Sunday, April 13, 2008
Mrs. Clinton, a Gun Totin' Church goer? Nah!
She described herself as a pro-gun churchgoer, recalling that her father taught her how to shoot a gun when she was a young girl and said that her faith “is the faith of my parents and my grandparents.”
Just when I think I've heard it all from Mrs. Clinton, she suddenly claims she relates to Gun Owners and Church going people. Did she all of a sudden have this revelation that maybe, just maybe the authors of our Constitution had it right, that the Second Amendment guarantees the private ownership of guns by it's citizens? And never seen much in a way of public religious conversation on her part either.
Ok, since religion is in my opinion a private matter, I'll be kind enough to leave that between Mrs. Clinton and her higher power as she may see it. So let's just see a couple of items regarding Hillary's public record on gun ownership.
First let's read the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
In 1998 she agreed in principle to treating gun manufacturers in the same way that government went after Big Tobacco. The thought was that initiating class action suits against gun manufacturers would cripple the industry in such a way that they would no longer sell to private citizens. Good idea. Let's put more honest, hardworking Americans out of work. The poor criminals will now have to get their weapons from the black market. Oh, wait. Isn't that where they get them now?
The time was September of 2000. Hillary is quoted as saying: "We have to keep guns away from people who shouldn't have them". Wow, what a genius! No one ever thought of that before. Law abiding citizens should not be barred from owning firearms...Period!
I would like to see a picture, if one existed, of Mrs. Clinton holding a weapon. I think it might be in the nature of her posing with some of those Black Panthers that she defended back in the late '60s.
Maybe she sported an Afro while brandishing a sawed off Remington.