Hillary Clinton wants more gun control and is out attacking the NRA, but probably the most dangerous idea she is advocating for is to allow gun sellers and manufacturers to be sued for gun crimes they had nothing to do with. It would put them largely out of business.
This what she told abc’s Clinton cheerleader George Stephanopoulos today:
“Well, first of all, what happened in San Bernardino was a terrorist act. Nobody is arguing with that. The law enforcement, FBI have come to that conclusion. And let’s not forget, though, a week before we had an American assault on Planned Parenthood and some weeks before that we had an assault at a community college. So I don’t see these two as in anyway contradictory.”
“We have to up our game against terrorists abroad and at home and we have to take account of the fact that our gun laws and the easy access to those guns by people who shouldn’t get them, mentally ill people, fugitives, felons and the Congress continuing to refuse to prohibit people on the no-fly list from getting guns, which include a lot of domestic and international terrorists, these are two parts of the same approach that I’m taking to make us safe. And, yes, the NRA’s position always is, you know, if you can’t stop everything, why try to stop anything? That’s not the way law works. I mean, we have laws that are going to govern our speed limits on roads, knowing some people are going to violate it or people are going to drive drunk. But we still have laws.”
“We need to have comprehensive background checks. We need to close the gun show loophole, close the online loophole, go after what’s call the Charleston loophole and end the liability for gun sellers.”
“The NRA’s position always is that if you can’t stop everything, why try to stop anything,” Mrs. Clinton said incorrectly stating their position and referring to the National Rifle Association. “That’s not the way law works. People are still going to drive drunk, but we still have laws. We need to end the liability for gun sellers.”
Ending liability for gun sellers would lead to the end of the Second Amendment. They won’t survive the frivolous and inappropriate lawsuits that would be leveled simply to put them out of existence.
The latest talking point is to ban gun sales to everyone on a very poorly-put together and maintained watch list without proper due process.
Marco Rubio said that when the federal government reviewed its watch lists over the past 10 years, it found no evidence that any of the 2,000 people on the lists who had bought firearms had committed a crime with a gun. None of the recommendations for gun control would have made a difference. We have “a violence problem in America.” He added that we have a radical Islam problem also.
Mrs. Clinton said such arguments are “like proving the negative.”
“I took the shuttle from New York,” the former secretary of state said. “I’m a lot happier having a list that keeps people off planes if there’s any question about their intent or their potential behavior. I can’t take anybody seriously who’s going to begin to chip away at the no-fly list.”
Hillary Clinton declined Sunday to say that a “radical” form of Islam is behind terror attacks connected to the Islamic State and other such attacks committed by fringe members of the Muslim religion.
“I don’t want to do that because, No. 1, it doesn’t do justice to the vast numbers of Muslims in our own country and around the world who are peaceful people,” she told ABC’s “This Week.” She calls them “violent extremists”.