorney General—
‘‘(1) determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be or have been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support or resources for terrorism; and
‘‘(2) has a reasonable belief that the prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.
“Appropriately suspected”? “Reasonable belief”? You could drive two double-wides side-by-side through those loopholes. The America I know and love doesn’t surrender that kind of sovereignty to the Attorney General of the United States. Which highlights the fact that my beloved country wouldn’t be safe from government tyranny with Hillary Clinton as President.