If the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails tips the balance toward Donald Trump’s presidential bid, the secret server scandal will be good for gun rights. Whatever you think of Mr. Trump — and the words “not much” spring to mind for many of us — the real estate typhoon [sic] would be infinitely better for firearms freedom than Hillary “Heller Was Wrong” Clinton. But even if the email imbroglio doesn’t torpedo Mrs. Clinton, it will be good for gun rights — culturally.
It’s not so much what was on Ms. Clinton’s server (or in her emails) that makes it such a big deal. It’s the fact that it was secret. Millions of Americans are coming away from the scandal with a simple thought: the government can’t be trusted. It’s the same lesson Baby Boomers learned during Watergate. And once you don’t trust the government, you’re a prime candidate for the pro-gun position.
I’m not saying it’s an instant conversion. Not at all. But I am saying the scandal tilts the playing field in our direction. Yes?